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LOUISE<br />


Homeschooling for the win<br />

The perfect<br />

EASTER<br />

Long weekend reads, egg-citing<br />

recipes and a pastel gingham wish list<br />


A must-visit<br />

West Coast gem<br />

Beauty buys for<br />

blushing teens<br />

We’re giving<br />

away a R10k<br />

Thule voucher<br />


MARCH <strong>24</strong>


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04 A lovely lineup for the month of <strong>March</strong><br />

06 Book Club ... page through fab reads over the long weekend<br />

08 Wishlist ... pastel gingham for Easter<br />

10 Social ... a jolly celebration honouring prickly pears<br />

PEOPLE<br />

12 Louise Schoonwinkel inspires growth at a young age<br />

14 Teen Engelize Jacobs - already buzzing with success<br />


16 Look good while living the sweet life<br />

18 Only the best for babe to bring on the smiles and giggles<br />

FOOD<br />

20 Yummy food for your little munchkin<br />

22 A tray of eggs will go a long way<br />


<strong>24</strong> Time to perk up your patio and harvest herbs<br />

TRAVEL<br />

30 Camping with the kids made easy<br />

32 Paternoster ... a pretty place to explore<br />

WIN<br />

34 A R10 000 Thule voucher to shop online<br />

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transferred or redeemed for cash. Competitions<br />

are not open to the sponsors or Caxton<br />

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

reserves the right to publish the names of<br />

winners, who will be contacted telephonically<br />

and need to collect their prizes from Caxton<br />

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forfeited. Prizewinners’ names are published on<br />

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Photographer: Hilda Mans<br />

Make-up: Heidie Fourie<br />

Hair: Janine Lategan<br />

MARCH <strong>24</strong><br />

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<strong>March</strong> <strong>24</strong> Get It Magazine 03

A hot date!<br />

We’re marching toward a lovely lineup for the month of <strong>March</strong>!<br />

Brooklyn Mall’s hosting a Flash Sale Pop Up Shop and daily fashion shows<br />

that might just blow your mind! Support local talent and shop directly from<br />

the designers you love. The perfect opportunity to pop right in, and make a<br />

statement with your style! This is your call to celebrate fashion, community, and<br />

the vibrant spirit of South African design. <strong>March</strong> 1 to <strong>March</strong> 3 at the Brooklyn<br />

Main Atrium court.<br />

If you have a date for the Get It diary page, email the info at least a month in advance to lanie@caxton.co.za01<br />

01<br />

The first Mark op die<br />

Markplein of the year is<br />

finally here! Think Parkrun, mountain<br />

bike trails and a 2km night fun<br />

walk for the fitness fanatics, some<br />

mandjiedans and boeresports for<br />

the young at heart, and goodie<br />

galore at their famous market under<br />

the stars. So, you might want to<br />

mark your diary for some weekend<br />

fun with the whole fam! <strong>March</strong> 1<br />

from 4pm to 10pm and <strong>March</strong> 2<br />

from 7am to 3pm at the Voortrekker<br />

Monument. R20 per vehicle.<br />

03<br />

If you’re looking for peace<br />

in the middle of the city,<br />

some sun and a little grass to enjoy<br />

a relaxed afternoon with some<br />

good music, drinks and food, then<br />

look no further. Spoegwolf and<br />

Friends is just what you need! Think<br />

Spoegwolf, Early B, Zaan Sonnekus,<br />

Die Piesangskille and more. All on<br />

one stage during the golden hours<br />

with the people you love. Loftus<br />

Park. From 10am. R250 per person<br />

from planton.mobi<br />

08<br />

This one’s for all the nature<br />

lovers! The Endangered<br />

Wildlife Trust (EWT) will be<br />

throwing a fundraiser to support<br />

the Carnivore Range Expansion<br />

Project. From their knowledge<br />

and experience, and as carnivore<br />

conservation experts, they have<br />

developed a reintroduction blueprint<br />

to conserve and restore our most<br />

threatened carnivores across the<br />

African landscape. Your attendance<br />

will secure a donation to this highimpact<br />

plan, plus, it’s going to be<br />

a blast for all! Remember to dress<br />

smartly. 5pm at the <strong>Pretoria</strong> Country<br />

Club in Waterkloof. No under 13s.<br />

R750 per person from quicket.co.za<br />

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16<br />

If you’re into running, this is<br />

an event you don’t want to<br />

skip! Mark your calendars and lace<br />

up those sneakers for the Windgate<br />

Road Runners’ Mooo’se Race. You’ve<br />

got options - 5km, 10km, or even a<br />

half marathon! And guess what? Your<br />

entry includes some great lucky draw<br />

prizes up for grabs. Plus, everyone<br />

who finishes gets a medal! 6am<br />

at Irene Village Mall. From R80 per<br />

person from entryninja.com<br />

17<br />

René Niewoudt realises she<br />

is about to lose everything.<br />

Her husband, her life and her home.<br />

The bulldozers and demolition<br />

vehicles arrive to destroy her life<br />

and she is pushed to the breaking<br />

point. So, she climbs to the top<br />

of her roof where she gains a<br />

different perspective on life. Catch<br />

this one-woman show – Die Vrou<br />

op die Dak - by the talented Jeani<br />

Swiegelaar from 3pm at the<br />

Atterbury Theatre. Tickets from<br />

R180 per person from seatme.co.za<br />

17<br />

If you’re the Sunday fun-day<br />

type, the Gaan Bos show<br />

will be right up your alley! Think<br />

live performances by Chris Steyn,<br />

Zaan Sonnekus, and Karlien van<br />

Jaarsveld. The best part? There’s a<br />

kid-friendly area and playground,<br />

for the little ones too. And, if you<br />

don’t want to pass up your Sunday<br />

lunch, you won’t have to, as the<br />

restaurant will cater for all those<br />

hungry tummies. From 11am at<br />

Bosvelder Pub & Restaurant. Tickets<br />

are R200 per person from itickets.<br />

co.za (available online only)<br />

21<br />

Gather your family and<br />

friends for a day of delight<br />

at Fijnwyn Bubbles. Step into the<br />

wonderful world of bubbles from<br />

25 prestigious wine farms and<br />

delve into a symphony of varietals,<br />

including rich reds, crisp whites,<br />

and vibrant rosés. There will also<br />

be some delectable bites from top<br />

notch street food vendors. The<br />

perfect opportunity to sip, savour,<br />

and mingle! A celebration of family,<br />

friends, and the finer things in life.<br />

<strong>March</strong> 21 and <strong>March</strong> 23 from 10am<br />

at Shokran Events Venue. Tickets are<br />

R200 per person from itickets.co.za<br />

28<br />

Valiant Swart is in town<br />

again for a delightful evening<br />

of songs and stories - some deep<br />

and serious, others cheerful and<br />

mischievous. Apart from many<br />

old faves such as Sonvanger,<br />

Jakarandastrate and Eyeshadow,<br />

Valiant recently released a new<br />

album - the first in seven years - with<br />

ten brand-new hits. If you want a<br />

taste of his most recent work, you<br />

won’t want to miss this! 7pm at the<br />

Atterbury Theatre. Tickets from R180<br />

per person from seatme.co.za<br />

21<br />

Calling all car lovers and collectors!<br />

Go and show the town your pride and<br />

joy at <strong>Pretoria</strong>’s Vintage Car & Bike<br />

Show. There will also be plenty of stalls<br />

selling vintage toy cars, collectibles, car<br />

memorabilia, antiques and other unique<br />

products, hand-picked to compliment<br />

the event. You can take the whole family<br />

along. There will be loads of food trucks,<br />

entertainment and a beer garden too!<br />

Pets on a leash are welcome. 8.30am<br />

until 2.30pm at the CBC Old Boys<br />

Squash Club located at 75 Totius Street,<br />

Groenkloof. R10 per person. Kids under<br />

10 enter for free.<br />

29<br />

Get ready for the Alte-lekka<br />

<strong>Pretoria</strong> Festival that’s back<br />

with even some exciting music<br />

and entertainment for the whole<br />

family. Afrikaans music fans can look<br />

forward to performances by 4 Eva<br />

Young, Martin Bester, Barto, Zaan<br />

Sonnekus, Elandré, Droomsindroom<br />

and Spoegwolf. The MCs will be none<br />

other than the lovely duo Vanes-Mari<br />

du Toit and Angelique Gerber. So, if<br />

you want to celebrate all that is good,<br />

all that is right, all that is beautiful<br />

about beautiful <strong>Pretoria</strong> - this is it!<br />

From <strong>March</strong> 29 to April 1 at Legends<br />

Adventure Farm. Tickets from R150<br />

per person from pretoriafees.co.za<br />

<strong>March</strong> <strong>24</strong> Get It Magazine 05

Book club<br />

From young love to growing old disgracefully ...<br />

we’ve rounded up some fabulous reads for the Easter weekend<br />

Heather Winterbottom has worked<br />

alongside her husband in their rural<br />

GP practise for 40 years. They’ve<br />

just hung up their stethoscopes ...<br />

but their retirement isn’t all they<br />

thought it would be. She wants to<br />

travel to a Greek island. He wants<br />

to grow a veggie garden. Neither<br />

will compromise ... so he stays with<br />

his spinach, parsnips and pumpkin,<br />

and she heads off for a gap year... all<br />

sun, sea, sand and squid on Ithaca.<br />

Madly funny, hugely enjoyable ... Mrs<br />

Winterbottom Takes a Gap Year<br />

is Joanna Nell’s latest book centred<br />

around growing old disgracefully.<br />

Hodder and Stoughton<br />

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The Williamson sisters, Josephine and<br />

