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We have just returned from a
lovely camping visit to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier park,
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We are experiencing a cold spell
here but the good news is that we will be visiting Kruger National Park in
June and we all know that the Park is much warmer than in Johannesburg!
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Myths, Traditions and Folklore
The Ghost of Uniondale
She is probably South Africa’s most well known highway ghost.
On our recent vacation, we passed through Uniondale and we were told the
following story, the inhabitants swear it is true:
The story starts on the evening of 12th April 1968 when a recently engaged
couple, Maria Roux and G.M. Pretorius were travelling from Graaf Reinet to
Riversdal. They however never made their destination , Pretorius lost
control of the vehicle just outside Uniondale and they were involved in a
horrible accident. Pretorius was injured and when the wreck was found by a
local farmer the next morning Maria was dead.
A few years later, in 1976 motorists started seeing a woman in white
alongside the road where the accident took place. Some motorists picked
her up, minutes later they would hear a shrill laugh , the sound of a door
closing and an icy chill would be felt inside the car. This became known
as the ghost of Maria Roux. It is also said that the local police
department kept some sugar water available to calm tourists who came in to
report seeing a ghost.
The story further goes that Pretorius got married a year after the tragic
accident and that is why Maria became restless, the fact that her fiancé
had found love in the arms of another woman.
When Pretorius himself died in a car accident in 1984, Maria stopped
appearing, she was at peace at last.
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Mirna is an educational
psychologist from Stellenbosch. She taught at several schools,
amongst others Stellenbosch High School, Bloemhof Girls’ High and Jan
Kriel School for learners with barriers to learning. She is a mother,
loves art, the ocean and children.
Care for the caregivers
Although I mainly work with
children in my practice and within the educational system, it usually
involves also consulting with their parents and or their teachers. And it
Many caregivers of children are not happy people, to put it mildly. Some
of them feel devoid of energy to really engage with children in order to
guide and raise them properly. At worst some of these “caregivers” are
depressed or downright bullies. Which made me just ask the same rhetorical
question that I have so often asked before: Who cares for the caregivers
(in life)? Where do parents, teachers, nurses and social workers get their
dynamos recharged so that they can guide and support the vulnerable with
warmth and consistency?
Being in a caregiving profession myself I had to learn the hard way that
one HAS to recharge and fill one’s inner tanks before one can share it
with others effectively. If you are running on empty, there is only anger,
irritation and short-sightedness left.
So how does one refill one’s tanks of patience, warmth and care? By being
good to yourself, or allowing others to be good to you.
The first step is to gauge your state of mind and to spend time to reflect
on what is bothering you and how to change it. Some people do this in a
warm bath, a long walk, tea with a friend, doing a craft or even in the
gym. But at least these people are allowing themselves to stop and reflect
on their state of life.
Allow and even force yourself to have fun in a constructive ways. Be with
friends or family and have a hearty laugh. Too much drinking and gambling
are not examples of positive fun, as sometimes they cause more harm than
uplift you. When you laugh many dozens of positive enzymes and other
chemicals flood your brain, to revitalize your emotionally and physically.
Get some exercise and sleep enough-or as I call it “oxygenate” regularly.
Sleep is an important revitalizing stage in a human’s day and without
sufficient sleep people become ineffective and a danger to themselves and
others. Each person has an ideal amount of hours which they need-you will
know if you don’t get enough. Exercise is on so many levels good for you,
that you must make an appointment with yourself to exercise. Exercise can
be anything from a gentle walk to a tough work-out in the gym. Even
gardening and washing the car will count.
Eat healthy food and drink enough water. One cannot run a car on Coke and
hamburgers, neither can you run your very delicate system effectively with
these junk food.
Look after yourself well - so we can look after each other better.
From my heart to yours.
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I will now start a series on the South African National Parks. National
parks offer visitors an unparalleled diversity of adventure tourism
opportunities including game viewing, bush walks, canoeing and exposure to
cultural and historical experiences.
Fifteen of South Africa's 21 national parks offer park or camp-run
accommodation. Most parks and rest-camps have retail facilities and
restaurants. Across the parks, there are a total of 6 000 beds and 1 000
camping and caravan sites, which can accommodate almost
12 000 overnight guests.
Knysna National Lake Area
Knysna nestles on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the
Garden Route, in the Cape. It is surrounded by a natural paradise of lush
indigenous forests, tranquil lakes and golden beaches.
