Chopping off the locks for CANSA
By     |    Jan 19, 2015
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Chopping off the locks for CANSA

My brother had a haircut recently and donated his hair to CANSA to be made into a wig. It was such a lovely gesture, and I’ve been itching for a cut too… So I decided to follow suit. I called up my hairstylist Claudia of Japs (Just Another Personal Stylist) Hair Salon on main road in Sea Point and asked if she could help me out. She told me that there […]

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Cinnamon Apple Roses and Cherry Pie
By     |    Jan 5, 2015
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Cinnamon Apple Roses and Cherry Pie

Pie, pie, oh wonderful pie. For Boxing Day 2014, we hosted my teammates for a day of Jaffle-making and pie-eating. I decided to make some festive pies, an Apple Roses and Cherry Pie, and a Speculaas Pumpkin Pie. For 1 large pie Prep Time: 30 min for pastry & 1.5 hours for the roses and pie filling (the roses are quite time consuming). First step: Make short crust pastry and blind […]

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DIY Short Crust Pastry with Blind Baking Method
By     |    Jan 5, 2015
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DIY Short Crust Pastry with Blind Baking Method

I love pastry. It’s not worth making pastry from scratch  if you don’t use real butter. This recipe is adjusted slightly from the original recipe I got from pastry school through Chez Gourmet, Institute of Hospitality Education SA (City and Guilds). You can use short crust pastry for a wide variety of sweet or savoury pastry-based dishes. Short Crust Pastry 1 large pie   Ingredients: 300g flour 200g chilled butter (cut […]

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Fusion: Championship Boerewors Shui Mai (Dim Sum)
By     |    Nov 25, 2014
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Fusion: Championship Boerewors Shui Mai (Dim Sum)

Thanks to Checkers, I received a braai package to do a product review on the new 2014 Championship Boerewors. I invited my team mates over for a braai with Championshop Boerewors appetisers and a Championship Boerewors braai. Championship Boerewors Shui Mai (Dim Sum) Dim sum is a style of Cantonese food and one of my favourite things. This term is the collective noun for all the varieties of these small/bite-sized Cantonese […]

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Championship Boerewors Braai with the Storm Riders
By     |    Nov 24, 2014
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Championship Boerewors Braai with the Storm Riders

Product Review: Have you tried the 2014 Checkers Championship Boerewors yet? Enter this competition on my blog before the 30th of November to stand a chance to win a braai pack! This special recipe was developed by a regional meat market manager, Koos van Dyk from Polokwane. After a five-month process with three elimination rounds and 55 000 pieces of boerewors on show, van Dyk’s recipe impressed the panel of […]

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Stand a chance to WIN a Championship Boerewors Braai Pack
By     |    Nov 21, 2014
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Stand a chance to WIN a Championship Boerewors Braai Pack

I had my team mates over for a lovely braai, thanks to Checkers and Championship Boerewors, and you could WIN a braai pack too. The Championship Boerwors pack comprises: 3 packs of Championship Boerewors 1 bag of charcoal 1 pack of firelighters 1 X 2l Coca Cola 1 X 123g of Simba Chips 1 X 500ml of All Gold Tomato Sauce 1 X shopper bag How to enter?   Follow […]

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Dusty Rebel and Bombshell Rockabilly Festival South Africa 2014
By     |    Nov 12, 2014
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Dusty Rebel and Bombshell Rockabilly Festival South Africa 2014

In November 2013, the Cape Town Rollergirls participated in the very first Rockabilly Festival on the N7 Ostrich Farm, Cape Town, South Africa, and in 2014 . The Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells organisers, Maria and Zigi, threw a great festival packed with all things rockabilly and brought the 50s sub-culture to life. “Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells were inspired to create a platform where all related aspects of Rockabilly culture can be celebrated […]

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Cape Town Rollergirls Friday Night Derby – From the Announcing Table
By     |    Oct 30, 2014
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Cape Town Rollergirls Friday Night Derby – From the Announcing Table

What a game! #yourmothercityderby On Friday, 24 October 2014, my roller derby league (the Cape Town Rollergirls) held our third and last Friday Night Derby for the year. The theme was Rocktober, and the skaters, comprising of level 1 skaters and rookies, made up the two mixed teams – ‘The Betty Blues’ and ‘The Metal Maidens’. We even had a skater from the Thundering Hellcats in Johannesburg join us in […]

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Braaied Corn on the Cob with an Asian Twist for Heritage Day
By     |    Sep 1, 2014
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Braaied Corn on the Cob with an Asian Twist for Heritage Day

Heritage Day in South Africa, extended to Heritage month, where South Africans all over celebrate with plenty of braais aka barbecues. Braaing  is a much-loved activity here and even my sister and I celebrate South Africa’s Braai Day spin by… well braaing. We always make a simple braai, often with chicken, lamb chops, wors (sausage) and mielies, with marshmallows afterwards. My favourite braai food, has to be the mielies. My sister […]

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Baby Animal of the Week: 18: Pug Puppy
By     |    Aug 22, 2014
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Baby Animal of the Week: 18: Pug Puppy

Baby Animal of the Week series. My dear friend Suné Storm and I Google search baby animals to smile and warm the cockles of our hearts when we have a bad day. Today, we talk about pugs. These little dogs are one of the world’s most popular pets, and the official dog breed for the ‘House of Orange‘. When I was twelve, my mama bought me a green ‘pug-looking’ plush […]

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