30 Jun 2007

Heerlike Suid-Afrikaanse resepte

English readers, please follow the first two links given here….Hierdie resepte het ek via email ontvang. Ek het geen idee wie om erkenning te gee vir dit nie. Dit is ‘n lywige Word dokument en geen aanduiding vanuit watter boek/persoon die resepte kom nie. Die persoon wie dit aangestuur het, het dit ook weer van ‘n ander persoon gekry. Enige persoon wat weet waar die resepte vandaan kom, laat my weet sodat ek kan erkenning gee! Intussen, geniet wat jy hier kry!

On the next two links, you will find recipes in English. The links will open in a new window.

Recipes on the next link is only in Afrikaans...tons of it.


PANNEKOEK BY DIE GROOT MAAT (lewer 120 pannekoeke) Ster resep!
16 k koekmeel

125 ml wit suiker
80 ml bakpoeier

20 ml sout
12 eiers

4 k (1 liter) kookolie
250 ml asyn

18 k water

Sif meel en meng dit deeglik met suiker. Voeg bakpoeier en sout by die meelmengsel en meng goed. Klits eiers en voeg die olie, asyn en ‘n bietjie water daarby. Voeg die eiermengsel by die meelmengsel en roer. Voeg die water bietjies-bietjies by en klits die mengsel deurentyd tot so dik soos room en sonder klonte is.

Verhit olie in pan, gooi uit (hierna word nie weer olie in pan gegooi nie) en bak die pannekoek. Sit die pannekoek voor met kaneelsuiker of bêre en verhit oor ‘n kastrol met kokende water. (Die pannekoek word nie taai nie.)

KERRIE-EN-RYS (100 porsies)
24 medium uie, geskil en gekap

9 knoffelhuisies, geskil en gekap
190 ml sonneblomolie

20 wortels, geskil en in blokkies
25 aartappels, geskil en in blokkies

3 soetrissies, gekap
12,5 kg vleis, in blokkies

5 k sultanas
90 ml matige kerriepoeier

80 ml borrie
15 ml fyn koljander swartpeperkorrels
kruienaeltjies lourierblare
150 ml asyn

115 ml wit suiker
90 ml fyn appelkooskonfyt

100 ml sout
115 ml tamatiepure

62,5 ml mielieblom
37,5 ml Worcestersous

125 ml blatjang

30 k water om rys in te kook (sout)
13 k rou rys

Soteer uie en knoffel in olie in groot swaarboomkastrol. Voeg die wortel en aartappelblokkies asook die gekapte soetrissies by en braai liggies. Skep uit en hou eenkant. Braai die vleis vinnig in dieselfde kastrol.

Meng kerriepoeier, borrie, koljander, swartpeperkorrels, naeltjies en lourierblare, roer by die vleis en braai ‘n minuut lank.

Meng asyn, suiker en appelkooskonfyt, sout, tamatiepuree, mielieblom, Worcestersous en blatjang tot ‘n pasta. Voeg die pasta saam met die gebraaide groente- en vleismengsel en sultanas in die kastrol. Voeg vleisaftreksel by soos nodig en prut tot gaar. Roer nou en dan om te keer dat dit aanbrand.

Kook die rys in die water waarby sout na smaak bygevoeg is.
Wenk: Vergroot die resep deur ‘n groot, ryp boerpampoen sag te kook, deur ‘n sif te druk, en saam met ses gerasperde Granny Smith-appels en 10 fyngedrukte ryp piesangs by die mengsel te voeg.
Vulsel:5 aartappels 5 uie
2,5 kg maalvleis sout, peper, tiemie

Kors:8 k meelblom

5 ml kremetart
10 ml sout

980 g botter/margarien
4 eiers, geskei

25 ml suurlemoensap
ongeveer 200 ml yskoue water

Kook die aartappels sag, trek die skille af en druk fyn – hou eenkant.
Braai gekapte uie tot dit deurskyn en voeg die maalvleis by. Braai die vleis tot gaar en roer deurentyd. Geur die vleismengsel met sout, peper, tiemie en neutmuskaat na smaak en bind dit met die gaar, fyngedrukte aartappels. Laat die vulsel afkoel en vorm worsies van ongeveer 30 cm lank. Verhit die oond tot 200ºC en smeer bakplate.
Kors: Sif meel, sout en kremetart saam. Rasper die botter by die meelmengsel en vryf dit liggies tot krummelrig. Klits eiergele liggies en meng met yskoue water en suurlemoensap. Voeg eiermengsel by meelmengsel en meng tot ‘n hanteerbare deeg. Strooi koekmeel op werkvlak en rol deeg dun daarop uit. Sny deeg in stroke van ongeveer 13 x 30 cm. Sit vleisworsie in die lengte op elke strook, smeer een kant van deeg met geklitste eierwit en vou die ander kant oor. Druk goed vas en sny worsies van ongeveer 6 cm lank.
Verf eierwit op elke rolletjie en bak dit ongeveer 20 minute lank tot goudbruin. Pak op draadrak om af te koel.
Vir 30 rolletjies:Vulsel: 2 aartappels

