And a special welcome to all the new subscribers!
Do you realise that
Christmas is less than 2 months away? Sheeessshhh, where has the year
gone? Well, I guess it's time for me to start with my festive recipes
then! I will start off with cookies. Since I can remember this is the time
of year when my mom would start to bake cookies for Christmas. We had no
less than six large cake tins and in a few days they would all be bulging
with cookies. Now, I could never understand why I was not allowed to eat
of the cookies till Christmas, or at least a few days before! Who of you
have ever licked out the mixing bowl after your mother had spooned the
dough into the mixing pans? I could lick out a bowl that it needn't even
be washed! Even now I like to sneak a finger into the mixing bowl!
What other festive
recipe category would you be interested in?
Email me and I will try and find the recipes.
We have a plant in our
garden which I understand is some type of agave? It started sprouting a
growth about a month ago (click
this is what it looks like now. Can anyone tell me what the growth
does eventually? What becomes of the growth eventually?
Email me please. We call the plant Long Tom for obvious reasons!
New exercise routine if you're over 40.
You might want to take it easy at first, then do it faster as you become
It may be too strenuous for some.
Always consult your doctor before starting any exercise program!
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A Great New Way
to Try the Simple, Easy, Health Remedies From The Old Days By: Alfred
How did we cure ourselves of many aches, pains and illnesses in the past?
Most of the remedies worked very well, were cheap, they could usually be
found in most homes and they work today as good as they did then.
Did you know that? Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache
pain almost immediately, without the unpleasant side effects caused by
traditional "pain relievers."
Did you know that? Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns?
Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with
mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids
peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.
Aching muscles from a dose of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in
1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a
massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.
Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1
tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar and the honey will kill the
Urinary Tract Infections
Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets
in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms.
Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly,
even though the product was never been advertised for this use.
Alternatively, its hard to beat Cranberry Juice on a daily basis.
Honey remedy for skin blemishes. Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and
place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin
sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.
Listerine therapy for toenail fungus. Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus
by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic
leaves your toenails looking healthy again.
Tinea. (Athletes Foot)
Dab the infected parts of the toes with Australian Tea Tree Oil. It was
used in World War 1 by the soldiers for Trench Foot and it still works
just as well today.
Easy eyeglass protection. To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from
loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to
the threads of the screws before tightening them.
Coca-Cola cure for rust. Forget those expensive rust removers. Just
saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The
phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.
Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer. If menacing bees, wasps,
hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the
insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground
Astralagus is a herb still widely used in Chinese medicine, to this day
and is known to be a immunostimulant, antibacterial, antiviral and
It has been said that no single compond has such wide ranging beneficial
effects on the healing process of the human system. I contains
Polysaccharides, they are very important in the enhancement of the Immune
System. It is one of the components of the eight essential sugars or
Smart splinter remover, just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the
splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter
sticks to the dried glue.
Hunt's tomato paste boil cure, cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as
a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil
to a head.
Soothe Broken Blisters
Balm for broken blisters. To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few
drops of Listerine a powerful antiseptic.
Hasten Bruise Healing
Heinz vinegar to heal bruises. Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and
apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and
speeds up the healing process.
Kills fleas instantly. Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few
drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to
avoid skin irritations. Goodbye to fleas.
Cure Wet Dog Odour
Rainy day cure for dog odour, Next time your dog comes in from the rain,
simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly
making your dog smell springtime fresh.
Mites in Cats Ears
Eliminate ear mites. All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in
your cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily
for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and
Soothe Arthritis Pain
Quaker Oats for fast pain relief, It's not just for breakfast anymore! Mix
2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the
microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands
for soothing relief from arthritis pain. Don’t have it too hot, because
you don’t want to burn yourself, Make sure you test it for heat.
Most of the products mentioned are widely available in the United States
and Canada, but perhaps not so well known in other countries.
It is not essential that you use the actual brand name, as other similar
brands are available and would work just as well.
The brand names are very well known, but if you have any doubt about
treatment, Please see a Physician first.
You are welcome to visit my web site for more great Health Info.
Article by Alfred Jones, Information Advisor for http://gojijuice.atspace.com
The Ancient Health Secret of The Himalayans.
This article may be freely used by Newsletters and Web Sites without
permission as long as it is shown in its entirety.
Would anyone be
interested in old South African Home remedies in English? We are busy
translating our Afrikaans CD and the English one should be ready real
here for latest news from Zim
Due to a power cut
at the time, only one paramedic responded to the call.