The exceptionally beautiful Knysna National Lake Area is home to the
endangered Knysna seahorse and a large diversity of marine life. Sandbanks
and salt marshes teem with life and in turn provide food to an
immeasurable number of organisms.
Dominated by the craggy bastions of the twin Knysna Heads, the lagoon has
borne witness to centuries of trade in timber, ivory and gold.
As a result of a relaxed lifestyle, Knysna has over the years, attracted a
wide variety of art and crafters, creating an artists' paradise. One of
the last single gauge operational steam trains in the world travels
between Knysna and George, called the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe.
A speciality of the area is oysters. They are cultivated in the Knysna
Lagoon and served in most of the local restaurants. The Knysna Oyster
Company, established in 1949, is situated on Thesen Islands and offers
daily educational tours, accompanied by fine cuisine.
Year proclaimed: 1985
Current size: 150 square kilometres
Province: Western Cape
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English has been spoken in South Africa for over 200 years, at least since
the British seized the Cape of Good Hope territory in 1795.
Over the centuries the language has evolved into a distinct dialect, with
a vocabulary strongly influenced by indigenous languages.
The strongest influence is probably from Afrikaans, a local language that
developed out of Dutch. But there are also significant influences from
African languages such as isiZulu, isiXhosa, Sesotho, and the Khoisan and
Here and there are words imported from other British and Dutch colonies,
such as India and Indonesia, as well as from the languages of other
immigrants, such as Portuguese and Greek.
According to South Africa’s 2001 census, English is spoken as a home
language by 8.2% of the population, one in three of whom are not white.
Roughly half the population is estimated to have a speaking knowledge of
Below is a glossary of the more common words unique to South African
I am going through the alphabet,
starting with A.
samoosa (suh-moo-suh) – noun – Small, spicy, triangular-shaped savoury pie
deep-fried in oil. Originally made by the Indian and Malay communities,
samoosas – known as samosas in Britain – are popular with all South
Africans. From the Persian and Urdu.
San – noun – Southern African Bushmen, a member of that group, or their
language. From the Nama sān (meaning “aboriginals”, “settlers” or
gatherers). There is some debate on the political correctness of the use
of “San” versus “Bushman”.
sangoma (sun-go-mah) – noun – Traditional healer or diviner. From the
sarmie – noun, informal – Sandwich.
scale, scaly – verb and adjective, informal – To scale something means to
steal it. A scaly person is not to be trusted.
separate development – noun – Grand apartheid euphemism for segregation
and the “homelands” policy. The argument was that the different races,
separated in a single country, would be allowed to develop according to
their own ability and culture. The reality was gross exploitation and
poverty for black South Africans, and undeserved and unbalanced prosperity
for the country’s white people.
Sepedi (seh-peh-dih) – noun – Another name for Sesotho sa Leboa, the
Northern Sotho language of the Basotho people.
Sesotho (seh-su-tu) – noun – Southern Sotho language of the Basotho
Sesotho sa Leboa (seh-su-tu sah leh-bo-wa) – noun – Northern Sotho
language of the Basotho people. Identified in the section of the South
African Constitution that deals with language rights as “Sepedi”.
Setswana (set-swah-nah) – noun – Bantu language of the Tswana people.
shame – exclamation, informal – Broadly denotes sympathetic feeling or
pleasure. Someone admiring a baby, kitten or puppy might say: “Ag shame!”
to emphasise its cuteness. Also used to express sympathy. As MediaClub
columnist Jacob Dlamini says: “Only in South Africa would people use the
word shame when a baby is born (“Shame, what a beautiful baby!”); when
that baby falls and hurts itself (“Shame, poor thing!”) and when that baby
dies (“Ag shame, what a shame!”). To us, shame is just one of those words
that have become something of an omnibus. We use it to mean whatever we
want it to mean.”
sharp – exclamation, informal – Often doubled up for effect as
sharp-sharp!, the word is used as a greeting, a farewell, for agreement or
just to express enthusiasm.
shebeen – noun – Township tavern, illegal under the apartheid regime,
often set up in a private house and frequented by black South Africans.
Similar to a speakeasy. From the 18th-century Anglo-Irish síbín, from
shed – verb – To be deprived of electricity during load shedding.
