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5 If you enjoy gardening, diarise the next Johannesburg South Garden Club
Meeting, get fit at the Rietvlei Zoo Farm Parkrum 5km walk/run or eat,
socialise and be entertained at the Jozi Urban Market
6 These terrific reads will keep you entertained this November
8 Our November wish list is packed with some gorgeous festive goodies
10 Mingle and meet with business women from the
Johannesburg South community
11 We laced up our tekkies for the annual SPAR Women’s Challenge
12 Raceview Motors celebrated their twentieth birthday celebration
with a birthday bash at Alberton Rugby Club
13 Our Get It Canon Wildlife Photographic Safari at the exceptional Thanda
Tented Camp in Zululand’s Big Five country was a roaring
(see what we did there!) success
14 Meet the talented Alberton model and entrepreneur Schané Venter
16 Gorgeous beauty finds to get us ready for the party season
18 Get in a festive mood with these beautiful gifts
FOOD & DRINK
20 A very merry and festive food table
27 Wine enthusiasts, there is a wine boutique in the area
26 A sophisticated table setting idea to inspire your holiday dinner table
28 Here’s what we are planting this November…
32 Have you heard of a fly camping safari experience? We’ve
discovered one in the Great Karoo
34 This month we’re giving away 70 bottles of Roodeberg
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A hot date
A fun-filled calendar of events this festive season
The all-time favourite film, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr., comes alive on stage at
the People’s Theatre and will take you on a fantastic musical adventure. Based on
the beloved film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, and featuring an unforgettable
score by the Sherman brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Jr. is a family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find truly scrumptious.
Performance times are Mondays to Fridays at 9am and 11am, Saturdays at
10.30am and 2.30pm as well as all Sundays and public holidays.
Ticket prices are R140 and the show runs until December 22. Details: Sean or Beth
on 011 403 1563/2340 or email the theatre at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
Jozi Urban Market with 35 interesting stalls including gourmet coffee, craft
03 beer and gin, fine wines, cocktails, exotic multicultural food, live music, local
fashion and art, this urban attraction is most definitely the best hangout on the first
Sunday of every month. The Jozi Urban Market is situated on the fifth-floor covered
car park rooftop of Gold Reef Casino, which offers a spectacular view of Johannesburg.
The market runs from 10am to 3pm giving you ample time to catch a meal,
relax while sipping a craft gin or beer in the chill area, listen to soft live Jazz or have
family fun in the free SEEFF Nerf Battle Zone. There is something for everyone, including
car and fitness enthusiasts.
Have you been to one of Café La Plume’s Social Club gatherings yet? From
06 bingo and books, to colourful craft workshops and inspiring guest speakers
not forgetting the delicious eats and wonderful company! Wednesday mornings are
the highlight of our week at Cafe’ la Plume at 17 on Joan. Details: Tracy on 083 442 2586
Don’t miss Stepping Stone Hospice’s
first fundraising golf day
at the beautiful Eye of Africa Golf Estate
in Eikenhof. At R900 per player, which
includes green fees, share of a golf cart,
R50 halfway house voucher and the
prize-giving dinner, you’ll be guaranteed
a fun-filled, “value-for money” day. The
golf course at Eye of Africa is the talking
point amongst Johannesburg’s golfers.
The golf day is scheduled for 7 November.
Format of play for the day will be a
Betterball Stableford with mystery holes
to count and a shotgun start at 11:30.
Details: Marietjie Tame email@example.com
or 082 337 5713.
Get into tip-top shape! Participate
09 in the Rietvlei Zoo Farm Parkrun
5km walk/run every Saturday at 8am.
All ages welcome. Dogs on leads also
welcome. Register on www.parkrun.
co.za and download your bar code - it’s If
you have a date for the Get It diary page,
email the info at least one month in
advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
free. Details: www.rietvleifarm.co.za
If you enjoy gardening, diarise
16 Saturday, November 16, in the
Geelhout Room, Klipriviersberg Recreation
Centre, Peggy Vera Road, Kibler Park,
at 9.30am for 10am. At the Johannesburg
South Garden Club Meeting guest
speaker, Julian Kruger, from Ball Straathof
will chat about Impatiens Beacon. The
new Impatiens Walleriana that has a
high downy mildew resistance. For more
information, please phone Dennis Boddington
(chairperson) on 083 642 1967.