The house was very, very dark, so the paramedic asked Katelyn, a
3-year-old girl, to hold a flashlight high over her mummy so he could see
while he helped deliver the baby. Very diligently, Katelyn did as she was
asked. Heidi pushed and pushed, and after a little while, Connor was born.
The paramedic lifted him by his little feet and spanked him on his bottom.
Connor began to cry. The paramedic then thanked Katelyn for her help and
asked the wide-eyed 3-year old what she thought about what she had just
witnessed. Katelyn quickly responded, "He shouldn't have crawled in there
in the first place. Smack him again."
often get asked how to make Krummelpap. Krummelpap is maize porridge with
a crumbly texture popular in South Africa as a bbq side dish, usually
enjoyed with a tomato and onion sauce. Here is the recipe:
600g/4 cups mealie meal
1. Bring the water and salt to the boil in a potjie over hot coals
2. Pour in the mealie meal to form a cone in the centre - DO NOT STIR
3. Reduce the heat by removing some coals, put the lid on the potjie and
simmer for 5 minutes until a skin forms
4. Stir with a fork until the pap is fine and crumbly
5. Cover again and let the pap simmer for another 40 minutes
this sauce as a variation:
BANANA and ONION SAUCE
3 onions, chopped
500ml boiling water
5ml curry powder
30ml brown sugar
5ml dry mustard
30ml cake flour
freshly ground black pepper
6 bananas, sliced
1. Melt the butter in a small potjie and fry the onion until translucent
2. Add the boiling water and simmer for about 3 minutes
3. Mix together the dry ingredients and the vinegar and stir gradually
into the simmering water
4. Cook the sauce for another 3 minutes, then set aside to cool
5. Add the bananas just before serving the sauce with the krummelpap
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There is a dangerous virus being passed electronically, orally and by
hand.This virus is called Worm-Overload-Recreational-Killer (WORK).
If you receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your boss or anyone else
via any means DO NOT TOUCH IT.
This virus will wipe out your private life completely.If you should come
into contact with WORK, put your jacket on and take 2 good friends to the
Purchase the antidote known as Work-Isolator-Neutralizer-Extractor (WINE).
The quickest acting WINE type is called
Swift-Hitting-Infiltrator-Remover-All-Zones (SHIRAZ) but this is only
available for those who can afford it; the next best equivalent is
Cheapest-Available-System-Killer (CASK). Take the antidote repeatedly
until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system.
After extensive testing it has been concluded that
Best-Equivalent-Extractor-Remedy (BEER) may be substituted for WINE but
may require a more generous application.
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never made a fortune, and it's probably too late now.
But I don't worry about that much, I'm happy anyhow
And as I go along life's way,
I'm reaping better than I sowed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.
Haven't got a lot of riches,
and sometimes the going's tough
But I've got loving ones all around me,
and that makes me rich enough.
I thank God for his blessings,
and the mercies He's bestowed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.
I remember times when things went wrong,
My faith wore somewhat thin.
But all at once the dark clouds broke,
and the sun peeped through again.
So Lord, help me not to gripe,
about the tough rows I have hoed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.
If God gives me strength and courage,
When the way grows steep and rough.
I'll not ask for other blessings,
I'm already blessed enough.
And may I never be too busy,
to help others bear their loads.
Then I'll keep drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.
When I think of how many people in this world have it worse
than I do, I realize just how blessed we really are.
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Treat or Pagan Trick?
Many Christians celebrate holidays, such as Halloween, without thinking
about their origins or true meaning. It is impossible to separate
Halloween from the Druids because they originated the "holiday."
For several hundred years before Christ, the Celts inhabited what is now
France, Germany, England, Scotland and Ireland. Celtic priests were called
Druids. These people were eventually conquered by the Romans.
Information about the Celts and Druids comes from Caesar and the Roman
historians, Greek writings from about 200 B.C., and very early records
found in Ireland. Greek and Roman writings a bout the Druids dwell heavily
on their frequent and barbaric human sacrifices. The ancient Irish texts
say little about human sacrifices, but detail the Druids' use of magic to
raise storms, lay curses on places, kill by the use of spells, and create
Davies, however, a 16th century writer who traced his family lineage
directly back to Druid priests who fought against Caesar, clearly
describes the human sacrifices of his ancestors and the secret sacrifices
still performed regularly by the Druids of his time.
By 47 A.D., Rome finally defeated the Druids in Britain and outlawed human
sacrifices. The few remaining Druids went underground.
Today a growing group of people claiming to be of direct Druid descent,
still practice their religion, including human sacrifice. Those in England
still perform ceremonies at Stonehenge.
