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Cadbury’s chocolate brownies

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What is better than gooey, delicious chocolate brownies and a cup of coffee or tea? Not much actually. This recipe comes from www.cadbury.co.za Ingredients: 175 g Bournville Chocolate                                                        175 g unsalted butter 3 medium eggs 250 g caster sugar 75 g plain flour 40 g Bournville Cocoa 50 g chopped walnuts (Optional) Instructions: Preheat oven to 180 °C. Grease and line ... Read More »

Homemade pizza

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By Vicky Pollock Friday night is “take away” night in our house. A great thing to do is homemade pizza. The kiddies can help out and you get to use up all the leftovers and little bits left over in the fridge from the week. The pizza dough is quite quick to make and fun for the whole family. Homemade ... Read More »

Funny face pizza

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A fun way to get the children involved in the preparation process and the fact that there are vegetables in this recipe is a bonus! Feel free to add in any other veges your children may enjoy! Recipe adapted from goodtoknow.co.uk Ingredients: 250g  strong white plain flour, sifted ½tsp salt ½tsp easy blend dried yeast 1tbsp olive oil 125ml  hand-hot ... Read More »

Wibble Wobble Wibble Wobble jelly on a plate

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A colourful and tempting dessert made using strawberry or raspberry jelly, fruits, and biscuit crust, that the kids are sure to love. It’s fun to make and a joy to serve. Recipe adapted from tarladalal.com Ingredients:                                                                             For The Crust 1 cup crushed marie biscuits 1/2 cup melted butter 1 1/2 tbsp sugar For The Filling 1 packet raspberry or strawberry jelly 1/2 ... Read More »

Homemade paints

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By Heidi Janit You don’t always have to go to the shops to buy paint for the kids. Making your own is cheaper and getting the children involved in making their own paints is a rewarding and fun process. Recipe for Homemade Salt and Flour Paint: (sourced from tinkerlab.com) What you need: 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup salt 1/2 cup ... Read More »

Under The Baobab Tree – at The Children’s Theatre

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By Heidi Janit The National Children’s Theatre presents Under The Baobab Tree: A tale of African stories comes to life at The National Children’s Theatre. A superb multi-talented cast promises a delightful production full of fun, action, beautiful music and dance. This creative and energetic production promise to enthral and entertain young audiences and teach some valuable lessons about friendship. Showing ... Read More »

The Rainbow Puppet Theatre

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By Heidi Janit The Rainbow Puppet Theatre, situated at the Constantia Waldorf School presents a different fairy tale each month! Shows are on a Saturday at 10am and at 11:15am. This Saturday, July 27th there is the last Rumpelstilskin show. Upcoming shows for the rest of the year are: Snow White and the 7 dwarves: August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th ... Read More »

Ferrero Rocher Cake

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As if the Oreo Cookie cake was not enough………… this Ferrero Rocher cake is the bomb! Recipe Source: adapted from momsdish.com Ingredients Cake Layers 7 large eggs, room temperature 1/2 cups sugar, granulated 2 cups finely ground hazelnuts or hazelnut flour 3 Tbsp all purpose flour 3 Tbsp cocoa powder 3 tsp baking powder Icing: 300 grams unsalted butter, room ... Read More »

Durban fun

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By Heidi Janit I know that our friends from Durban have been feeling very left out lately – especially since the Days of the dinosaur exhibition is not going there So to brighten the Durbanites up I have founds some fun outings that the kids will love: Umgeni River Bird Park: The Umgeni River Bird Park is situated at 490 ... Read More »

The house of magic

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This delighful new animated movie, “The house of magic” is fun for the whole family. In this new feature-length 3D animated film, Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Not everyone welcomes the new addition to the ... Read More »