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Your back to school checklist

The December holidays are officially over and it’s time for all of us to go back to school and work. It’s always so sad to realise that long afternoon naps, watching endless hours of TV and lazing around is now over. On the bright side though, rest allows …

Choosing the right braai

Kettle, gas or flat top braai - which is the right option for you? We weigh up the pros and cons of each. Choosing the right braai is a hotly contested topic in South Africa. We’ve got everything you need to know about becoming the ultimate braai …

Gingerbread men recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes Baking time: 15 minutes   Ingredients: 30ml full cream milk 50ml golden syrup 125g butter (unsalted) 1 egg 750g cake flour 125ml brown sugar 5ml bicarbonate of soda 5ml ground cinnamon 10ml ground ginger 3ml …

The best South African craft beers

Craft beer is taking the world by storm. With over 135 craft breweries in South Africa, it is evident that the battle between macro and microbreweries is no secret. I am delving into the world of craft beer to find the top five microbreweries in South …

Celebrating Mandela day together

Mandela is a name that resonates with millions of people around the world. We know him as a president, a politician and philanthropist. Today however, nearly three years after his passing, Nelson Mandela's legacy remains ingrained in our hearts because of …

Win with City Living | We have a winner

Congratulations to Mr Steve Mathobela . You are the lucky winner a R1200 voucher to spend on comforter sets.   Thank you to all those who participated in the competition and a special thank you to City Living for sponsoring the fabulous …

Townhouse Gardening

Limited space doesn't mean limited creativity; follow these tips to make the most out of your townhouse garden. You may not be blessed with a huge outdoor space but, that should not prevent you from trying out your green fingers. Look no further, we …

Top 5 interior design styles in 5 steps

With most of us engrossed in fast-paced urban lifestyles, it helps to come back home to a place you can call your own. At month end the last thing you want to do is spend money on an interior designer. We have compiled a list of the top 5 interior design …

Baking for first- timers

A lot of us have not been taught how to bake. All we can do is prepare basic meals, but cannot take things as far as a hearty cake or scrumptious muffins. You might be one of those people who have a baking set that has been lying around and you have been …

3 supergrains for you

Amaranth (pronounced am–uh-ranth) Amaranth is technically not a grain in the usual sense of the word, like oats, rice or wheat. It is sometimes called a pseudo-cereal because it has nutritional profile that is quite similar to grains. It is …