November 1st was the Celtic new year
October 31st was celebrated by the Druids with many human sacrifices and a
festival honoring their sun god and Samhain, the lord of the dead. They
believed that the sinful souls of those who died during the year were in a
place of torment, and would be released only if Samhain was pleased with
Monks Fascinated By Druids
Irish records tell of the fascination the Catholic monks had with the
powerful Druids, and Druids soon became important members of their
monasteries. Pope Gregory the Great decided to incorporate the Druids'
holiday into the church. He made the proclamation, "They are no longer to
sacrifice beasts to the devil, but they may kill them for food to the
praise of God, and give thanks to the giver of all gifts for His bounty."
Pope Gregory III moved the church festival of October 31st to November 1st
and called it All Hallows or All Saints' Day. Pope Gregory IV decreed that
the day was to be a universal church observance. The term Halloween comes
from All Hallows Eve.
The founding fathers of America refused to permit the holiday to be
observed because they knew it was a pagan holiday. Halloween was not
widely celebrated in the U.S. until about 1900. In the 1840's there was a
terrible potato famine in Ireland which sent thousands of Catholic Irish
to America. They brought Halloween with them.
The modern custom of going from door to door asking for food and candy
goes back to the time of the Druids. They believed that sinful, lost souls
were released upon the earth by Samhain for one night on October 31st
while they awaited their judgment. They were thought to throng about the
houses of the living and were greeted with banquet-laden tables. People
greatly feared these spirits and thought that the spirits would harm and
even kill them if the sacrifices they gave did not appease Samhain. They
carved demonic faces into pumpkins or large turnips, placing a candle in
them to keep the evil spirits away from their homes.
The tradition of bobbing for apples and giving out nuts came from a Roman
addition to the Druidic New Year's eve. The Romans worshiped Pomona who
was the goddess of the harvest. They combined their harvest festival to
Pomona with Halloween.
Very little archeological evidence of the Druids has been found, but there
is excellent agreement between the Roman and Irish documents. Both clearly
state that the knowledge of the Druids was never committed to writing but
passed from generation to generation by oral teaching. This was to protect
their secrets. In his writings, Davies indicates that he came under much
persecution by his family for putting in writing his information about
Druids. The same is true today. Nothing is put into writing. The Druids
continue on secretly with much the same traditions.
The widespread problem of harmful substances such as razor blades, drugs,
poisons, needles, etc. being placed in the Halloween treats here in
America is no accident. Testimonies of several ex-Satanists show that
these children killed and injured by the "treats" are sacrifices to Satan
(or Samhain). Satanists throughout the world continue to perform human
sacrifices on Halloween.
Is this something you want YOUR child to participate in?
I pulled into the crowded parking lot at the Super Wal-Mart Shopping
Center and rolled
down the car windows to make sure my Labrador Retriever Pup had fresh air.
She was stretched full-out on the back seat and I wanted to impress upon
her that she must remain there. I walked to the curb backward, pointing my
finger at the car and saying emphatically, "Now you stay. Do you hear me?"
The driver of a nearby car, a pretty blonde young lady, gave me a strange
look and said,
"Why don't you just put it in park?"
A group of alumni,
highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old
University of Notre Dame lecturer. Conversation soon turned into
complaints about stress in work and life.
Offering his guests coffee, the lecturer went to the kitchen and returned
with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic,
glass, some plain looking and some expensive and exquisite, telling them
to help themselves to hot coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the lecturer said:
"If you noticed, all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken up,
leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is but normal for you to
want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and
stress. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you
consciously went for the better cups and are eyeing each other's cups."
"Now, if Life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are
the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of
Life doesn't change."
"Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee
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There are no unimportant people.
Realise that there are NO unimportant people. There are, unfortunately,
some people who, because of an over inflated ego, treat other people as if
they were unimportant. There are also, sadly, some people who, because of
an under-inflated sense of self-worth, think that they are unimportant and
so allow others to treat them that way.
In my seminars I show delegates a new R20.00 note and ask who would like
it. Invariably they all do. I then crumple and scrunch the note, show it
to the delegates and ask who would like to have it now. They still all
want it. I then take the now crumpled and creased note and throw it on the
floor, stand on it and grind it into the floor. Then I pick up the now
very tattered note and again ask, who wants it. Amazingly everyone still
does. So I ask why, why do you want this tattered note? And the answer is
always the same. It doesn’t matter what it looks like it is still worth
R20.00. So you see the tattered R20.00 note has exactly the same value as
a brand new R20.00 note.