Mark your diaries for the Angel
23 & Shine AF Fair hosted at Cafe
la Plume at 17 on Joan on 23 November
at 9.30am to- 3 pm. Shop for your
unique Christmas gifts. Details: Tracy
on 083 442 2586
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A trio of terrific reads for November
The long-awaited sequel
to The Handmaid’s Tale
In The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret
Atwood envisioned a world in which
the US had become Gilead, a totalitarian
world ruled by Commanders
in which women were totally subservient.
Told by one handmaid, Offred,
it describes how women are forbidden
to learn to read or write and are
solely there to serve men in all ways,
including sexually. The sequel, The
Testaments, is set 15 years later and
is told by three women – Aunt Lydia,
a trainer and manager of handmaids,
and two of Offred’s daughters,
Agnes, who became the privileged
child of an elite family, and Nicola,
who was smuggled out to Canada.
Resistance is growing in Gilead and
Lydia is plotting its downfall ... At a
time when women are increasingly
protesting against femicide, rape,
unequal pay and often worse injustices
at the hands of men, this book
hits an extremely sensitive nerve.
Chatto & Windus, R360.
Secrets. Affairs. Revenge.
It’s all going on in the
suburbs ... where everyone
has something to hide
Shari Lapena’s Someone We Know
is set in a small suburb, where
everyone is polite and friendly and
neighbourly. When newcomers arrive
in town – a handsome man and
his extraordinarily attractive wife –
the main conversation appears to be
how much of a flirt she is with the
men in the area. Then she’s found
murdered, and more than one man
is ‘a person of interest’ to the police.
At the same time, a family’s teenage
son has been breaking into some
of the houses ... not to steal, but to
practise his fairly impressive computer
hacking skills. With secrets and
affairs and revenge, Lapena keeps
you guessing until the very end.
Chosen as one of the best
thrillers of summer, this
legal thriller is exceptional
They were a perfectly ordinary family.
Interesting jobs. Yoga, basketball
and trips to the library. Takeout on
Fridays in front of the telly and a
bottle of wine with their friends.
Until the murder. Chosen as one
of the best thrillers of the summer
by the New York Times, A Nearly
Normal Family is M. T. Edvardsson’s
psychological, legal thriller that asks
what would you do if your daughter
was suspected of murder? How far
would you go to protect her? Would
you believe her, or the evidence
against her? The father believes
his daughter has been framed. The
mother believes she’s hiding something.
And the daughter believes
they have no idea what she’s truly
capable of. Could. Not. Put it down!
Brilliant. Macmillan, R299.
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The festive season wouldn’t be complete
without these goodies
Treat yourself to a cocktail
(or two) at the EBar at
Thaba Eco Hotel. Set
among the high trees and
indigenous plants and
flowers, you’ll find a superb
chilled yet majestic bar
ideal for afternoon drinks,
cocktails while watching
the sun set, magical times
with family and friends
or relaxing for an hour or
two far away from city
life. Open Wednesday to
Sunday and also available
for private parties and
events. The EBar will soothe
your soul like never before.
Nature Reserve, Impala
Road, Kibler Park,
010 822 1870.
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Sunnies up for grabs!
To welcome the silly season, we are offering you the
chance to win a pair of trendy Vogue sunglasses.
Sunglasses are a great fashion accessory that can
add style to any outfit, but it also protects your eyes
from harmful UV rays. Zelda van Coller Optometrists
Dynamic Vision is spoiling one lucky reader to a pair
of trendy Vogue Eyewear sunglasses to the value
of R1300. Simply visit our Facebook page (Get It
Magazine Joburg South) and like our Sunnies up for
grabs! Post. Entries close on November 15. Details:
We’re fans of a semi-sweet wine … it’s gorgeous chilled,
topped with soda and served with ice on a warm evening, it’s a
classic match with rich liver pate or parfait, and is brilliant with
desserts … think cheesecake or crème caramel, an apricot tart
or glazed fruit pavlova. The just-released Skyline Late Harvest
(named for SA’s great cityscapes) is a delicious option … all
smooth honey and fruit, it’s full-bodied and rich and made from
Chenin Blanc grapes harvested late in season, when natural
sugars are concentrated in the fruit, so has no added sugar.
Around R49,99 a bottle, and R134.99 for the convenient threelitre
bag-in-a-box. Fancy winning a sweet prize? We’ve got a
Skyline hamper to give away … half a dozen bottles of Skyline
and a pair of sunnies in an eye-catching shopping bag.
