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Being a classic baker Martjie shares her passion for precision, and makes it doable with easy to follow steps, grounded on basic techniques and guidelines, sharing secrets few other baking books offer. Martjie guides you seemlessly from basic recipes, gradually giving you the confidence and experience to master the more difficult, technical ones.
A joy to read, and a feast for the eyes, it showcases an essential selection of quality recipes, helping you create a menu for every occasion. From Martjies legendary Meringue cake to her dark chocolate tart, she teaches you the art of the flakiest melt in your mouth pies, simple crumpets, french pancakes, basic tips and secrets. Perfect for the newly wed or anyone wanting to take their baking skills to the next level.
Six women. Four weeks. One house. Who will be left on The Shelf?
Everyone in Amy's life seems to be getting married (or so Instagram tells her), and she feels like she's falling behind. So, when her boyfriend surprises her with a dream holiday to a mystery destination, she thinks this is it - he's going to finally pop the Big Question. But the dream turns into a nightmare when she finds herself on the set of a Big Brother-style reality television show, The Shelf.
Along with five other women, Amy is dumped live on TV and must compete in a series of humiliating and obnoxious tasks in the hope of being crowned 'The Keeper'. Will Amy's time on the show make her realise there are worse things in life than being left on the shelf?
A funny, feminist and all-too-relatable novel about our obsession with coupling up, settling down and the battle we all have with accepting ourselves, The Shelf introduces the freshest new voice in women's fiction.
Eye On The Gold includes a superb history of the gold rush in South Africa, and the pivotal roles played by Cecil Rhodes, Joseph Robinson, John Hays Hammond, Britain, the Oppenheimers and Anglo-American in shaping the future of South Africa. And all the time, the sale of armaments, wars and associated corruption lurk.
The arms trade is estimated to generate 45 percent of global corruption. South African gold funded the British Empires and its wars. The gold industry was the prime beneficiary of the apartheid system, and left legacies of social breakdown, impoverishment and environmental degradation. Production peaked in 1970 and is now in terminal decline; remaining ore reserves are too deep, too expensive and too dangerous to extract. With the support of Archbishop-Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Terry launched the New York banking sanctions campaign against apartheid in 1985 as a last nonviolent attempt to avert a civil war. President Nelson Mandela subsequently acknowledged that the campaign was the single-most successful initiative to end apartheid. It became a major motivation behind South Africa’s relatively peaceful transition to constitutional democracy.
Terry represented the Anglican Church at the parliamentary defence review in 1996. His international banking experience had informed him about the arms industry as a globally and unethically and corrupt business. European governments pressurised South Africa to buy warships and warplanes the country could not afford and did not need. It was then not illegal in English law to bribe foreigners, and in Germany bribes were actually tax-deductible as a “useful business expense”. The arms deal unleashed a culture of corruption that now afflicts South Africa’s hard won and fragile constitutional democracy.
After more than twenty years of “following the money,” Terry was vindicated in August 2019 when the report of the Seriti Commission of Enquiry into the arms deal scandal was set aside in the landmark court judgment. Judge Seriti had been exposed as pursuing a “second agenda to silence the Terry Crawford-Brownes of this world.” Since the collapse of the gold standard in 1971, Saudi Arabian oil (black gold) has funded the United States Empire, and its wars. Failed interventions to impose US military and financial hegemony around the globe have prompted increasing demands to replace the dollar as the basis of the international monetary system.
Are bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies the “new gold” of the future?
For busy profressionals, married or single parents, or young people who want to glam up their meals, but don’t have the time to spend hours in the kitchen, this is the book for them. Although Welcome to My Table by Siba Mtongana was previously self-published in 2015, it had a relatively limited distribution presence. Now updated and published by Penguin Random House, it is sure to find a wider, appreciative readership, looking for new inspiration in the kitchen as they settle in to a new mindset of making great food themselves, rather than relying only on eating out for that pleasure.
Siba Mtongana is the Queen of Convenience. She shows you how to make dinner in no time; and provides the kind of tips that’ll make something you whipped up in under an hour look like you’ve been slaving over the stove all day.
