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Beauty essentials<br />

from the pantry<br />

Capture the<br />

heart of the<br />

moment<br />

Snuggle up<br />

&love life<br />


<strong>MAY</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

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and lagered in cold storage at 0 degrees for 5 weeks, to create<br />

a rounded, full bodied beer with a beautifully smooth drinkability.<br />

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Enjoy Responsibly. Liquor not for sale to persons under the age of 18.<br />

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GET IT<br />

Editorial 011 724 7000<br />

1 Eaton Terrace, Terrace Building<br />

New Redruth Alberton<br />

Website getitmagazine.co.za/joburg-south<br />

Facebook Get It- <strong>JHB</strong> <strong>South</strong><br />

Editor Carina van der Walt<br />

albertongetit1@caxton.co.za<br />

083 411 7146<br />

Sub-editor Riaan Engelbrecht<br />

riaane@caxton.co.za<br />

Layout Artist<br />

Shanet Moodley<br />

Design Studio<br />

Shavaun Cronje and<br />

Christopher van der Merwe<br />

Sales<br />

Natasha Venter 082 557 4391<br />

natashav@caxton.co.za<br />


National Group Editor<br />

and National Sales<br />

Kym Argo<br />

kyma@caxton.co.za<br />

Business Manager Natalie Maree<br />

Production Manager<br />

Taybah Bux 011 916 5339 / 5331<br />

Distribution<br />

Freddy Sephaka 072 580 4600<br />

Get It <strong>South</strong> is distributed free of charge.<br />

For a full list of where it is available<br />

phone 011 724 7000<br />

Published by CTP Limited<br />

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be transferred or redeemed for cash.<br />

Competitions are not open to the sponsors<br />

or Caxton employees or their families. Get It<br />

Magazine reserves the right to publish the<br />

names of winners, who will be contacted<br />

telephonically and need to collect their<br />

prizes from Caxton Joburg <strong>South</strong> branch<br />

within 10 days or they will be forfeited.<br />

Prizewinners names are published on our<br />

Facebook page monthly.<br />



4 Snuggle up with pop corn and box office thrillers, get some fresh<br />

air gardening and enjoy a family night playing games<br />

5 Sweet treats for the family and learn how to master meat - all this online<br />

6 Check out the hot new reads in the book line-up<br />

8 Make Mother’s Day magnificent<br />

PEOPLE<br />

10 Meet Laurette Marais - a woman with a heart for her community<br />

12 Local photographer Rina Coetzee shares her story<br />

BEAUTY<br />

16 Treat yourself - take some time for yourself with a home spa<br />

18 Home-made recipes that actually work<br />


20 Glam fashions turning staying at home into an event<br />

WIN<br />

23 A whole lot of love for mom<br />

FOOD<br />

24 Isla Rechner shares her favourites whipped up with buttermilk<br />

26 Chantel Dartnal shares recipes for a warm family meal for colder nights<br />


30 Embrace calmness with shades of blue<br />

33 There is loads of gardening to do in May<br />

34 It’s the perfect time to start a veggie or herb garden<br />

TRAVEL<br />

39 The ultimate travel App is like a game ranger in your pocket<br />

41 Green is the theme for this Echo-chic hotel<br />

SPOIL<br />

42 It’s May and it’s Mother’s Day. Win some bubbly for mum<br />

COVER<br />

Bea Bornman Photography<br />

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A hot date!<br />

You don’t have to go out to have fun<br />

Get digging<br />

Get your garden into tip-top shape<br />

before winter with the help of SA’s best<br />

known gardening guru. Gardening<br />

with Keith Kirsten is the latest edition<br />

of this super-helpful book and this one<br />

includes more indigenous species,<br />

locally bred hybrids and water wise<br />

plants. R350.<br />

Play the game<br />

We love a game that’s fun and After Dinner Amusements has a whole<br />

heap to choose from. In Family Time there are 50 thoughtful and playful<br />

questions about the past, present, and future, which should inspire great<br />

family conversations. Other games include Riddle Me This, Name That<br />

Word and Love Trivia. All under R200 each from Exclusive Books, where<br />

you’ll also find other fab choices ... how about Dog Bingo (R385), Dungeons<br />

and Dragons Starter Box (R402), or the old favourite, 30 Seconds Junior<br />

(R584), which is always hugely enjoyable for the whole family.<br />

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Pop the corn ... a trio of box office thrillers<br />

The Informer is about an undercover special ops agent whose life takes a<br />

dramatic turn after he agrees to go to jail to protect his identity and save the lives<br />

of his wife and daughter. Except that things don’t exactly go to plan once he’s in<br />

jail… A solid, entertaining action-thriller.• Golden Globe and Emmy winner, Bruce<br />

Willis, and Chad Michael Murray star in Survive the Night. This film follows a<br />

disgraced doctor and his family who are held hostage at their home by criminals<br />

on the run when a robbery gone awry requires them to seek immediate medical<br />

attention.• Game of Thrones star, Emilia Clarke features in Above Suspicion, a<br />

crime thriller that’s based on the true story of a newly married FBI agent who<br />

starts an illicit affair with an impoverished local woman. She sees in him her<br />

means of escape – instead, it’s a ticket to disaster for both of them. This scandal<br />

shook the foundations of America’s top law enforcement agency, ending in the<br />

first-ever conviction of an FBI agent for murder.<br />

Netflix and chill<br />

‘On June 18, 2019, the Federal Government announced the creation of a 6th major<br />

division of the United States Armed Forces. The goal of the new branch is ‘to defend<br />

satellites from attack’ and ‘perform other space-related tasks’ or something. This is<br />

the story of the men and women who have to figure it out’. The big Netflix comedy<br />

series of <strong>2020</strong> is finally here with Steve Carrell returning for his first TV sitcom<br />

since The Office, in Space Force. Throughout the first 10 episodes, he’ll be<br />

joining up with Greg Daniels in creating another workplace comedy, this time<br />

aimed at the US Space Force regiment. This series receives our one-to-watch of<br />

