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We have just returned from a lovely camping visit to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier park, click here to view some of the photos I took.

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!

For those of you who have access to and love prawns, the freebie this time is an eBook with prawn recipes. So scroll down the the Freebie section and download!

The recipes this time are some other-than-traditional BBQ recipes. Take a look and give them a try.

We are experiencing the first cold spell of winter, even had some snow in the Eastern Cape area. Methinks this could be a cold winter, at least where we are it is cold only and not cold AND wet, sheessshh!

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South African 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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Andy Nix Photography

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Mirna van Wyk

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 is scary.
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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South African National Parks

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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South African English

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 Nama languages.
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 the language.
Below is a glossary of the more common words unique to South African English.

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 isiZulu isangoma.

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 people.

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 séibe (mugful).

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 skolios (crooked).

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 Afrikaans.

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 (sickness).

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 languages.

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 Townships.

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 word.

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” or “stoned”.

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 gazelle.

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 obstreperous.

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 affirmative.

Swallows – noun – Affectionate term for Moroka Swallows, a South African Premier Soccer League football team with a home base in the Soweto suburb of Moroka.

Swazi, Swati – noun – The Swazi people, and their language.


The History of South Africa

I thought this might be of interest to overseas readers, I will be featuring more sections in future newsletters

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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Words to live by 

A smile - is a sign of joy.
A hug - is a sign of love.
A laugh - is a sign of happiness.

And a friend like me??
Heck...that's just a sign of good taste!!

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Smile a While

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 my siblings."

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 some pictures.
You can also see some more photos here

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:

Photo albums:

Kagga Album -

Sutherland -

Wildflowers -

Kgalagadi -

Our latest visit to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park:

The Wild Side - A selection of my photos


Purple roller

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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 Roller.

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 marginally brighter.

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 birds.

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 glossy.

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.

Common names
Purple Roller, Rufous-crowned Roller.

Latin name
Coracias naevia.
Zimbabwe update

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Cathy Buckle has started writing again from Zimbabwe, her letter is below.

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 us.

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 treatment ….”

“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 last decade.
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,
love cathy.
28th May 2011.
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Recipe Requests

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The Recipes

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.

Chilli Paste

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).

Rib Rub
(leave the Cayenne pepper and chilli powder out if you do want a hot sauce)

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

BBQ Sauce:
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 rack.
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 smoking,
being careful not to burn ribs. Serve remaining sauce on side.





1. Reageer, op hierdie epos en jy ontvang 'n gratis samestelling met heerlike sopresepte.

Met die 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)

3. Ek stuur die resepte met 'n Word aanhangsel na jou epos adres. Ek stuur 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 koop.

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.


Anna Eksteen



 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, skommels en allerlei dorslessers.

 MAMMA MIA – LEKKER PASTA R60 (Spesiale aanbod R50)

Pasta is wonderkos: Dis baie gerieflik, goedkoop, altyd beskikbaar, vinnig gaar en lekker saam met enigiets. En die beste van alles, as jy pasta met die regte bestanddele meng, kry jy ’n voedsame gereg propvol energie. Hier is ’n verskeidenheid watertand-maaltye waarvan die meeste sommer tjop-tjop gemaak kan word – en só meer rusbanktyd vir die kok verseker! Sommige bekend, ander ‘n avontuur om iets nuuts op te tower. 


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 R60 (Spesiale aanbod R50)

Hoera vir hartlike, vullende hoendergeregte! In hierdie samestelling is daar vele maniere hoe om KIEP-KOS perfek gaar te maak en op splinternuwe 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 op die boeke.

Additional Income

I have joined and it works, it is not a get rich quick scheme but with patience it can build up to a useful extra monthly income, it does require a little bit of marketing as well as a low monthly subscription, but, bottom line, it works.
This company is definitely not a scam. Be Motivated Today provides a motivational service and has great motivational products. The CEO, Arnfried Klein-Werner, is an International Motivational Speaker. He has tried and studied many systems that don't work and after 13 years developed a system that actually does work and is creating
an additional income for many South Africans already. He understands people's fears and therefore offers a 100% money-back guarantee, if you don't make money after 6 months. In other words you have nothing to lose.....
You have nothing to lose. I encourage you to visit the website and register to try the products and service out for free. Click here for more information. Register as a free trial member then upgrade to start your income stream.

I must add that I got just over R900 in commission in February, every little bit helps. It takes some time, but it will happen eventually. Remember to upgrade to start participating in the income stream.

I received this email recently:

Yes, out of curiosity I visited Be Motivated Today during September 2009, but only joined during August 2010, what a waste of time!!!.
If I knew what was happening during the year I wasted, man, I would have joined immediately after I  read the details of the setup.
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 around purely from excitement to get started and its rubbing off on me as well.
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?

Recipe CD

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.

FunkyMunky Traditional South African Recipes - A comprehensive collection of Traditional South African recipes.
Tradisionele Suid Afrikaanse Resepte - Traditional South African Recipes in Afrikaans
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 camping
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 Recipes
A Homemade Christmas - 100 Simple and delicious recipes for your special holiday meals
Holiday Candy and Fudge - 42 Great candy recipes, a hit with kids of all ages!
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 assistant
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 mouthwatering recipes.
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 appetizers
The Big Book of Cookies - From Almond Bars to Zucchini Bars, they are all here, 233 pages of cookie recipes
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!

Bonus eBooks

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 crafts.

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 Afrikaans CD:

217 Egte Afrikaanse resepte, Aartappels, Beskuitresepte, Afrikaanse Resepteverskeidenheid, Brood resepte, Vul die beskuitblik, 'n Broodjie vir die blik, Blokkieskoek, Burgers Patties Frikadelle, Brood resepte, Drankies, Drinkgoed, Gemmerbier, Groente, Eet jou groente, Hoender resepte, Happies en Poffers, Kaaskoek, Ietsie anders resepte, Kerskoeke, Karavaan resepte, Kleinkoekies, Kinderlekkerte, Koekiedrukker resepte, Koeke, Likeur, Lekkergoed resepte, Nog resepte, McCain resepte, Moedersdag resepte
Mikrogolf resepte, Peterjasie se boek, Pastageregte, Peterjasie se Kersresepte versameling
Peterjasie se eBoek van vernoemde resepte, Poeding, Peterjasie se Tradisionele SA resepte
Resepte met biltong, Resepteverskeidenheid - ook grootmaat, Slaaie, Sommer net resepte, Sop in die pot, Sop resepte, Terte, Sous, Verskeie resepte 1, Souttert & Pannekoek, Vis en hoender, Veelsydige hoender, Vleisgeregte vir Kersdag, Verskeie resepte 2, Warm en koue drankies, Vleisresepte, Wille samies, Wafels en Pannekoeke, Wors en worsies


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

Pricing: The 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 twice a month for a movie, a good meal and a flutter at the tables or machines. Most times it is crowded and my favourite machines are taken. Then I came across Silversands online casino. You simply sign up, download some software and you can practice with fun money to your heart's content before you play with the real thing.
Give it a try,   Click Here  .  

Children's Stories on CD
Find it hard to get quality children’s stories? Join the popular Anna Emm Story Club in Afrikaans or English, and start adding to your child’s CD collection at an early age! Collect al 96 original stories (on 48 CDs!) over 2 years, or join for a minimum of 3 months - you decide! Receive 2 new CDs with original children’s stories every month! Anna Emm Productions has already produced more than 500 new children’s stories on CD. Click here to join . Ideal gift for children and grandchildren.

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