Shona (shaw-nah) – noun – A member of a Bantu-language-speaking group of
people found in northern parts of South Africa, but mostly in southern
Zimbabwe, and their language.
shongololo, songololo – noun – Large brown millipede, from the isiXhosa
and isiZulu ukushonga (to roll up).
shot – noun, informal – Good, yes, it’s been done.
shweet – noun, informal – Good, yes.
Siswati (sih-swah-tih) – noun – Nguni language of the Swazi people.
sjambok (sham-bok) – noun and verb – Stout leather whip made from animal
hide. As verb, to hit someone or something with the whip. From the Dutch
tjambok, from the Urdu chābuk.
skelm (skellem) – noun and adverb, informal – Shifty or untrustworthy
person; a criminal. As an adverb, to do something on the sly. From the
Afrikaans, from the Dutch schelm.
skinner – noun and verb, informal – Gossip, to gossip. A person who
gossips is known as a skinnerbek (gossip mouth). From the Afrikaans.
skollie (skoh-li) – noun, informal – Gangster, criminal, from the Greek
skop, skiet en donner (skawp, skeet en donner) – noun, informal – Action
movie. Taken from Afrikaans, it literally means “kick, shoot and beat up”.
skrik – noun, informal – Fright: “I caught a big skrik” means “I got a big
fright”. From the Afrikaans.
skrik vir niks – adjective, informal – Scared of nothing. From the
slap chips (slup chips) – noun – French fries, usually soft, oily and
vinegar-drenched. Slap is Afrikaans for “limp”, which is how French fries
are generally made here.
smokes – noun, informal – Cigarettes.
snoek (like book) – noun – Popular and tasty fish (Thyrsites atun) of the
southern oceans. From the Afrikaans.
snotsiekte (snowt-seek-teh) – noun – Malignant catarrhal fever, a disease
to which wildebeest are prone, characterised by excessive production of
nasal mucous, or snot. From the Afrikaans snot (snot) and siekte
sosatie (soh-saa-tee) – noun – Kebab on a stick. Afrikaans, from the South
African Dutch sasaattje, from the Javanese sesate. Java, like the Cape,
was a Dutch East India Company colony.
Sotho (soo-too) – noun – Member of a group of people living mainly in
Lesotho, Botswana and the northern parts of South Africa, and their
South African War – noun – Modern term for the Anglo-Boer War of 1880 to
1881, in recognition of the fact that while the principal combatants were
the British and Boers, other nations and communities – such as Africans
and Indians – also took part.
Soweto – noun – South Africa’s largest township, in the south of the City
of Johannesburg municipality. From the abbreviation of South Western
spanspek (spun-speck) – noun – Cantaloupe, an orange-fleshed melon. The
word comes from the Afrikaans Spaanse spek, meaning “Spanish bacon”. The
story goes that Juana Smith, the Spanish wife of 19th-century Cape
governer Harry Smith, insisted on eating melon instead of bacon for
breakfast, causing her bemused Afrikaans-speaking servants to coin the
spaza – noun – Informal township and inner city convenience store. From
the township slang for “camouflaged”.
spookgerook (spoo-ahk-ghah-roo-ahk) – adjective, informal – Literally, in
Afrikaans, ghost-smoked. Used jokingly, the word means “mad”, “paranoid”
springbok – noun – South African gazelle Antidorcas marsupialis, known for
leaping in the air (“pronking”) when disturbed, under predator attack or
as display. From the Afrikaans spring (jump or spring) and bok (buck).
Springboks – noun – South African national rugby team, winners of the 1995
and 2006 Rugby World Cup. Known affectionately as the Bokke. A Springbok
is an individual member of the team. From the word for the South African
stoep (stoop, with a short o sound) – noun – Porch or verandah.
stokvel – noun – Informal savings club, where members make a regular equal
payment on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Every month a single
member is then given the entire pot.
stompie – noun, informal – Cigarette butt. From the Afrikaans stomp
(stump). The term picking up stompies means intruding into a conversation
at its tail end, with little information about its content.
stroppy – adjective, informal – Difficult, uncooperative, argumentative or
stubborn. Originated in the 1950s, perhaps as a shortening of
struesbob (s-true-zz-bob) – exclamation, informal – “As true as Bob”, as
true as God, the gospel truth.
sure, sure-sure, for sure – exclamation, informal – Yes; general
Swallows – noun – Affectionate term for Moroka Swallows, a South African
Premier Soccer League football team with a home base in the Soweto suburb
Swazi, Swati – noun – The Swazi people, and their language.