the month with a huge line-up of stars.<br />

Get your poker face on<br />

Poker. Gin rummy. Cheat. Solitaire. We’ve found the<br />

chirpiest cards ever. These 52 playing cards feature<br />

illustrations of beautiful birds ... from the cheerful red cardinal<br />

to the majestic white swan, the flamboyant great blue turaco<br />

to the imposing California condor, the cards are organised<br />

by colour. Buy them online for R215 from pezulainteriors.<br />

co.za. And for ideas, visit playingcarddecks.com, where you’ll<br />

find a list of more than 40 card games, with links to clear, easy<br />

instructions. A brilliant way to spend an evening.<br />

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Invite your friends<br />

over for a wine tasting<br />

May 21 is International Chardonnay<br />

Day ... so why not have a Chardonnay<br />

tasting? Make it fun. Have a blind<br />

tasting (pour the wines into decanters<br />

and label by number, or wrap the<br />

bottles in foil or brown paper bags).<br />

Make sure there are palate cleansers<br />

– water crackers or some lovely fresh,<br />

unbuttered white bread is all you<br />

need. We know you’re meant to sip or<br />

spit ... these are so lovely we’d suggest<br />

the sip route. After the tasting, make<br />

something delicious to enjoy with<br />

your favourite. Here are some to try.<br />

The Christina Chardonnay is a<br />

full-bodied, oak matured, serious<br />

wine to accompany fine food – we’re<br />

talking good shellfish, rich chicken<br />

dishes and creamy pastas. R139.99<br />

• All lime and nectarine, passion fruit<br />

and peach, Zandvliet Chardonnay<br />

is a rich wine that’s lovely with fish<br />

or pork dishes, soufflés and cheese<br />

platters. R125. • A lighter style of the<br />

cultivar can be experienced in the<br />

unwooded, medium-bodied Van<br />

Loveren Chardonnay. It’s delicate<br />

and refreshing, bursting with fruit<br />

flavours. Enjoy with sesame-crusted<br />

chicken strips served on a bed of crisp<br />

salad, cucumber, cherry tomatoes<br />

and a honey balsamic dressing.<br />

R69.99 • Also light is the Tangled Tree<br />

Chardonnay. Only lightly wooded<br />

it’s creamy and full and perfect with<br />

creamy pasta dishes, roast pork, grilled<br />

fish or chicken. R49.99.<br />

Learn to cook ... online<br />

You don’t need to leave home to<br />

become a domestic goddess. Learn to<br />

make sweet treats with Sarah Graham.<br />

Or quick and easy dinners with Kamini<br />

Pather. How about mastering meat<br />

with Peter Goffe-Wood, or being<br />

shown how to whip up indulgent<br />

chocolate creations with Lindt master<br />

chocolatier Dimo Simatos. The<br />

YuppieChef Online Cooking School<br />

offers all these and many more.<br />

Through a series of video tutorials,<br />

you can learn to master the kitchen<br />

from the comfort of your own kitchen,<br />

and at your own pace. Costs vary, but<br />

some come in under R100, many are<br />

in the R285 ballpark, and a few are<br />

free. Details: yuppiechef.com<br />

Bake away<br />

the afternoon<br />

We’ve found a pud with<br />

health benefits. We kid you<br />

not! You’ll find the recipe for<br />

this Roodeberg Rosé Guava<br />

Pavlova on getitmagazine.co.za.<br />

It’s easy, loaded with healthy<br />

guavas and seriously delicious.<br />

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Book club<br />

Mothers, murderers, and raising men this May<br />

Mensa wines are just<br />

perfect for book clubs.<br />

This novel range has been<br />

made to enjoy with a good<br />

read ... just look at the label<br />

and you’ll know we’re right.<br />

This month we’re drinking<br />

the Sauvignon Blanc 2019<br />

– all citrus and tropical<br />

fruit, it’s just lovely. You can<br />

get it for round R80 from<br />

mensawines.com<br />

If you’re a fan of chick lit, you’re obviously a fan of Katie Fforde – so A Springtime<br />

Affair will be a perfect read for May. Revolving around Helena and Gilly, it’s all about<br />

a season of new beginnings ... particularly in the love department! Gilly runs her<br />

own B&B business from her much-loved family home, which she doesn’t want to<br />

part with – at any price. But then she meets handsome estate agent Leo, who soon<br />

has her wondering whether it’s finally time to sell up and try something new in life.<br />

Her daughter, Helena, is also embarking on a budding romance. A talented weaver,<br />

she’s becoming very close to her new landlord, Jago, who’s offered to help her at an<br />

upcoming craft fair that could give her dream career a major boost. With spring in full<br />

bloom, Helena and Gilly begin to ask themselves the same question ... could their new<br />

loves lead to their happily ever after? Light romance ... just lovely. R290 • As the wife of<br />

retired ship’s doctor Dr Henry Parker, Evelyn is living out her twilight years aboard the<br />

Golden Sunset. Every night she dresses for dinner – gown, tiara – and regales her fellow<br />

passengers with stories of a glamorous life travelling the world in luxury, and shows off<br />

her superior knowledge of ships’ customs. When Henry goes missing, Evelyn sets off<br />

to search every part of the grand ocean liner ... from the casino and nightclub to the<br />

off-limits areas. Misadventures are had, new friends are made, scandalous behaviour<br />

noted – all news to Evelyn. If only she could remember the events of the night before<br />

as clearly as she can recall the first time she met Henry on a passage from England<br />

to Australia in 1953, when she fell in love and abandoned her dreams of become a<br />

midwife to be a wife instead. Why, she wonders, is it so hard to forget some things and<br />

so hard to remember others? And where is Henry? Love, memories and a life well lived,<br />

The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker by Joanna Nell is marvellous. R330.<br />

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A lifetime of love. Six months of<br />

silence. One last chance. For six<br />

months, Maggie and her husband,<br />

Frank, have lived under the same roof,<br />

slept in the same bed and eaten at<br />

the same table. All without words. In<br />

all those months, he hasn’t spoken<br />

to her. She has plenty of ideas as<br />

to why her husband’s gone quiet,<br />

but it will take a heartbreaking turn<br />

of events before Frank finally starts<br />

to unravel the secrets that have<br />

silenced him. With lovable, believable<br />

characters, The Silent Treatment by<br />

Abbie Greaves is about the power of<br />

love and the importance of leaving<br />

nothing unsaid. A really wonderful<br />

weekend read. R299.<br />

As a specialist in palliative medicine,<br />

Dr Rachel Clarke chooses to inhabit<br />

a place many people would find too<br />

tragic to contemplate. Every day<br />

she tries to bring care and comfort<br />

to those reaching the end of their<br />

lives and to help make dying more<br />

bearable. Rachel’s training was put<br />

to the test in 2017 when her beloved<br />

GP father was diagnosed with<br />

terminal cancer. She learned that<br />

nothing – even the best palliative<br />

care – can sugar-coat the pain of<br />

losing someone you love. And yet,<br />

she argues, in a hospice there’s more<br />

of what matters in life – more love,<br />

more strength, more kindness, more<br />

joy, more tenderness, more grace,<br />

more compassion – than you could<br />

ever imagine. For if there’s a difference<br />

between people who know they are<br />

dying and the rest of us, it is simply<br />

this: the terminally ill know their<br />

time is running out, while we live as<br />

though we have all the time in the<br />

world. Dear Life is an amazing book<br />

about the vital importance of human<br />

connection, by the doctor we would<br />

all want by our sides in a time of crisis.<br />

It is a love letter – to a father, to a<br />

profession, to life itself. Around R333.<br />

For more than a decade, international<br />

specialist parent psychologist Megan<br />

de Beyer has held Strong Mothers<br />

– Strong Sons courses ... courses<br />

designed to help those mums (read<br />

all of us!) who find parenting a teen<br />

boy stressful, challenging, confusing<br />

– and sometimes downright<br />

frightening. Now Megan has put her<br />

knowledge, advice and lessons into<br />

How to Raise A Man – the modern<br />

mother’s guide to parenting her<br />

teenage son. It’s crammed with<br />

everything from how to have better<br />

parenting conversations to mistakes<br />

we may be making to respecting<br />

the bro rules, along with handling<br />

anger (his and ours), things all boys<br />

must learn and how to change our<br />

parenting style. There’s info on all<br />

the issues we have to face – sex<br />

and alcohol, addiction and porn,<br />

sexting and defiance (and for all of<br />

those who’re thinking ‘not my boy’ …<br />

you’re probably wrong!). If you’ve a<br />

teen, or an about-to-be-teen son, we<br />

guarantee this will be the one book<br />

you won’t regret buying. R230.<br />

Rose Gold Watts believed she was sick for 18 years. She thought she needed<br />

the feeding tube, the surgeries, the wheelchair. Turns out her mother is a<br />

really good liar. After five years in prison, Patty Watts is finally free. She’s keen<br />

to put old grievances behind her, reconcile with her daughter and care for<br />

her new infant grandson. When Rose Gold agrees to have her mum move in,<br />

all appears to go well. But in truth, Patty wants her daughter back under her<br />

thumb. Rose Gold want’s her mum gone. Forever. In Stephanie Wrobel’s The<br />

Recovery of Rose Gold, it’s mother against daughter. Who’ll win? R290.<br />

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Wish list<br />

We’re wishing for ... a magnificent Mothers’ Day<br />

Daisy plates and dahlia tart trays ... floral works of art<br />

Whimsical. Joyful. Works of art. We’re besotted with these handcrafted<br />

ceramics from Bordallo Pinheiro, , each produced using traditional artisanal<br />

