Archive for November 2018

Roasted Bell Pepper and White Bean Salad Recipe

Roasted Bell Peppers and White bean salad

Bean salads are high fashion. Combine the beans with roasted peppers and dress with a dressing that will cater for vegetarian guests as well. Serves 6 YOU WILL NEED 3 red bell peppers Ina Paarman’s Vegetable Spice 400 g tin of small white Balotti beans (drained) 1/3 cup (80 ml) calamata olives, pipped 1 small…

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Lamb Necks on the braai recipe

Lamb necks on the braai

Lamb necks on the braai is one of my best discoveries! With the price of lamb chops skyrocketing, you can still get your lamb fix using a more economical cut. Delicious! Serves 4 generous servings YOU WILL NEED 2 whole lamb necks, each cut lengthwise into 2 pieces Ina Paarman’s Rosemary & Olive Seasoning 1…

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Pam Sue-Taylor spreads a love of reading along with an apple a day

Apples and reading

Have you heard the phrase: Ask a busy person if you want to get the job done? Pam Sue-Taylor, of Sonstraal Heights, Durbanville, lives up to that maxim as an executive assistant at a local media and television production company, Okuhle International. Pam has always had a passion to uplift and empower the community, so…

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Isaac Ntoto of Mossel Bay wins the 2018 Prestige Agri Award

Agri Worker of the Year

Isaac Ntoto, from Garden of Eden Berries in Brandwag, Mossel Bay wins this year’s Prestige Agri Award. The announcement was made at a gala event held at the Nederburg Wine Estate on 2 November 2018. Ntoto oversees all the technical aspects of the farm, ranging from soil sampling to fertilisation and integrated pest management. In…

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Belasting, die las raak al swaarder

Taxpayers vs population

Die las op belastingbetalers in Suid-Afrika raak al swaarder. Verskeie faktore dra hierby toe, waarvan die grootste seker die feit is dat die bevolking waaraan die regering dienste moet lewer vinniger groei as die aantal belastingbetalers van wie die regering belasting kan hef. Indien daar nie dringend aandag gegee word aan die probleem van ʼn…

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Inner-city rooftop farming ‘hola harvest’

Rooftop garden

SAB and partners look to making farming more attractive to youth in addressing challenges of unemployment and food security with Inner-city rooftop farming SAB and AB InBev Africa has introduced its first group of ‘urban farmers’ in Johannesburg’s inner-city and surrounds with the installation of three 200m2 rooftop farms, facilitated by its youth entrepreneurship programme, SAB…

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World lacks enough plants for healthy diet

Fruit and vegetables

Guidelines for a healthy diet emphasise fresh fruit and vegetables. Right now, there may not be enough in the gardens to nourish a cooler, healthier world. Canadian scientists have confirmed once again that a healthy diet is the best way to help contain global warming and feed 9.8 billion people by 2050. And that involves,…

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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Principles

Integrated pest management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage…

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