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Tomato sauce for pizza topping

There’s nothing like home made pizza.  I make the dough in my bread machine and we make our own tomato topping.  This is my husband’s recipe. You can either use it as is or give it a whizz with a blender. TOMATO PIZZA TOPPING INGREDIENTS about half a medium or smallish onion 1 tin chopped peeled tomatoes 15 ml tomato ... Read More »

Night – poem

I’m not managing a poem a day but continuing with picking a poem title and writing somthing with the same title. NIGHT Shadows fall gently Rough edges blur The blanket of darkness covers all Embracing Uniting Soul moon rises Summoning tides Casting silver path over black waters Whispering There is always a way   The title of this poem came ... Read More »

Banting and Gluten Free Lemon Meringue

This week I had a visit from a very special friend from Durban.  She is banting and loves lemon meringue.  I have never tried banting baking before but after some searching chose a recipe on The Banting Chef.  My first attempt was not a success, the recipe didn’t say what size pie dish to use and my tin turned out ... Read More »

Exploring Graaf Reinet

Our return trip from Cape Town took a scenic route via Graaf Reinet.  We stayed at Die Ark self catering accommodation.  I loved the small thoughtful touches which make a big difference, like mozzie spray and delicious home made cookies. For supper we ate at Muller House, where the food was excellent value for money. On the morning of our ... Read More »

Judas a poem about Jacob Zuma

I have not written enough poetry of late.  I spent some time this morning looking for a group or page offering daily poetry prompts, then decided on a better idea.  I have chosen to go through poetry books, pick a title and use that as a prompt.  Since reading a full poem first may affect my take on the title ... Read More »

The 5km Zebra trail at Hennops Hiking trails, great for kids

We haven’t been hiking for ages.  Recently this was remedied going on a hike at Hennops River.  The 5km Zebra trail was perfect for our children aged 7 & 10.  Entering the hike I chose the suspension bridge after Cliff crossed on the cable car over the strongly flowing Hennops river, with the children.  At the end of the circular ... Read More »

Erika’s super butter cookies

In 2016 I was given an order to bake 700 mustache shaped cookies for Movember.  There was no way that I could have done them all on my own.  I baked the cookies and my friend Erika decorated them.  Her decorating skills are amazing.  She shared her cookie recipe with me that she was given at school.  I’ve tried similar ... Read More »

The dilemma when to replace a dead pet

Tragedy struck our home recently and rather eerily our chickens lived up to their names. Lucky and Angel joined our family in 2016 as fluffy chicks. They had a beautiful bond and were inseparable. A dog got into our yard and chicken cage. Angel was killed and the children pray that she is clucking in the choir invisible. Lucky lost ... Read More »

Pick and Paint, painting ceramics in Boksburg

Recently my friend Abbey arranged a fun Mum’s and kids workshop at Pick & Paint Ceramics in Parkrand, Boksburg.  Before going we selected items to paint from the catalog.  Acacia chose an elephant and Fjord a frog.  I didn’t join in as pottery is my passion and I love decorating my ceramics with glazes. Pick & Paint have a wonderful ... Read More »