I’ve been itching to share my latest find with you all.
The SPAR Savour magazine.
A Digital Magazine beautifully layed out, with fantastic contributors for each edition, this magazine is interactive and will have you wanting to turn the pages in anticipation for what will come next.
These are the nicest and quickest cookies to make.I first tasted these at the home of our dear family friends and devoured them.Sue was nice enough to share the recipe with me.We will be celebrating Easter away and I know the self catering establishment we staying in does not have an oven.There are certain things you want on your Easter table and that’s nice desserts!All I’ll be taking with me is my trusty Snackwich maker / Doughnut maker / Waffle Iron / Cupcake maker
This is a sweet snack made in minutes the recipe quick and easy.Sue’s recipe asks to be baked in a Snackwich machine.However with ll these new makers around – you can decide what shape or size you want your cookie to be.
Click on recipe below:
No oven cookies
Most countries I know have some form of “sausage”The Portuguese and Spanish have chouriço (Portuguese) or Chorizo (Spanish), the Brits have their Pork Sausage and the South Africans have Boerewors.
The most traditional ways of eating Boerewors is at a barbeque (Braai).
My family and I have come across the most amazing Boerewors (especially if you have European lineage or really love garlic) – Its in “Little Mozambique” (What I call the area ) of Turffontein in JHB (down the road from the race course) , worth the drive – you and your family/guests will fall in love with this Boerewors (FYI this post isn’t sponsored by the butchery I just feel their Boerewors recipe is ama- zing!)
From time to time its nice to have the taste of Boerewors without the Braai (barbeque) especially during the week when you don’t have the time to wait for hot coals or gas, that’s when I make my Spaghetti Boere(wors)-Nyse.
This is an ideal meal for the South Africans living overseas and wanting a taste of back home.
I call it my easy mid-week meal because it simply is!
My little man brought home a Geo-board from school so we could up his fine motor skills….its amazing that in just a few days I’ve noticed improvement in both the Fine Motor Skills and Cognitive Skills.
It prompted me to make one for home…I turned to Pinterest for inspiration.
I went to my closest Building Supply store to get what I needed – I had to buy a whole board and had it cut to size.The board was so big I managed to have 8 squares and still have two massive size boards left over(Going to be used for a project I’m working in for the boys bedroom). This means I have 8 Pegboards I can make for the kids in our family.All the kids in our family ages range within months of each other so I’m pretty lucky that the Geoboard games are all same-age appropriate.
What I needed:
Pegboard – cut in a square ( your local Building Supply store can assist you with cutting them to the size you want – Builders Warehouse does this)
Nuts and bolts – I did mine 8 x 8 so I needed 64 Nuts and Bolts per board + x4 I used to give the board little legs (see pics below)
Rubber Bands or Colourful Hair Bands – I got a box of Rubber Bands from Westpack (Pick N Pay and Checkers also sell them)
White Spray Paint Primer (hardware store)
Bottle of Spray Paint – your choice – I painted mine yellow (Hardware store /Pick n Pay/ Checkers)
Cardboard – for the pattern cards
What I did:
Wipe pegboard with a damp cloth
Spray white primer onto the smooth side of the pegboard – allow to dry
Spray paint your colour of choice – allow to dry
Begin to place all the bolts and follow with the nuts
I printed all the pattern cards and had them cut and laminated (longer lasting)
Building the Geoboard was great exercise for my little boy as he helped screw in the nuts and bolts.
I Love London weather.So much so that my wish list this season includes a pair of Red Hunter Boots.Whilst my Capetonians friends are lucky enough to put their Wellies to use with their wet Winter , Joburg tends to be cold and dry, however with all the rain we have had in the last 2 weeks I came across these fab Wellies for kids from Woolies for R 199.99.
Great fun to keep them busy indoors and then let them go out and SPLASH in the rain puddles.This would be a great gift alternative to Easter Chocolates.
We live in the Southern hemisphere which means whilst my friends up North are welcoming the warmer months we are saying good-bye.So the Easter Spring Time themed tables and collections don’t really apply to us.
I didn’t want to do Autumn colours just yet.Thats when I came up with what I think is pretty universal ….so to speak…Neons!
How gorgeous are the NEON cupcakes – available at Pick N Pay stores??????