Add some DIY fun
to your festive
these DIY Braai
Well, here’s a lovely recipe you could try during the festive holidays
(Makes 4 x 85ml ice lollies)
Juice of 5 - 6 large oranges (roughly 500ml); a squeeze of fresh lime juice
(Note: You will need 4 x 85ml ice lolly moulds and flat lolly sticks)
Mix the fresh orange juice with the squeeze of fresh lime juice, tasting
and adjusting to your liking. Pour into lolly moulds until each one is 3/4
full. Place moulds upright in the freezer for about an hour before poking
sticks into each mould. Freeze for a further three hours or preferably
overnight. Remove moulds from freezer and briefly dip them into hot
water, then gently pull lollies out of the moulds and serve immediately.
Recipe from Jude’s Ice Cream & Desserts
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Elrike Janse van Rensburg, Celine Mainguy and Lianne Mitchley
Eleanore Jannetti and Shona Selley
Woman of Stature held its monthly meeting at
Thaba Eco Hotel, with guest speaker, Shona Selley
giving the ladies great advice on personal growth
Isabel Cadilhe and Talia Reddy
Tammy du Plooy and Tania Steyn
Isabel Cadilhe and Carrie Viviers
Kim Kidson and Lara Kidson
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There was great excitement on
Sunday, October 6, when women
from all over Gauteng flocked
together for the SPAR Women’s
Challenge hosted at Marks Park
Sports Club in Emmarentia.
Caswell and Abigail Maluleke
Debbie and Deon Louw
Gerda Steyn, Irvette van Zyl and Kesa Molotsane
Le-Ann Day, Elise Day and Samantha Prokopiou
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Jan Erasmus, Willem Venter and Johan Geldenhuis
Raceview Motors celebrated their
twentieth birthday celebration with a
birthday bash at Alberton Rugby Club.
The day featured fun for all with food,
drinks and even amusement park rides
for the children. Visitors were treated to
several live performances by the likes of
Robbie Wessels and Snotkop.
Jacque, Rolien, Juan and
Melissa, Desiré and Damien Matthysen
Joni Woest and Deon Auby
Melissa van Staden, Clarissa van Rooyen and Mieke Coetzee
Maryke, Evan and Chris Pretorius
Zunet Mohitlhi, Donovan Barnard and Danel Visser
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Close-up encounters thrilled!
Nadine Mingard and Lynda Wolfson
Sue Vacy-Lyle, Wayne Hinde and Anthea Goldwain
Our Get It Canon Wildlife Photographic Safari
at the exceptional Thanda Tented Camp in
Zululand’s Big Five country was a roaring (see
what we did there!) success. More than two dozen
keen photographers spent the weekend with top
Canon and wildlife photographers, who shared
their tips, expertise and entertaining stories about
capturing wildlife. The animals – large and fierce,
small and pretty – joined the party ... obligingly
showing off their best sides for the cameras. You
can see all the shots – including the spectacular
winning photo of the weekend by Sue Vacy-Lyle -
Matthew and Petra Blewett
Dana Eitzen, John and Dawn Champman
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Beautiful. Optimistic. The ultimate go-getter. Twenty-seven-year-old Schané Venter
with that Julia Roberts smile has gone from being a shy little girl to a talented
part-time model and operations and logistics manager.
as the 11th
Face competition. Schané first entered
the competition in 2015, but this
year she really stood out with judges
choosing her out of thousands who
entered countrywide to make the final
ten. Her life motto “to always try once
more” led to her entering a second time
and walking away with the coveted
Why did you decide to enter the
I’ve known of Sarie magazine since
I was a little girl. For me there has
always been a certain grace, elegance
and aspirational connection linked
to the magazine. With it being the
70th birthday of Sarie they reached
the epitome of hope and inspiration.
Because I have entered previously it did
not even cross my mind to enter. When
a very special friend of mine asked me if
he may enter me into the competition
again, I decided to give it another go. He
literally submitted my entry a few hours
before the deadline. I am so grateful
that he believed in me enough to want
to enter me. Because of his confidence,
I have been granted this privilege and
Has it always been your dream to be
in the modelling industry?