Penny, are Britain's most treasured World<br />

War II veterans. Now in their nineties, they’re<br />

still in great form, and are in hot demand,<br />

appearing at commemorative events all<br />

over the country. The latest excitement is a<br />

trip to Paris to receive the Légion d'honneur,<br />

accompanied by their devoted greatnephew,<br />

who believes the pair had minor<br />

roles in the Women's Royal Navy and the<br />

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. But that's only<br />

half the story. There's a reason sweet Auntie<br />

Penny can dispatch a would-be mugger<br />

with a brolly. This trip to Paris is not what it<br />

seems either. Scandal and crime have trailed<br />

the sisters since the war. Now armed with<br />

new information about an old adversary,<br />

these much decorated (but admittedly<br />

ancient) veterans intend to settle scores,<br />

avenge lost friends, and pull off one last<br />

heist. All hidden official secrets and double<br />

lives, CJ Wray’s The Excitements is a funny,<br />

charming, thrilling adventure read. Orion<br />

There are 18 plants and<br />

animals named after him.<br />

When asked by a reporter<br />

how many degrees he<br />

had*, he said it would be<br />

‘rude to count’. The single<br />

thing that would improve<br />

his quality of life would<br />

be ‘good, workable knees’.<br />

In The Wit and Wisdom<br />

of David Attenborough,<br />

which he has not endorsed<br />

and is not affiliated with,<br />

Chas Newkey-Burden has<br />

put together a fascinating<br />

collection of facts, tributes,<br />

quotes and anecdotes.<br />

Running chronologically,<br />

this book begins with his<br />

early days, to his first job<br />

at the BBC, to eventually<br />

becoming the most<br />

esteemed naturalist on<br />

the planet, as he is today.<br />

*More than 30! Gaia<br />

All books available at<br />

Exclusive Books and<br />


Set against the backdrop<br />

of modern Harlem and<br />

Renaissance glamour, A<br />

Love Song for Ricki Wilde<br />

by Tia Williams (Seven<br />

Days in June) is a steamy,<br />

swoon-worthy love story ...<br />

a florist who leaves behind<br />

family wealth to realise her<br />

dream of opening a flower<br />

shop, and an enigmatic<br />

musician ... two artists who<br />

are drawn to the magic of<br />

New York. Quercus<br />

A near-death experience.<br />

A collection of false<br />

memories. A perfect love<br />

story ... albeit one that<br />

didn’t exist. Two sisters, a<br />

vet and a mystery to solve.<br />

Throw in another love<br />

story and you’ve<br />

The Memory of Us by Dani<br />

Atkins ... light and<br />

frivolous for the<br />

long weekend.<br />

Head of Zeus<br />

For YA ...<br />

Set against the backdrop<br />

of Tehran and Los Angeles,<br />

Only This Beautiful<br />

Moment by Abdi Nazemian<br />

is a tale of intergenerational<br />

trauma and love - an ode to<br />

the fragile bonds of family,<br />

the hidden secrets<br />

of history and all the<br />

beautiful moments that<br />

make us who we are today.<br />

Harper Collins<br />

In Kate Thompson’s The<br />

Wartime Book Club, an<br />

island's only librarian is<br />

ordered to destroy books<br />

which threaten the new<br />

regime. Instead, she hides<br />

the stories, and with her best<br />

friend forms the wartime book<br />

club. But as the occupation<br />

drags on, the women's quiet<br />

acts of bravery become more<br />

perilous and they are forced<br />

to face the terrible cost of<br />

resistance. Hodder & Stoughton<br />

In Sophie Kinsella’s The<br />

Burnout, Sasha is well and<br />

truly over it all. Work (allconsuming).<br />

Friendships<br />

(on the back burner).<br />

Sex-life (non-existent).<br />

Armed with good<br />

intentions to drink kale<br />

smoothies and try yoga,<br />

she heads to a seaside<br />

resort. But how can she<br />

commune with nature<br />

when there’s a stressed<br />

out guy sitting on a rock<br />

watching her? A guy who<br />

scoffs at her burnout<br />

cures - manifesting,<br />

wild swimming, secret<br />

Mars bars, preferring<br />

his cure - drinking<br />

whisky. Penguin<br />

All nectarine,<br />

melon, rose petal<br />

and Turkish delight,<br />

the 2023 La<br />

Motte Vin de<br />

Joie Rosé is what<br />

we’ll be drinking<br />

at book club this<br />

month. Pair it with<br />

a leafy salad, some<br />

delicate salmon<br />

or trout, and a<br />

charcuterie board.<br />

R110 from your<br />

local wine store.<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

<strong>March</strong> <strong>24</strong> Get It Magazine 07

Wish list<br />

Softly softly ... pastel gingham for Easter<br />

Palest peach<br />

scrunchie, R170 for a<br />

pack of three from<br />

lovisajewellery.co.za<br />

Gingham notebook,<br />

R115 from takealot.com<br />

A3 disposable paper<br />

placemat set, R220<br />

from Print On Demand<br />

at takealot.com<br />

Easter lunch table sorted ... Linen House<br />

Oxford check light blue and white<br />

tablecloth in six, eight and ten seater.<br />

From R999 from yuppiechef.com<br />

The Fuchsia is Pink sailor bow tie for<br />

beautiful bitches and handsome<br />

hounds, R150 from lafurmilia.co.za<br />

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Mini babydoll dress in fresh<br />

apple green gingham,<br />

R799 from Glamorous<br />

at superbalist.com<br />

• Country Road organically<br />

grown cotton gingham<br />

pyjama set, available<br />

in sizes from 1-2 to 12.<br />

R599 from Country Road<br />

at Woolworths.<br />

Pink gingham 100 per cent washed<br />

cotton duvet cover. R899 from<br />

Phlo Studio at takealot.com<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

<strong>March</strong> <strong>24</strong> Get It Magazine 09

Annika Strydom, Surika Strydom, Marike Strydom<br />

A prickly<br />

pear treat!<br />

We had such a lovely time at the annual<br />

Prickly Pears Fest! It was prickly pear<br />

goodies galore! From plants to liquor,<br />

skincare, treats, oils and even prickly<br />

pear jams. With summer vibes still in full<br />

swing, some good tunes and an ode<br />

to heritage, it was a jolly celebration<br />

honouring this spiky wonder fruit! A<br />

day well spent, we’d say.<br />

Belinda Meiring, Anton Kock<br />

Anroux van Vuuren, Danielle van Vuuren, Amoré van Vuuren<br />

Gerrie Gerneke, Mary Gerneke<br />

Mia-Lee Weideman, Dawie Weideman, Anika Weideman<br />

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Inspired by<br />

GROWTH<br />

Everyone knows the feeling. That knot in your tummy when you’re dropped off at<br />

school. Louise Schoonwinkel gets it. That’s why she’s the powerhouse behind a brand<br />

that lets kids study at their own pace, wherever and whenever they want.<br />

Text: ALANICKA LOTRIET. • Photographer: HILDA MANS. • Make-up: HEIDIE FOURIE. • Hair: JANINE LATEGAN.<br />

