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Roast Pumpkin and coconut soup

By Heidi Janit The weather here in Johannesburg is certainly changing. The evenings are getting quite chilly. It is time for warm bowls of soup. From Fresh Earth  comes this lovely recipe that is utterly warming and comforting on a chilly evening. Ingredients 3 kg Pumpkin, cut into chunks 6 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp Garlic, chopped 6 Medium/large leeks, finely ... Read More »

Strawberry, rocket and peanut brittle salad

By Heidi Janit I love eating salads and I especially love exploring and making new and fresh salad ideas. I have sort of tweaked a few recipes until I came up with my perfected own! It is really easy to make and is so refreshing. What you will need:    10 strawberries, quartered a bag of rocket (baby spinach works ... Read More »

Easter champagne!

By Heidi Janit So, the kids get treats like Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies. Me thinks the adults need treats too! Like Easter champagne!! (Because we can)! All you need are some pineapple wedges, pineapple juice, some orange juice, jelly powder for the rims of the glasses, and as much champagne as your heart desires!!  Run a pineapple wedge around ... Read More »

Motherhood

By Ronel Jardine Okay, so I was asked to write something about motherhood. To me the word is self explanatory, sometimes being a mother you just want to pull a hood over your head and disappear for a while! This reminds me of my daughter when she was little, if she didn’t like the situation she was in, she would ... Read More »

My first, my only

                     My first, my only By Zayne Khan   As an Indian woman, your identity is recognised by your homemaking skills, your husband and his job, the amount of children you bear and their behaviour. Well this never suited me at all! Especially coming from a large family where the eldest ... Read More »

Much needed time out for busy moms!

By Heidi Janit All moms need time out! It is vital for you to slow down, unwind and just breath! You are constantly on your toes, running in the car, lifting, schlepping, cooking, nurturing, organising. It is a constant go go go! “You are not selfish when you acknowledge your own needs. You are self-aware and that’s important.” ~ Kendall Parkhurst  ... Read More »

Tuna and capers savoury tart

From Moirs comes this delicious tuna and capers savoury tart! Ingredients: Crust 1x 100g Moir’s Yum Salted Biscuits, coarsely crushed 100g soft butter Filling 2 tins tuna, drained and flaked 250ml grated Cheddar cheese 10ml chopped capers (optional) 5ml mustard powder 3 eggs, beaten 30ml mayonnaise 1 onion, grated 250ml milk Method: Preheat the oven to 180ºC. For the crust, add ... Read More »

Creating a peaceful and functional nursery

By Heidi Meyer 1. Decorate the room Decide where in the room each zone should be located, the colour of the walls, bedding and any other décor items, lighting and storage. Keep the main colour of the room simple. Use changes of linen, rugs, lampshades and pictures to make it stimulating or to bring in themes. This makes it easier ... Read More »

I need space for my baby

By Heidi Meyer You just got the good news that baby is on the way. In the excitement you immediately go out and buy the first item. Slowly but surely before the baby arrives, your home fills up with clutter, good and bad, from well-meaning friends and family. Of course the purchases of the special furniture to equip the sanctuary ... Read More »

Dry and dehydrated skins

By Sheree Epstein  A dry skin may be one of the most common client complaints, especially with mature clients. Most importantly we have to differentiate between dryness and dehydration. When your skin feels dry, you assume that it is dry, but it’s possible that it’s actually dehydrated and in need of water. Ultimately there is a skin type and there ... Read More »