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    Lamb stew

    The ultimate wintery stew! The secret ingredient in this wintery stew is spekboom, and lamb of course. Spekboom Spekboom, also called elephant bush, is an incredible succulent plant found in South Africa. This plant is a super plant as it is edible, of course that is why I put it in the stew, healthy – it contains vitamin C – the taste is a bit sourey and goes well with tomatoes, and it very good for the environment and the atmosphere. This plant is capable of taking big amounts of carbon dioxide and turn it into oxygen. This is exceptional as it can take massive amounts, more than the average…

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    Jonaline Designs

    More than a year later and the company Jonaline Designs has grown into a much larger and multifaceted supplier of beautiful jewellery that I am so excited about to introduce on my blog. If you have been following her, you will have seen that she has recently been focusing more on jewellery. Click here to follow her and for gift ideas for Mother’s Day or for someone special in your life. And oh my! … Have I already mentioned how beautiful the earrings are! I am in love with the beautiful stones. Jonaline uses locally sourced products, local suppliers and even tries to use recycled materials when designing her jewellery…

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    Design diva

    Local artist #2 Jonaline Kane Jonaline is not any local designer – she’s a girl with talent and experience. When she talks about her design plans she gets a special shine in her eyes which makes it impossible for you to resist and you just have to find out what she’s up to. Through the way that she talks about her designs and how she has made them, she seems to be much older than she actually is. When it comes to marketing and networking it is difficult to stop her. She has even previously designed for a brand that supplies to YDE. Jonaline originally comes from Zimbabwe where she…

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    Local landscape artist

    Local artist #1 Christa Espost This artist and mother mostly paints local landscapes of places which inspire her. She was born in a barren place where the land has a different kind of beauty, one that has a certain harshness. The place is called Boesmanland or Bushmanland. It is in the Northern Cape of South Africa and not far from the Namibian border. Here people live secluded on their farms – far from their neighbours – dependent on nature. Here people experience hardships in the form of barren lands, long, dry summers and winters with little rain. The residents that live here and that had settled here long ago mostly…

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    Chicken pie

    Chicken pie is always a good idea. Here is an easy recipe for those who are hungry for a real chicken pie. Ingredients Chicken fillets 200 g, cut into small pieces 1 onion, finely chopped Puff Pastry, original 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon Cumin 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper 50 g mushrooms, chopped 3 medium carrots, finely chopped 1 sprig rosemary ¾ cup chicken stock 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons cream cheese 1 egg Method Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Heat a medium sized pot on the stove. Add the butter, garlic and onion and fry for about 5 minutes. Add…

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    Summer Christmas

    Celebrating a summer-Christmas in Cape Town, South Africa Activities we like doing over Christmas time in Cape Town include playing beach bats, drinking a beer in the sun, spending time with the family and chilling on the beach  …and all of this at Christmas time!

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    Apple dessert with coconut milk and almond flakes

    Wintery apple dessert with coconut milk and almond flakes. Light and fluffy, health conscious dessert. Ingredients 1.5 cups cake flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/3 cup brown sugar Pinch of salt 2 eggs 80 ml cooking oil ½ tin coconut milk 1 apple A handful of Almond flakes Icing sugar for dusting Method Heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Beat the two eggs together in a bowl. Add the oil and coconut milk and mix well. Now add the sugar, salt, baking powder and flour and combine to form the batter. Cut the apple in slices. Grease two small cake tins or 2 large muffin tins. Add half of…

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    Best Bobotie recipe

    Bobotie is very popular local dish in south Africa. It’s a fruity mince dish from Southern Africa, for those of you who don’t know. Bobotie is always tasty, but this recipe is especially tasty. It worked out very well even though it was made very fast – we were really hungry! So here it is – a fast and easy but delicious Bobotie recipe with its perfect fruity and sweet flavours. Ingredients garlic clove, chopped 2 small yellow onions 2 carrots, finely chopped 400g beef mince 2 teaspoons madras curry or beef curry 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper half a teaspoon ginger spice half a cup bread…

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    Muesli rusks

    Ingredients 4 cups flour, cake or brown bread flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 3 cups muesli 2 cups full cream milk 2 tablespoons vinegar 200 g margarine Pinch of salt ¾ cup brown sugar *The ingredients can be doubled to bake a bigger batch of muesli rusks. Method Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Add the vinegar to the milk. Then mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon. Put the mixture in a rusk/ bread tin or in a greased ceramic bowl. Bake 35-40 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. Take out the bread like rusks. Let it cool down for about 5 minutes.…

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    Baking and cooking inspiration

    For more baking and cooking inspiration check out my Pinterest boards: Baked baked on pinterest Dessert Ideas dessert ideas on pinterest Breakfast ideas! breakfast ideas on pinterest Cakes cakes on pinterest Cupcakes cupcakes on pinterest and Recipes lunch and dinner recipes on pinterest