Siba’s recipes reflect her local roots, international food trends and some of the exotic flavours and ideas she’s picked up on her travels around the world. You’ll find ways to jazz up salads and veggies; discover deeply satisfying roasts and mouth-watering fish dishes. Her ‘Local is Lekker’ section provides a personal take on an array of traditional South African favourites. Sibalicious!
Distinguished pediatrician Dr Robert Bucknam, M.D. and co-author Gary Ezzo are two of the world's leading experts on infant management concepts. In this revised 6th edition, they have updated their groundbreaking approach which has found favor with over six million parents in all 50 states and has been translated into 20 languages around the world. For over 25 years, On Becoming Babywise has been the de facto newborn parenting manual for naturally synchronizing your baby's feeding time, waketime and nighttime sleep cycles, so the whole family can sleep through the night. In his 29th year as a licensed Pediatrician, Dr. Robert Bucknam, M.D. along with co-author Gary Ezzo, demonstrate how order and stability are mutual allies of every newborn's metabolism and how parents can take advantage of these biological propensities. Now millions of new moms are invited to ask their questions and interact Live online with this new Interactive Support Edition.
From the Academy Award®-winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.
I've been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me.
Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life's challenges - how to get relative with the inevitable - you can enjoy a state of success I call 'catching greenlights.'
So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops.
Hopefully, it's medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot's license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears.
It's a love letter. To life.
It's also a guide to catching more greenlights-and to realising that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.
Niomi Smart's passion is healthy food and her most popular YouTube video series, What I Eat in a Day, inspires a global audience of millions to look, live and feel better. Now, for the first time, she has compiled all of her favourite recipes into a cookbook to show you the smart way to eat. Niomi's food is for everyone. Like her recently launched snacking service for the health conscious, SourcedBox, she focuses on natural food, using everyday ingredients that will work wonders on your well-being. And all her recipes are simple to make and can fit into your daily life. Already an online phenomenon, Niomi creates recipes for anyone who wants to feel amazing from the inside out, covering: breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, snacks, baked treats and drinks, she offers a really easy way to eat delicious, healthy food at every mealtime. Wake up to a Tropical Smoothie Bowl, for example, whip up a Roasted Fennel, Lentil and Fig Salad for lunch, and finish off the day with a Mauritian Curry with Coconut and Coriander Rice, inspired by her travels. And with plenty of snacks and desserts to feast on too - try Niomi's Beetroot Cake with Chocolate Ganache or a Salted Caramel Ice Cream - you'll be surprised just how delicious eating smart can be.
Siekte is ’n natuurlike verskynsel sonder betekenis – potensieel ernstig, ja, maar bloot deel van menswees. Teen hierdie agtergrond ondersoek Hoop, heling & harmonie hoe siekte en behandeling ons liggame, gees en menswees aantas. Die doel van geneeskunde is om ons lewens positief te beďnvloed – in die woorde van Hippokrates, om soms te genees, dikwels te behandel, altyd te troos – maar die positiewe is nie noodwendig onvoorwaardelik nie: ons kan té wetenskaplik wees, die persoon agter die siekte miskyk.
’n Terugblik na die verlede plaas die huidige in perspektief; die boek analiseer onder andere die taal van siekte en geneeskunde, die rol van emosies, ideologie en politiek in siekte, hoe ons teen die risiko’s van behandeling en navorsing beskerm word, einde-van-dielewe- besluite ... en bereik dan die hoogtepunt: Hoop, Heling en Harmonie. Sonder hoop is die toekoms duister, sonder heling is daar geen genesing nie, en sonder harmonie in die uiteenlopende aandrange van siekte kan daar geen vrede in die gemoed wees nie. Hierdie onderwerpe word dikwels in die media bespreek.