To be completely honest, I was a very
shy child. I can still remember it like
it was yesterday. Every year when it
was time for our pre-primary annual
concerts I would cry from the moment
they put me on stage until my mom
or dad fetched me. For some reason I had this huge fright for getting on a stage. I
think my parents knew they needed to make an attempt to help me overcome my
stage fright. They enrolled me into a modelling school with the aim to learn selfconfidence
and to be able to have the courage to stand up in front of people. It was
the best decision ever as I started developing a real interest in the modelling industry.
I competed in the in-house modelling competitions and then also started entering
bigger pageants. I was privileged enough to be a finalist for Miss SA Teen 2007, Miss
Legs 2007 and few other competitions. The one I am most proud of is being a Top
eight Miss SA 2016 finalist.
I have also always enjoyed being in front of the camera. My sister and fiancé, Marion
always make fun of me. They say when there is a camera pointed at me I always say
“No, don’t take pictures.”, but saying that with a full pose and smile ready to take that
So yes, the modelling industry has always been appealing to me and I love playing
model on the side. What I also love about the modelling industry currently is models
are not pretty faces anymore, they have become some of the world’s most influential
individuals and activists using this platform to inspire change and to speak up for
causes they believe in.
What is your ultimate dream – personal and business?
My dream is to live a purposeful life and to touch lives in every part of my life
journey. I dream of having a happy marriage and family one day.
On the business side I would like to one day start an online clothing store selling
clothes I have designed. Another dream is to travel more frequently and explore
the world with my fiancé. The idea would be to have a blog which will showcase
affordable fashion and style trends from all over the world and share it to my
What is your favourite hobby?
I love, love, love shopping and visiting different local markets. I am a sucker
for a sale and will always find a reason to make that purchase. I love wearing
beautiful clothes and showcasing my own style. I have to admit I have a
Tell us about the love in your life and the role he plays?
I am engaged to my best friend. We have been engaged for a year and are
getting married next year May. Marion is my biggest supporter and he always
has my best interests at heart. He is the one person I want to spend all my time
with and the one person I want to share everything with. What I appreciate most
about him is he supports all of my dreams. He will never hold me back, in fact, he
encourages me to be brave.
If you can have one super power, what would it be?
I would love to have the ability to be at more places at once. To duplicate myself
if and when I have to.
What is the key to success?
The key to ultimate success is to find your passion and to know where you make
the biggest impact in life. Work hard to invest in your passion. Only then you can
live a fulfilled life. Success will automatically follow after that.
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Photo: Phyllis Green and Leana Clunies-Ross
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Shimmer, shine and stand out
from the party crowd. For our
nails we’re loving Essence
Glitter on Glitter Off (so
clever ... peel off nail polish)
R54.95, and Shine Last and
Go (priced perfecly for a
party ... R29.95) both
from Dis-Chem. And
for eyes, this WOW
Sparkling Corals Palette
is exactly that ... wow!
R180 from wowcosmetics.
Last minute party? A quick spritz of Biosense Dry Shampoo and you’ll be good
to go. R180 from splush.co.za/brand/biosense • Loaded with vitamin E and
seven precious vegetable oils, Inoar Kalice Oil is used on hair, body and face ... it
moisturises, nourishes, restores, softens and protects. R780 from inoar.co.za • Eau
Thermale Avène has just launched DermAbsolu, a range specifically formulated
for mature skin. The star product is this Serum .. a highly concentrated serum-inoil.
Used twice daily, it unveils an illumnating effect, and leaves the skin toned and
radiant, with facial contours visibly reshaped. R499 from eau-thermale-avene.co.za
Four AMAZING shimmery shades in
this Sorbet Eye to Eye Cocoa Crush
eyeshadow quad. R179.95 from Sorbet
salons or sorbet.co.za
Compiled by: KYM ARGO
If you’re looking for hot eye shades, brace yourself. The new Urban Decay Naked Heat palette is sweltering! A dozen all-new,
can’t-live-without, amber-hued neutrals – from warm browns and burnt oranges to deep red eyeshadows. These shades look
insanely flattering on any skin tone, and there’s everything you need ... including a full-size mirror and a double-ended brush,
one for blending, one for precise application in the crease. R860 from urbandecay.co.za
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We’re feeling festive ... so we’re
sharing a few of our star beauty
finds for the party season
Explosive. Alluring. Delectable. But never too sweet! We’re
wearing just one fragrance this festive season ... and it’s
Azzaro Wanted Girl. It’s a Floral Oriental Gourmand, and is
massively desirable. From R940 at your local fragrance store.