techniques. Established in Portugal in 1884 by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro,<br />

an iconoclastic artist and sculptor, the company has long been known for<br />

its irreverent and bold nature-inspired designs, and what started as a humble,<br />

family-owned business has since flourished into an internationally renowned cult<br />

brand. Now the first dedicated Bordallo Pinheiro store outside Europe has just<br />

opened in Cape Town, but ... yay ... we can order online! And we’re struggling to<br />

know when to stop! We’re obsessed with this Maria Flor Collection – inspired<br />

by the beauty of spring flowers it’s all daisy desert plates and dahlia tart trays,<br />

hollyhock bowls and cosmos cake stands – but there are others that are equally<br />

delightful. The Cineraria Collection features colourful birds perched on intricately<br />

detailed leaves, the Countryside Leaves Collection includes sweet little leafshaped<br />

plates adorned with ladybirds, bees and dragonflies. Visit bordallopinheiro.<br />

com ... give yourself a while to browse ... everything’s simply wonderful. Hint: Start your<br />

collection this Mothers’ Day and add to it each year.<br />

Compiled by KYM ARGO<br />

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Pink quartz Megan<br />

Drops earrings, R350<br />

from della.co.za<br />

For the mum who shouts ‘I’m counting ... One. Two. Three’ ... a Pastel<br />

hourglass, R295 from zarahome.com/za • We’re not always fans of faux<br />

plants, but there are some really realistic ones popping up .... perfect<br />

for a dark corner where fresh just won’t thrive. This artificial ficus pot<br />

plant works well. R260 from Woolworths • Sitting pretty ... we fancy<br />

this blush Tassels linen cushion cover, R479 from zarahome.com/<br />

za • Scent your room with this hand-poured frosted pillar candle, ,<br />

R75 from Woolies • All in Good Taste is Kate Spade’s completely<br />

charming entertaining guide ... with tips on how to throw chic, stylish<br />

get-togethers. From the drinks and the flowers to the music and the<br />

food, this book throws out stuffy rules and invites in unpretentious<br />

ideas that are easy and fun, but with deliberate polish. Filled with<br />

how-to’s, anecdotes, menus, tips, recipes and a massive dash of style,<br />

the book covers all the essential lost arts, from how to shuck an oyster<br />

to curating a stellar guest list, from dinner-table topics to food photo<br />

etiquette (if there’s no IG, was there even a dinner party?). R474 from<br />

exclusivebooks.co.za • Fresh, whimsical, flirty ... Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau<br />

So Fresh is a firm favourite. R1300 from woolworths.co.za • When we’re<br />

housebound and can’t get fresh flowers, this artificial Isabella orchid<br />

keeps us happy. R 250 from woolworths.co.za<br />

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A big heart from a small town<br />

She is as comfortable in a pair of jeans as she is in an elegant evening dress and no<br />

matter where she finds herself, be it in an informal settlement or on stage, her heart<br />

beats for the community and her family. We chat to Alberton’s Laurette Marais, founder<br />

of Moyo Africa Empire and Queen of Africa <strong>2020</strong> about things that inspire her.<br />

he grew up in Evander, a<br />

small gold mining town in<br />

Mpumalanga and matriculated<br />

at Evander High<br />

School as the youngest<br />

of three.<br />

Laurette Marais always<br />

knew she was destined<br />

for great things.<br />

“The town I grew up in<br />

was very small. It was a very tight knit<br />

community where spending time<br />

with family and friends was a priority<br />

to everyone. We spent most of our<br />

days walking around in the streets,<br />

visiting friends and riding our bikes.<br />

“I wasn’t in any cliques. I was always<br />

the social butterfly that visited all the<br />

groups and got along with everyone.<br />

“However, being a small-town girl in<br />

the big city presented many challenges<br />

for me in my younger years.<br />

“Life in the city is much busier and<br />

everything happened at a much<br />

faster pace. My way of thinking and<br />

what seemed to be normal suddenly<br />

became the abnormal.”<br />

Falling in place<br />

She started her charity Moyo Africa<br />

Empire after entering the Africa Pageants<br />

as a contestant in 2018.<br />

“During the qualifying stages of the<br />

pageant it was required that we took<br />

part in numerous outreach programmes<br />

to empower the<br />

less fortunate.<br />

“The opportunity to be involved in<br />

such programmes was right up my<br />

alley because I have always had a<br />

passion to empower, inspire, uplift<br />

and heal the brokenhearted, especially<br />

women and young girls.”<br />

In 2018 she was given the opportunity<br />

to take part in Mrs Africa Classic.<br />

“I never had the desire neither the<br />

opportunity to be part of a beauty<br />

pageant, because a virtuous woman<br />

was not seen for her outward beauty<br />

but rather her compassion for the ones in need around her.<br />

“At first, I was sceptical because I had no idea what these pageants were all about.<br />

“Despite my hesitance and doubts in my own ability to be someone of influence, I<br />

decided to take on the challenge and ended up winning the titles of Mrs Africa Classic<br />

and Mrs Africa Globe Classique International in 2019.”<br />

She also went on to win the title of Queen of Africa in <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

“This allowed me to fulfill my passion and opened an amazing platform of influence<br />

that enabled me to start Moyo Africa Empire, which allows me to touch the lives of so<br />

many precious people.”<br />

She describes herself as somebody who just loves being with people, hearing about<br />

their life stories and loving them in any way she can, whether it be physically helping<br />

by providing for a specific need or supporting on an emotional level.<br />

“Through my speaking events and charity work I meet so many new precious souls<br />

every week. Connecting with them, learning about their lives, and loving them to the<br />

best of my ability is the best part of my work in the communities.<br />

“That and to bring a little bit of hope to the hopeless is the most satisfying part of<br />

my work.<br />

“Through Moyo I am hoping that many new doors will be opened so that I may start<br />

new ventures that will inspire, empower, educate and uplift the less fortunate on an<br />

even greater scale.<br />

“I am also working on various educational materials that I will share with the less fortunate<br />

communities that will help them in their current situations and enable them to<br />

eventually sustain themselves.<br />

“I am also hoping to create opportunities for those with a heart to bless and support<br />

charities. Therefore, enabling people to become a small part in the very big vision of<br />

Moyo Africa Empire.<br />

“You never know what the future holds, therefore I am going to keep doing what I<br />

love with the people I love,” she added.<br />

On a personal note<br />

“I stay in Meyersdal with my family. I am blessed with three children, one daughter<br />

(26) and two sons (22 and 20).<br />

“We also have four Pekingese dogs, which we all love dearly. They are our babies in<br />

the house because our children are all studying and working abroad.<br />

“Weekends I love spending time with my family and I also to sit back, relax and have<br />

a cup of coffee with my friends. My hobbies include reading, dancing and going for<br />

walks with the dogs.”<br />

When asked about thing people may not know about her she said: “While preparing<br />

for the Africa Pageants in 2018, I started taking Ballroom and Latin American<br />

dance lessons to assist my ramp walking ability and chose that as my talent during<br />

the contest.<br />

“Since then I fell in love with dancing and now I attend dancing classes on a weekly<br />

basis. I have successfully completed my bronze and silver bar in dancing and am<br />

working towards the gold bar which I am so excited about.<br />

“I also think nobody knows that I love outdoors camping,” she said with a smile.<br />

“I know my journey through life and through my work has thrown me its fair share<br />

of challenges. But in overcoming them I have learnt to always keep my integrity,<br />

morals and values and continue loving people wholeheartedly regardless of<br />

their differences.”<br />

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• Do you prefer food, travel or art?<br />