A self-proclaimed numbers-nerd,<br />

Louise Schoonwinkel loves crunching<br />

numbers and solving equations.<br />

But, don’t think she’s just wired for<br />

numbers - she’s all about the people<br />

too! Back in her days as a CA, she<br />

discovered her knack for coaching<br />

and guiding younger trainees.<br />

Since then, she’s always found herself<br />

in roles focused on training and<br />

development. There’s just something<br />

about empowering others and<br />

watching them thrive that keeps her<br />

hooked. So, when Louise was asked<br />

to project manage the development<br />

an online learning system for Optimi<br />

a few years back, she jumped right in<br />

and hasn’t looked back since.<br />

These days, she’s the MD of Optimi<br />

Home in Centurion - right in the<br />

heart of learning and development.<br />

They offer homeschooling and online<br />

schooling to more than<br />

30 000 learners in SA and beyond,<br />

from Grade R up to matric.<br />

“Not only is it such a rewarding<br />

career in the sense that we get to<br />

make a real difference in so many<br />

young lives, but no two days are ever<br />

the same. From strategy sessions<br />

and client meetings to stakeholder<br />

management and product<br />

development. I just love working<br />

with so many different people<br />

and motivating teams to reach<br />

audacious goals.”<br />

Why homeschooling? you might<br />

wonder. Louise explains it’s all about<br />

flexibility and personalised attention.<br />

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And it’s not just for kids who don’t fit<br />

the traditional school mold.<br />

Sometimes families choose it<br />

because there’s no space in their<br />

preferred school, or they live in an<br />

area without nearby schools. It’s also<br />

great for families who travel a lot or<br />

have kids in competitive sports or<br />

arts. And contrary to popular belief,<br />

Optimi’s learners are just as social and<br />

academically successful as those in<br />

mainstream schools.<br />

And if you’re worried about<br />

your child missing out on social<br />

interactions, don’t be. With<br />

homeschooling, they’ll have plenty<br />

of chances to make friends and<br />

be part of a community. As for<br />

academics, rest assured they follow<br />

the same curriculum as mainstream<br />

schools and obtain the same matric<br />

certificate accepted worldwide.<br />

“The biggest misconception is that<br />

learners who opt for alternative<br />

schooling are just straight up antisocial.<br />

We host a matric farewell<br />

for our learners every year, and<br />

there is no difference between<br />

the social behaviour of these<br />

learners and those who go to<br />

mainstream schools.”<br />

But homeschooling isn’t just about<br />

hitting the books. It’s about creating<br />

a supportive environment where<br />

learners can explore their interests<br />

and develop their skills, all in their<br />

own time. And that’s exactly what<br />

Louise and the team is all about.<br />

And if you’re thinking ... can working<br />

parents homeschool? For sure!<br />

With options like tutors and online<br />

schools, it’s totally doable. Louise<br />

goes on to say that alternative<br />

schooling doesn’t have to be difficult<br />

and overwhelming - you just need<br />

the right support system, like Optimi<br />

Home’s Impaq.<br />

When Louise isn’t doing her thing at<br />

work, she’s your typical momma who<br />

just loves spending time with her<br />

husband, Richardt and kids, 10-yearold<br />

Chris and 7-year-old Emma. A<br />

social butterfly, she’ll always have<br />

time for friends and family. Top it off<br />

with a delish meal and a bottle or<br />

two of good wine, and you’ve made<br />

her day!<br />

Louise also never says no to a good<br />

workout, whether it’s yoga, pilates,<br />

strength training, or HIIT. On the<br />

topic of self-care ... shopping! Louise<br />

loves pretty clothes, and a pair of<br />

sassy shoes is her ultimate weakness.<br />

How does she juggle it all? Well, if<br />

there’s anything she’s learned, it’s this<br />

... “I can’t do it all on my own and it’s<br />

ok to ask for help. Secondly, planning<br />

is key, but plans change. I try to plan<br />

as much as I can, but sometimes life<br />

happens, and that’s ok too. Let’s just<br />

say my Outlook calendar is my best<br />

friend. And lastly, I try to be present.<br />

I don’t try to do everything at once<br />

and I dedicate my full attention to<br />

the task at hand. Whether at home or<br />

at work.”<br />

Just like with the kids at Optimi, she<br />

wants the best for her own kids too –<br />

teaching them to always be grateful<br />

for what they have, and to look at life<br />

through a solution-based lens. What’s<br />

next for Louise and Optimi Home?<br />

Well, they’re just getting started. Day<br />

by day, and kid by kid, they are paving<br />

the way for even greater things!<br />

Details: Follow @optimiplustore on<br />

Facebook and @optimi_plus on Insta<br />

Top 7 homeschooling tips<br />

• Study area. Set up a dedicated study area at home. Homeschooling is flexible,<br />

but studying in front of the TV will be inefficient in the longer term. The study<br />

area should preferably be in a comfortable space that doesn’t have a lot of<br />

distractions.<br />

• Planning is key to success. Develop a set study plan for the term and a more<br />

detailed plan for the week. Breaking the work up into bite-sized chunks will make<br />

the curriculum less overwhelming and you will be well prepared when tests and<br />

exams start. Optimi Home’s Impaq online learning portal, the Online Learning<br />

Program, has recommended daily schedules that can be used as a basis – make<br />

this work for you.<br />

• Plan study times around your schedule and when you concentrate the best.<br />

Tackle more difficult subjects during this time. It is human nature to procrastinate<br />

if we struggle with a task – getting it out of the way when we are fresh is much<br />

more effective than waiting until the end of the study slot when you are tired.<br />

• Take enough breaks and plan fun activities. If you work a bit more from<br />

Monday to Thursday, you might want to take Fridays off. Homeschoolers have the<br />

advantage of doing fun activities in the morning.<br />

• Connect with the homeschooling community. This is a great way for children<br />

to socialise with their peers and for parents to become part of a supportive<br />

community.<br />

• Make the curriculum work for you. One of the advantages of homeschooling<br />

is that you can spend more time on subjects that interest you, or areas that you<br />

are struggling with. This means that you can also work much faster through<br />

concepts that you grasp.<br />

• Join extra-mural clubs. These can be sport clubs, gymnastics, dancing and<br />

so on. This is a great way to make friends and to socialise. Furthermore, physical<br />

activity help students to focus.<br />

3 Healthy lunch boxes for<br />

optimal learning<br />

Although Louise just loves the<br />

pretty Pinterest lunchboxes with<br />

cherry tomatoes, strawberries,<br />

and cucumber sticks, her children,<br />

like many others don’t necessarily<br />

agree. So, here are three of Louise’s<br />

practical lunch box choices. Kiddos<br />

approved!<br />

Lunch box 1<br />

• Cheese and ham sandwich<br />

• Carrot sticks<br />

• Mini rice cakes (sweet or savoury)<br />

• Biltong or drywors<br />

Lunch box 2<br />

• Mini beef frikadelle (or falafels)<br />

• Mini rice crackers<br />

• Apple<br />

• Packet of ovenbake biscuits<br />

Lunch box 3<br />

• Banana muffin<br />

• Granola bar<br />

• Fruit roll<br />

• Small yoghurt<br />

<strong>March</strong> <strong>24</strong> Get It Magazine 13


Buzzing<br />

with success<br />

Just like most teens, Engelize Jacobs struggled with<br />

skin problems. This was up until she, and her beekeeper<br />

granddad, had an a-ha moment. Her brain got buzzing<br />

and now she’s not your average 13-year-old. She’s the<br />

brains behind Zoemsalf – a skincare game-changer.<br />

It was while the pair were having a conversation about Engelize Jacobs’ skin<br />

condition that her granddad, Fred – a retired surgeon – mentioned the benefits<br />

of beeswax for dry skin and lips.<br />

“We discussed how we can use beeswax to address the harsh side effects of<br />

my skin medication. And so I researched additional ingredients which would<br />

complement our main role-player.”<br />

With some trial and error, she found the winning recipe. A powerhouse blend of<br />

beeswax, propolis, shea butter, coconut oil and a sprinkle of magic – aka turmeric<br />

and black pepper. 100 per cent organic and skin-friendly, it’s also the only<br />

product on the market with these specific ingredients packed into a lip balm<br />

tube. You know, for easy-peasy application.<br />

“I suffered from very dry lips, scaly areas where the acne was healing and small<br />

acne scars. Zoemsalf was the only product that addressed these skin care issues<br />

compared to other products I was prescribed.” Un-bee-lievable!<br />

But this wonder tube addresses more than just dry lips, pimples and acne<br />

scarring. Think of it as a Swiss army knife for your skin. It’s also perfect for<br />

insect bites, minor wounds and burn wounds, as well as a cosmetic eyebrow<br />

tamer. Plus, it lasts way longer than your average lip balm, thanks to that<br />

beeswax magic.<br />

To say that Zoemsalf is making waves, is an understatement. Engelize was<br />

recently awarded as the Afriforum Besigheidsbytjies senior winner. And, the<br />

beeswax used in her product got first place in the Commercial Hive Products<br />

section at the Africa Regional Apimondia Conference.<br />

It comes as no surprise that Engelize’s fave school subject is economics. It’s like<br />

her gateway drug into the business world!<br />

“It can get challenging juggling schoolwork and my small business at times.<br />

