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telephonically and need to collect their

prizes from Caxton Joburg South branch

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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


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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If you have a date for the Get It diary page, email the info at least one month in advance to

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 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

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. 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

free. Details:

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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Book club

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.

Penguin, R290.

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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Wish list

The festive season wouldn’t be complete

without these goodies

Happy hour

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.

Details: Klipriviersberg

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

holiday with

these DIY Braai


From R149.99,


Well, here’s a lovely recipe you could try during the festive holidays

Orange Lollies

(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

and development.

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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and sole

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

Wernich Germishuyzen

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.


recently the



Schané was


as the 11th

winner of

the Sarie


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

October cover.

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

Instagram page.

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

shoe obsession.

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 • 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 • 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

Four AMAZING shimmery shades in

this Sorbet Eye to Eye Cocoa Crush

eyeshadow quad. R179.95 from Sorbet

salons or

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

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Ready, steady


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.

Shimmer bronzer

from WOW, R75 from

Prep your skin

... this Sunlight

Light Correcting

Serum Primer

from Catrice

works like magic.

Reasonably priced,

too. R92.95 from


Love an





Lumiere Eye

Shadow in

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

Chocolate Peanut

Brittle chunks in tin,

R119.99, Woolworths

Rubi Summer


woven circle

bag, R349,



We’ve got you covered with great Christmas gift ideas for the ladies

Serenity Bath



Mr Price Home

Guilty Intense EDP,

R1 085 for 30ml,


Rubi Piper Sling

Back Sandal, R349,

Cotton On

Tom Ford

Scarlet rouge,



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Discover the magic

of Christmas!

Immerse yourself in a world of enchantment

and joy with our memorable gift selection.

Discover more at and

participating Clarins beauty counters.

12 iconic must-have Clarins products

hidden in this Advent Calendar

R890* | Valued at R2,100

Sparkling freshness

Eau de Jardins Gift Set

R625* | Valued at R1,080

Something for Dad...

ClarinsMen Hydration Collection

R815* | Valued at R980

Everyone’s favourite!

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.

Baked cranberry


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

fresh sage.

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

cooling rack.

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

each branch.

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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

and black.”

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

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

Blanc 2016.

Perfect for an al fresco

celebration, this

wine is described by

biodynamic winemaker

Kosie van der Merwe

as being an exquisite

pale yellow-green

colour with aromas

of ripe pineapple,

sweet pear and


with flavours of

candied citrus,

pear, sweet

melon and lime.

It’s lovely paired

with a seasonal

salad, seafood

or poultry

dishes. Available

directly from

the Tasting

Room at R120

per bottle and

select specialist

local wine stores.

Details: www.

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

experience. Details:

1 Elandsfontein Street, New Market Park, Alberton, 011 867 3006 or 079

583 3992 or email to

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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

outdoor experience.

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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& bloom

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:



• 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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Look after


for the best dressed skin

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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

South Africa.

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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