B GIRLS U R BEAUTIFUL!!

The holiday season in sunny South Africa presents women with something of a challenge. Not only is it a time of indulgence, but it is also that time of year when the beaches beckon us to their glimmering shores, begging the question, Are we bikini-ready? Port Elizabeth psychologist, Ilze Biggs, emphasises that body image can […]

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Whatever you want, Mum said.

Growing up, my mom’s style of parenting was a rather interesting one. Unorthodox you might say. I had a library card with endless scope, the library being very close to my primary school, and I simply selected and read whatever I wanted. Whatever I wanted, that was the general order of the day when it […]

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This Prisoner’s Final Meal

It’s no secret I’m my grandpappy’s child. We’re cut from the same cloth him and I. Dreamy and contemplative, often lost to our thoughts. And with a mom working the occasional evening shift, I was often fobbed off on her folks. Without fail, it was my Papa who tucked me into bed at night and […]

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Crispy, grilled chokka with zesty mint and parsley rice

So let’s face it. Times are tough and pennies are few. That’s no secret. But I’m not about to let that get between me and a tasty meal! Both in budget and in environmental matters, reducing meat consumption (particularly beef) has been a pretty big goal for me, using smaller portions more for flavour in […]

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Some Musings on a Flavour Filled Life

My first food memory. Fried egg on toast cut into squares with streaky bacon. A dinner staple in my home with a single mother who was often loathe to cook. A habit to this day, I would eat around the egg yolk, saving it for last with a side of crispy fat. Then, as now, […]

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