4 k meel
2 uie, geskil + gekap

2,5 ml kremetart
500 g maalvleis

5 ml sout
sout, peper, tiemie,

480 g botter/margarien
fyn neutmuskaat

2 eiers, geskei
12,5 ml suurlemoensap
Volg metode soos bo.
ongeveer 100 ml yskoue water


Volg hierdie link vir nog meer! Die link sal in 'n nuwe venster oopmaak en is op my Wordpress-blog.

Fun art


Words to live by

Words To Live By

It's not how much you accomplish in lifethat really counts,
but how much you give to other.
It's not how high you build your dreamsthat makes a difference,
but how high your faith can climb.

It's not how many goals you reach,
but how many lives you touch.
It's not who you know that matters,
but who you are inside.
Believe in the impossible,
hold tight to the incredible,
and live each day to its fullest potential.
You can make a difference in your world.

~ Rebecca Barlow Jordan ~


Motivation is one of the factors that generate action for people to achieve success.
Every person has their own ambition and dream of what they want in their life.
In order to get what they want, people have to act accordingly to the correct direction of their goal.
Your goal must be clear, realistic and can be achieved.
Set a short term and long term plan to achieve your goal.
This will help you evaluate your progress and direction.
If you set a clear goal, you are able to imagine it. Image it by hard.
Every day. Every night, before you go to sleep.
You must always confident that you can get what you want.
You can achieve your goal.

Dare To Dream

Let nothing hold you back from
exploring your wildest fantasies,wishes, and aspirations.
Don't be afraid to dream big
and to follow your dreams
wherever they may lead you.
Open your eyes to their beauty;
open your mind to their magic;
open your heart to their possibilities.

Dare to dream.
Whether they are in colour or in black and white,
whether they are big or small,
easily attainable or almost impossible,
look to your dreams,
and make them become reality.
Wishes and hopes are nothing
until you take the first step
towards making them something!

Dare to dream,
Because only by dreaming,
will you ever discover
who you are, what you want,
and what you can do.
Don't be afraid to take risks,
to become involved,
to make commitment.
Do whatever it takes to makeyour dreams come true.
Always believe in miracles,
and always believe in you!
~ Julie Anne Ford ~

Red Dress

Wow, what a beautiful dress, my favourite colour!


Loung Ung

First they killed my Father, by Loung Ung

Luong was born into a wealthy family of nine in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Pen. As her father is employed in the city as a military police captain and is a supporter of the former Lon Nol government both he and his family risk being captured and killed by the Extreme communist Khmer Rouge if his identity is found out. The Khmer Rouge wants to turn Cambodia into an agrarian nation free of the 'western poison' of capitalism. To make this dream a reality they begin to kill anyone who isn't 'pure' Khmer and all those who indulge in western culture and learning. Luong's father moves his family to the countryside where the Khmer Rouge places them into a work camp. The father attempts to keep his origins a secret so his family can survive. Every member of the family works hard and speaks to no-one so that they will become worthy citizens in the eyes of the angkar. The Book moves at a steady pace and the reader is kept interested throughout because of the author's uncomplicated writing style. Luong's changing emotions are vividly articulated drawing the reader in and allowing them to understand her plight and also her great triumph at the end when she beats all the odds and finally achieves her freedom.

Books to read

The Kin is an outstanding book set 200,000 years ago in Africa. The kin are first humans very brave and clever and they can talk. It is a wonderful story of their journey in search of new life and land. In between the chapters are Oldtales about Black Antolope and other creatures that make the Earth. The book travels in four stories with Suth, Noli, Tinu, Ko and Mana. They are the Moonhawk Kin trying to find new Good Places as the kins are dying. You will come to fighting with lions and demon men to meeting new people that can't talk. I loved this book. I was thrilled in Dickinsons great ideas and vast imagination. I could not put it down and I am looking forward to reading many more of his fantastic books.
I agree 100% with the comments of this person on Amazon's website!
Author: Peter Dickinson

Nothing said


Thinking pink time



Pink Shoes

Whoops! Lovely pink shoes!


