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10 Traditional New Year's Eve Foods for a Prosperous 2022

When it comes to festive holidays, Christmas tends to reign supreme. Between the gifts and glitz and the delicious dinner spreads, it’s a difficult celebration to compete with. New Year’s Eve, however, is a great contender for the spot of ‘fave holiday’. Not only is it the final celebration of the year, but it’s also a moment to reflect while welcoming a new beginning. And even though it might present the perfect opportunity to dress up and boogie down, it’s also a chance to celebrate a few traditions as well.  As we get ready to ring in the new year, we’d like to delve into culinary heritage from across the world and discover the deep, layered meanings behind some of...

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Restore nature, one shrub at a time

  The Earth’s temperature is rising every year. Wildfires are spreading and water is growing increasingly scarce. But spekboom can help. Portulacaria Afra, commonly known as “spekboom” is a succulent plant indigenous to South Africa. This sprawling bright green shrub could be the key to offsetting carbon emissions and helping to restore balance to our planet.  By acting like a carbon sponge, one hectare of spekboom can absorb between 4 and 10 tonnes of CO2 per year and is 10 times more effective per hectare at carbon fixing than any tropical rainforest.  In addition, this evergreen wonder plant grows without formal planting and can do so using very little water. It is also fire-resistant and can live for up to 200 years.  This...

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Discovering Dish Covers

'I have never been a fan of plastic wrap, so I would cover all our dishes with tea towels while entertaining or preparing a meal for my family.’   The problem arose when I needed to bring a salad or dessert to someone else’s house, or if I wanted to keep a dish refrigerated.  I experimented with some tying and wrapping techniques that proved to be very bulky and fussy. What I really wanted was something light and breathable that would stretch around the sizes and shapes of my dishes. A lightbulb went on and I started making dish covers. When I could no longer keep up with demand, I started looking for women who could sew in their homes....

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Featured Designer, Mokgadi Masipa's Festive Dish Cover Set

Earlier this year we sent a call-out on our social media channels for young South African designers to pitch a design proposal for a festive-themed series of dish covers.  In the end, we chose Mokgadi Masipa's very clean and contemporary design. We felt Mokgadi's concept was universal and it made us smile.  Add to that, Mokgadi has worked very hard on developing a very creative Instagram account which we thought deserved some exposure.  Check it out here> @mokgadimasipa_ Mokgadi grew up in Soweto, Meadowlands in Gauteng with her three siblings, mom and dad. After completing her matric, she decided to go on to art school to study multimedia design and production. We asked Mokgadi a few questions about her craft, her...

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