The History of
I thought this might be of
interest to overseas readers, I will be featuring more sections in future
If the history of South Africa is in large part one of racial
divisiveness, today it can also be seen as the story of the creation -
from tremendous diversity - of a single nation.
Diamonds and British consolidation
The Cape Colony was granted representative legislature in 1853 and
self-government in 1872. Between these two dates, there was a dramatic
development - the discovery of diamonds and the establishment of
Kimberley. Despite rival claims by the Orange Free State, the ZAR and the
West Griquas, the area was incorporated into the Cape Colony in 1880. The
young Cecil John Rhodes made his fortune there.
Natal, meanwhile, proved ideal for cultivating sugar cane, which led to
the importation of indentured labourers from India - the forebears of
today's Indian population.
With the late 19th century came aggressive colonial expansion. But the
Zulus, under their king Cetshwayo, delivered resounding proof at
Isandhlwana in 1879 that the British army was not invincible. However,
they were defeated the following year and Zululand was eventually
incorporated into Natal in 1897.
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My daughter just walked into the living room and said:
"Dad, cancel my allowance immediately, rent my room out, throw all my
clothes out of the window,
take my TV, and stereo, and iPhone, and iPod, and my laptop.
Please take all of my jewelry to the charity shop.
Then sell my new car, take my front door key away from me and throw me out
of the house.
Then disown me and never talk to me again.
Oh yeah, don't forget to write me out of your will and leave my share to
Well, she didn't actually put it like that... What she actually said was
"Dad this is my new boyfriend, Sipho."
Some great resorts we have visited
We visited Ekuthuleni,
click here for my report and
You can also see some more photos
Since Ekuthuleni we have also been to Hazyview Cabanas, for my write-up
and pictures click here
We are just back from a really nice trip to Mozambique -
Morrumbene Beach Resort
We have just returned from a glorious week at
Mnarani Club, Kilifi, Kenya
We also had a really nice stay at
Hole in the Wall
and Caribbean Estates
Beacon Wharf in Mossel Bay,
Eagles Nest in Sedgefield,
and Ocean 11 in Mossel Bay
In June 2010 we visited Ukuthula
and Modumela in Botswana.
Click the links for stories and photos
Earlier this month we visited
Sandy Place in St Lucia,
for story and photos click the link
In August we visited Kagga Kamma, Sutherland, Wildflowers and Kgalagadi
Transfrontier Park, see albums below:
Kagga Album -
Our latest visit to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park:
The Wild Side
- A selection of my photos
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I am more used to seeing the Lilac Breasted Roller,
but in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park I also spotted thie Purple
They have a lenght of 35-40cm, and weigh 160g. The sexes look alike.
It is a large, stocky and dull roller. From a distance or in poor
light it appears, a plain dark brown with broad pale supercillium and
white spot on the hindcrown. The upperparts are mainly dark
olive-green, the rump is blue-purple.
Conspicuous white supercillium and small pale patch on the hindcrown.
Closed wings look dark rufous; the tail is square, dark greenish
centrally and the rest is purple-blue. The sides of the head and
underparts are a pale purple-brown, heavily streaked white; the lower
flanks, belly and undertailcoverts are unstreaked. In flight they are
The flight feathers are blue-black. Marginal upper wingcoverts are
pale pink, median and lesser coverts are bright lilac to dark purple,
the greater coverts vinaceous are brown, primary coverts and alula are
purple. The underwing is pale pink. Rather long-winged. The bill is
black, legs and feet are olive-brown in colour.
They feed on insects, mainly locusts, grasshoppers and mantises, also
beetles, ants, scorpions, small reptiles, mice and occasionally young
They are territorial, monogamous breeders, nesting solitarily. Nesting
occurs between October and June. The same nest is occupied several
years in succession, and the birds inspects the nest hole also in the
non-breeding season. The eggs are rounded, pure white and slightly
Territorial and pugnacious they chase and drive off other rollers,
crows and small hawks. Mostly found singly or in pairs; partners may
be perched hundreds of meters apart. Perches mostly on dead branches,
either inside tree canopy or more conspicuously at periphery or on
top. They are less vocal and less acrobatic than other rollers.