If you enjoy poetry, you can read on my Wordpress-blog on this link many poems, some I've translated, some of my very own...enjoy! The link will open in a new window.

Koeksisters......cook sisters

ANY South African LIKES/LOVES this.....if you don't like it...you are NOT a South African, that is how you can identify a person that's NOT a South African...
Click HERE for more.


One BIG holiday coming up!

Zulu tribe

Click on THIS LINK to see more and find more information on the different tribes.

Tribes of South Africa

Please click on THIS LINK which is on my Wordpress-blog to see more images and lots of links to informational sites about the different tribes of South Africa/Africa. The link will open in a new window.



See this site for fantastic images...

Bettie Cilliers-Barnard



Read and see on THIS LINK more, the link will open in a new window.


J H Pierneef


Read more here:


Pete Mondrian

A building in the style of Pete Mondrian!

Please click HERE to see more Mondrian-art!


This is our doggie - Zandie - we rescued her after her owners wanted to put her down for nothing. Click HERE to view her blog and to look at photos of her, videos and the area where we live. On this photo it was her first day - in the first hour - with us. She was hungry and snapped at us all the time whilst having her food.

Opera Singer

Mimi Coertse, our beloved opera singer!
(born 12th June...1932 in Durban, SA)

Early life

Coertse, born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, matriculated at the Helpmekaar Girls High School in Johannesburg. She left South Africa in September 1953 for London, and then via The Hague to Vienna. In January 1954 she started training with Maria Hittorff and Josef Witt.

Opera career

Coertse made her debut in January 1955 as the First Flower Girl in Wagner's Parsifal at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Karl Bohm conducting. She also sang in Basle at the Teatro San Carlo. On 17 March 1956 she made her debut at the Vienna State Opera as Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute (Mozart) and remained with the Vienna State Opera until 1978.

Coertse sang the soprano part in Bach's Matthäus-Passion at Fritz Wunderlich's first appearance at Vienna in 1958, when he did the tenor arias with Julius Patzak singing the Evangelist. In 1958, Coertse and Fritz Wunderlich again worked together at the Aix-en-Provence festival in Die Zauberflöte. In 1965, she sang Konstanze in Werner Düggelin's controversial production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Vienna State Opera which also featured Fritz Wunderlich as Belmonte.

Read more here:

and photos here:

and other South African opera singers....


Miss World 1958

Penny Coelen

Miss World of 1958

Read here: http://www.jimmyspageantpage.com/august2c.html

Mad Bishop

Stormy Britain

Click to see pictures of the past week.....


Have you seen a Zorse?

Read all about it here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=464723&in_page_id=1770

Lion Whisperer

The king of the jungle doesn't frighten the lion whisperer.

Please click HERE to read more and to see a movie about him.

Animal behaviourist Kevin Richardson has such an intimate bond with big cats that he can spend the night curled up with them without the slightest fear of attack.
Richardson, 32, who is based in a wildlife conservation area near Johannesburg in South Africa, works his unusual magic on other species too. Cheetahs, leopards and even unpredictable hyenas hold no threats for him.

Favourite Actors

Sleepy puppies


I think these colours look pretty nice, like a kiss! haha...

29 Jun 2007

Land Reform, South Africa

South Africa
Land reform threatens SA's food
2007-05-24 20:37:41

Cape Town - Failed land reform projects threaten food security in South Africa, warns a study by the FW de Klerk Foundation, launched in Cape Town on Thursday.
The document - titled Land Reform: A Contextual Analysis - says the country's food security is already under pressure.

"Ten years ago [South Africa] exported agricultural products to the value of R2.40 for every one rand imported, compared to current levels of R1.40 of exports for every one rand imported."

The country could therefore not afford the non- or under-utilisation of arable land.

"Failed land reform projects threaten food security... A land reform policy in which land is pro-actively acquired by the State and only transferred to black South Africans once potential beneficiaries have been identified could place even more arable land outside the sphere of the commercial agricultural sector."

The study says that, according to AgriSA, a total of 71 land reform projects in Limpopo had already failed as a result of "inadequate support" for emerging farmers.

"It was also found in a survey of reform projects in the Western Cape that [they] were often unsuccessful because the skills of the beneficiaries had not been timeously upgraded."