Travel.<br />

• Who is your hero?<br />

Princess Diana.<br />

• Rain vs sunshine?<br />

Sunshine.<br />

• What is your ultimate spoil?<br />

Indulging in prawns.<br />

• What do you love most about life in<br />

the city?<br />

Shopping and the variety of restaurants.<br />

• Wardrobe must-haves?<br />

A good pair of high heels.<br />

• What is your motto in life?<br />

Always be the leading lady of your own life and be committed to becoming the best<br />

you that you can be.<br />

• What is your guilty pleasure?<br />

Having a cup of Nescafe cappuccino and reading a motivational book.<br />

• What are your pet peeves?<br />

When people say “your welcome” before you’ve had the chance to say “thank you”.<br />

• What do you always have with you when you leave the house?<br />

Handbag<br />

• What would you do if you won R1 million tomorrow?<br />

Take my family on an island vacation, travel and invest in projects that assist the<br />

most vulnerable.<br />

• Who inspires you?<br />

Women and young girls who overcomes challenges despite their differences and<br />

similarities from all walks of life.<br />

Text: Carina van der Walt. Photo: Bea Bornman Photography.<br />

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Text: Elzaan Pienaar. Photo: Deon Coetezee.<br />

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One moment in time<br />

She has most certainly had her fair share of rubbing shoulders with the famous,<br />

or should we rather say, capture their moments through the lens of her<br />

camera. Rina Coetzee shares the secrets of her success.<br />

Capturing moments<br />

Rina is a creative and talented photographer<br />

in Alberton.<br />

She has captured many a celeb’s<br />

stories of success and special moments<br />

in glossy pages of magazines<br />

and elsewhere.<br />

As the proud owner of B-You Photography,<br />

she said: “I chose the name because<br />

being yourself means to be happy and<br />

content with who you are. Being yourself<br />

means living life the way you want to,<br />

regardless of other’s opinions.<br />

“I desire to show people how beautiful<br />

they are, and so through my camera I<br />

help them to connect with their trueself,”<br />

she said.<br />

The most satisfying part of her job is to<br />

create something from scratch and to<br />

see the emotional reaction when her<br />

pictures are viewed.<br />

“My mission is to provide an enjoyable<br />

experience in front of the camera and<br />

to deliver timeless photographs that<br />

you will treasure for a lifetime. I want to<br />

capture a story in every picture.<br />

“A photo clicked at the right time, at the<br />

right place, at the correct angle is what<br />

defines a satisfying picture for me.”<br />

Rina is inspired by the creative processes<br />

of others and according to her, a good<br />

picture is any picture that stirs a reaction<br />

with the viewer.<br />

Challenges and future goals<br />

She said her biggest challenge was to<br />

face her own limitations.<br />

“It is a daily process to break out of personal<br />

created moulds.”<br />

“I have worked hard and have treated<br />

everybody with respect. Today some of<br />

them are best friends. It’s all about work<br />

ethic, trust, and respect,” said Rina, who<br />

has had to overcome the intimidation<br />

factor of working with local and international<br />

celebrities.<br />

She wishes she had learned earlier there<br />

is no fixed recipe in the industry; you<br />

simply have to shoot with your heart.<br />

“You can break the so-called photography rules to get an interesting result.”<br />

Her photo shoots with celebrities include Shaleen Surtie-Richards, Chris Chameleon,<br />

Daniella Deysel, DJ Ossewa, Karen Zoid, Francois van Coke, Brendan Peyper, Smokie,<br />

Vengaboys, Foster and Allen, The Bellamy Brothers, Cindy Swanepoel, Jak de Priester,<br />

Anna Davel, Pieter Smith, Vian Singleton, Randall Wicomb, Bobby van Jaarsveld,<br />

Spoegwolf, Sue Pyler, Renaldo Schwarp, Paul Ludick, John Jacobs, Johny Klein, Lance<br />

James, Elma Potgieter, Kobus Venter, Francois van Rensburg, Gert Potgieter, Refentse,<br />

Hennie Smit, Arina de Witt, Marga van Rooy, Izak Davel, Annette Engelbrecht, Helenè<br />

Bester, Barbara Ray, Sally Vaughn, Broers, Leanie May, Lizz Meiring, Henry Myburg,<br />

Juanita du Plessis, and Jakkie Louw.<br />

Her future goals include becoming the best photographer that she can be.<br />

“In this industry it is all about re-inventing your work and style constantly to<br />

stay ahead.<br />

“Newborn photography will be my next focus.”<br />

Wife and mother<br />

Rina grew up in Alberton and has been a resident since 1965.<br />

She attended Laerskool Generaal Alberts Primary and matriculated at Hoërskool<br />

Alberton with her sister.<br />

“I love the <strong>South</strong> because of the fact that people here are the real deal,” she said.<br />

She is married to Deon Coetzee, a professional wedding photographer, and she has<br />

two sons.<br />

Rina has just moved to Highbury between Henley on Klip and Meyerton and most<br />

weekends they are busy shooting weddings and lifestyle shoots.<br />

“When I get the time I love to bake and cook. My shortbread is a sound favourite<br />

at home.”<br />

“Photography is, however, what I eat, sleep and drink.”<br />

Quick facts:<br />

• Do you prefer food, travel or art?<br />

Art<br />

• What is one thing no one knows<br />

about you?<br />

I burn a candle when I am stressed.<br />

• Any hidden talents?<br />

I enjoy sewing and beading.<br />

• In what clique were you in school?<br />

I avoid them.<br />

• Who is your hero?<br />

There are so many, I can’t list them all! I<br />

am very grateful for all the things wonderful<br />

people do, every day, to make<br />

this world a better place.<br />

• Rain vs sunshine?<br />

Rain.<br />

• What is your ultimate spoil?<br />

An unplanned road trip.<br />

• What do you love most about life in<br />

the city?<br />

The fact that this is the place where<br />

I grew up, went to school and made<br />

friends and memories.<br />

• Wardrobe must-haves?<br />

Scarves.<br />

• What is your motto in life?<br />

Be you. Be the best you can be.<br />

• What is your guilty pleasure?<br />

Turkish Delight.<br />

• What are your pet peeves?<br />

People chewing loudly.<br />

• What do you always have with you<br />

when you leave the house?<br />

Lipstick.<br />

• What would you do if you won R1-<br />

million tomorrow?<br />

Faint!<br />

• Who inspires you?<br />

My husband and my parents who<br />

support me, no matter what the situation.<br />

Their trust and belief in me is my<br />

inspiration.<br />

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HOME SPA<br />

Can’t get to the spa? Take an afternoon for me-time and spoil yourself at home<br />

The best spoil, we think, is a great<br />

night’s sleep, which is essential for<br />

cellular regeneration and restoration.<br />

Give nature a helping hand with<br />

Filorga NCEF-Night Mask ... an ultra<br />

regenerating night mask which will have<br />

you waking up with a visibly younger<br />

skin. R899 from Clicks and Edgars.<br />

Comfy clothes rule. Keep warm and cosy in this v-neck knit and casual<br />

pants ... perfect for lounging around. Both from zara.co.za<br />

Peach, orange, gardenia ... fragrance your<br />

bathroom with this Pure Gardenia reed<br />

diffuser which, left open, lasts about a month.<br />

R399 from zarahome.com<br />

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Gypsy Water is a glamorisation of the<br />