Covid-19 is vir almal ’n skrikwekkende nuwe ervaring wat beklemtoon hoe broos die mensdom is. Hoop, heling & harmonie is ’n tydige publikasie wat die besondere eise van die tyd vernuwend aanspreek. Die boek is uniek en sistematies, die teks en styl is toeganklik met heelwat toeligting; nogtans word die leser uitgedaag om opnuut oor siekte-ervaring na te dink.
If you properly simplify and organize your work life once, you’ll never have to do it again.
Marie Kondo's first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, sparked a new genre of publishing and became an international bestseller. Now, for the first time, you will be guided through the process of tidying up your work life.
In Joy at Work, KonMari method pioneer Marie Kondo and organizational psychologist Scott Sonenshein will help you to refocus your mind on what's important at work, and as their examples show, the results can be truly life-changing. With advice on how to improve the way you work, the book features advice on problem areas including fundamentals like how to organize your desk, finally get through your emails and find what sparks joy in an open plan office.
Like how the key to successful tidying in the home is by tackling clutter in the correct order, Joy at Work adapts the inspirational KonMari Method for the workplace, taking you step-by-step through your professional environment so that you can identify the most joyful way to work for you. Once you’ve found order in your work life, you can feel empowered to find confidence, energy and motivation to create the career you want and move on from negative working practices.
Celebrated and honoured across the globe for its bearer’s selfless role in the liberation of South Africa, the name Mandela has become an iconic brand. Nelson Mandela’s life was dedicated to politics and achieving freedom for the oppressed in the country, which left him little time with his children and loved ones. It was not easy growing up a Mandela.
Ndileka Mandela is a social activist, former ICU nurse and the head of a rural upliftment organisation known as the Thembekile Mandela Foundation. Born to Madiba Thembekile Mandela (Nelson Mandela’s first born), who died in a car accident while his father was in prison, and the eldest grandchild of Nelson Mandela, Ndileka has lived a challenging life – a labyrinth of highs and lows.
I Am Ndileka tells the story of a woman who has made great stride in society, but still faces many challenges. Even though South Africa has been emancipated from the apartheid regime and so-called gender inequality structures have been removed, women still face oppression and abuse. In October 2017, as part of the #MeToo campaign to denounce sexual violence, Ndileka disclosed for the first time that she had been raped by her then partner in her own bed five years before. Follow Ndileka on her journey as she deals with death in her family, patriarchy, motherhood, depression, being homeless and surviving rape and abuse.
Along the journey of tackling challenges and expectations that come with her last name – things that she did not ask for but are asked of her nonetheless – Ndileka finds her voice.
The ancient Greeks trained in the nude in the gymnasium and also competed in the buff in the Olympic Games – they literally had skin in the game. The ancient Greek word for gymnasium – gumnasia – means to train naked. However, the ancient Greek gyms were not just for physical training but also had dedicated spaces for intellectual exercise, for philosophy, teaching and conversation.
To train naked is to show up just as you are – no pretences, no masks, no BS. We train to compete, we practise in order to nail a presentation. We should also be training to become better human beings, to craft meaningful lives, do work that matters, and to thrive in chaos. Pierre du Plessis’s daily reflections, meditations and practices presented in this book are a call to train naked, to practise for the ultimate marathon, and to have skin in the game.
Train Naked is a curated selection of short reflections – prompts to get skin in the game – on building a meaningful life and doing work that matters. Combined with a selection of ancient practices, such as meditation, Pierre’s thoughts and ideas aim to inspire each reader to take charge, to try, to act, to learn and to do.
