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December 2014

Read, watch and be inspired

Super summer reads

Our books for this edition were chosen with the summer holidays in mind – whether you are staying at home or travelling to another part of the country. Is coffee your favourite beverage? There is a book about some great…

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Adventure

The Cape’s magic carpet

In many classic romance films, television shows, or advertisements; there is a montage that has been played out more frequently than Elizabeth Taylor tied the knot or Hugh Hefner changed girlfriends. The scene in question usually involves a young man…

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Adventure

Bridging the green gap

Ever wanted to save the world? You’re not alone. Let’s be honest, though, living sustainably “is a lovely idea, but it’s an IDEA” as my fellow eco-worrier mentioned at the start of our two weeks on the road together. She’s…

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Adventure

Fading footsteps

As thick clouds roll in over the hills of Phalaborwa, the smell of a thunderstorm’s imminent approach can be felt in the vibrations of the ground, rippling their way into the water, the trees and the air of the most…

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Adventure

Coastal hikes of South Africa

South Africa has a coastline of between 2798 and 3751 kilometres, depending on who you ask and how they measured it. Every summer, thousands of people flock to this long and diverse stretch of coast to relax and enjoy the…

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Recipes

A yummy way to avoid han-ger

Bees are arguably some of nature’s most treasured small animals. Without them we would have to manually pollinate plants, enjoy less biodiversity, and of course, no honey. Manuka honey, as mentioned in this month’s wellness tips has powerful antibacterial agents…

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Recipes

Home Made pickles

A simple, quick recipe you can follow to make crunchy, tangy gherkins. They are a delicious served with a variety of hard cheeses or eaten on their own. They also work well chopped finely and tossed into a potato salad…

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Souping it up

For a healthy meal that is quick and easy to make, take a look at this step-by-step video to make your own Jerusalem artichoke soup, courtesy of Graze Cafe and Green Renaissance Graze Slow Food Cafe is a free range…

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Recipes

Summer smoothies

Summer time, long hot days and what better way to begin a beautiful summer’s day than with a delicious, healthy smoothy that will nourish and energise you. Here are three amazingly simple recipes that you will love trying. #1 •…

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Recipes

Festive Fondue

Here is a yummy fondue recipe we found that was created to pair with a delicious Viognier. The biggest trick to making it is mastering that cheesy-gooey texture that is just right for dipping. You want more cheese on your…

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Sticky vegan sensation

They say the best things in life are either illegal, immoral, or fattening; so when one is able to bypass those categories through something they enjoy, it is always a pleasant surprise. For example, something such as delicious sticky, cinnamon…

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Products/shop

Superb summer buys

With the hours of sunlight becoming more abundant as the days grow longer, now is the perfect time to invest in some solar powered goodies.Developed in the UK for festival goers who were tired of not being able to charge…

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Wellness

Pests be gone

  When thinking about what humans derive the most joy from in life, pets are arguably high up on that list. They love one unconditionally, are always excited when their owners come home, and are equally as devastated when they…

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Wellness

Meridian magic

If you thought Swedish massage was deep then it is a shallow pond in comparison to the depths that acupuncturist can reach when working on your body. Traditionally, acupuncture massages work by using three techniques, the first being a general massage…

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Gardening

Composting solutions for food security

A couple of centuries ago Thomas Malthus argued that since population multiplies geometrically, and food production arithmetically, population will eventually outstrip the food supply. Fossil fuels and the ‘green revolution’ helped us dodge this bullet, but unless we come up…

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Wonder

Hidden music rituals

In this amazing video, French filmmaker Vincent Moon travels the world with just a backpack, a laptop and a camera capturing single-shot films of a Sufi ritual in Chechnya and an ayahuasca journey in Peru. In this talk, he explains…

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Wonder

Moments of Wonder

The love that animals share for each other know no boundaries; watch this inspiring clip that will reassure you that humans should share love in the same way Artist Joshua Mills shares his love for growing his own food and…

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Design & Innovations

Electric avenue

The 1960’s classic film Mary Poppins was arguably one of the first pieces of popular culture to show the notion that a woman’s handbag can house a large number of objects that are seemingly far too much for the volume…

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