Wonder Box

Way, way back, we bought a Peka Lula Wonder Box in Cape Town, South Africa.  We had just started living together, my future husband and I, and we figured that this simple energy saving kitchen helper would save us power.  This purchase was made LONG before I even knew what Sustainable Living was about!  Fast…

Best Healthy Kale Snax

Okay, so most people dislike kale.  It's that tough green that everyone raves about nutrition-wise but prefer softer green options like silverbeet or spinach.  It's definitely an aquired taste, if you weren't introduced to it as a child.  I have grown it in our garden for the past three years, yet only now, am I…

DIY Cream Cheese

Say Cheese!  Who doesn't love a good spreadable cheese on toast?  Making your own is so easy, with no nasty additives.  All you need is:  a tub of unflavoured natural yoghurt (I use 4 cups) 1 tspn salt herbs of choice a bowl and sieve a soft cotton scarf  Step 1: Place sieve over…

Daikon Ferment

Ferments are all the rage at the moment.  Saurkraut, kombucha, kefir, kimchi......the list goes on.  We often cheat and buy canned Krautboy saurkraut made in Poland, LOVE the stuff!  Over the years I have made many a fermented food but could never hope to keep the supply equal to our demand (hence the canned stuff).  The…

Portrait Snatching

Photo Bombing; when someone is having a photo taken and you burst in on the scene.  Captured forever on someone else's photograph. Selfies; a new term to capture the essence of how self-absorbed we have become. Portrait Snatching; a term I have invented to describe the moment you record someone's portrait when they are completely…

Ancient Roman Africa

They came, they saw, they conquered.  The Romans, that is, in Africa!  Walking up to Volubilis near Meknes, Moroccco, one might be forgiven with thinking you were in the Italian countryside, and not Africa! That the Romans sought to cross the Straits of Gibraltar around the first century, and build this little metropolis, is amazing.…