They prefer the interior of open woodland or bushveld. They generally
need large trees for breeding. They prefer hot low laying ground.
Where they are found
The purple roller is endemic to Africa. They are widespread in south
africa, but generally sparse in all well-wooded dry habitats.
Purple Roller, Rufous-crowned Roller.
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Cathy Buckle has started writing again from Zimbabwe, her letter
Here is Cathy's letter:
Dear Family and Friends,
Something we have become grudgingly used to in Zimbabwe is the
knowledge is that in all our cities, towns, villages and
neighbourhoods are the perpetrators of bloody crimes and brutal
human rights abuses. Up to three decades after they murdered,
raped, burnt and tortured, in the name of their political masters,
they have gone unpunished and continue to walk brazenly amongst
Speaking in Plumtree a few days ago, Prime Minister Morgan
Tsvangirai made a dramatic statement on political violence. He
said: “My hands are very clean and my conscience is clear. I did
not kill anyone during Gukurahundi. I did not kill anyone during
Operation Murambatsvina and I did not kill anyone during the 2008
Presidential elections run-off. I challenge Mugabe to come out in
public and say the same.”
At the time of writing there has been no response to the Prime
Minister’s challenge. What there has been, however, is renewed
attention on a member of the CIO, who continues to live in the
peace and safety of Wales in the UK. Despite admitting that he had
kidnapped dozens of MDC activists and, in his own words, done
things to them that :”are too gruesome to recount,” the 47 year
old Zimbabwean former spy has been living in asylum in the UK.
Phillip Machemedze also admitted in a UK court to rubbing salt
into the wounds of a female MDC member before she was taken to an
underground cell, stripped and whipped. He admitted electrocuting,
slapping, beating and punching a white farmer who was suspected of
giving money to the MDC.
Despite all of this a Judge in Newport, South Wales, said that
Machemedze will not be deported from the UK because his life would
be in danger if he came back to Zimbabwe. When an attempt to
appeal the ruling was made, a senior immigration judge said in
part: “Whatever is felt about Philip Machemedze and his actions,
the UK cannot return him to face death or inhuman or degrading
“Death or inhuman or degrading treatment” are just words to a
judge. To the relations and survivors of a massacre in Matabeleand
in the early 1980’s, they are words describing the slaughter of
twenty five thousand men, women, children and babies. To those of
us living here, the judges words are experiences that the vast
majority of Zimbabweans have encountered again and again in the
We’ve seen our friends beaten and detained, our parents and
grandparents destitute and suicidal; our children out of school
and our professionals crawling under border fences to survive.
We’ve lost our homes and businesses, put our children to bed
hungry and been to so many funerals we’ve lost count.
The UK rulings protecting CIO operative Machemedze are apparently
because he supplied information about his colleagues. But we are
left wondering if the Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic
supplies information about his colleagues will he too be granted
asylum in Newport, South Wales?
I will be taking a short break for a while but in the meantime
please keep watching Zimbabwe and supporting the efforts of the
ordinary, hard working people who make our country great.
Until next time, thanks for reading,
28th May 2011.
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Something different for your next Braai
Honey Spiced BBQ Sauce
1 1/4 Cup Catchup
2/3 Cup Salad oil
3/4 Cup Vinegar
5 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 Cup Honey
2 Tablespoon Dry mustard
3 Teaspoon Ginger, fresh grated
1 Lemon, sliced thinly
3 Tablespoons Butter
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and heat to blend together.
Remove lemon peel before basting.
Tennessee BBQ Sauce
1 Cup Catsup (Tomato sauce)
1/2 Cup Vinegar
1/4 Cup Worcestershire sauce
2 Cup Water
1 Onions, chopped
1/2 Cup Brown sugar
1 Teaspoon Celery seed
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
Combine ingredients in small saucepan and bring to boil. Simmer until
reduced to thick sauce, stirring occasionally.
This one should be great with chicken
Molasses Orange Barbecue Sauce
1 Can Tomato soup, condensed (10 3/4 Ounce)
1 Can Tomato sauce, 8 Ounce can
1/2 Cup Molasses, light
1/2 Cup Vinegar
1/2 Cup Brown sugar, packed
1/4 Cup Vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon Minced onion, instant
1 Tablespoon Seasoned salt
1 Tablespoon Dry mustard
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon Orange peel, finely shredded
1−1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper, black
1/4 Teaspoon Garlic powder
In a saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and
simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Use to baste beef or poultry last 15
minutes of grilling.