Romany way of life, and the scent of fresh<br />

soil, deep forests and camp fires<br />

illustrates the dream of a free,<br />

colourful lifestyle close to nature.<br />

Use on warm skin as you get<br />

out of the bath or shower.<br />

Massively desirable. R1760<br />

from skins.co.za<br />

This Chamomile body soap has<br />

essential oils – mandarin, lemon<br />

and chamomile – to help you<br />

reach a state of deep relaxation.<br />

The olive and coconut oil are<br />

deeply nourishing. R229 from<br />

zarahome.com<br />

Laura Mercier<br />

Repair Creme firms<br />

and rejuvenates –<br />

and with argan oil to<br />

intensely moisturise,<br />

it’s a great option<br />

for an at-home spoil.<br />

R2050 from<br />

skins.co.za<br />

Gorgeously honey scented NUXE Reve<br />

de Miel face & body ultra rich cleansing<br />

gel is perfect for dry and sensitive skin ... an<br />

everyday pampering cleanser. R390 from<br />

woolworths.co.za.<br />

All natural, Skin Creamery<br />

Facial Cleansing Powder<br />

is a magic dust you can<br />

use daily as an exfoliating<br />

cleanser or weekly as a<br />

restorative face mask by<br />

just adding raw honey.<br />

R341 from skincreamery.<br />

co.za • Can’t do a spoil<br />

without a scented candle.<br />

Luxurious Jo Malone<br />

London Red Roses<br />

home candle, R950 from<br />

woolworths.co.za<br />

After your bath, slip on a pair of faux<br />

fur criss-cross strap slippers. R599<br />

from zarahome.com<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

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Naturally beautiful<br />

You’re staying safely at home this May. But - horror - you’ve run out<br />

of beauty essentials. We’ve rounded up some help ... straight out of<br />

the pantry. Here are 25 home-made recipes that actually work<br />

Body beautiful<br />

To soften bathwater, throw a cupful of milk powder beneath the<br />

running taps. If you like, add your favourite aromatherapy oils, but<br />

the milk in itself is beautifully skin-softening because of the lipids in<br />

the milk.<br />

Olive oil is a fantastic body moisturiser (add a few drops of a<br />

favourite essential oil if the scent’s a bit grassy for your taste).<br />

You can create a spa-like experience in your shower. Choose a<br />

relaxing essential oil (think lavender) or an uplifting oil (neroli’s a<br />

great choice) and add a few drops to a damp flannel or sponge.<br />

Place this on the floor in front of you as you shower to allow the<br />

steam to release the scents.<br />

To create a free body scrub, mix in leftover coffee grounds with your<br />

usual shower gel and use in the shower for a free pamper session.<br />

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Kissable lips<br />

Exfoliate your lips gently – try a soft toothbrush or a damp washcloth. Apply a<br />

thin layer of raw honey on your lips before going to bed, then wake up to soft,<br />

smooth lips.<br />

Use cucumber to soothe chapped lips — mash a few slices and apply directly<br />

to your lips like a mask. You can also gently rub with slices of the cooled veggie.<br />

Leave the juice on your lips for 10 minutes before washing away with water.<br />

Replenish and hydrate your lips by mixing one teaspoon of honey with two<br />

teaspoons mashed avocado! Apply lavishly, leave on for a few minutes and<br />

rinse. Great to treat smoker’s lines.<br />

After steeping green tea, remove the bag and rub it over your lips to exfoliate<br />

them. Not only is green tea rich in antioxidants and minerals, but also<br />

reduces inflammation.<br />

Eyes bright<br />

Mix one tablespoon of turmeric and<br />

one tablespoon of buttermilk, apply<br />

the orange-coloured mixture to<br />

your dark circles with a brush – and<br />

expect to look infinitely better-slept<br />

after just 15 minutes.<br />

Caffeinated teabags have been<br />

shown to reduce under-eye<br />

puffiness. Steep two bags, squeeze<br />

out the excess liquid, allow them to<br />

cool, and you’re good to go.<br />

Bright smile<br />

Calling all coffee, red wine and<br />

fizzy drink lovers — if strawberries<br />

don’t quite do the job of whitening<br />

your teeth, then try rubbing apple<br />

cider vinegar on them and rinsing<br />

(thoroughly) with water.<br />

Get an A-list smile for less with a bit<br />

of lemon juice and bicarb of soda.<br />

Mix them together and rub over your<br />

teeth then rinse. If you do it every<br />

day you’ll see whiter teeth in as little<br />

as a week.<br />

Face fabulous<br />

Those of us who haven’t been blessed with tiny pores are always looking for<br />

ways to make them less noticeable. Combine two to four drops of lemon juice<br />

with one spoon of tomato juice, apply and leave on for 15 minutes.<br />

Say hello to papaya, your new BFF. This fruit acts as a natural exfoliator and<br />

reduces blemishes while hydrating the skin. Mash it up with a dollop of honey<br />

and yogurt and you’ll have one multitasking face pack.<br />

Apple cider vinegar can also double up as a pore-perfecting toner. It can<br />

regulate your skin’s natural pH, meaning your skin will fight breakouts and<br />

strike the perfect balance between dry and oily. Dilute the vinegar with two<br />

parts water and swipe over the skin with a cotton wool ball.<br />

Turmeric is great for helping to fade skin discoloration and post-acne scarring.<br />

Simply mix it with a few drops of lime juice and leave on the skin for 20<br />

minutes.<br />

Do you suffer from blotchy, oily skin? Whip up an egg white until frothy, apply<br />

it to your face and let it dry. Repeat and add another layer and leave it on for 15<br />

minutes. Finally, rinse with warm water.<br />

Show-off hands & nails<br />

Mash together an avocado and small<br />

banana (they’re mineral-rich and<br />

full of anti-oxidants) and pop inside<br />

plastic gloves (or sandwich bags)<br />

to minimise mess. Not only will it<br />

make your hands super-soft, but the<br />

mixture will nourish your nails and<br />

cuticles, too.<br />

A manicure wouldn’t be complete<br />

without showing your cuticles some<br />

TLC and there’s no better way to kick<br />

them into touch than with some<br />

cooking oil spray. Yep. Just make sure<br />

it’s garlic-free!<br />

Lemon’s a wonder product and a<br />

great nail strengthener — rest hands<br />

in a bowl containing lemon juice and<br />

warm water to strengthen nails and<br />

remove any leftover colour.<br />

Playing footsie<br />

Cracked heels? Warm a cup of honey<br />

and stir in two tablespoons of milk.<br />

Add juice from half an orange to<br />

form a paste. Apply on your heels<br />

and leave on overnight. Wear socks,<br />

obviously!<br />

For soft feet you’ll need a half cup of<br />

vinegar, pinch of salt, a half cup of<br />

Listerine mouth wash (yes, really), one<br />

cup of hot water and a few drops of<br />

peppermint oil. Soak your feet for 15<br />

minutes. With a brush or pumice rub<br />

the dead skin right off.<br />

Help for your hair<br />

Put the life back into limp or damaged hair by combining one teaspoon apple cider vinegar with two tablespoons olive<br />

oil and three egg whites. Rub into your hair. Keep your hair covered for about 30 minutes, shampoo and rinse.<br />

Revitalise your hair with bananas. Simply blend together two ripe bananas and half a cup of coconut milk. Coat your hair<br />

in the mixture and let it sit for half an hour, then wash the mask out of your hair.<br />

You may think of tea as a sore throat remedy, but you can also use it to give hair a natural shine. Use a cup of warm,<br />

unsweetened tea (freshly brewed or instant) as a final rinse after your regular shampoo.<br />

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Homewear<br />

Staying in has never looked this glam<br />

So sweet ... fluffy<br />

pompom beanie,<br />

R150 from Woolies<br />

Pretty open-work knit sweater, R699 from zara.com/za<br />

When you’re staying<br />

in but feel the need<br />

for glam ... sweater<br />

with faux pearl<br />

bows, R699 from<br />

zara.com/za<br />

Lazy days with tea, a book and a comfy sofa. Bliss. Shop online at shop.mango.com/za<br />