• Flirty gold eyes ... try this Essence Longlasting Eye Pencil
in Gold Blind, R29.95 from Dis-Chem • Sparkling eyes ...
we’re besotted with this Clarins Eyeshadow ... and admit this
season we’re wearing it day and night. Because ... festive! R355.
Party in a pot ... Catrice Bouncy Bronzer
Caribbean Vibes, R79.95 from Dis-Chem.
Glow all through the party season. This Vichy
Ideal Soleil Self Tanner with Vitamin E gives you
a really natural-looking tan in just one hour, and
keeps your skin hydrated for eight hours.
R245 from Dis-Chem.
from WOW, R75 from
Prep your skin
... this Sunlight
works like magic.
too. R92.95 from
Beige Biscuit is
our go to for party
eyes. R187 from Dis-Chem.
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1.7L kettle, R8,499,
Lindt Lindor assorted
chocolate balls, R54.99
Brittle chunks in tin,
We’ve got you covered with great Christmas gift ideas for the ladies
Mr Price Home
Guilty Intense EDP,
R1 085 for 30ml,
Rubi Piper Sling
Back Sandal, R349,
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Discover the magic
Immerse yourself in a world of enchantment
and joy with our memorable gift selection.
Discover more at clarins.co.za and
participating Clarins beauty counters.
12 iconic must-have Clarins products
hidden in this Advent Calendar
R890* | Valued at R2,100
Eau de Jardins Gift Set
R625* | Valued at R1,080
Something for Dad...
ClarinsMen Hydration Collection
R815* | Valued at R980
Double Serum Collection
R1,330* | Valued at R1,700
It’s on everyone’s list…
Eau Dynamisante Collection
R625* | Valued at R1,080
Let it Glow! Let it Glow!
Bright Plus Gift Set
R910* | Valued at R1,500
All eye want for Christmas
Wonder Perfect 4D Gift
R380* | Valued at R545
Mommy’s kissing Santa Claus
if she gets this Holiday Beauty Cracker
R320* | Valued at R495
The gift of youthful skin
Super Restorative Deluxe Collection
R3,260* | Valued at R4,300
For you. About you.
*Recommended Retail Selling Price
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If ever there was a time to drink, eat and be
merry, it’s now. And on the menu? A feast of
baked cheese, glazed ham and chocolate tart.
You’ll need: 100g frozen cranberries;
150g Staffords cranberry jelly; 1tsp
chilli flakes; one 250g wheel of
Camembert or Brie cheese; 50g
walnuts; 3 sprigs rosemary
To make: Preheat oven to 180˚C. In a
small saucepan combine the frozen
cranberries, 100g Staffords cranberry
jelly and chilli flakes. Cook over low
heat until the cranberries are soft
and the sauce has thickened slightly,
about five minutes. Set aside.
On a baking tray, score the wheel
of cheese in a 2cm by 2cm pattern.
In the grooves insert the rosemary
leaves ... do this evenly throughout
the wheel. Spread 50g of Staffords
cranberry jelly evenly over top of the
wheel. Tie a piece of kitchen twine
around the outside of the wheel to
prevent it breaking apart too early.
Sprinkle the walnuts around the
Bake for eight to ten minutes or until
it has become soft in the middle. This
will vary depending on the age of
the cheese. Remove from oven and
place on a serving dish. Spoon over
some of the cranberry chilli sauce
and place the rest in a dish to serve
on the side. Sprinkle with toasted
walnuts and more fresh rosemary if
Serve immediately with crusty sliced
bread like sourdough or baguette.
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Honey mustard glazed ham
You’ll need: 3kg leg of ham, trimmed and skin
removed; 1 cup smooth orange marmalade;
quarter of a cup Staffords honey; half a
cup orange juice; 3 Tblsps Staffords Dijon
mustard; cloves for studding; sage for garnish
To make: Preheat oven to 180˚C. In a
saucepan combine the marmalade, honey,
orange juice and mustard. Cook over low
heat until the glaze has thickened slightly –
around five to seven minutes. Set aside but
do not allow to cool completely. If needed
reheat over low heat for one to two minutes.
