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Join Quivertree Publications at a pop-up market in Cape Town - with discounted books

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Braai: Reuben on FireThe Low Carb Solution For DiabeticsThe Great South African CookbookReal Food - Healthy, Happy ChildrenEat Ting
Indigenous Plant PalettesCook BetterStar FishTartsThe Real Meal RevolutionA Life Digested

 
Quivertree Publications will be hosting a pop-up market from 2-3 December 2016 at 147 Main Road, Rondebosch.

There will be a Quivertree Book Shop selling your favourite Quivertree titles at a discount – come and stock up on your Christmas gifts here!

Reuben Riffel, Pete Goffe-Wood and Obie Oberholzer will be around from 3 PM on the Friday afternoon to sign books.

On 3 December, there’s a fun food workshop for children (ages two to six), hosted by experienced clinical dietician Kath Megaw’s Nutripaeds team in the photographic studio. Designed to expose children to sensory experiences, teach them about healthy ingredients, and help them develop fine motor skills, this event costs R120 per child, and prior booking is essential. (Please email thembela@quivertree.co.za or call 021 686 6849.)

But that’s not all, below is a list of stallholders that you can expect to see at the market:

Peta Becker, crochet art
Jackie Knutsen, sojo children’s wear
Dan Wickham, Garagista artisan beer
Janine Davidson, Scarab jewellery
Pete Goffe-Wood, steak rolls
Karen Canning, lis-spa, beauty products and treatment vouchers
Ilse Menck clothing
Nondumiso wine
Ceramics by Louise Gelderblom & Karen Henstra
Skinny laMinx
Amanda and Kathleen from Nutripaeds will host a Clever Cooks children’s food workshop in the photographic studio
Verushka Louw – cakes, biscuits and pastries

Event Details

  • Date: Friday, 2 and Saturday, 3 December 2016
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Quivertree Publications
    147 Main Road
    Rondebosch
    Cape Town | Map
  • Facebook event: Click here for more

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Rooi Rose Kuierkos deur Vickie de Beer - want kuier is immers lekker (Plus: Twee heerlike resepte)

Rooi Rose KuierkosRooi Rose Kuierkos, saamgestel deur Vickie de Beer, is nou beskikbaar by Human & Rousseau:

In Kuierkos kuier ons saam met ons hartsmense – familie en vriende. Ons hou familiefeeste en vier Moedersdag en hou ‘n fyn tee vir ouma, want so word ons herinner aan waar ons vandaan kom. Kuier saam met vriende is ook hoog op die prioriteitslys te wees, want wat is nou lekkerder as om ‘n sop-opskop te hou, te braai of sommer net te gaan piekniek hou? Sluit ook die jaar op ‘n gepaste noot of: Hou Kersfees saam met oud en jonk. Want kuier is immers lekker.

Oor die samesteller

Vickie de Beer is die afgelope 13 jaar die kosredakteur van Rooi Rose, maar haar liefde vir kook kom van haar ma af.

 

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Probeer gerus die volgende twee resepte uit Kuierkos:

Pizza

Die lekkerste manier van kuier: Sit die pizza in die middel van die tafel en laat elkeen stukke afbreek en smul.

Genoeg vir 6

gekaramelliseerde uitjies
20 piekeluitjies geskil
10 salotte, geskil (of nog uitjies as jy nie kan kry nie)
2 knoffelbolle, punte afgesny sodat die huisies oop is
8 tiemietakkies
150 g botter, in blokkies gesny
45 ml olyfolie

basis
500 g meel
10 g kitsgis
5 ml sout
375 ml water
15 ml vinkelsaad
15 ml winterspeserymengsel, opsioneel (resep heel regs)
45 ml olyfolie
15 ml knoffel, fyngekap
60 ml dennepitte of sonneblomsaad, gerooster, vir opdiening
125 ml crème fraîche, vir opdiening
oreganumtakkies, vir opdiening tiemietakkies, vir opdiening

gekaramelliseerde uitjies
1. Voorverhit die oond tot 160 °C.
2. Sit die uie, knoffel, tiemie en botter in ’n oondpan. Besprinkel
met olyfolie en rooster vir 45 min. of
tot sag en gekaramelliseer.

basis
3. Meng die meel, gis en sout met die hand of met ’n spaan in die bak van ’n staanmenger. Voeg die water stadig by en meng vir 3-5 min. teen ’n stadige spoed tot die deeg bymekaarkom. Meng vir nog sowat 4 min.
4. Bedek met ’n vadoek en laat rus vir 30 min. of tot dit tot dubbel die grootte gerys het.
5. Verhoog die oond se temperatuur tot 210 °C en sit ’n bakplaat daarin om warm te word. Verdeel die deeg in 2, rol liggies uit en strooi vinkelsaad en die speserymengsel oor. Rol sodat die speserye in die deeg vassit en rol dan dun uit.
6. Meng die olyfolie en knoffel en verf aan die deeg.
7. Sit die deeg op die warm bakplaat en bak vir 15-20 minute tot goudbruin.
8. Druk die sagte knoffel uit die huisies en meng met die crème fraîche.
9. Rangskik die uitjies op die basis, gevolg deur die dennepitte, en skep groot eetlepels van die knoffel-crème fraîche daarop. Rangskik heel laaste oreganum- en tiemietakkies bo-op.

winterspesery- mengsel

Maak hierdie geurige speserymengsel en bêre dit in die yskas. Ek gebruik dit ook om bredies te geur.