Now you may feel that life has treated you harshly and that you are all
tattered and torn. You may not be as pretty or as educated as others. You
may not have what they have, but that in no way means that you are worth
less than they are or that they are more important than you.
This world was created round for a very special reason. Firstly where ever
you are you are on top of your world, the world can never be on top of
you. Second, wherever you are there will always be someone in front of you
and you will always be in front of someone. there will always be someone
at your side, you will always be beside someone.
Be proud of who you are and what you do. Stand tall and treat every one
especially yourself as if they were the most important person in the
From Washable Fabrics
Vegetable and food dyes: Sponge with metholated spirits and rinse
Fats, creams, mayonnaise, salad dressings: Rub heavy-duty liquid detergent
into the stain then rinse thoroughly. Wash in hot water.
Chewing gum: Apply ice to harden the gum or put the article in the fridge.
Scrape off excess gum. Rub heavy-duty liquid detergent or eucalyptus oil
into the stain. Rinse in hot water, then wash normally.
Paint (oil based): Treat while wet! Rub paint thinners into the stain
until the paint is softened, then wash using a heavy-duty detergent. If
the paint has dried, removal may be impossible.
Paint (water based): Treat while wet! Soak in cold water. Wash in cool
water with heavy-duty detergent. Dried paint may be impossible to remove.
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Simple rules to live by:
1. I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day.Tomorrow is
not looking good either.
2. I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as
they go flying by.
3. Tell me what you need, and I'll tell you how to get along without it.
4. Accept that some days you are the pigeon and some days the statue.
5. Needing someone is like needing a parachute.
6. If he/she isn't there needing him/her again...
7. Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky, and I
thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling?
8. My reality check bounced.
9. On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.
10. I don't suffer from stress. I am a carrier.
11. You are slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut
12. Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, because you are crunchy and
taste good with ketchup.
13. Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.
14. Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then
you with experience.
15. A pat on the back is only a few centimeters from a kick in the butt.
16. Don't be irreplaceable-if you can't be replaced, you can't be
17. After any salary raise, you will have less money at the end of the
than you did before.
18. The more crap you put up with, the more crap you are going to get.
19. You can go anywhere you want, if you look serious and carry a
20. Eat one live toad the first thing in the morning and nothing worse
happen to you the rest of the day.
21. If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done.
22. When you don't know what to do, walk fast and look worried.
23. Following the rules will not get the job done.
24. When confronted by a difficult problem, you can solve it more easily
reducing it to the question, "How would the Lone Ranger handle this?"
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Nature is wonderful. I envy the jobs of the game rangers and their
wealth of bush knowledge. I have often wondered where one can read up
on all the interesting facts. I would like to make this a regular feature of
this newsletter, if you are able to contribute or would like to
comment on the contribution below, please
This story is
actually more of a Surf splash than a Bush Buzz, from the Getaway
The other day a
great white shark hit the headlines again. But there was no
sensational horror story about a surfer getting munched or the
remnants of a red bathing cap being all that was left of a swimmer.
This time, the story told the incredible journey of Nicole, the great
white who had swum from South Africa to Australia and back - in just
The story did much to improve the image of great whites. Since news of
Nicole's trip was published (she was named after Nicole Kidman),
shark-tale dinner conversations have turned from the usual horror and
gore to ones of amazement. Did you know Nicole once swam to a depth of
980 metres? (Most of her time was spent close to the surface and
scientists believe she might have used the skies to aid her
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Section - DANDELION
The dandelion is a common weed, which grows all year round. Take
care when picking it, as it can be confused with other weeds. It
seeds itself and benefits from picking, so pick the flowers
Do's & Don'ts: Dandelion exhales a gas, ethylene, which inhibits
the growth in nearby plants, but helps them mature early. They
love to grow near lucerne
Domestic Use: Dandelion provides vital nourishment to a compost
heap, and hastens the breakdown of the compost
Cosmetic Use: It can be added to cleansers and used for dry or
mature skins. The milk from the stem is an excellent treatment for
Medicinal Use: The leaves have a laxative effect, and improve
digestion and strengthen tooth enamel. A Tsp of dandelion root in
a cup of boiling water is a very good diuretic. The milky juice
from the stem and leaves can be applied to warts and blisters. It
should be applied daily. The juice, diluted, can be wiped on the
outside of the eyes, to relieve tired and sore eyes
Culinary Use: Dandelion leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals
and can be added to salad, but used sparingly, as they have a
bitter taste. The entire plant can be used in soups, stews and
vegetable dishes. The flowers can be used to make a therapeutic
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