Carolina BBQ Rub (hot)
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup paprika
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well; use as a dry rub on
beef, chicken, lamb or pork.
1 Lemon (and zest)
1 Lime (and zest)
1 orange (and zest)
1/2 green chili, or more to taste (chopped with or without seeds)
5 garlic cloves (finely crushed)
3 tablespoons mild chili powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Mix 1/2 teaspoon of each fruit zest and all the juices with other
ingredients. Add more spices if desired. Let stand at least 30 minutes
before using (should thicken).
(leave the Cayenne pepper and chilli powder out if you do want a hot
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
3/4 tablespoon garlic powder
3/4 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne
Mix all ingredients together and store in an air tight container.
Maple Barbecued Chicken
4 skinless chicken thighs
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons chili sauce (can be left out of the recipe)
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Preheat grill. Combine syrup, chili sauce, vinegar and mustard together in
a saucepan. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
Brush chicken with the oil and season with salt and pepper.
Place chicken on grill and cook for 10−15 minutes or until fork tender.
Turn occasionally and brush generously with sauce in the last few minutes
before they are done.
Barbecued Orange Chicken
2 1/2 lbs chicken parts
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 orange zest, removed with grater, orange
slices reserved for salad
1 large, ripe tomato
1 orange, sectioned (without rind, see above)
2 scallions, chopped
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/8 Teaspoon salt
1/8 Teaspoon pepper
Prepare grill; heat coals. In medium bowl, mix together all barbecue
ingredients until smooth. Place chicken on grill away from center heat,
skin−side−down; cook 15 minutes. Turn chicken and grill for 10 additional
minutes. Brush chicken pieces with sauce and turn occasionally; cooking
for additional 10 minutes. Cut tomato into wedges and place in medium
bowl. Use sharp paring knife to cut out white pith off orange. Remove
orange sections and add them to tomato. Sprinkle with oil, vinegar and
scallions; toss. Season with salt and pepper and toss again. Serve chicken
with salad on the side.
Memphis−Style Barbecued Ribs
3 Pound Racks baby back ribs
2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Teaspoon Coarse ground black pepper
Apple Juice for Basting
1 Cup Red wine vinegar
2 Cup Onion, chopped
2 Garlic, cloves, minced
1/4 Cup Mustard, yellow prepared
1/2 Cup Brown sugar, packed
2 Cup Ketchup (tomato sauce)
2 Lemons, thinly sliced
1 Teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce
Trim as much fat as possible from ribs. On bone side, work knife tip
beneath membrane that covers bone until finger tips can be worked beneath
rack membrane, loosening enough to get firm grip. Then peel membrane off
With paring knife, scrape any fat away from bone.
Sprinkle ribs on both sides with even, light coating of salt and pepper.
Place ribs, bone−side−down on grill. Grill over low fire 1 1/2 hours,
turning every 15 to 20 minutes, replenishing fire as necessary. Baste with
apple juice at every turn during first half of cooking period either by
brushing on, or simply spraying apple juice from spray bottle. If smoking
with indirect heat, turn at 1 hour intervals, cooking 4 to 6 hours.
Combine vinegar, onion, garlic, mustard, sugar and hot sauce in blender.
Blend until smooth. Place in saucepan and add ketchup. Simmer 20 minutes.
Add lemon slices. Stir occasionally to keep from sticking. Use sauce as
frequent baste for last half of cooking period, whether grilling or
being careful not to burn ribs. Serve remaining sauce on side.
op hierdie epos en jy ontvang 'n gratis samestelling met heerlike
winter en koue dae wat op hande is, is dit mos nie te versmaai nie.
2. Plaas 'n bestelling en ek stuur vir jou 'n verdere gratis samestelling
oor heerlike broodjie resepte sodra ek bewys van betaling ontvang het.
(+ nog 'n pasella)
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dit dus nie per pos nie. Indien jy dus belangstel in een van die boeke
gaan jy dit self moet druk en bind of jy kan dit op jou rekenaar se
hardeskyf stoor. Kontak my en ek stuur sonder versuim vir jou 'n volledige
lys van beskikbare samestellings, en wyse hoe om te bestel.
4. Jy ontvang eers boeke en betaal as jy tevrede is met dit wat jy ontvang
het, sodoende kan ek nie jou geld vat en laat waai nie.