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Lovely baggy<br />

cowl neck<br />

sweater,<br />

perfect to<br />

wear with<br />

leggings.<br />

R949 from<br />

shop.mango.<br />

com/za<br />

Putting on the home-style glitz ... black and gold<br />

beanie, R410 from elizabethsummer.com<br />

When Jack Frost arrives, this faux shearling coat is<br />

as warm as you can get ... perfect wear at home,<br />

stylish enough to wear out, too. R999 from Zara<br />

• Checked scarf, R599 from shop.mango.com/za<br />

If we put this on, we may<br />

never take it off. Gorgeous<br />

crochet cardigan, R1399<br />

from mango.com/za<br />

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YOU ARE<br />

THEIR<br />


Dinosaurs, flower gardens,<br />

amazon jungles, pirate ships<br />

and fairy palaces are just some<br />

of the amazingly creative and<br />

inspirational things that you’ll<br />

find on Creative Park. You can<br />

download pictures to colour in,<br />

mazes to figure out, iron-on t-shirt<br />

print designs, and all kinds of DIY<br />

crafts that you can imagine.<br />

Simply download the Canon<br />

Creative Park App and let your<br />

imagination inspire you.<br />

https://creativepark.canon/<br />

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Treat mum<br />

Amazing gifts for mum ... and she can<br />

win them all (hope she shares!)<br />

When you’ve a mum worth treating (oh, we do!), or if you’re<br />

a mum who deserves a spoil (yip ... we’re up for that too),<br />

then you really should make the treat something especially<br />

worthwhile. And oh boy, have we got the treat to<br />

beat all others to give away this May.<br />

• For the glam mum, one of the gorgeous,<br />

limited edition pieces from Della Jewellery,<br />

designed by Pippa de Charmoy, is an<br />

exceptional gift ... one she’ll love, and wear, for years.<br />

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... feminine accessories from <strong>South</strong> African designer team<br />

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For mums who know natural is best and embrace all things<br />

organic, a bag of Lula Fox cosmetics would be a<br />

great gift. Certified organic, vegan<br />

and beautiful. Looking gorgeous<br />

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lulafox.life • Home-lovers would<br />

appreciate one of Volpes’ luxurious<br />

and cosy Shimmersoft throws ... the<br />

perfect accessories for the back of a sofa<br />

or the end of the bed, just within reach<br />

to wrap round shoulders on a chilly day.<br />

Details: volpes.co.za • If mum’s up for a party<br />

(yes, please!), offer her a Copper Head London<br />

Dry Gin. Juniper + coriander seeds + angelica +<br />

cardamom + orange peel = the perfect gin for<br />

sundowners • Prefer the idea of locally forged<br />

fynbos and honeybush? Then Bloedlemoen<br />

(pronounced Blue’d Le Moon) is a superb<br />

choice ... the first blood orange gin in<br />

the world and the fruit is locally sourced<br />

from growing partners in the Cape. And<br />

seriously, what would a gift be without<br />

bubbles? Not much of a gift at all. So add<br />

a bottle of premium, exceptionally-made,<br />

genuine Italian Mionetto Prosecco. to<br />

your gift. Details: trumanandorange.com.<br />

We have a fantabulous hamper to give<br />

away this May ... something special from<br />

each of these brilliant brands. To stand in<br />

line to win, simply visit our Get It National<br />

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in the draw. Entries close May 31.<br />

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I believe food has this amazing ability to bond us. It’s also the perfect way to express love.<br />

The look of delight in someone’s eyes when they tuck into their favourite meal that you’ve<br />

concocted is, for me, magic. My dear mama is positively obsessed with chicken in any form<br />

– <strong>South</strong>ern fried chicken is very high up on her poultry priority list. It’s of utmost<br />

importance that I make this for her whenever we’re together – a task I happily<br />

undertake. Who else deserves food made with love more than your mum?’<br />

Made with love<br />

Isla Rechner has been obsessed with cooking<br />

all her life. Born and raised here in SA, she’s<br />

the Group Pastry Chef for celebrity chef Bill<br />

Granger’s Granger & Co restaurants across<br />

London, but in her heart she still hankers for<br />

the special breakfast rituals she shared with her<br />

mum at home in <strong>South</strong> Africa. She lets us in on<br />

some of the memories and recipes inspired by<br />

her mum.<br />

‘I started dabbling in the kitchen when I was<br />

young, gaining more confidence with each<br />

passing year. In my teens and throughout my<br />

20s I hosted many a dinner party, testing out<br />

recipes on my friends and family.’<br />

In 2013, with the itch to travel too strong to<br />

resist, Isla made the big move to London,<br />

working initially at one of acclaimed chef<br />

Yotam Ottolenghi’s eateries, before being hired<br />

as a pastry chef at the King’s Cross branch<br />

of Granger & Co. She has since become the<br />

Group Pastry Chef – a role she says she utterly<br />

relishes.<br />

‘Whenever my mother comes to visit me in<br />

London, I always try to recreate the morning<br />

breakfast rituals we had in <strong>South</strong> Africa. They<br />

were a magical time, sitting on the stoep and<br />

sipping tea while overlooking our big acacia<br />

tree with birds chirping in the background<br />

and the occasional monkey raiding the herb<br />

garden. Among my go-to breakfast staples<br />

were buttermilk pancakes, a dish my mum<br />

and I tucked into with relish. I’ve tried to bring<br />

in the warmth of those mornings by pairing<br />

my pancakes with an orange raspberry syrup<br />

and crème fraiche. When I have my mum here<br />

in my little London kitchen and we’re tucking<br />

into those pancakes, we’re transported back to<br />

that veranda and those warm African sunrises.’<br />

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Buttermilk pancakes<br />

Makes 7 pancakes<br />

You’ll need:<br />

For the pancakes – 125g plain flour; 15g castor<br />

sugar; 5g baking powder; 2.5g bicarbonate of soda;<br />

250ml buttermilk; 1 egg; 25g melted butter<br />

In a medium bowl place flour, castor sugar,<br />

baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Whisk in<br />

buttermilk, egg and melted butter until you have a<br />

smooth batter. Place a frying pan on medium heat<br />

and drop two tablespoons of batter into the pan,<br />

cooking until little bubbles form on top (around<br />

3 minutes). Flip over, cooking evenly. Place in<br />

oven on low heat to keep pancakes warm while<br />

cooking the rest.<br />

For the raspberry orange syrup – 150g fresh<br />

raspberries (1 punnet); zest and juice of 1 orange;<br />

50g syrup (honey, syrup ... whatever you have on<br />

hand is perfectly fine, even agave)<br />

Place all ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook<br />

over medium heat until raspberries begin to break<br />

up. Leave to cool slightly. Serve stack of pancakes<br />

drenched with the raspberry syrup and a decent<br />

dollop of crème fraiche.<br />

Buttermilk chicken<br />

Serves 2<br />

You’ll need:<br />

For the chicken – 250ml buttermilk; 300g deboned chicken<br />

thighs; 120g plain flour; 5g cumin; 5g paprika; 5g oregano;<br />

pinch of salt; 300ml vegetable oil<br />

Sour cream mashed potato – 500g potatoes, peeled and<br />

quartered; ½ cup sour cream; 45g butter, cubed; salt<br />

Red cabbage slaw – 100g red cabbage, very finely sliced;<br />

juice of 2 limes; 1 carrot, peeled and grated; 1 Tblsp flat-leaf<br />

parsley, chopped; 15g olive oil; 5g Dijon mustard; 5g honey<br />

Method:<br />

Place chicken thighs in buttermilk and marinate for at least<br />

two hours. In a small container, mix the red cabbage and<br />

lime juice for the slaw. Leave it to macerate in the fridge for<br />

a few hours. The lime juice slightly pickles the red cabbage<br />

which results in the cabbage becoming a vibrant shade of<br />

pink. Preheat the oven to 170°C, then get cracking with the<br />

mash. Boil potatoes in salted water until cooked through,<br />

strain through a colander and place back into the pot.<br />

Mash until fluffy, add the sour cream and butter, mixing<br />

gently until smooth. Heat vegetable oil in a wok until the<br />

temperature is about 170°C<br />

Mix the flour with the spices. Dredge buttermilk-soaked<br />

chicken in the flour. Place in the hot oil, frying for a few<br />

minutes each side to get a crispy exterior. Pop into a<br />

roasting tray, place in the oven and bake for 12 minutes or<br />

until the chicken is cooked through.<br />

In a small bowl, place olive oil, Dijon mustard and honey,<br />

whisking slightly to emulsify. Add the cabbage, carrot and<br />

parsley tossing together. Over a low heat, slightly warm up<br />

the mashed potato. Spoon a hearty dollop of potato onto<br />

a plate, then pop fried chicken on top, finishing with a side<br />

of slaw.<br />

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A rich tomato lamb bredie. A warm caramel pud. A hug on a plate ... shared with us by<br />

