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Tuesday | 20 August | 2019 Recipe: Pork shoulder pie

Lea Brink Definitely a new take on a meat pie. You will need: 2 kg pork shoulder 6 finely chopped cloves of garlic 2 finely chopped chilli peppers 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon coriander 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon chopped sage 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon  … Read more

Tuesday | 20 August | 2019 How to dispose of unusual items

By Marli Naidoo Some household items and products can really make one pick one’s brains when you don’t need them anymore. How do you get rid of them? It doesn’t feel right to simply dump them in the garbage bin. Batteries There are many different types of batteries. Some types,  … Read more

Tuesday | 20 August | 2019 Tips for travelling overseas with children

By Nico Strydom Changes to the requirements for South African parents who wish to travel overseas with their children endeavour to make it easier for the parents to travel. The Department of Home Affairs has changed its system so that the information of children’s parents may be entered in the  … Read more

Tuesday | 20 August | 2019 Recipe: Runny cheese dipping sauce with Russian sausages and Tortilla chips

By Lea Brink Rich and cream dipping sauce for a rugby match or as comfort food. You will need: 2 packets Tortilla chips 500g cheddar cheese, sliced 3 large Russian sausages, thinly sliced ½ finely chopped onion 4 finely chopped cloves of garlic 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon chilli powder  … Read more

Tuesday | 20 August | 2019 The influence of plastic on the environment

By Nico Strydom Plastic has a destructive impact on the environment as it can take hundreds or even thousands of years to disintegrate. It is estimated that up to 79% of plastic that was manufactured during the past 70 years, was thrown away and therefore ended up on dumping sites  … Read more

Tuesday | 20 August | 2019 Warning signs of violence in children

By Nico Strydom Lately there has been numerous reports about violence by schoolchildren and, according to experts, this is often pre-empted by warning signs and their behaviour. According to Dr. Marshinee Naidoo, a specialist psychiatrist at the Aleso Alberton psychiatric hospital, children can display violent behaviour from a very young  … Read more

Tuesday | 20 August | 2019 Recipe: Baked leaf potatoes with thyme

By Lea Brink The idea to pack the potatoes upright when baking, works like a charm. You will need: 6 potatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons thyme ½ teaspoon garlic salt ½ teaspoon chilli powder ½ teaspoon dried mixed herbs ½ cup sunflower oil  … Read more

Tuesday | 13 August | 2019 Recipe: Mushroom pasta salad in a bottle

Lea Brink Take your pasta salad along in your car or to work. You will need: 2 tablespoons chopped olives 2 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled 2 tablespoons crisp onion pieces 200g penne pasta 300g white mushrooms, chopped 3 green onions, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, chopped and finely ground 300  … Read more

Tuesday | 13 August | 2019 What does being a foster parent entail?

By Emsie Martin To suddenly become a foster parent is not easy and although a foster parent’s primary task is to care for a child temporarily, it requires a great deal of commitment from the person becoming the foster parent. Foster parents’ responsibilities Foster parents must meet the requirements of  … Read more

Tuesday | 13 August | 2019 How to handle a preschool child’s tantrums

By Emsie Martin There are few things that can make a mother feel so helpless as a two-year-old’s tantrum in a store or in company. That is when the mother blushes scarlet because an old lady tells her all her child needs is a hiding. Toddler tantrums are a normal  … Read more

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