5. Indien jy nie self belangstel of reeds van my boeke het, wil ek jou vra
om asseblief hierdie advertensie aan te stuur. Die inkomste wat ek verdien
uit die boeke gebruik ek om my salaris aan te vul, ek sal ek dus jou
ondersteuning waardeer, al is dit net deur 1 van my R30 boekies aan te
6. Om af te sluit, my boekies is baie gewild en was daar ook al 'n artikel
oor 2 van dit in die Rapport.
7. Baie dankie vir jou tyd. Ek hoor graag baie graag van jou.
HIERONDER VOLG ‘ N PAAR VAN MY
SAMESTELLINGS SE BESKRYWINGS.….
DAAR IS NOG VELE MEER, WAARVAN JY KAN LEES SOU JY REAGEER OP HIERDIE
SOMER, SON EN BAIE SLAAI
R60 (Spesiale aanbod R50)
Is presies dit wat die naam aandui. Dit is nie net gewone "bokkos" nie.
Dit is 'n fees van slaaie. “Slaaie galore”. Hierdie eBoek bevat meer as
200 resepte wat nie net heerlike slaaie insluit nie, maar ook smoothies,
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Pasta is wonderkos: Dis baie gerieflik, goedkoop, altyd beskikbaar, vinnig
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bekend, ander ‘n avontuur om iets nuuts op te tower.
SMULGEREGTE OPGETOWER UIT MAALVLEIS
R60 (Spesiale aanbod R50)
Maalvleis is een van dié mees veelsydigste kossoorte. Selfs die mees
onervare kok kan iets daarmee uitrig. Met 'n bietjie verbeelding en moeite
kan 'n mens sommer smullekker geregte hiervan voorberei. Hierdie is ‘n
samestelling van die sulke resepte. Die meeste van die geregte word 1-2-3
voorberei ander met bietjie meer moeite. Maalvleis bly ’n staatmaker, want
jy kan dit op soveel maniere voorsit. Jy kan kerrie, frikkadelle of
moesaka daarmee maak of dit by rys inroer vir ’n vinnige eenpotgereg.
HOENDER VIR ELKE DAG SE EET
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Hoera vir hartlike, vullende hoendergeregte! In hierdie samestelling is
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maniere voor te sit. Moeg vir altyd dieselfde ou hoendergeregte? Beproef
dan van hierdie opwindende nuwe maniere om dié klassieke gunsteling voor
te sit, en is dit tyd om nuwe dinge te beproef.
Kontak my by onderstaande epos adres vir volledige lys van boeke
en verduideliking van hoe om te bestel. Daar is tans spesiale aanbiedinge
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I now have a waiting list of seven on my downline (one already joined as
Silver), the others are bound to join during November and they are jumping
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Just one question: My intention is to place an invitation advertisement on
the rear window of my car, do you think it could shake some people out of
their dreams and make them joining us?
I have decided to simplify the way I sell my recipe eBook collection.
I am putting them all on one CD in an English and Afrikaans folder,
over 100 recipe eBooks in all. That means less than R1 a recipe book, a
real bargain! Most of the books come with resale rights so you can sell
them individually if you wish.
Price will be R100 per
CD excluding postage.
Postage as follows, registered
mail, add R20, overnight counter to counter add R50
If you are interested in my Super CD
just click here and I will send you my banking details. Remember to
include you postal address.
As soon as I mail the CD I will email you the post office tracking
number as proof of dispatch.
Traditional South African Recipes - A comprehensive collection of
Traditional South African recipes.
Tradisionele Suid Afrikaanse Resepte - Traditional South African Recipes
Christmas Recipes - A selection of Christmas Recipes for you to try!
101 Camping and Outdoor Recipes - Recipes for you to try next time you go
400 Refreshing punch recipes - Some great ideas for liquid refreshment at
your next party
Favourite Christmas Cookies - 34 Great cookie recipes for you to enjoy!
Christmas Cookie Recipes - A delicious collection of Christmas Cookie
A Homemade Christmas - 100 Simple and delicious recipes for your special
Holiday Candy and Fudge - 42 Great candy recipes, a hit with kids of all
Kids Fun Recipes - 120 Fun and Delicious Recipes
Delicious Puddings - A Collection of 167 Pudding Recipes
Pumpkin Pie - Pumpkin pies and more!