But I’ve found that planning and working out a weekly schedule is the perfect<br />

solution. I love writing my plans on my good old white board in my bedroom. I<br />

can see my schedule every day which helps me feel better and be prepared. My<br />

self-belief and faith also keep me grounded during challenging times.”<br />

It’s safe to say that Engelize is just getting started. So, buckle up, because this<br />

13-year-old entrepreneur is taking the skincare world by storm, one tube of<br />

Zoemsalf at a time. She chats some more about what makes her tick.<br />

Follow @zoemsalf on Insta<br />

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How do the<br />

ingredients work?<br />

• Beeswax: Hydrates, conditions,<br />

sooths and calms the skin.<br />

• Propolis: Anti-inflammatory,<br />

anti-bacterial and great wound<br />

healing qualities.<br />

• Shea butter: Boosts skin moisture,<br />

heals cuts and scrapes, and helps<br />

fight breakouts.<br />

• Coconut oil: Reduces<br />

inflammation, helps treat acne and<br />

highly moisturising.<br />

• Turmeric: Helps heal skin wounds,<br />

fade skin scars and reduce blemishes.<br />

• Black Pepper: A natural skin exfoliator<br />

(especially for chapped lips) and can<br />

help with keeping wrinkles at bay.<br />

Can someone who is allergic<br />

to bees use the product?<br />

If you are allergic to bees, you are<br />

allergic to the components of the<br />

bee venom. It is not found in honey,<br />

beeswax, or pollen, but always consult<br />

your physician before use.<br />

3 Qualities of a successful<br />

entrepreneur?<br />

• A great mentor - like my<br />

granddad or my ‘momager’ Marilize<br />

• Discipline<br />

• Resilience<br />

What motivates you?<br />

Profit, haha. And, of course,<br />

motivating other young people to<br />

also become entrepreneurs. Anyone<br />

can do it – even if they are just 13!<br />

Entrepreneurship is the future in<br />

South Africa!<br />

Who is your mentor?<br />

My mom. She’s a seasoned<br />

entrepreneur running two vastly<br />

different businesses. She believes<br />

in whole brain stimulation – right<br />

brain for the creative (her interior<br />

decorating business) and left brain<br />

for the logical (her reputation<br />

management business).<br />

One dream you’re never<br />

giving up on?<br />

The dream of having my own<br />

successful business. Mentoring and<br />

motivating (especially) women/ girls<br />

in business.

Engelize’s top skin-care tips for teens<br />

• Wash your face twice daily<br />

• Wear sunscreen every day. SPF 50<br />

• Drink a lot of water<br />

• Avoid touching your face frequently<br />

including popping pimples!<br />

• Treat acne as early as possible to<br />

prevent scarring.<br />

• Eat a balanced diet<br />

• Keep your hair clean and out of your face<br />

to prevent oil from clogging pores<br />

5 surprising benefits of beeswax<br />

• It can be used to make beeswax wraps<br />

and food bags. Many people use it to seal<br />

fresh cheeses for aging.<br />

• Beeswax never goes bad. The propolis in<br />

beeswax shields it from going bad.<br />

• It can be used to make candles. A spooky<br />

discovery was made in Germany where<br />

beeswax candles were found dating<br />

back to the 6th century and they were<br />

still usable!<br />

• Beeswax was an ancient from of dental<br />

filling. Can you imagine your dentist<br />

pulling out a honeycomb today, to fill<br />

your cavities?<br />

• It can even be used as a waterproofing<br />

agent, for things like shoes and tents.<br />

Zoemsalf is available at lifeLAB<br />

and Garden of Eeden in <strong>Pretoria</strong><br />

for R79 each. It can also be ordered<br />

directly from Engelize through<br />

zoemsalf@gmail.com or 082-418-6767.<br />

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SWEET<br />

LIFE!<br />

Saturday nights are for<br />

parties ... and Catrice<br />

has you covered. Colour<br />

Blast Eyeshadow Palette,<br />

R159.95 • CURL IT<br />

Volume & Curl<br />

Mascara, , R125,95<br />

• Dream In Jelly<br />

Sparkle Nail Polish<br />

R75,95 • Neon Blast<br />

Nail Polish Strips,<br />

R88,95. Find Catrice<br />

at DisChem,<br />

Takealot and Clicks.<br />

Compiled by : KYM ARGO and MEGAN BRETT<br />

Made to set the mood ...<br />

Maybelline New York’s<br />

SuperStay Matte Ink<br />

liquid lipstick in Energize,<br />

R219.95 from Edgars.<br />

Don’t throw shade, blend it! Scarlet<br />

Hill soft sponge strawberry beauty<br />

blender with 11 pieces, R29.99 from<br />

mrp.com/en_za/beauty<br />

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Life is one big party when you’re young.<br />

You might as well live it looking your best.<br />

Stay hydrated. Lavender<br />

SummitCo Mini 350ml<br />

insulated bottle, R299<br />

from cloudandco.co.za<br />

Teaology Peach Tea<br />

Face Mist with real<br />

antioxidant blue tea<br />

infusion. You can use<br />

several times a day,<br />

leaving your skin softer<br />

and brighter. R395<br />

from Dis-Chem.<br />

Purple ombre<br />

Gummy Bear Huggie<br />

Earrings, R110 from<br />

lovisajewellery.co.za<br />

Beauty sleep ... yes please.<br />

Off The Grid eyemask (with<br />

manners!), R99.99 from Typo.<br />

Essence<br />

Conceal Like a Pro<br />

Colour Correcting Palette, R95<br />

from www.takealot.com<br />

Taking a shower never felt this good.<br />

Tree Hut Moroccan Rose Foaming<br />

Gel Wash lathers luxuriously, nourishes<br />

your skin and leaves a long lasting<br />

scent. R395 from Clicks and Takealot.<br />

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Story time for babes and toddlers<br />