Score the trimmed leg of ham into a 2cm
diamond pattern. Push a single clove Into
the centre of each diamond. Only stud the
top of the ham, or whichever side you’ll be
presenting. Place on a rack above a lined
baking sheet. Generously brush ham with
glaze and place on the lowest rack of the
oven. Every 10 min remove the ham from
the oven, rotate and brush on more glaze.
Repeat this until ham is golden brown, about
40 to 60 minutes, depending on the oven. If
the top begins to brown too quickly, loosely
place a piece of tinfoil over top. Once cooked,
remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
Sprinkle with sea salt flakes and serve on a
large dish (sliced or whole) and garnish with
Chocolate raspberry tart
You’ll need: Chocolate pastry - 170g cake flour; 50g icing sugar;
60ml cocoa powder; 2ml salt;100g cold butter, cubed; 1 egg yolk;
60ml water. Filling - 200g raspberries; 500ml cream; 60g caster
sugar; 100g Staffords milk choc disks; 150g Staffords dark choc
disks; 5ml Staffords vanilla extract with seeds; 3 eggs, lightly
whisked; 10ml cocoa powder, for dusting
To make: For the chocolate pastry, sift the flour, cocoa powder
and icing sugar into a mixing bowl and add salt. Add cold butter
and work into the flour, using your fingertips, until mixture
resembles breadcrumbs. Beat egg yolk with water, add to the
flour mixture and mix until dough comes together. Turn out onto
a lightly floured surface and knead briefly until smooth. Wrap
in clingfilm and place in the fridge for 20 minutes. Then roll the
pastry out on a lightly flour-dusted surface and line a 25cm loosebottomed
tart tin. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes. Preheat oven
to 190°C. Blind bake the pastry case for 12 – 15 minutes. Remove
from oven and allow to cool.
To make the filling, reduce the oven temperature to 160°C.
Reserve a third of the raspberries for decoration and use
remainder to line the baked tart case. Place the cream and sugar
in a pan and gently bring to the boil. Stir until sugar dissolves,
then remove from heat, add milk choc disks, dark choc disks and
vanilla extract with seeds and stir until smooth. Allow to cool
for five minutes, then stir in the eggs. Transfer the tart case to a
baking sheet and pour chocolate filling over raspberries. Bake
the tart for 25 to 35 minutes, or until the filling is cooked but still
slightly wobbly in the middle. Allow to cool at room temperature
until set. Decorate with remaining raspberries and a dusting of
cocoa powder round the edges.
For more holiday recipes,
Festive cooking – hells bells, any cooking – is easier (and tastier) when you use the condiments, baking and specialty
products from the Staffords range. From baking to braaiing, going fancy or keeping it simple, there’s a Staffords product
that will add a little extra punch. You’ll find them at your local supermarket.
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Cinnamon sugar holiday tree with
cinnamon sugar butter cookies
Brush 'trunk' of the tree and areas not twisted with melted butter and
sprinkle those areas with Staffords cinnamon sugar. Bake the tree at 220˚C for
about 20-25 minutes or until the pastry has fully 'puffed' and turned golden
brown. Once baked, remove from oven and serve with star cookies placed as
baubles along the branches and top of the tree.
For the tree:
Staffords cinnamon sugar shaker;
2 rolls store-bought puff pastry
For the cookies:
2 cups flour; ½ tsp baking powder;
½ tsp salt; 170g butter, softened;
200g sugar; 1 large egg; ½ tsp vanilla;
Staffords cinnamon sugar shaker
Preheat oven to 180˚C.
For the cookies: Whisk together
flour, baking powder, and salt in a
small bowl. Beat together butter and
sugar in a large bowl until pale and
fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until
smooth. Add flour mixture and mix
until just combined. Wrap dough in
clingwrap and chill in the fridge for 2
hours. When chilled, roll dough into
½ cm thick sheet, cut out star-shaped
cookies and place on a lined and
greased baking sheet. Brush tops of
the cookies with melted butter and
sprinkle generously with Staffords
cinnamon sugar. Bake cookies at
180˚C for 12 to 15 minutes or until
the edges begin to brown. Remove
from oven and transfer onto a
For the tree: On a lined baking tray
spread out one roll of puff pastry.
Generously sprinkle Staffords
cinnamon sugar in a generally treeshaped
area. Roll out the second
piece of puff pastry and place over
the first piece of puff pastry. Press
down gently to bond the two pieces.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in
fridge for 20 minutes. When pastry is
chilled return tray to working surface
(do not remove from the lined tray).
