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Slow cooking to warm your heart

Have you ever noticed that if you cook something slow enough and long enough, it tastes much better? These recipes will warm your heart this winter.
Have you ever noticed that if you cook something slow enough and long enough, it tastes much better? Soups, potjies and ribs are all great examples. But let’s face it, we don’t all have time to create a potjie every day. Succulent ribs take time to cook. And whipping up a hearty soup when you get home in the evening just isn’t going to happen. But there is a solution: a slow cooker. This handy contraption lets you cook these delectable dishes, with very little effort.

warming winter bowls of goodness

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Easy-to-prepare tummy-pleasing soup recipes for busy parents. Extracts taken from Meals by Christine Capendale
Roasted cauliflower and chickpea soup
Serves 4
These two nutritional superstars marry well.

creating mindfulness

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Newly-released reads about creating mindfulness, understanding emotion and building self-esteem
Mindfulness for Children
This inspirational and timely guide is about how mindfulness helps children, why it’s becoming more popular and how to do it.

counting the precious minutes

Time takes flight with every step of independence gained
Time is a funny thing when you are a parent. At first, it is all about counting the months and recording the milestones of your baby’s development. First tooth, first steps, first words. You eagerly look out for the next phase of their growth. Once they start school, you find yourself wishing you could slow things down as they start to show signs of independence.

a good read for a relaxing holiday

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For the young
 
Baby Dinosaur

Warm Choc-chip Cookie with Peanut-butter Ice-cream

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Chef Jenny Ward of CHEFS Cape Town offers her easy, mouth-watering recipe for a warm choc-chip cookie served with peanut-butter ice-cream
World Chocolate Day is celebrated on 7 July! And while eating chocolate requires no excuse, a whole day of it certainly is a big treat! 7 July marks the date – why not celebrate by indulging in all your favourite chocolatey treats! Start by baking this scrumptious choc-chic cookie, you can thank us later.

Oscar! Cape Town's Swimmiest Seal of Table Bay

Meet Oscar, the funnest, leapiest, swimmiest seal, always up to his usual trick in Cape Town's busy V&A Waterfront harbour.

In the waters around the legendary Table Bay Hotel, and with a host of friends and endless magical adventures, Oscar will be sure to splish and splash his way into your heart. Written and published by Marc Hoberman and illustrated by Patrick Latimer, Oscar! was produced exclusively for Sun International and the Table Bay Hotel.

Let go, and enjoy the ride...

Urged on by her children, a leap was taken and fun was had by all...
My daughter Erin announced recently that she has no interest in being an adult. I can’t say I blame her – there are days when deciding what to cook for supper and the myriad other responsibilities of being a grown-up are hugely overrated.

Sparkly summer sippers

Zari Sparkling Grape juice, a premium non-alcoholic bubbly from the Western Cape’s Robertson region, is the perfect ingredient for sparkling summer mocktails.
Zari Sparkling Grape juice, a premium non-alcoholic bubbly from the Western Cape’s Robertson region, is the perfect ingredient for sparkling summer mocktails.

Must love cats

Oh, to be young and in love takes on a whole new meaning.
While driving home from school recently, I heard my son announce, quite matter-of-factly: “Mila is my girlfriend and when we get married we are having cats.” Until then, I had no idea that Conor, now almost six years old, knew anything about marriage, never mind the fact that he seemed to have already proposed and was quite keen on raising a pet with this girl.
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