How much does Mum love her little Rae? More than<br />

seal pups and penguins love their icy home. More than<br />

dolphins love the boundless sea or lions love to race and<br />

roar. Even more than all the stars, the moon and the sun<br />

combined. In fact, she loves her more than words can<br />

even say. I Love You More by Clare Helen Welsh, R194<br />

from Exclusive Books.<br />

Babes and toddlers will love discovering dogs with soft<br />

ears, a fuzzy tongue and fluffy paws in That’s Not My<br />

Dog. Plenty of bright, bold illustrations and fuzzy, furry,<br />

smooth and soft tactile patches on each page, the book<br />

supports sensory and language development. R220<br />

from Exclusive Books.<br />

Get your tot talking<br />

At what age do kids start talking? The short answer ... when<br />

they’re ready. So says Childhood & Special Education expert<br />

Nicole Mackiewicz. Their communication skills, she says, will<br />

begin with smiles, giggles, claps and babbles before any words<br />

make it out. But while you wait for your tot to say full words,<br />

sentences and more, use these tips to help promote their<br />

language development right now.<br />

Once your child starts learning a few words, the talking<br />

train can really pick up steam. They’ll go from babbling to<br />

pointing at and naming things. Between 18 and <strong>24</strong> months<br />

they may encounter a word spurt, increasing their vocabulary<br />

dramatically. By age two, kids can typically string two words<br />

together ... “mama car”.<br />

Tips on how to get tots talking ...<br />

Start story time early They might not understand everything<br />

right away, but reading introduces your baby to the flow of<br />

language. Point to and identify the pictures in the book - If<br />

there are animals, make each animal’s noise. The illustration and<br />

exciting sounds will keep your kid engaged and having fun.<br />

Sing, rhyme & even dance Music is a great way to introduce<br />

your baby to words. Babies love simple rhymes and sing-along<br />

songs while repetition reinforces key words or phrases. Music<br />

also introduces them to fun physical movement ... let the music<br />

lead to a family dance party.<br />

Play with toys that bring their world down to size Toys that<br />

resemble familiar objects and places - like animal & people<br />

figures and playsets - help children identify real-world concepts<br />

up close and encourage pretend play. The First Words Puppy<br />

and First Worlds Sis are ideal here as they also provide learning<br />

across three stages of development for your child.<br />

Narrate & label anything, everywhere Talk and identify<br />

items through your everyday tasks ... “Time to get into<br />

Mommy’s car”, and “Time to get dressed, let’s get your blue<br />

pants on.” If they can touch it, see it and hear it, especially<br />

repeatedly, they are making that connection between words,<br />

concepts and objects.<br />

Praise your little talker Positive reinforcement is key. Let your<br />

little one know they are on the right track by keeping the<br />

praise and encouragement coming when they identify objects<br />

and use words correctly.<br />

Keep some banter going Show them how to carry a<br />

conversation by asking them questions, waiting for them<br />

to answer and responding to their babbles or one-word<br />

statements. Continue chatting about whatever they seem<br />

interested in. For example, if they point at someone, say,<br />

“There’s a person, wave hello!”.<br />

Why isn’t my baby talking yet? So your mini-me is taking their<br />

sweet time getting out those first words. I know, it can seem<br />

concerning, but remember that each child is unique and will<br />

develop their communication skills on a timeline that’s right<br />

for them. Even if they’re not speaking, they’re still listening<br />

and soaking up speech patterns from what they hear spoken<br />

around them. They’re also likely learning nonverbal forms of<br />

communication like staring at, reaching for, and pointing at<br />

desired objects. And, they’ll start to understand you before<br />

they’re able to answer you with their words.<br />

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&<br />

Babes tots<br />

Make bath time fun. The<br />

Jungle Beat range has seven or so<br />

great products ... bubble baths and body washes, conditioners<br />

and detangling spray and styling gels (for cool kids). All fruity<br />

goodness, it’s inexpensive, dermatologically tested with no<br />

added sulfates, 90% naturally derived, vegan, sustainably<br />

sourced, and cruelty-free. Perfect for those who care about<br />

the environment and want to make a difference. You’ll find it<br />

on Takealot and in Clicks stores. Details: junglebeat.shop/za<br />

Knit bloomers with adjustable waist and<br />

adorable pom poms, which fasten at the<br />

bottom for easy changes. Suitable from<br />

0-3 months, they’re R299 a pair from<br />

cloudandco.co.za<br />

Mustela Soothing Chest Rub R199.95<br />

We’re fairly obsessed with the Mustela<br />

range .... new to SA, this French range for<br />

bébé and enfant has exceptional products<br />

for dry, normal and sensitive skin, as well<br />

as atopic-prone skin - lotions and creams,<br />

cleansing gels and oils, barrier creams and<br />

cleansing wipes, very high protection and<br />

water-resistant sun lotion. There are also care<br />

products for little boo-boos ... soothing chest<br />

rub, shampoo and cream for cradle cap, and<br />

a moisture recovery cream.<br />

Details: lebeautyclub.co.za/product-category/<br />

brands/mustela<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

<strong>March</strong> <strong>24</strong> Get It Magazine 19

This Unicorn Yumbox Original Tray Insert fits snugly<br />

into a Yumbox Original six-compartment exterior<br />

box. With compartments for dairy and fruit,<br />

veggies, protein and grains, as well as a small<br />

well for dips or a treat, it gets full marks.<br />

Original leak-proof Bento Box, R669, tray<br />

insert R299, from cloudandco.co.za<br />

Sweet Potato Waffles<br />

You’ll need: 2 cups cake flour,<br />

2 Tbsp brown sugar,<br />

½ tsp ground cinnamon,<br />

¼ tsp ground ginger, a pinch<br />

of ground nutmeg, 3<br />

Tbsp B-well Thick &<br />

Creamy Mayonnaise,<br />

1¼ cups milk, 1 Tbsp<br />

B-well Sandwich Spread,<br />

1 tsp vanilla extract, 1<br />

cup cooked, mashed<br />

sweet potatoes<br />

To make: Combine the<br />

dry ingredients in a large<br />

bowl and set aside. Mix<br />

the mayonnaise, milk,<br />

sandwich spread, and<br />

vanilla extract in a small bowl. Add<br />

the wet ingredients and mashed<br />

sweet potatoes, stirring until well<br />

combined. Follow your waffle<br />

maker’s instructions to cook.<br />

Serve with fresh fruit.<br />

Yum<br />

For ideas and inspiration<br />

on meals that are<br />

not only full of all the<br />

nutrients your children<br />

need but are delicious<br />

enough for them to finish<br />

every bite, download<br />

the B-well Monster<br />

Magic back-to-school<br />

cookbook, strawberryjam-packed<br />

with recipes<br />

created in partnership<br />

with a dietitian.<br />

Details: bwellfoods.co.za<br />

Veggie-Packed Meatballs<br />

You’ll need: 500g lean minced meat, 1 cup finely chopped mixed<br />

veggies (carrots, bell peppers, spinach), 2 Tbsp B-well Canola Oil,<br />

2 Tbsp B-well Sandwich Spread,<br />

1 tsp mixed herbs, salt and pepper to taste<br />

To make: Preheat oven to 180°C. In a bowl, mix the minced meat,<br />

veggies, canola oil, sandwich spread, mixed herbs, salt, and<br />

pepper until well combined. Shape the mixture into meatballs<br />

and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.<br />

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.<br />

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Easy, healthy lunch boxes get 10 out of 10!<br />

Let’s be honest. Packing a nutritious, appealing lunch box isn’t<br />

easy. Time constraints, cost concerns ... all hurdles that busy<br />

parents must grapple with. What goes into the lunch box, and<br />

what gets eaten during the school day are really important.<br />

Lunch, snacks and hydration make a significant impact on our<br />

kids’ energy levels and their abilities to concentrate and perform,<br />

both cognitively and physically throughout the school day.<br />

Juicy Delicious and Rediscover Dairy have teamed up to provide<br />

inspiration and dietitian advice to make mastering school lunch<br />

boxes much easier.<br />

An important feature of school lunch boxes is the inclusion<br />

of vegetables and fruits every day. Luckily it is still stone fruit<br />

season ... firm, juicy yellow cling peaches, succulent plums and<br />

deliciously sweet nectarines are all excellent lunch box fruits<br />

because they travel well as whole fruits. They are refreshing<br />

on a hot school day, packed with fibre and immune-boosting<br />

vitamins C and A, and loved by children as much as any<br />

sweet treat.<br />

Maretha Vermaak, the registered dietitian at Rediscover Dairy tell<br />

us when it comes to nutritional balance, parents need to ensure<br />

that school lunch box foods are contributing to their child’s<br />

needs for protein, energy, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals.<br />