Cut out tree shape with special
attention to the trunk, which should
be wider at the bottom than the
top. Cut the sides of the tree to form
branches every 2cm, with a 1cm
gap between each branch. Remove
pastry from the 1cm wide gaps to
allow pastry to expand slightly. Do
not cut all the way to the top, allow
2-3cm of flat pastry at the top. Twist
each branch as many times as you
can, depending on the length of
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Decorate and celebrate
On the hunt for Christmas table décor ideas? Elsa de Wit, buyer for Grandiflora,
shared the latest trends and tips to help you plan your Christmas table.
While we’re still at work,
it’s hard to think about
the upcoming Christmas
holidays, but the truth is
it is just over eight weeks
away. “I attended the
world renowned Frankfurt
Christmas Expo earlier this
year to familiarize myself with
this year’s Christmas trends
and colours and hot off the
press…is the colour pink in
all shades with a touch of
purple. If these colours won’t
work I recommend you go
for the Tiffany look adding a touch of antique gold with
the mint to give you a warm and classic style. If you feel
this contemporary style isn’t for you rather choose the
old, traditional style choosing bottle green, dark reds and
accessorise with golds and silver and a touch of white. For
a more formal look and feel – combine your antique gold
Decorating your tree
Elsa suggests using a combination of different colours and
textures with a little of glitter to give you the festive feel.
Faux birds are also trending this year. For a whimsical style
you could add fairies and elves.
If you aren’t sure about your Christmas choices visit
Grandiflora or their online store www.grandiflora.co.za
Details: Grandiflora, Mutliflora Centre, corner Vickers and
Fig Place, City Deep, Johannesburg, 011 610 1166 or www.
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Tis the season to enjoy fine wine and a superb pairing experience
Welcome the warmth of
summer with a
chilled glass of Elgin
Ridge’s 282 Sauvignon
Perfect for an al fresco
wine is described by
Kosie van der Merwe
as being an exquisite
colour with aromas
of ripe pineapple,
sweet pear and
with flavours of
melon and lime.
It’s lovely paired
with a seasonal
Room at R120
per bottle and
local wine stores.
You know we Get It girls love a good glass of wine and we’ve
discovered just the place to enjoy one. Wine Unlimited, a
sophisticated boutique wine lounge, has recently opened its doors
with the aim of creating an authentic Cape Winelands experience
in Gauteng. They serve and sell an exclusive selection of fine wines,
sparkling wines (Method Cap Classique), champagnes, fortified
wines as well as quality brandy, whisky and craft gin. So if you are
in the mood get the girls together for a wine tasting and pairing
1 Elandsfontein Street, New Market Park, Alberton, 011 867 3006 or 079
583 3992 or email to email@example.com
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Stepping into paradise
Plants and flowers are an obvious first
thought when thinking about your
garden, and it is essential to have an
idea of the types of flowers and colours
you’d like to see dotted around this
space as well as possible areas where
you can plant trees and shrubs.
Having mapped out your flora you’ll
have a better idea of where you want
to place inviting pathways that lead
you to explore your garden and soak
up the beauty and fragrances that will
linger around every corner. There are
various paving and stepping stone
options available to meet a variety of
Pots and a decorative bridge can be
used as a focal point adding additional
charm to the garden. Water features
are also attractive additions to any garden
and the soothing sound of water
falling adds an element of calm to the
environment. They also attract birds
to the garden to further enhance the
We’re planting Salvia ‘Salmia’ for its superb
show in the garden. This shrubby
upright perennial salvia produces
endless spikes of large dark purple,
pink or orange red blooms that attract
bees and stand out against the dark
green leaves. Plants flower from spring
to autumn and even through winter in
warmer areas. Growing 60 to 80cm high
and wide, it is a good filler for beds or as
a feature in a large container. Plants are
frost hardy, performing best in full sun
in fertile well-drained soil. Like all salvia
it needs moderate watering and the
soil can dry out between watering. For
strong growth, cut
back in spring, fertilise and water well.
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It is time to dig in, choose and grow these plants.
Best for patios… imagine having
deliciously fragrant and pickable Sweet
basil at your fingertips. Basil ‘Dolce Fresca’
is a patio basil that grows perfectly in a pot,
keeps its compact bushy shape and doesn’t
get leggy, like garden varieties tend to do.