The Sazerac ranks among the most famous drinks of a city famous for its drinking, but where did the classic New Orleans cocktail originate? Drinks journalist Tim McNally dives into the history of the Sazerac in a lively chronicle that ranges from a family-owned Cognac company in France, to an ingredient created by a New Orleans pharmacist, to a spirit once banned on three continents, to the renowned Playboy Clubs of the 1970s, which helped revitalize the enjoyment of complex, elegant mixed drinks. Among the many significant developments in the life of the Sazerac was its designation in 2008 as the official cocktail of the city of New Orleans. When the Sazerac made its first appearance in the mid-1800s, the very concept of a cocktail (though not the word) was still new. Bartenders did not spend much time combining multiple ingredients for a single drink, and when they did, they felt no impulse to give it a name. But the Sazerac was unique. It combined a specific Cognac named Sazerac de Forge et Fils with Creole pharmacist Antoine Peychaud's much-beloved brand of bitters, plus a sugar cube-all of which were stirred and strained into a drink glass coated with absinthe. The making of the drink provided the comfort and enjoyment of a social ritual, and the Sazerac became both a delicious beverage in its own right and a marker of the city's unique alcohol culture. With a spirited blend of history, cocktail trivia, and recipes, The Sazerac uncovers the true story of one of New Orleans's most long-lived and iconic beverages.
There is so much we get wrong about power. This eye-opening look at the true nature of power explores who has it, what it looks like, and the role it plays in our lives.
“A refreshing and enlightening new perspective on what it means to be powerful.”—Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet
Grounded in over two decades’ worth of scientific research and inspired by the popular class of the same name at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, Acting with Power offers a new and eye-opening paradigm that overturns everything we thought we knew about the nature of power.
Although we all feel powerless sometimes, we have more power than we tend to believe. That’s because power exists in every relationship, by virtue of the roles we play in others’ lives. But it isn’t a function of status or hierarchy. Rather, it’s about how much we are needed, and the degree to which we fulfill our responsibilities. Power isn’t a tool for self-enhancement or a resource for personal consumption. It’s a part you play in someone else’s story.
We often assume that power flows to those with the loudest voice or the most commanding presence in the room. But, in fact, true power is often much quieter and more deferential than we realize. Moreover, it’s not just how much power we have but how we use it that determines how powerful we actually are.
Actors aren’t the only ones who play roles for a living. Like actors, we all make choices about how to use the power that comes with our given circumstances. We aren’t always cast in the roles we desire—or the ones we feel prepared to play. Some of us struggle to step up and be taken more seriously, while others have trouble standing back and ceding the spotlight. Some of us are used to hearing we are too aggressive, while others are constantly being told we are too nice. Deborah Gruenfeld shows how we can all get more comfortable with power by adopting an actor’s mindset.
We all know what it looks like to use power badly. This book is about how to use power well.
The COBB was created to take you places. Let it take you on a cooking adventure!
With over 40 000 COBB owners in South Africa today, this book is sure to sell well. The versatile, portable COBB cooker was born in rural Africa. From these humble roots, it has become a global superstar. A highlight was being named one of the best inventions of the year by Time magazine in 2001.
The COBB Cooker is freedom. It is not just a braai grill, frying stove or roasting oven. It is all of those, but so much more. It is a portable cooking system that liberates you from the kitchen and gives you the freedom to prepare any dish just about anywhere outdoors – from a suburban garden to the beach or a boat or a campsite somewhere in the wilderness.
Produced by Avroy Shlain, CEO of COBB International and long-time advocator of Anywhere but the Kitchen, in collaboration with South African food editor Anke Roux, who has crafted and curated 50 recipes from around the world to show just how versatile the COBB can be. Use them as a step-by-step guide to producing spectacular dishes without too much fuss, or as a trigger to inspire your own creations
Beautiful photos of Charles Dowding's garden illustrate what you can achieve using his no dig approach. He gives advice for each month of the year, including the best dates for sowing different vegetables. Charles Dowding is famous for pioneering a hugely successful and innovative approach to gardening, whose three main virtues are saving time, enhancing growth and keeping carbon in the soil.
Whisky enthusiasts all over the world look forward to the Malt Whisky Yearbook every autumn. This 16th edition is again fully revised and packed with new and up-to-date information on more than 400 whisky distilleries from all over the world. Distinguished whisky experts contribute with new features written exclusively for this new edition along with details of hundreds of whisky shops, whisky sites and new bottlings. The Independent Bottlers chapter gives you all the details about the worlds most successful blenders and bottlers complete with tasting notes. A comprehensive summary of the whisky year that was and all the latest statistics is also included. Malt Whisky Yearbook 2021 includes more than 250 tasting notes describing the flavour of single malts from all working distilleries in Scotland and Japan. Finally, with more than 500 colour photographs, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2021 is as much an essential reference guide as a book to read for pleasure.