And this is where dairy shines. Luckily, kids love dairy, so it is an<br />

ideal solution for picky eaters. Milk, cheese, maas and yoghurt<br />

offer a unique nutritional spectrum as well as being a vital<br />

source of vitamins such as A, B2, and B12, as well as potassium<br />

and zinc.<br />

And if you combine the two ... stone fruit with dairy - think a<br />

fresh peach milkshake or nectarine yoghurt smoothie - you have<br />

the ideal, nutrient-dense drink on-the-go.<br />

Here are half a dozen tips to master lunch box prep:<br />

Plan ahead Include lunch box prep in your weekly meal<br />

planning and shopping. Create a weekly list to focus on buying<br />

a variety of healthy, fresh lunch box foods. If you limit biscuits,<br />

sweets and crisps stored in your grocery cupboards then there’s<br />

less chance they will end up in the lunch box.<br />

Involve your kids Consider your child’s food preferences and<br />

include them in the lunch box preparation process. Make it a<br />

fun and interactive experience.<br />

Daily dairy You need to aim to include at least two to three<br />

servings of dairy in your child’s daily diet. Luckily there are many<br />

ways to include milk, cheese, yoghurt and maas in the school<br />

lunch box. You can freeze a small yoghurt or fruit juice to keep<br />

the lunch box cold.<br />

Always include fruits and vegetables Each day prioritise<br />

fresh fruits and vegetables, based on what is seasonally<br />

available, which helps to meet daily energy, fibre, vitamin and<br />

mineral needs.<br />

Avoid unhealthy foods Steer clear of fried, sugary, and high-salt<br />

foods to promote overall health and cultivate healthy eating<br />

choices from an early age.<br />

Choose healthy beverages - Include low-calorie, healthy,<br />

nutrient-rich beverages like milk or water instead of fizzy drinks<br />

and sugary cordials.<br />

For more inspiration and recipes, follow @juicydelicioussa on<br />

Instagram or visit www.juicydelicious.co.za<br />

Peekaboo it’s time to eat! Raffi peeks out<br />

from this cute and practical silicone<br />

bowl. With high sides and rounded<br />

inside edges, the bowl is ideal for<br />

easy scooping when learning<br />

to self-feed. Plus it’s<br />

shatterproof<br />

and suitable<br />

for use<br />

in the<br />

microwave,<br />

freezer and<br />

dishwasher<br />

and is<br />

anti-slip.<br />

R369 from<br />

kidsliving.co.za<br />

The kids are taking over the braai!<br />

Marshmallow and chocolate braaibroodjies. Banana<br />

and Nutella wraps. Chocolate fondant potjie pudding.<br />

Jan Braai Junior is a fabulous book for youngsters ...<br />

filled with recipes, techniques and advice. Not only<br />

sweet treats (and they are brilliant treats ... the Banana<br />

and Nutella wraps, says Jan Braai, is his most viral<br />

recipe on social media, with more than a million views<br />

in just a few days of posting) ... but also coal-baked<br />

potatoes, roosterkoek, steak burgers, sweet and sticky<br />

pork ribs, boerewors rolls with monkey gland sauce.<br />

Step by step guidance, easy to follow instructions, and<br />

meals the whole family will love. Put your feet up dad<br />

... the kids will be handling this braai. R250, Penguin<br />

Complied by: KYM ARGO<br />

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Egg on toast<br />

Toast. Bread. Baguette. Eggs come to the party every which way<br />

... from a padkos sandwich to a fancy brekkie bruschette.<br />

Egg open sandwiches<br />

If you’re looking for a quick, tasty and impressive open sandwich,<br />

eggs make the perfect topping. Make the basic recipe, and then go<br />

wild with additional fillings and garnishes. This makes enough for<br />

three people (or six if you have one slice each).<br />

You’ll need: 6 eggs ... 2 hard boiled, shelled and sliced thinly, 2 hard<br />

boiled and mashed with a little mayo, and 2 hard boiled and<br />

mashed with a little mayo and curry paste; 6 slices bread of your<br />

choice (white/whole-wheat/seeded/rye); 3 to 4 Tbsp butter, room<br />

temperature; soft lettuce leaves, such as butter lettuce, washed and<br />

patted dry.<br />

For the toppings: Pickled red onions, pickled gherkins, radish slices,<br />

beetroot, grated or slices, crispy fried onion, rocket leaves, washed<br />

and dried.<br />

Other optional toppings: carrot ribbons, smoked paprika, thinly sliced<br />

tomatoes, cucumber slices, Japanese mayo, Mustard butter<br />

To make: Butter each slice of bread and place a leaf of lettuce on top.<br />

Top first with a hearty egg filling (use the different egg fillings for<br />

each), and then garnish with your selection of garnishes.<br />

Tip: Open sandwiches are a good way to use up leftovers. Chop<br />

leftover cold meat with a little mayo, and top with sliced egg and<br />

other toppings.<br />

Garnishes can be prepared in advance and stored until you are ready<br />

to assemble the sandwiches. Use the above suggestions in any kind<br />

of combinations and, if you have leftover garnishes, they can go into<br />

a salad to serve alongside the sandwich.<br />

The ultimate egg salad sandwich<br />

What’s a road trip without an egg sandwich.<br />

A sad road trip indeed. This egg salad makes<br />

a delicious filling for rolls, baguettes or health<br />

bread and is perfect for lunch boxes and road<br />

trips, as it keeps well in a sealed container in the<br />

fridge for two to three days. Serves six.<br />

You’ll need: 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled; 1/3 cup<br />

mayonnaise; 2 tsp whole grain mustard; 1 tsp<br />

fresh lemon juice; 1/2 stalk celery, very finely<br />

chopped; 2 Tbsp finely chopped chives; salt<br />

and pepper to taste; paprika to sprinkle; sliced<br />

health bread or baguette, to serve; fresh chives<br />

to garnish<br />

To make: Roughly chop all (or only four if you<br />

want some whole eggs for presentation) hardboiled<br />

eggs and transfer to a medium bowl. Mash<br />

slightly with a fork to break up yolks.<br />

Add mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, celery<br />

and chives and mix until evenly combined.<br />

Season with salt and pepper.<br />

If using a baguette, slice in half lengthwise.<br />

Spread the egg salad on the bottom half of your<br />

bagette or health bread, sprinkle with paprika<br />

and a few chopped chives and top with the other<br />

half of the baguette or slice of bread.<br />

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Croque Madame<br />

The ooh la la version of a toastie with<br />

fried egg! Serves two.<br />

You’ll need: For the cheese sauce 1 Tbsp<br />

butter; 1 Tbsp flour; 2/3 cup milk;<br />

pinch salt and freshly ground black<br />

pepper; pinch of ground nutmeg;<br />

about ¼ cup grated mature cheddar<br />

or Gruyère cheese.<br />

For the Croque-Madame 4 slices thick<br />

sour dough or country loaf; 2 Tbsp<br />

softened butter; 2 Tbsp whole grain<br />

Dijon mustard; 1/2 cup cheese sauce<br />

(as above); 6 thin slices ham; about<br />

1 cup) grated mature cheddar or<br />

Gruyère cheese, divided.<br />

For the eggs 1 Tbsp butter; 2 large<br />

eggs; salt, for sprinkling; freshly<br />

ground black pepper.<br />

To make: Preheat oven to 180°C.<br />

Start by making a cheese sauce. In a<br />

small saucepan over medium heat,<br />

melt butter. Add flour and stir for<br />

about one minute. Gradually whisk<br />

in milk and add salt, pepper and<br />

nutmeg. Bring to a simmer, whisking<br />

constantly and cook until sauce<br />

thickens, about two minutes. Remove<br />

from heat and stir in the cheese.<br />

Allow to cool for 10 minutes.<br />

To assemble the Croque-Madame’s:<br />

lightly toast the bread. Spread with<br />

softened butter on each slice, then<br />

flip over two slices and spread each<br />

with 1 tsp mustard and 1 Tbsp<br />

cheese sauce. Top each slice with<br />

3 slices ham, ¼ cup cheese and<br />

the remaining bread slices. Spread<br />

the tops of each sandwich with 2<br />

Tbsp sauce and sprinkle with the<br />

grated cheese.<br />

Place sandwiches on a baking tray<br />

and bake until cheese is melted<br />

and golden brown on top, about<br />

15 to 18 minutes.<br />

For the eggs, melt the butter in<br />

a frying pan over medium-high<br />

heat. Crack in the eggs and fry until<br />

whites are set, about 3 minutes.<br />

Season with salt and pepper and<br />

top each sandwich with an egg.<br />

Serve immediately.<br />

Bruschetta<br />

Egg on toast. But the fancy version. Serves four.<br />

You’ll need: 2 Tbsp olive oil; 400-500g rump steak; 2 whole garlic cloves, crushed;<br />

5 thyme sprigs, stripped; 1 Tbsp butter; 500ml boiling water; 8 eggs; 1 Tbsp<br />

white vinegar; 8 slices thick French or Ciabatta bread; 2 medium avocados;<br />

10g wild rocket<br />

For the dressing ½ cup plain yogurt; ¼ cup olive oil; ¼ cup smooth Dijon mustard;<br />

3 – 4 Tbsp honey, to taste; 2 Tbsp lemon juice; 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar or<br />

lemon juice; 1 tsp crushed garlic; salt and freshly ground black pepper<br />

To make: In a large saucepan on medium to high heat, add cooking oil and<br />

coat the pan well. Place the rump steak in the pan, crushed garlic cloves, thyme<br />

and butter. Cook evenly for two to three minutes on each side, keep it a little<br />

bit longer on the fatty side to get a nice crisp and set aside to let it rest. Do not<br />

slice yet.<br />

For the poached eggs, pour the 500ml boiling water and vinegar into a small<br />

saucepan and bring to a simmer. Once the water starts boiling, reduce the<br />

heat to low. Crack open the eggs one at a time into separate ramekins or egg<br />

poaching cups. Drop the poaching cups into the water. For a firm white and<br />

runny yolk, you’ll want to poach for three to four minutes. Remove with a slotted<br />

spoon once done to your liking and set aside.<br />

For the dressing, place all the dressing ingredients into a 500ml glass jar<br />

and whisk or shake well until well blended. Add more honey if you prefer a<br />

sweeter dressing.<br />

To assemble, toast the bread slices, top with avocado slices, wild rocket, steak<br />

slithers, poached egg and finish off with creamy dressing.<br />

Complied by: KYM ARGO Recipes and images: THE SOUTH AFRICAN POULTRY ASSOCIATION<br />