Plants grow 30 -36cm high, with a high leaf
yield. This basil has won horticultural awards
including the All-American Selections vegetable
category for its sweet tender leaves
and ornamental shape.
Use the leaves for pesto, with pasta and in
any Mediterranean inspired dish. A great
patio edible. Info: www.ballstraathof.co.za
GARDEN TASKS FOR
• Sow quick growing annuals like alyssum,
dwarf marigolds, nasturtiums, portulaca,
and California poppy.
• Lift and divide irises, water agapanthus
if the weather is hot and dry and fertilise
roses, cannas, dahlias and hydrangeas.
• For heat resistant bedding colour plant
vinca, Angelonia and bedding salvia in
sunny beds and begonias in semi-shade.
• Water outdoor container plants and
hanging baskets once a day and feed twice
a month. If the sun is becoming too harsh,
move containers into a position where
they receive afternoon shade.
• November is peak time for pests. Watch
out for lily borer (black and yellow stripes)
on your clivia and amaryllis and spray with
Margaret Roberts Biological Caterpillar
Insecticide. Protect roses, tomatoes, and
sweet peppers with Ludwig’s Insect Spray,
which is organic.
• Succession sowing of most summer
vegetables can be continued up until the
end of this month.
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Fly camping ...
a safari for the adventurous
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Walking through big five country and sleeping out in the wild
So you’re looking for somethng a little out of the ordinary. A little more adventurous.
Something special. And as we so often do (boast, boast), we’ve done the hard work for
you and found something spectacular for you to experience. An authentic wilderness
adventure, where you can experience the beauty of the bush on foot and sleep out in
the wild. A fly camping safari experience is the latest activity offered at Samara Private
Game Reserve in the Great Karoo – arguably one of the most extraordinary areas of
Taking its name from the original safari days when explorers set up camp in big game
country with little more than a fly sheet protecting them from the elements, Samara’s
fly camping activity remains true to these origins.
WIth a maximum of six guests, your adventure begins with a guided bush walk
through Big Five territory ... fret not ... the rangers are armed and they, and the trackers,
are hugely experienced. Come dusk, you’ll arrive at your private camp, where your
tents have already been set up (thank heavens ... imagine having to do that yourself
after a long day walking in the bush!), and the fire ready to be lit. You’ll have (massively
welcome, we’re sure) sundowners followed by a traditional South African braai – think
boerewors, roosterbrood and grilled pineapple – cooked by the ranger and tracker
team. You’ll spend the evening sitting round the campfire, sharing safari stories and
listening to the nightly chorus of jackals, nightingales and the occasional lion roar,
before retreating to bed. The next morning, you can continue your walk or drive back
to the lodge.
This fly camping safari is only available from October to May (excluding December 15
to January 10) and is limited to guests who’ve booked a minimum three-night stay
in one of Samara’s lodges. A R7 000 a night camping surcharge applies, although this
charge is included in the cost if guests book a five-night conservation package. Prices
include the services of a fully armed ranger and tracker. You do need to be 16 or older.
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Seventy reasons to enjoy
Roodeberg this festive season
Roodeberg, the legendary red blend
that has been bringing friends together
since 1949, celebrates its 70th anniversary
this year. A true South African original
that’s stood the test of time, the wine was
developed by a pioneer of the SA wine
industry, Dr Charles Niehaus, and was
one of our country’s biggest export wine
brands. It wasn’t until 2004 that it became
readily available to us here at home ...
and for a long while, locals could only get
their hands on a bottle through a wine
farming acquaintance with a KWV quota.
The stories go that bartering sought-after
test match tickets, biltong and the like in
return for a bottle or two was a common
occurrence. For many Roodeberg still
conjures up fond memories of people,
places and occasions, and of sharing
special life-changing moments with family
and friends, often with rare vintages
squirrelled away. Catch all the action of
Roodeberg’s 70th anniversary year by
joining the Roodeberg community on
Facebook or follow @Roodeberg_Wine on
Instagram and Twitter. For one incredibly
lucky reader, this party season is about to
get a whole lot more festive. To celebrate
Roodeberg’s 70th birthday, we’re giving
away 70 bottles (nope, that’s not a typo).
One reader, 70 bottles. One amazingly
happy festive season. To stand a chance
of winning, simply visit our Get It National
Facebook page, follow us, and like the
Roodeberg Spoil post. We’ll be drawing
the prize early ... so get your entries in
before November 15. Cheers!
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