About one in five of the population are intolerant to the food that they eat. Most have sensitivities to a range of different foods making preparing food a nightmare and sitting down to a meal can be torture. What can they eat without getting ill or running the risk of nutritional deficiency? What can they cook for their family and friends? Cooking for the Sensitive Gut is the perfect guide to how you can restrict the ingredients that cause you problems and still prepare a whole range of recipes that are simple and fun to cook and delicious to eat. From fresh and healthy breakfast ideas, to wholesome mains such as Butternut Squash and Coconut Laksa, cooking for the sensitive gut has never been so easy. Straightforward and authoritative advice from a gastroenterologist and nutritionist means it's never been so easy to learn how to treat your tummy well.
Accelerate your journey to financial freedom with the tools, strategies, and mindset of money mastery. Regardless of your stage of life and your current financial picture, the quest for financial freedom can indeed be conquered. The journey will demand the right tools and strategies along with the mindset of money mastery. With decades of collective wisdom and hands-on experience, your guides for this expedition are Peter Mallouk, the only man in history to be ranked the #1 Financial Advisor in the U.S. for three consecutive years by Barron's (2013, 2014, 2015), and Tony Robbins, the world-renowned life and business strategist. Mallouk and Robbins take the seemingly daunting goal of financial freedom and simplify it into a step-by-step process that anyone can achieve. The pages of this book are filled with real-life success stories and vital lessons, such as... * Why the future is better than you think and why there is no greater time in history to be an investor * How to chart your personally tailored course for financial security * How markets behave and how to achieve peace of mind during volatility * What the financial services industry doesn't want you to know * How to select a financial advisor that puts your interests first * How to navigate, select, or reject the many types of investments available * Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure! Financial freedom is not only about money-it's about feeling deeply fulfilled in your own personal journey "Want an eye-opening guide to money management-one that tells it like it is and will make you laugh along the way? Peter Mallouk's tour of the financial world is a tour de force that'll change the way you think about money." -Jonathan Clements, Former Columnist for The Wall Street Journal "Robbins is the best economic moderator that I've ever worked with. His mission to bring insights from the world's greatest financial minds to the average investor is truly inspiring." -Alan Greenspan, Former Federal Reserve Chairman "Tony is a force of nature." -Jack Bogle, Founder of Vanguard
This driving test guide includes all of the official theory test revision questions and the latest version of the highway Code. Pass your driving test with ease using this comprehensive guide that gives learner drivers the information they need to pass all elements of the driving theory test. The AA has an excellent track record with driving test titles and is one of the biggest sellers of books in the genre. The Theory Test and The Highway Code features all the official revision theory test questions for car drivers and the latest edition of the Highway Code. Explanatory text is included to help learner drivers understand what s required for every revision question. The clear and concise layout makes it easy to revise and the book features guidance from AA experts on tackling the questions and key advice on what to expect in each part of the test. The Theory Test and The Highway Code is essential reading for every learner driver."
Combining Mediterranean simplicity with a dash of nostalgia, West Coast Wander is the definitive guide to sustainable seaside fare and a valuable addition to any South African kitchen.
Exploring this iconic coastline and the people that call it home, West Coast Wander takes readers – travellers and home cooks alike – on a culinary caper from Yzerfontein to Doringbaai, documenting each delicious detour along the way.
From heerboontjies to harders, the book encapsulates recipes both well known and newly discovered. Using a natural and unfussy approach to cooking, author Georgia East highlights the unique ingredients, both cultivated and naturally occurring, along this coastline, transforming them into dishes filled with local flavour.
Seeking out the best place to buy bread in Hopefield, discovering what sets a Sandveld Sauvignon Blanc apart and learning how the plumpest oysters in the country are farmed in Saldanha Bay are just a few of the topics covered.
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