Production decreased drastically

Further, the University of Pretoria analysis of progress on farms transferred to black farmers had found, among other things, that on 44% of them production had decreased drastically, and on 24% there had been no production since transfer to the new owners.

The foundation's study says one of the challenges facing land reform was farming had become increasingly knowledge driven.

"Inexperienced participants should accordingly enjoy comprehensive support from the State, or via mentorship from existing farmers. However, it is not clear whether the Department of Land Affairs is in a position to provide such support effectively."
Land reform beneficiaries also needed access to considerable credit, especially in the initial stages of projects.

Work with white farmers

The study also notes there is a lack of capacity at land affairs, and suggests the department work with existing white farmers.
"In the absence of state capacity to support emerging farmers one must look to alternative channels through which support could be offered."

It suggests one such mechanism would be to offer incentives to white farmers who help emerging black farmers, but observes that "in the current political climate, it seems unlikely that such an initiative will enjoy positive consideration".

On the future of land reform in South Africa, the study calls on government to acknowledge the agricultural sector has limited capacity to serve as a catalyst for socio-economic development.
"There should be greater focus on urban land reform - where the demand for land and housing is greater."

It says land reform targets that "simply require the transfer of a particular quantity of land to black South Africans, without taking into account other factors that can influence the sustainability of the projects, have to be reconsidered".

Government aims to transfer a third of agricultural land in South Africa to black farmers by 2014.(To do WHAT!?? Nothing!!) Progress towards this target has been very slow, with only about four percent transferred to date.

Zimbabwe-style land invasions

Speaking at the launch, AgriSA land affairs policy advisor Annelize Crosby said growing frustration among black South Africans over the slow pace of land reform should not be underestimated.

Responding to a question, she ruled out any immediate threat of Zimbabwe-style land invasions however, saying South Africa was very different to its northern neighbour.

"We have a clear Constitution, good policy and good regulations. The problem is with people getting frustrated. While Zimbabwe-style land invasions are not an immediate threat, we should not underestimate not doing land reform," Cosby said.

Also speaking at the launch, the foundation's executive director, Dave Steward, said land reform in South Africa was one of the most "difficult, delicate and important topics in the national debate".

Such transformation was "emotional and complicated".
"It is crucially important that land reform is something that we all do together - transformation 'with' rather than 'against'," he said.

----(Cry my beloved country!...that's all I can say!)


South Africa
R23m coke in SAA flight cargo
2007-6-29 21:21

Johannesburg - Cocaine with a street value of R23m was seized in the cargo of SA Airways flight SA206 from Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Friday, the airline said.
The 51.6kg haul consisted of 33 foil-wrapped parcels hidden inside a dough-making machine in a crate on a cargo pallet.
"SAA's flights are constantly monitored in an attempt to stamp out the transportation of illegal substances," SAA spokesperson Robyn Chalmers said in a statement.
The cocaine was found by SAA staff working with the police and customs officials, she said.
Police could not immediately be reached to confirm the incident.



Quotes about success

Abraham Lincoln:
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

Albert Schweitzer:

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

Franklin D. Roosevelt:
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

Winston Churchill:

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Tennis biscuits

Why oh why can Tesco NOT sell these WONDERFUL, DELICIOUS, MOST WANTED biscuits!! That's all you need for the most delicious [and most wanted] South African fridge cake!

Red bush tea

Redbush tea is very healthy....at London Bridge there is a South African shop where you can buy it. Tesco's in the Uk also sell different brands of the tea. I drink mine with milk too...some people prefer it without milk, it's just a matter of taste really.

Art in the Park

Children's clay buildings and plates about buildings in our area. That was on display in Pottersfield Park. After the display, there was a little programme about being "green"....that's the "face" at the bottom.....a funny programme...

28 Jun 2007

7de Laan........7th Avenue

I can't wait to be back in SA for the 3 weeks holiday, to catch-up on 7de Laan, (my favourite) a first bilingual TV series, which everybody in the country enjoys... and it really beats most TV programmes I've seen in the UK...sorry for the English, not meaning to be mean now...LOL! If you're busy watching it and someone rings you, then you know that person IS NOT watching 7de Laan and then....you're a bit upset....because everyone else is then busy watching it! :)....so.....who are you then, to ring other people busy watching it!
History of 7de Laan: http://www.7delaan.co.za/history.asp

English links are at the bottom of the site of 7de Laan.



Chess Queen

Please click HERE to see more of Alexandra and to read more about her and to watch a movie about one of her games. The link will open in a new window.


On our way back from Arethusa, these pics were taken. That's Bexley....