Maak 250 ml

45 ml koljander
30 ml vinkel
15 ml komyn
15 ml mosterdsaad
6 kardemompeule
2 heel naeltjies
10 ml swartpeper
15 ml knoffel, fyngekap
1 brandrissie, vliesies en pitjies verwyder (opsioneel)
4 lourierblare, gekrummel
15 ml bruinsuiker

1. Rooster die koljander, vinkel, komyn, mosterdsaad, kardemompeule en naeltjies vir 3-4 min. oor hoë hitte in
’n braaipan.
2. Stamp fyn met ’n stamper en vysel.
3. Meng die swartpeper, knoffel, rissie, lourierblare en suiker in.
4. Bêre in ’n lugdigte houer in die yskas.

’n Lekker laaang bruschetta

Sit dié lang bruschettas voor met ’n verskeidenheid bolae, Parmaham en ander kouevleise sodat almal hulself kan help.

Genoeg vir 6

2 baguettes
2 knoffelhuisies, gekneus
80 ml olyfolie

1. Voorverhit die oond tot 220 °C.
2. Sny die baguettes in die lengte middeldeur, smeer met knoffel en verf olyfolie aan die binnekante.
3. Rooster vir 5-8 min. of tot goudbruin en bros.

gemarineerde dun groenboontjies

Genoeg vir 6

200 g dun groenboontjies
250 ml olyf- of avokado-olie
60 ml witwynasyn
15 ml Dijonmosterd
1 knoffelhuisie, fyngekap
5 ml heuning
2 hande vol pietersielie, fyngekap
60 ml dennepitte of sonneblomsaad, gerooster

1. Kook die groenbone vir 2-3 min. in soutwater.
2. Dreineer, dompel in yswater en dreineer weer. Skep in ’n skoon glasbak.
3. Meng die olie, witwynasyn, mosterd, knoffel, heuning, pietersielie en dennepitte en sprinkel oor die groenbone.

Boekbesonderhede

Jay McInerney: darkness falls over South Africa

For a hip New Yorker, Jay McInerney has a surprisingly red-neck view of our  beloved country.  McInerney comes to South Africa next week to promote his latest book, Bright, Precious Days, in which we get a bit part. One of its characters, Luke McGavock, acquires a wine farm and a game farm in South Africa as part of a private equity deal.   Says Luke: “I loved the idea of Africa. And I loved the reality too. Its primal, cradle-of-life, origin-of-the-species aliveness.  The smells, not just the fertile dung smell of the veldt; even the wood smoke, seared meat and raw sewage smell of the townships.”

But it soon all turns to shit.

“…late night farm invasions had become increasingly common to the north, armed gangs breaking in and murdering white families, with the tacit approval of the ANC, which advocated the redistribution of land and sent out periodic calls for ‘colonialists’ to abandon their farms. Rape, torture and mutilation were common features of these attacks, which usually began with the intruders cutting phone and power lines…”   Really?

Luke is portrayed as “a good man, a generous soul”, who builds clinics and schools in the townships. But the natives don’t deserve him.

He decides to pack it in in South Africa after being badly injured in a car accident. “I was in the car alone, coming home from Cape Town one night. I got hit by a van that crossed the line into my lane. The driver drunk, of course. He died, along with his passenger. Not my fault at all apparently….. that didn’t keep it from getting ugly. White survivor, two dead black men.” Really?

In McInerney’s version of it, South Africa has just two sides: primal idyll for jaded sophisticates or savage and lawless jungle.

His writing purports to authenticity with much real-life detail: the farm is in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Eskom is identified as being responsible for an erratic power supply.

The narrative this celebrated author conveys is influential.  It’s unfortunate that the one he presents is so ignorant.

To be fair, the South African strand is a very small part of a big and ambitious book and McInerney’s rendering of his main subject, New York’s literary and financial elite, is wonderfully subtle and acute. I’ve loved his earlier books. And Bright, Precious Days is a great read when McInerney sticks to what he knows. But brightness falls on Manhattan and South Africa remains dark.

I hope that when McInerney comes to Cape Town next week – he is speaking at the Book Lounge – he takes the time to discover that South Africa is every bit as richly complex and nuanced.

McGregor is author of Khabzela; and co-editor At Risk and Load-shedding: Writing on and over the Edge of South Africa (Jonathan Ball Publishers)

 

 

 

 

Reclaim your youth the natural way: Anti-Ageing Tissue Salts by Margaret Roberts

Anti-Ageing Tissue SaltsStruik Nature is proud to present Anti-Ageing Tissue Salts by Margaret Roberts:

Reclaim your youth the natural way – 12 essential salts to help you balance deficiencies, heal ailments, retain vitality and defy the effects of ageing.

