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Drink summer

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 | 0 comments

Both Desmond and I grew up with mothers who made Ginger beer and Grenadila cordial as a summer cool drink.The drink was only allowed to...

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Lavender at Fairview Homestead

Posted on Dec 29, 2014 | 0 comments

We initially planted a rose garden in front of the house ,but because of the huge  trees, the ground is quite dry and they did very...

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7 days to Christmas…7 guests a-parking, 6 agents phoning, 5 children swimming, 4 people sharing, 3 drop ins knocking, 2 couples asking, 1 guest-house owner multitasking

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 | 0 comments

… and no golden eggs. Yes, it’s that time of the year again… You have to understand – as much as I hate the start...

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Kale – super food

Posted on Sep 27, 2014 | 1 comment

In case you missed it -  1 Oct was officially National Kale Day     Lately I have been supplying our local Health Shop with...

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Slow-Roasted Tomato Soup (by guest blogger – Nelleke Elston)

Posted on Aug 2, 2014 | 0 comments

I’m huddled in front of the fireplace on a very cold and rainy June evening and the sound of the crackling fire and the hum of my laptop...

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Canadian Buttermilk Pancakes (Guest blogger is our daughter Nelleke Elston)

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 | 0 comments

Does the world really need another pancake recipe, is a good question to ask at this stage… I thought I’d share my story of...

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