Hope you are all keeping well!
my recipes this time I am featuring a category on Cheesecake from Anna Eksteen's great recipe eBook. She has compiled the best 5 South African
recipes in various categories, so scroll down to see the yummy recipes she
has in the Cheesecake category. This eBook, available in both English and
Afrikaans makes the ideal gift, just download it, send Anna the bargain
price of R60 ($12 US) and you are free to send it to your friends and
family anywhere in the world at just the cost of an email! With Christmas
present time coming closer fast, this is the cost effective way to go.
Click here for more details!
Water, water everywhere.....
I found this email forward quite interesting. I personally think Coke is
the best thing since sliced bread! Probably even before sliced bread!
Nothing more refreshing on a hot day than a tall glass filled with ice
then covered with Coke! If you mention America to me, the first thing I
think about is a hamburger and a Coke. Just a thought, I wonder if
American hamburgers are all that nice?? Anyway, enjoy the following bit on
water and Coke!
Reduce your monthly short
term insurance premium,
click here for a free online quotation!
This is really an eye opener!
We all know that water is important but I've never seen it written down
like this before.
1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half
2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often
mistaken for hunger.
3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.
4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100%
of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could
significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory,
trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or
on a printed page.
8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by
45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50%
less likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of
water you should every day?
1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of
Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two
3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let
the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in
Coke removes stains from vitreous china.
4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a
rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola
over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the
rusted bolt for several minutes.
7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap
the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is
finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for
sumptuous brown gravy.
8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of
greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The
Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze
from your windshield.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It
will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches
calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in
2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must
use the Hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive
3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of
their trucks for about 20 years!
Now the question is, would YOU like a glass of water or coke.
Like they say in their ad:
"Always Coca-Cola!" OK, Coke, I have done my bit for you
now, you may deliver a case to my doorstep, thank you! Anyone from Coke
out there???? If I do get my Coke, I will write about Mercedes next
We visited Kruger Park at the end
click here to see some of the pics I took! At long last I managed to
get my pic of a leopard to complete my Big 5 collection! We also had a
rare sighting of a "blue moon" that only happens when you have two
full moons in the same month. I took quite a lot of moon pics ,
click here to see one of them.
While trying to take the long
awaited pic of the leopard, I came across one of the most selfish people
ever! They were sitting in their car, hogging the one vantage spot from
which to see and take photos of the leopard. They just sat there, taking
pics, chatting, enjoying refreshments for t least half an hour! By that
time there was a line of very irate drivers also wanting to get a glimpse
of the leopard, but our friend was in ignore mode and took his time.
Click here to see a pic of his car and the license plate!
The leopard pic is at the bottom of my
Big 5 Page!
Make use of the favourable exchange
rate and have your website or eBook designed in South Africa! At a
Rand/Dollar exchange rate of 6:1 you pay a fraction of the cost you would
with your requirements!
Thanks to everyone who has mailed us fridge magnets depicting your
State, City or Country. If you collect fridge magnets, I will mail you
a South African one for every one I receive from another country.
me and we can make arrangements. Thanx a lot!
My website is interactive, there are a few
pages you can contribute to:
Elephant Stew - add
Wacky Sarmies - add your
fav sarmie (some great sarmie ideas here!)
Animal Facts - Some
interesting stuff here Just added, Spot
Discussion Forum - Add to a current discussion or start a new thread.
Why not post a message on the
Discussion Forum. The topic can be food, wildlife, travel or
photography related, or anything else of interest. Let's see if we can
get some interesting discussions going
200g Marie biscuits
125ml butter melted
1 packet orange jelly powder
410g apricot halves
250g smooth cottage cheese
250ml fresh cream
410g apricot halves
125ml whipped fresh cream
chopped nuts of your choice
Crush the Marie biscuits. Melt the margarine and mix with the crushed Marie
biscuits. Line the base of a large dish with the mixture and chill in the
refrigerator while you are preparing the filling. Drain the syrup from the
apricot halves and make up to 150ml water if necessary. Bring the syrup to
the boil and dissolve the jelly powder in the hot syrup. Set aside to cool
at room temperature. Puree the apricots and stir into the jelly mixture.
Whisk in the cottage cheese until the mixture is smooth and thick. Whip the
fresh cream and fold gently into the mixture. Pour filling onto crust and
refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Decorate with apricot halves, whipped cream and
Our background and circumstances may
influence who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become. -Unknown
CHEESECAKE TOPPED WITH ALMOND BRITTLE
200g digestive biscuits, crushed
50g ground almonds
80ml butter, melted
120ml butter, at room temperature
500g Creamed cottage cheese
4 large eggs, separated
180g castor sugar
45ml corn flour
25ml lemon juice
125ml thick cream
100g unbleached almonds, toasted
Mix together crushed biscuits, ground almonds and melted butter . Press into
the base of a greased 22cm spring-form tin. Bake in preheated oven for 10
Beat together the butter, 480g cottage cheese and egg yolks until smooth.
Add the castor sugar, corn flour and 20ml lemon juice and beat well. Using
clean beaters, whisk the egg whites until stiff. Fold into the cheese
mixture. Spoon mixture into the tin and bake in preheated oven for one hour
or until set. Switch oven off and allow cheesecake to cool in the oven.
Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Place sugar in a heavy-based saucepan. Heat over a low heat, stirring until
sugar melts and starts turning a light caramel colour. Stir in the almonds,
then pour onto a greased baking tray. Set aside until hard, then break into
pieces. Just before serving, mix together the remaining 20g cottage cheese,
thick cream and remaining lemon juice. Spread over cold cheesecake. Scatter
with the brittle pieces and serve.
Failure is the opportunity to begin
again more intelligently.-Henry Ford
1packet Tennis biscuits, crushed
125ml butter, melted
250g smooth cottage cheese
397g condensed milk
10ml grated orange rind
60ml orange juice
2 eggs, separated
125ml castor sugar
Combine crushed biscuits and melted butter. Press into the base and sides of
a 20cm springform pan. Chill. Blend cottage cheese, condensed milk, orange
rind and juice and egg yolks well. Pour into biscuit base and bake at 150C
for 20 minutes. Whip egg whites stiffly, gradually add sugar. Spread over
filling and return to oven for a further 10 minutes or until meringue is
LUSCIOUS STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE
½ packet Marie biscuits, crushed
80ml butter melted
1 packet (60g) strawberry jelly
125ml boiling water
410g Ideal Milk (light) well chilled
250g smooth cottage cheese
Combine biscuit crumbs and butter and press into a greased dish. Dissolve
jelly and gelatine in boiling water and allow to cool and become syrupy.
Whip ideal Milk until light and fluffy. Beat in the cooled jelly, then the
cottage cheese. Pour into the prepared biscuit crust. Chill for 2-3 hours,
until well set. Decorate with fresh berries before serving. (optional)
Makes 8-10 servings.
90ml butter, melted
1½ packets Marie biscuits, crushed 500g
smooth cottage cheese
379g condensed milk
440g crushed pineapple
110g can granadilla pulp
250ml cream, whipped
Combine melted butter, biscuit crumbs and cinnamon. Press evenly over base
and sides of a 30cm springform pan. Refrigerate until set. Beat together
cottage cheese and condensed milk. Drain pineapple, reserving 37,5ml of
juice. Fold pineapple and granadilla pulp into cottage cheese mixture.
Sprinkle gelatine over reserved pineapple juice. Dissolve over hot water.
Fold into cottage cheese mixture along with half the whipped cream. Pour
into biscuit base. Refrigerate until set. Decorate with remaining cream and
fruit of your choice.