In this book, Margaret Roberts draws on decades of experience to advise readers on using the 12 key tissue salts to slow the ageing process, promote vitality and enhance health. Each tissue salt is presented in its own chapter, with tips on treating specific ailments; and advice on increasing the intake of the salts through the diet.

The book features:

  • Information on each tissue salt presented in its own chapter.
  • An ailment chart for quick reference.
  • Advice on increasing the intake of the salts through the diet.
  • Recipes for juices, teas, food, herbs, lotions and creams that naturally contain these age-defying salts.

Tissue salts are minerals that our bodies need to ensure optimal health. They can be found naturally in the Earth’s rocks and soil, in food that is grown organically in mineral-rich soil and can also be easily taken in tablet or liquid form (found at health stores and chemists). Considered to be the basic constituents of our bones, blood, organs and muscles, they are easily absorbed by the human body, with no side-effects.

About the author

Margaret Roberts is a household name, having made her mark in the world of health and gardening. She pursues her passion for all things natural that can uplift, heal and inspire, by creating gardens, teaching about the wonders of herbs and developing medicinal and nutritional plants at her Herbal Centre. She has published many books and articles on how to ensure good health naturally.

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Play your child healthy: A mini-gathering for parents on the importance of play

Saturday 27 August 2016, 11:00, Bibliophilia, 48 Albert Road, Woodstock

Join us for a brief, fun-filled morning where there is enough space to let the little ones run wild while you listen to three experts on the importance of play. The speeches will be over in 30 minutes.

Suggested programme

11:00 Letting the young ones loose

11:05 Welcome

11:10 Dr Elmarie Malek

Dr Malek is the head of General Paediatric specialist services at Tygerberg Academic Hospital.

She will explain how a baby’s brain develops during pregnancy and why parent interaction and stimulation are critically important. Taking time to be responsive to your baby and playing simple, stimulating games with your child develops important socio-emotional and cognitive skills. The care and stimulation a child receives during the first 1 000 days from conception to being a toddler will build confidence to explore, be curious and learn, and make success at school and employment as an adult much more likely.

11:20 Jacqui Couper

The Precious YearsJacqui is an occupational therapist and author of The Precious Years.

Although child development may seem automatic, each phase is unique and builds on what has gone before. Jacqui explains how to monitor child development, when to ask for expert advice and how to use low-cost material to stimulate your child during the formation of those precious developmental milestones.

The book is ideal for parents with kids between 0 and 3 years. It provides a balanced view on the developmental milestones, helps parents not to panic and teaches us how to play with the little ones.

11:25 Nadia Viljoen

1-2-3 Play to GrowNadia Viljoen is a qualified motor-skills therapist, swimming instructor and the author of 1-2-3 Play to grow, games for motor-skills development.

Ordinary games can help our kids with school-readiness and overcome various obstacles related to development. As a parent we need to make our kids develop both fine and gross motor skills. How? By playing with them!

Nadia’s book is aimed at parents with kids between 2 years and the teen-age years. It employs games like Rotten egg, Darkroom, Hand tennis, I spy, Tip-cat, Red Rover and even Clay-stick! The book also offers information on motor-skill goals for every age group in terms of balance, coordination, spatial orientation, rhythm, swiftness, reaction time and laterality.

11:30 Time for questions

Where?

Bibliophilia, is at 48 Albert Road, Woodstock. We are close to the Old Biscuit Mill, which is a good spot for a family breakfast, and to the Woodstock Brewery which serves a lekker lunch and locally-brewed craft beer.

RSVP: bibliophilia.info@gmail.com or 021 447 1773

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See your food in a new light - Eat Ting author Mpho Tshukudu's 5 nutrients for healthy eyes

Eat TingRemember your mom telling you to eat all your carrots if you want healthy eyes? Turns out, she was right.

Mpho Tshukudu, registered dietitian and co-author of Eat Ting: Lose Weight, Gain Health, Find Yourself with Anna Trapido, has a fantastic website where she shares helpful tips on healthy living. In one of these articles, entitled “Nutrition for healthy eyes/clear vision”, Tshukudu lists five nutrients that help to protect your vision. From Vitamin A and B to Flavonoids and Selenium, she explains why they are useful for healthy eyes and where they can be found.

Eat Ting is not a diet book. Instead, it offers healthy eating solutions based on traditional southern African food, and modern versions of time-honoured favourites.

 
Tshukudu writes that carrots really are good for your eyes, and so are sweet potatoes, butter, shrimp, anchovies, red wine and many more healthy foods.

Read the article:

Vitamin A (including beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin)
 
Beta carotene is a derivative of Vitamin A. It protects against blindness and dry eyes. Sources are green leafy vegetables (morogo, spinach, beetroot leaves rocket, watercress), orange and yellow vegetables (sweet potato, butternut, squash, carrots ) and animal products (milk, butter, eggs, shrimp).

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