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10 Ways to Protect the Elderly During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The more we learn about COVID-19, the clearer it becomes that the most vulnerable are people with chronic diseases—like heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes—and older adults. No one is immune to the coronavirus. That said, the information shows that your risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age. Now more than ever, we … Continue reading 10 Ways to Protect the Elderly During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Mushroom and Lentil Potjie

Serves 4 – 6 Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 6 cups vegetable stock 1 cup carrots, chopped 1 cup celery, chopped 1 cup onion,  chopped 2 large potatoes, cut into 3 cm squares 2 cups dried brown lentils 2 tins chopped tomatoes 4 cloves minced garlic 1 Tsp dried basil 1 Tsp dried thyme 2 … Continue reading Mushroom and Lentil Potjie

Mushroom Braai Broodjies

Makes 2 Ingredients: 4 slices sourdough bread 1 ripe tomato, sliced 2 portabello mushrooms 3 slices mozzarella cheese 3 slices aged cheddar cheese ½ red onion, sliced Sea salt Black pepper +/- 4 Tbsp butter, room temperature Method: Prepare your braai and allow coals or wood to burn down until the heat is very gentle, … Continue reading Mushroom Braai Broodjies

Tandoori Mushrooms

Serves 2-4 Preparation time: 15 minutes + marinade Cooking time: 12 minutes Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 1tsp ground coriander 1tsp ground cumin 1tsp turmeric 1tsp paprika ½tsp chilli powder or cayenne pepper 1tsp salt 1 clove garlic, crushed 1½tsp ginger, freshly grated or good store-bought prepared 150g plain yoghurt 500g fresh Button or Portabellini mushrooms, cleaned 4 wooden … Continue reading Tandoori Mushrooms

Honey & Orange Madeleines Recipe

Makes 24 Ingredients: Tip: weigh everything accurately 3 large eggs, beaten 150g sugar 1 tsp Staffords Vanilla Extract Zest of 1 orange 30g Staffords Pure Honey 200g flour 10g baking powder 50g milk 200g butter, melted and cooled Method: Whisk eggs and sugar together until pale and creamy. Add the vanilla, orange zest and honey. … Continue reading Honey & Orange Madeleines Recipe

Mushroom, Biltong & Potato Chowder Recipe

  Serves 6 – 8 30ml oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 60g butter 30ml cake flour 500g button mushrooms, sliced 80ml white wine 1.25L chicken stock 1 potato, cut into cubes 3 sprigs thyme 375ml milk 125ml cream 150g ground, fine biltong salt and milled black pepper Heat the oil in a … Continue reading Mushroom, Biltong & Potato Chowder Recipe

The Year of Living

By Alasdair Cunningham. I was going to add the word ‘Dangerously’ to the title, but that’s not how we roll here at Daddy Diaries, we like to keep things at a more sedate pace. Not because I’m anxious or scared, but because I feel ancient and my kids are young, and it’s easier if they … Continue reading The Year of Living

Announcing a new mask in the Esse Skincare sensitive category.

Esse Skincare will launch a facial sheet mask with 1 million inactivated Lactobacillus bacteria per ml. The new launch includes a fully compostable bamboo sheet, saturated with a serum laden with hyaluronic acid, probiotic extracts, and prebiotics to calm and protect sensitive skin. More than half of women claim to have sensitive skin. Skin is … Continue reading Announcing a new mask in the Esse Skincare sensitive category.

Autumn Reads for Kids

A Pop-Up Safari, creative writing with Fantastic Mr Fox and delightful illustrations with Yoga for Giraffes awaits in this season’s top reads. YOGA FOR GIRAFFES by CARLY TOD Yoga? For giraffes? With enough hard work and a good imagination, anything is possible, as Sindile the giraffe discovers. When he stumbles across a human yoga class … Continue reading Autumn Reads for Kids

Our African Wonder

Mpumalanga, the province of the rising sun is home to the Lowveld, an explorer’s dream with flat, lush grasslands and rich wildlife. This adventurer’s paradise will steal your heart with its charming towns, breathtaking views and natural wonders. By Tamara Toti. The subtropical climate of the area sprinkles each season with magic as everything is … Continue reading Our African Wonder

Tintswalo Launches Staycation Deals For Locals To Combat Corona Disruption

In response to the international Corona Covid-19 travel restrictions, Tintswalo Lodges has introduced reduced-rate Staycation offers at each of its properties to present locals with as much as 50% discount for self-drive travel until 31 July 2020. Each of Tintswalo’s small and exclusive luxury lodges are located in idyllic, remote locations close to nature where … Continue reading Tintswalo Launches Staycation Deals For Locals To Combat Corona Disruption

The Beauty Worx Facial Serums

The Beauty Worx facial serums collectively work to control, maintain and protect your skin, every serum feeding your specific skin care needs. Suitable for all skin types: The Beauty Worx Rosehip & Castor Oil Face Serum (50ml) R129.00   The Beauty Worx Essential Rosehip and Castor Oil Face Serum helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and … Continue reading The Beauty Worx Facial Serums