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Frilled!<br />

Perk up the patio, harvest herbs and<br />

Perk up the patio, harvest herbs and<br />

have your pick of fresh frilly lettuce.<br />

Indoor plant of the month<br />

It’s time to take tuberous begonias indoors for<br />

some long lasting indoor winter flowers. The<br />

large blooms with their frilled petals come in<br />

such a huge range of colours that it is almost<br />

impossible not to find a colour that will either<br />

stand out or tone in with your home’s colour scheme.<br />

Being compact, they just need to be popped into a<br />

decorative pot as a table top or coffee table feature.<br />

Make sure they receive good light in a bright room,<br />

but not direct sunlight. Water directly onto the soil, keeping<br />

the leaves dry. Keep the soil lightly moist, but not soggy otherwise the<br />

roots will rot. Details: www.lvgplant.co.za<br />


We’re planting …Geranium Marcada<br />

Magenta to perk up the patio for<br />

winter. It’s a hardy geranium that flowers<br />

effortlessly and will cascade over the<br />

edge of hanging baskets and pots. It<br />

loves autumn’s cooler temperatures and<br />

is an easy plant for hanging baskets and<br />

containers because it likes to be kept drier<br />

than most other geraniums. The best is<br />

to water it once the soil has dried out<br />

slightly. A drench of liquid fertiliser once<br />

a month will keep it looking good and<br />

flowering well. Don’t hang your basket<br />

too high, rather have it at shoulder level<br />

for easy care and to appreciate all its<br />

flowers. A position that receives morning<br />

sun and afternoon shade is ideal.<br />

Details: www.ballstraathof.co.za<br />

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Look what we found for the little gardeners ... MyEcoSprout Mixed Loose Leaf<br />

Lettuce. Inside, you will find an A6 coloring-in card, 20 mixed loose-leaf lettuce<br />

seeds and the collectable seed chart for R38. Details: myecosprout.com<br />

Veggie of the month<br />

Want to grow your own lettuce? This<br />

is the month to start sowing this<br />

cool season salad veggie. Loose-leaf<br />

lettuce is the easiest to grow and the<br />

quickest to harvest. Why not plant a<br />

mix of red and green-leaved lettuce<br />

like Red Sails (RAW seed) which has<br />

bright red tips, shading into light<br />

maroon and deepening into green<br />

toward the base. The leaves are soft<br />

and have a buttery flavour. It can be<br />

picked at baby- leaf stage, as larger<br />

individual leaves or as a full-size<br />

lettuce.<br />

Sow into seedling trays because the<br />

seed is very fine and easy to waste<br />

if sown in situ. Once the seedlings<br />

are big enough to handle (about<br />

10cm high) they can be transplanted,<br />

spaced 30cm apart.<br />

All lettuce needs is full sun, fertile soil,<br />

and watering at least once or twice a<br />

week because it has shallow roots that<br />

dry out quickly. Protect plants from<br />

the cold (even mild frost) with frost<br />

cloth. Details: www.rawliving.co.za<br />

Garden tasks for <strong>March</strong><br />

• Plant autumn flowering perennials<br />

like rudbeckia, gaillardia, asters,<br />

argyranthemum, and osteospermum.<br />

• Towards the end of <strong>March</strong><br />

sow colourful winter flowering<br />

Namaqualand daisies, calendula,<br />

Iceland poppies and Shirley poppies.<br />

For fragrance there are sweet peas,<br />

Virginian stocks, alyssum and nemesia.<br />

• Divide perennials like agapanthus,<br />

arum lilies, summer flowering red hot<br />

pokers and day lilies that have become<br />

too crowded. Prepare the soil well, with<br />

lots of compost, before replanting.<br />

• To keep your lawn green during<br />

winter (in frost free areas), fertilise this<br />

month with 5:1:5 and water regularly.<br />

• Start harvesting and preserving<br />

your herbs for winter. Aromatic herbs<br />

like oregano, marjoram, thyme, sage,<br />

bay, and rosemary dry well and keep<br />

their flavour.<br />

• Water once a week and give the<br />

garden a last application of 5:1:5<br />

fertilizer to keep the garden going<br />

through winter. Water well after<br />

applying the fertilizer.<br />

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Outdoor child!<br />

Looking for a way to disconnect, ditch<br />

the screens and spend time with the<br />

family? Fortunately we are spoiled for<br />

options, and camping in and around<br />

our beautiful country should be top<br />

of your wanderlust list, especially<br />

with the family. However, the most<br />

important thing is to be organised<br />

and prepared, and of course have the<br />

right gear to make things efficient,<br />

easy and stress-free.<br />

We chatted to Jamie Owen, marketing<br />

manager for Thule SA, outdoor<br />

enthusiast and dad to three-yearold<br />

Bryn and six-month-old Liam,<br />

who understands the challenges of<br />

bringing the little ones along for a<br />

weekend outdoor adventure.<br />

Here are Jamie’s top tips and<br />

suggestions to keep in mind when<br />

you’re planning your next camping<br />

adventure with the family:<br />

How do you transport your gear?<br />

Any family trip requires taking a<br />

lot of gear with you but a rooftop<br />

cargo carrier opens up a world of<br />

possibilities on your travels. Rooftop<br />

cargo carriers are also a much safer<br />

option both in terms of overall driving<br />

as well as the way in which your<br />

belongings are secured, all while<br />

having a minimal effect on your<br />

vehicles fuel consumption.<br />

The extra space in a rooftop<br />

cargo carrier means you can pack<br />

everything, and the kitchen sink,<br />

when going on holiday, including<br />

strollers, fishing rods and all your<br />

camping equipment. Packing items<br />

into softer luggage such as duffel<br />

bags is also a great way of utilising<br />

every available litre that these rooftop<br />

cargo carriers offer.<br />

Where should you camp?<br />

Find a flat and somewhat soft, level<br />

ground to set up the tent. Preferably a<br />

location close to water, then you can<br />

go paddling, canoeing and swimming<br />

(always remember to take life jackets<br />

along for those little ones who aren’t<br />

able to swim yet).<br />

Camping and exploring the outdoors with children is<br />

great fun. All you need to ensure is that you’re properly<br />

prepared. And that there are enough snacks!<br />

What type of tent is best for a family?<br />

It depends on the type of adventure. If you are going to carry it with you on a<br />

hike, weight and wind resistance are important considerations for the tent. The<br />

tent needs to be big enough to fit the whole family. Rooftop tents are also a<br />

great solution and are quick and easy to setup. They can also be packed away<br />

within minutes and you don’t have to connect a bunch of poles and secure<br />

them in the ground like a ground tent. All you have to do is unfold the tent and<br />

you’re done. This means more time exploring and less time setting up camp!<br />

What to do when camping<br />

with kids?<br />

We love to paddle on our SUP boards.<br />

The feeling of being just above the<br />

surface of the water is amazing! It’s<br />

easy, peaceful and safe but still full of<br />

adventure for the kids. It’s possible<br />

to paddle wherever there is water,<br />

whether on a river, a small lake or in<br />

the ocean. Make sure the kids are well<br />

hydrated and well fed with proper<br />

meals and snacks. Let them take part<br />

and have something to do rather than<br />

just tagging along. The kids can paddle<br />

themselves and be a part of the activity!<br />

If you prefer hiking invest in a child<br />

carrier backpack. We don’t go anywhere<br />

without our Thule Sapling that gives our<br />

little one a great view and a comfortable,<br />

secure ride. Much like Thule’s hiking<br />

backpacks, these carrier backpacks<br />

are all about comfort and smart<br />

features. The plush, height adjustable,<br />

ergonomic seat distributes the child’s<br />

weight, while the back panel and hip<br />

belt are quick and easy to adjust and<br />

effortlessly transitions between parents<br />

– a lifesaver on longer hikes!<br />

Mountain biking is great fun for the<br />

whole family with trails, speed and<br />

nature! You can go longer distances<br />

than hiking and it is also easy to bring<br />

smaller kids in a bike trailer or bike<br />

seat. Bike riding together as a family<br />

is a great way to bond outdoors<br />

and makes exercise fun for all.<br />

Details: thulestore.co.za<br />

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Jamie’s top tips<br />

Be patient, remember that everything takes much more time with<br />

children. Leave time for the small things, like watching a frog, picking<br />

blueberries or playing in muddy puddles! Speed and distance don’t count,<br />

what matters is that the kids are having fun!<br />

Find small things for the kids to take responsibility for, this makes them feel<br />

