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South Africa Heritage Day Salad Hero

3 Heritage Day Salad Dressing Ideas Good of you to volunteer to make the salad for this week’s Heritage Day Braai! With so many great mixed leaf salad options available, one could simply make the salad dressing the hero.   Here is a bit of inspiration.  Feta Herb Salad Sauce Throw everything in a glass jar with an opening big enough for a stick blender. Blend and seal. Keep in the fridge for up to a week. 1 ½ rounds herb feta cheese ¾ cup cream 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp olive oil ground salt and black pepper Add a tad of milk or water to get the consistency you like. Mine is always more of a sauce then...

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Spring Natural DIY Cleaner

Citrus All-Purpose Cleaner This is such a nice simple recipe for making a natural all-purpose household cleaner. It requires no special ingredients, works great and is quick to make on the go.   We all have our reasons, but I started experimenting with DIY cleaning concoctions because I didn’t like all the plastic bottles that commercial cleaners resulted in. To add to that, I needed one for my floor, one for my toilet, another for my tiles, and a walk-in pantry to keep it all in.  For some of us, it is the expense, for others its the toxins that we inadvertently ingest or the chemicals that despite going through a water purification process, pollute our waterways, harming wildlife. Whatever your reason,...

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The Making of an Eco-Friendly Kitchen Cloth

It was a good kitchen cloth I was after. I thought about it many times a day. In fact, every time I reached for a cloth to wipe something up. I wanted an alternative to the non-biodegradable micro-fiber cloth made from petroleum based products and shipped in from China.  Something natural that worked well - how hard could it be? Then in 2009, on a visit home to Canada I was reminded that the cloths we used growing up had been hand-knit either by my grandmother, or my mom or picked up at the flee market.  This is the story of The Posh South African Kitchen Lappie. Hand-Knit Production Creates Home-Based Employment My grandmother knit a prototype that I brought back...

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Sage One Small Business Awards

  It was so fun being a finalist in Sage One  Small Business Awards. Here I am being chummy with Cape Talk's Breakfast host, Kieno Kammies. (he had his picture taken with everyone) Sivo Mongo of Ziyahlanjwa Laundry Services in Khayelitsha was the winner. A truly inspirational story and a heartwarming result. Ziyahlanjwa means "they are being washed" in Xhosa.  I will definitely call on her for Spaza laundry jobs in the future.  If you need a reason to smile today, listen to her story or read Cape Talk's article below. http://sba.capetalk.co.za/articles/4929/inspirational-once-tiny-township-laundry-service-scoops-small-business-awards

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First Post

Oh wow - I wasn't sure where to start and then out of the blue, I get a call from Cape Talk informing me that I have been nominated for The Small Business Awards with CapeTalk and Sage One. AND could I be available to have a discussion with John Maytham live on the radio - today 5:20.  Ok - and we're off! http://sba.capetalk.co.za  

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