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Easy Bottling of Summer Fruits

Bottling fruit need not be a big chore. Simply prepare the fruit, place in a big pot, and add water to cover measuring the quantity. Add sugar to taste (according to the measure of water), and bring to the boil. Cook until the fruit is soft and bottle while hot. Let stand upside down for [...]

Guacamole Changing the Definition of Taste

Guacamole is basically a sauce with avocado as its main ingredient. Other common ingredients used for the preparation of guacamole are tomatoes, onion, garlic, lemon, chili and yoghurt. Normally it is used as a dip. Nevertheless, it is used also to enhance the flavour of the food as well. In many places like America, this [...]

Healthy Salad Recipes

1. Beetroot salad (also known as red beets or garden beets) Beetroot is rich in anti-oxidants and nutrients like magnesium, sodium, potassium, vitamin C and betain. Betain reduces hypertension. Ingredients: 2 bunches large beetroot 1 onion, chopped 100 ml (1/3 cup) wine vinegar 100 ml (1/3 cup) sugar Method: Wash the beetroot. Cut off leaves [...]

South African sweet tarts/pies: apple, tipsy, milk

South African tarts usually have only a pastry base, without a pastry topping. They can also be crustless, like the tipsy tart (or Cape brandy pudding). 1. Quick apple tart/pie   Ingredients: 2 eggs 3/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup milk 2 tablespoons oil 1 cup self-raising flour a pinch of salt 1 large tin/can pie-apples [...]

Easy recipes for snacks - low carb, low calorie, high protein, low fat

1. Toasted Sunflower Seeds Sunflower seeds are rich in essential fats (omega 6), minerals, vitamin E, protein and fibre. Ingredients: 1 cup sunflower seeds 1/4 cup soy sauce Method: Toast the sunflower seeds over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring. Add the soy sauce and stir until sauce is absorbed and seeds are crispy. This [...]

Simple, moist chocolate cake recipes: basic, easy, orange, walnut

1. Basic, Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs,separated 1/2 cup oil 1/4 cup cold water 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 3 tablespoons cocoa 3/4 cup boiling water Method: Sift together the first 4 ingredients. Beat together the egg yolks, [...]

South African Fridge Cake/Tart Recipes - Pineapple, Strawberry, Peppermint Crisp, Lemon

1. Pineapple Fridge Cake/Tart Recipe Ingredients: 1 can condensed milk 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 can pineapple pieces, drained and juice reserved. 12 cherries, quartered (optional) 12 marshmellows, quartered (optional) 3/4 cup cream or 1 sachet Orley Whip 1 pkt Lady Finger biscuits Method: Stir condensed milk and lemon juice until thickened. Add pineapple pieces [...]

Baked pasta recipes: beef lasagne, macaroni and cheese, vegetarian

1. Baked Pasta: Beef Lasagne Recipe Ingredients: 250 g (1/2 lb) spinach lasagne Meat sauce: 15 ml (1 tablespoon) oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 125 g (4 oz) mushrooms, sliced 500 g (1 lb) ground beef 2 x 410 g (14 oz) cans tomatoes, chopped 5 ml (1 teaspoon) oreganum 5 [...]

Fruit cake recipes: boiled fruit, chocolate, with oil

1. Boiled Fruit Cake Recipe Ingredients: 500 g (l lb) mixed cake fruit 125 g (4.5 oz) dates, chopped 1 small pkt mixed peel 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 125 g (4.5 oz) margarine 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 2 eggs, beaten 2 cups flour, sifted 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 [...]

Chutney Recipes: Tomato, Apricot and Peach

1. Apricot Chutney Recipe Ingredients: 2 1/2 kilograms (5 lbs) apricots washed and stoned 1 kg (2 lbs) sugar 1 bottle white vinegar (750 ml / 1 1/4 pints) 2 large onions, chopped 1 cup seedless raisins (optional) 1 tablespoon salt 2 tablespoons ginger 2 teaspoons dried garlic flakes 2 teaspoons curry powder 2 teaspoons [...]

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