Salad Recipes - A Collection of Easy to Follow Salad Recipes
Summer Party Cookbook - The name says it all!
Pampercat and Pamperdog - Recipe treats for your feline and canine friends
80 Seasonal Recipes from around the world - A selection of festive recipes
from the four corners of the globe!
Crockpot Recipes - In South Africa we would probably call this Potjiekos
International Recipes - A selection of recipes from all over the world
Fish and Game Recipes - A selection of mouthwatering recipes
Lemonade - A large selection of lemonade recipes
Pizzeria - Try some of these great pizza recipes
Casseroles - 17 pages of mouthwatering casserole recipes
Low Fat Recipes - Watching your cholesterol? Then this is for you!
Soup Recipes - Ideal for those cold winter evenings
Chicken Recipes - 300 Delicious Chicken Recipes
Amish Recipes - 65 Tried and True Traditional Amish Recipes
Apple Recipes - Mouth watering apple recipes
Blue Ribbon Recipes - 490 Award Winning Recipes
The Bread Book - The bread and biscuit baker's and sugar boiler's
Chocolate Delights - Deliciously decadent and delightful recipes for the
chocaholic in you
Carolina Mountain Cooking - Created from the recipes and memories of two
of the Carolina Mountain's most talented cooks.
Egg Recipes - 111 Great Egg Recipes
Great Gifts in a Jar - A personally made gift is usually more appreciated!
Italian Recipes - A collection of 185 delicious Italian dishes
Smoothies - 126 Easy recipes for maximum sports performance
Top Secret Recipes - Top secret famous recipes
Wings - The ultimate chicken wing cookbook
The Barmaster - Essential tips and techniques for bartenders
Be a Grillmaster - How to host the perfect bbq!
101 Good Jam Recipes - Make your own jams, 101 recipes for you to try
Deep Fryer Recipes - 101 Recipes for the Deep Fryer
Frozen Dessert Recipes - From ice cream to yoghurt - 170 pages of
Recipes from South of the Border - 247 pages of typically Mexican recipes
Various Rice Dishes - 32 Great Rice Dishes
The Appetizer Collection - More than 150 pages of great ideas for
The Big Book of Cookies - From Almond Bars to Zucchini Bars, they are all
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Salad Recipes - A Collection of Easy to Follow Salad Recipes
Delicious Diabetic Recipes - A Collection of over 500 yummy recipes.
Cheesecake Recipes - Nearly 100 pages of yummilicious cheesecake recipes!
Something for the gardeners
Organic Secrets - Everything you wanted to know about organic food
Profitable Crafts- Vol 1
Profitable Crafts - Vol 2
Profitable Crafts - Vol 3
Profitable Crafts - Vol 4
20 Vintage Crochet Patterns
Everything you wanted to know about making, marketing and selling your
Big Fat Lies - A shocking expose of the 12 biggest scams, cover-ups, lies,
myths and deceptions
in the diet and weight-loss industries.
10,000 Dreams Interpreted
And here is a list of the recipe eBooks on the
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Frikadelle, Brood resepte, Drankies, Drinkgoed, Gemmerbier, Groente, Eet jou
groente, Hoender resepte, Happies en Poffers, Kaaskoek, Ietsie anders
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McCain resepte, Moedersdag resepte
Mikrogolf resepte, Peterjasie se boek, Pastageregte, Peterjasie se
Peterjasie se eBoek van vernoemde resepte, Poeding, Peterjasie se
Tradisionele SA resepte
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Kersdag, Verskeie resepte 2, Warm en koue drankies, Vleisresepte, Wille
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Annette se Boererate, Boererate en Verbruikerswenke, Hartstigting dieet,
Lennons medikasie, Mate en gewigte, Sop dieet, S A Boererate eBoek, Metrieke
omskakelingstabel, Werk van die huis
CD's are R100 each (R130 for next day Speed Services delivery in SA).
Order both and the price is R160. If you prefer the Speed Services option
I will give you a parcel tracking number once payment is received.
Silversands Online casino
We usually go to Carnival City, our local entertainment complex about
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Children's Stories on CD
Find it hard to get quality
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Collect al 96 original stories (on 48 CDs!) over 2 years, or join for a
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to join . Ideal gift for children and grandchildren.
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They will be posting photos / videos and other udates and
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