the lovely Chantel Dartnall of Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient. You’re welcome.<br />

Caramel pudding<br />

Serves 6<br />

Prep time 15 min / baking time 35 min<br />

You’ll need:<br />

For the pudding – 3/4 cup brown sugar; 1 1/2 cups self raising flour; 1 tsp cinnamon; 1/2 cup milk; 75g unsalted butter,<br />

chopped and melted; 2 tsps vanilla extract; 2 eggs; icing sugar; whipped cream or vanilla custard to serve<br />

For the caramel – 50g butter, chopped; 1 1/2 each cups brown sugar and water<br />

Method:<br />

Preheat oven to 160°C and lightly grease a 1.5-litre capacity ovenproof baking dish. Place the sugar, flour, cinnamon, milk,<br />

butter, vanilla and eggs in a large bowl and mix to combine. Spoon the mixture into the prepared dish. Set aside.<br />

To make the caramel, place the butter, sugar and water in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil, stirring<br />

constantly to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.<br />

Pour the caramel over the back of a spoon to drizzle over the pudding mixture.<br />

Cook for 35 minutes or until the pudding is cooked through. Dust with the icing sugar and serve with whipped cream, or<br />

vanilla custard.<br />

Chef’s note: Pour the caramel gradually over the batter to ensure it sits on top of it. As the pudding cooks, the caramel will<br />

start to sink, creating the sauce.<br />

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Tomato Lamb Bredie<br />

Serves 4-5<br />

Prep time 30 min / cooking time 2 hours<br />

You will need:<br />

1 Tblsp vegetable oil (use more if needed); 1 1/2 kg lamb<br />

stewing meat cut into cubes or lamb neck; 2 Tblsps<br />

cake flour; 1 large onion, chopped; 1 kg fresh tomatoes,<br />

chopped (can be de-seeded if you prefer); 1 tsp salt; 1/2<br />

tsp freshly ground black pepper; 2 bay leaves; 1 sprig<br />

fresh rosemary; 1 tsp brown sugar; 1/2 cup Mrs Ball’s hot<br />

chutney; 1 dash Worcestershire sauce; 1 cube lamb or<br />

beef stock dissolved in 2 litres water (if you have fresh<br />

home-made stock you can substitute); baby potatoes,<br />

washed and cut in half (optional)<br />

Method:<br />

Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large, heavybottomed<br />

saucepan. Dredge meat in flour seasoned with<br />

salt and pepper and cook in hot oil until well browned.<br />

Stir in onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Mix<br />

in tomatoes. Season with the salt and black pepper<br />

then add bay leaves, rosemary, brown sugar, chutney,<br />

Worcestershire sauce and 1 litre of stock. (add the rest of<br />

the stock throughout the cooking process as required).<br />

Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 1/4 hours. Stir<br />

occasionally to make sure nothing sticks to the bottom<br />

of the pot. Stir in the potatoes and cook for an additional<br />

25 minutes, until the potatoes are done and the meat is<br />

tender. Serving with pomme puree or white rice.<br />

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Mulch away<br />

Mulch. Water. Feed. Plant.<br />

There’s loads to do in the<br />

garden this month.<br />

Two pretty plants for May<br />

May is the month we celebrate mothers – and and we’ve found two rather<br />

special flowers worth planting for her.<br />

Dianthus Early Love is perfect for patio pots, as a fragrant border and even<br />

indoors (which is where we could all still be, this month). It’s neat<br />

and compact, with short stems that fan out gracefully like a<br />

bouquet. The large, double magenta-pink flowers, with<br />

deep purple-black centres, have a spicy sweet<br />

fragrance. As a garden plant it needs full sun<br />

and soil that drains very well. On patios<br />

it does best with morning sun or bright<br />

dappled light and bright indirect light<br />

for indoors. Cut off the dead flowers to<br />

encourage new blooms.<br />

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All Seasons Hydrangea<br />

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single-head, indoor hydrangea that can<br />

be popped into a gorgeous pot to show<br />

off its spectacular, extra large pink or<br />

white bloom. This indoor hydrangea<br />

is available all year round. It needs<br />

at least four hours of bright,<br />

indirect light a day. You’ll find the<br />

flower lasts longer if the plant is<br />

kept cool, with moist but not soggy soil. Ask<br />

at your local nursery.<br />

Get out the garden tools...<br />

The garden is slowing down but there’s still a lot to do<br />

before winter.<br />

• Rake up fallen leaves and use them as mulch or to make<br />

compost.<br />

• Plant winter flowers ... alyssum, snapdragons, calendula,<br />

Iceland poppies, pansies and violas in sunny beds; fairy<br />

primula and cineraria for shade.<br />

• Divide perennials if necessary.<br />

• Cut down summer flowering bulbs like cannas, dahlias<br />

and lilies.<br />

• Water most plants once a week. Spring flowering bulbs<br />

need deep watering every four days.<br />

• Feed winter flowering pot plants every two weeks but<br />

stop feeding the summer pot plants.<br />

• Sow broad beans, lettuce, kale, peas, radishes, Swiss chard<br />

and spinach.<br />

Dianthus Early Love<br />

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New lease on life<br />


The Covid-19 coronavirus<br />

and its subsequent<br />

isolation regulations have<br />

meant that the things we<br />

usually take for granted,<br />

such as an evening<br />

meal at our favourite<br />

restaurant, walking the<br />

dog, or visits to the game<br />

reserve, have become<br />

somewhat limited. Being<br />

housebound for so long<br />

has definite drawbacks,<br />

the least of which is cabin<br />

fever. Since staying home<br />

is best, at least for the<br />

near future, we need a bit<br />

of greenery in our lives.<br />

And fresh air. This makes<br />

now the perfect time to<br />

start a little veggie or herb<br />

garden of your own. It<br />

will get you out into the<br />

sunshine and give you<br />

something rewarding<br />

to do - especially if you<br />

get the kids involved,<br />

and even more so if you<br />

combine this undertaking<br />

with a little crafty<br />

upcycling.<br />

We all have bits and bobs lying around the house, things we don’t use, things we<br />

would normally throw away. This includes old teacups, jugs, jars and bottles. Instead<br />

of filling up the landfills, we can all do our bit to turn these articles into seed starters.<br />