important and involved. It can be helping to put up the tent, arranging the<br />

sleeping bags inside the tent, handing out the snacks or packing their own<br />

bag for the camping trip.<br />

Always remember to…<br />

• Take along enough snacks!<br />

• Add extra activities to do during the camping trip (like paddle boarding,<br />

canoeing, hiking or biking)<br />

• Choose a camping spot where the kids can safely play and have a<br />

good time<br />

• Don’t forget a dummy or a favourite stuffed animal for bedtime<br />

• Invite friends to join the camping trip, or let your older kids bring a friend<br />

• Make sure you have enough drinking water and the family stays hydrated<br />

Camping with kids checklist<br />

• Tent<br />

• Sleeping mats<br />

• Sleeping bags<br />

• Clothes<br />

• Insect repellant<br />

• Torches and head lamps for the kids<br />

• Insulating clothing<br />

• Ultralight kitchen stove (e.g., a Trangia<br />

stove) and kitchen utensils<br />

• Food<br />

• Duffel bags (if traveling by car)<br />

• Hiking backpacks (if planning a walk/hike)<br />

• Toiletry bag with toothbrush, toilet paper,<br />

first aid kit, small lightweight towel, hand<br />

sanitizer and other hygiene products.<br />

• Plastic bag for rubbish<br />

• Knife<br />

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Visit ... Paternoster<br />

A trip down to the Cape<br />

West Coast is a real treat<br />

... even more so when<br />

it includes a few days‘<br />

stop-over in Paternoster.<br />

One of the oldest fishing<br />

villages on the West Coast,<br />

it’s all white-washed<br />

fisherman’s cottages and<br />

massive boulders, lobsters<br />

and mussels, jagged cliffs<br />

and gorgeous beaches.<br />

Stay ...<br />

Paternoster is awash with self-catering and guest house accommodation ... our<br />

preference goes hands down to the Gonana Collection. There’s a guesthouse, two<br />

fully-furnished, self-catering houses and an exclusive three-roomed Villa, all part of<br />

the Cape Country Routes collection. And they’ve recently added three self-catering<br />

studios ... the Scallop, Oyster and Mussel studios.<br />

As with the original guesthouse, Paternoster’s first sustainable and environmentally<br />

conscious guesthouse and brainchild of Swedish entrepreneur and interior designer<br />

Jonas Sandström, the trio of studios are rich in detail, exquisite in taste, and above all<br />

else, considerate to the environment. So you’ll be living off-the-grid, with solar panels<br />

providing sustainable energy.<br />

With an Afro-Scandi vibe, the studios have been beautifully thought out, and are<br />

wonderfully comfortable. With one queen bed and sleeper couch, each comfortably<br />

sleeps three - and a pet, since four-legged friends are welcome! The beds are extra<br />

length, with high-quality, 100 per cent organic bedding and pillows, and there’s a<br />

neat compact bathroom with shower.<br />

For those who want to eat in, there’s a fully fitted kitchenette with a gas hob and<br />

all the utensils you could possibly need, and a small dining room table. The studios<br />

have a welcome fruit basket (so appreciated ... we always arrive starving!) and are fully<br />

serviced (no time for making beds on holiday).<br />

There are also two private terraces ... one fully enclosed out back, another at the<br />

front with a braai, both with dining tables and chairs. The studios, set just one road<br />

back and about 50 metres from the beach, overlook the small, secluded indigenous<br />

garden. For lazy afternoons, there are recliners for relaxed sunbathing and there are<br />

private, outdoor showers. If you visit in Winter, make sure you try the Kolkol – a South<br />

African made, four-seater spa bath-type tub heated by wood fire, hidden in the<br />

garden between the fynbos.<br />

The only thing you won’t find is a television ... thank heaven, since this is a spot to<br />

relax, unwind, snooze, read, chat, explore. Just lovely!<br />

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Play ...<br />

Loads of activities in and around the village ... hikes and<br />

cycling tracks through the Columbine Reserve, horse<br />

riding on the beach, and scenic kayaking trips ... spot<br />

the dolphins, seals, penguins and, in winter, whales. The<br />

greatest fun of all is the WoweBikes tour. It’s brilliant for<br />

the whole family, and you don’t have to be particularly<br />

fit, either ... we had one seasoned, ultra-fit mountain bike<br />

rider in our party, and then the complete opposite ... unfit,<br />

hadn’t been on a bike for 50 years, and no balance or<br />

co-ords at all. A three minute (wobbly) test around the car<br />

park, then off to the beach for an hour-and-a-half coast<br />

line ride. Massively enjoyable, and easy peasy ... particularly<br />

once the not-a-bike-rider discovered the accelerator<br />

button, and raced along, passing all! There’s the beach<br />

option and a Cape Columbine tour, which meanders<br />

through the nature reserve, past Tieties Bay (depending<br />

on who you chat to, named after a well-known fisherman<br />

Jacob Titus, who drowned there, or from the massive<br />

smooth round boulders on the beach and in the sea) and<br />

up to the lighthouse (built in 1936, it’s perched on Castle<br />

Rock, and is open for visitors to climb ... views from the top<br />

take in the whole of the village).<br />

Eat ...<br />

Paternoster is home to some sensational restaurants<br />

- including Wolfgat (a tiny spot that boasts being<br />

awarded Restaurant of the Year at the World Restaurant<br />

Awards in Paris in 2019), Voorstrandt (sitting right on the<br />

beach in an historic red and green house), De See Kat<br />

(on the water’s edge ... build your own seafood platter<br />

... brilliant) and the incredible, can’t-miss-it Leeto at The<br />

Strandlooper (amazing chilled views over the beach<br />

and ocean, first class service and fine, fine dining ... the<br />

Spring Risotto’s worth travelling for). For a hippy vibe,<br />

hit the Noisy Oyster, where there’s a fun, flirty menu in<br />

a bright arty garden setting; for those travelling with<br />

children, The Waffle Wharf is tremendous ... breakfast<br />

waffles, savoury versions and dozens and dozens of<br />

sweet, sweet options too.<br />

For guests at the studio who don’t want to make<br />

breakfast, you can select to have breakfast at the<br />

guesthouse, a short walk away.<br />

Info ...<br />

Rates for Oyster studio from R1950 per couple<br />

per night, R300 for children 1 to 18. Breakfasts at<br />

guesthouse additional R150 per person.<br />

Gonana Collection: stay@gonanaguesthouse.com or<br />

www.gonanaguesthouse.com<br />

Cape Country Routes: capecountryroutes.com<br />

WOWeBIKES: bookings@wowebikes.co.za<br />

or 083-261-9921.<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

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Spoil<br />

<strong>March</strong><br />

Hey babe ... adventure<br />

meets everyday convenience<br />

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It’s time to experience the outdoors like never before. More than just a stroller, the new<br />

Thule Urban Glide 3 is a promise of adventure, style and convenience for modern families!<br />

This new version of Thule’s popular all-terrain stroller now comes with exciting updates -<br />

think a built-in leg rest, an updated reclining seat and extended canopy with ventilation that<br />

provides ample protection from both the sun and rain. It also offers unparalleled comfort,<br />

perfect for nap times during adventures! Built on a design that has not only won<br />

international awards but has also become a favourite among families around the world, this stroller<br />

doesn’t compromise on comfort, functionality, or style. Whether its navigating city streets or<br />

exploring nature trails, it’s perfect for families on the move. You can choose from a trio of colours -<br />

Nutria, Mid Blue and Black, and for those who fancy a four-wheeler, make sure to look out for the<br />

brand-new four-wheeled version of the Thule Urban Glide 3. Get out there and have fun!<br />

Details: www.thulestore.co.za<br />

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