They can all serve another purpose, and that is to help you start an epic little herb<br />

or vegetable garden, or if you prefer, a flower garden. Starting off with your own<br />

seedlings gives you a head start and can save you quite a bit of cash. Not to mention<br />

the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you see that first tiny bud appear from the soil,<br />

from a small seed you planted yourself. And we promise, there is nothing quite like<br />

the feeling of pinching a few fresh basil leaves from your own home-grown plants<br />

and scattering them over pasta.<br />

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April to June is the ideal time to start planting<br />

perennials like lettuce, thyme, lavender, baby<br />

spinach, pak choi and rosemary. Firstly, pests<br />

are less of a problem and secondly the cooler<br />

temperatures mean you don’t have to water as<br />

much. With our balmy Lowveld climate frost won’t<br />

be a problem either. Make sure you use fertile,<br />

well-drained soil, and be sure not to overwater. Your<br />

herb/veggie/flower patch can be as big or small as<br />

you like. For the upcycling purpose you can use a<br />

windowsill or an old, repurposed bookshelf.<br />

What to use<br />

1. Glass jars and bottles<br />

Jam jars are so much fun and there are so many things you<br />

can do with them. The smaller ones are perfect for starting<br />

out with your seeds, and you can move them to bigger<br />

jars as they grow. You can either plant them in soil, or, if<br />

propagating, cut them off in the correct diagonal manner<br />

and place in water until roots start to grow, after which they<br />

can go into the ground or a bigger pot.<br />

And don’t forget the importance of companion<br />

planting. Some matches really were made in heaven,<br />

like marigolds and cucumbers, and lettuce and<br />

aubergines. Plant beetroot and carrots, beans and<br />

potatoes, or onion chives with dill. Companion plants<br />

do not steal nutrients, act as “nursemaids” and help to<br />

deter pests.<br />

2. Plastic cooldrink bottles<br />

Take an empty two-litre plastic bottle and cut the bottom<br />

off, about ¼ of the way up. Turn it upside down and make<br />

a small hole on either side of the cut edge. Thread a loop of<br />

string through the holes, and hang it from a bracket or wall<br />

hook. Fill with potting soil and plant the seeds in the top. To<br />

make a vertical garden, repeat the process, using three to<br />

four bottles and attach them to one other. This way you will<br />

create a sustainable hanging garden, and each bottle will<br />

feed the water through to the one underneath it.<br />

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3. Empty toilet rolls<br />

Using empty toilet paper rolls is an excellent way of nurturing plants that don’t<br />

like their roots disturbed, such as peas and beans. You simply make four short<br />

cuts at the bottom, fold the pieces in, fill with soil and plant your seed. Then you<br />

place the whole thing into the ground or a pot. The paper will rot away, keeping<br />

the seedling safe and sound inside.<br />

4. Paper cups<br />

These cups are made<br />

to withstand hot<br />

liquids so they are<br />

fairly robust and will<br />

keep your plants snug.<br />

Remember to poke a<br />

drainage hole at the<br />

base. If you have any<br />

coffee grounds left<br />

after your delicious<br />

brew, scatter them into<br />

some soil or over the<br />

garden. The nitrogen is<br />

an excellent promoter<br />

of healthy growth and<br />

strong stems.<br />

5. Plastic cups<br />

Plastic yogurt and juice containers work<br />

in much the same way as paper cups.<br />

Simply put a drainage hole or two at the<br />

bottom, add a few stones, fill with soil and<br />

plant your seeds. They can be placed into<br />

a wooden box and trained to hang over<br />

the side, or simply used as an intermediate<br />

option.<br />

6. Tin cans<br />

One of the prettiest sights in the Italian countryside is the<br />

geraniums, blooming on windowsills, front porches, balconies<br />

and verandas in all their glory. Often, they are planted in empty<br />

tomato tins, in all different sizes, sometimes with the label left<br />

on, declaring the tin a brightly coloured, cheerful holder for a<br />

pretty green and growing thing. Remember to rinse thoroughly,<br />

put stones in the bottom for drainage (or drill a few holes), then<br />

fill up with your soil and plant your seed. Tins are so versatile -<br />

you can paint them or wrap a rustic twine around the neck or<br />

body of the can.<br />

7. Veggie and mushroom punnets<br />

Don’t discard the plastic punnets your<br />

mushrooms, strawberries, grapes and so<br />

on, come in! They are perfect to use as seed<br />

trays. Some of them have lids which you<br />

can use to make a little mini-greenhouse,<br />

especially if you want to baby something<br />

along.<br />

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8. Pallets<br />

Convert those old pallets into an upcycled outdoor<br />

plant holder. You can really go to town with these -<br />

you can put wheels on and make it mobile; put it<br />

up on the wall for creepers and hanging plants, or<br />

to shelter it from weather and sunlight; or use it as a<br />

window box, painted and/or mosaicked, or simply<br />

left plain for a rustic look. All you need are a few basic<br />

DIY skills and you have the perfect place for leafy<br />

herbs, salad items (think lettuce) or any other shallow<br />

rooted crops.<br />

9. Brown paper bags<br />

Kraft or brown paper breaks down over time, acting<br />

in the same way as toilet rolls. This makes them ideal<br />

holders for plants you grow from seed and want to<br />

transplant into a bigger pot. They can also be packed<br />

together in an old tomato box.<br />

10. Egg cartons and shells<br />

Just like empty toilet rolls, egg cartons make excellent receptacles for little<br />

plants and seedlings. Each cup can be filled with soil, the seeds sown in and<br />

the cup torn off and deposited directly into the soil. They will eventually<br />

disappear as they break down into harmless nothingness. The eggshells<br />

themselves are biodegradable and the perfect size for seedlings. They are<br />

also good fertilisers for the soil and add calcium as they break down.<br />

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in the city<br />

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May <strong>2020</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>South</strong> 41<br />

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Spoil<br />

May<br />

Bubbles to celebrate mum<br />

We don’t really need an excuse to pop open a bottle of our favourite bubbly.<br />

But as it’s May, and Mothers’ Day, and autumn ... we have three reasons to<br />

celebrate. This month we’re sipping Krone Rosé Cuvée Brut 2018 Cap<br />

Classique. A blend of 87 per cent Pinot Noir and 13 per cent Chardonnay, this<br />

salmon pink cap classique is all rose water and coastal sour figs, pomegranates<br />

and cranberries, candied orange and white-fleshed nectarine, with a lingering<br />

note of toasted hazelnuts. It’s just perfect with a simple picnic (think<br />

charcuterie, melted ripe Camembert and a crusty sourdough bread), or<br />

a more refined meal like salmon with crispy skin crackling, or duck<br />

with cherries. If you prefer something a little sweeter, try<br />

Krone Night Nectar Demi-Sec Rosé 2018 ... the<br />

closest in style to the first famous sparkling wines of France<br />

a century ago. With a touch of sweetness which renders<br />

the style demi-sec (or semi-sweet) it’s a blend of Pinot<br />

Noir and Chardonnay, is a lustrous pink-copper, and<br />

all cranberries, raspberries, strawberries and red<br />

cherries, maraschino cherries and toffee apples<br />

... beyond delish! Have it with prawns grilled<br />

on the hot coals, with a sticky pork belly, with<br />

a strawberry cream cake or a plate of rose<br />

water macarons. Swoon! You’ll find both<br />

these at your local wine store or grocer<br />

for around R150 a bottle. We’re giving<br />

away a case of Krone to one Get It<br />

reader ... simply visit GetItMagazine<br />

on Facebook, find our post and tag<br />

a friend in the comments section. The<br />

competition closes end May. Good luck.<br />

42 Get It Joburg <strong>South</strong> May <strong>2020</strong><br />

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Let’s raise a glass to the Bannermen.They’re made<br />

of stronger stuff. Staring every challenge in the face.<br />

Walking boldly forwards into the unknown.<br />

Standards held high for all to see. And though<br />

the world keeps changing. They know what’s<br />

worth sticking to. Like time-honoured ideals.<br />

Or the craft of a well-made whisky.<br />

@johnbannermans<br />

Enjoy Responsibly. Liquor not for sale to persons under the age of 18.<br />

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