Evita’s Free Speech Ep151: Evita lifts the lid on a boiling pot

ANC cadre Evita Bezuidenhout tries to expose fake news and highlight alternative facts with a weekly episode of EVITA’S FREE SPEECH. This week Tannie Evita reflects more on our history with her current edition Ep151 – Evita lifts the lid on a boiling pot.

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Voorkamerfest Festival in Darling is back

Allison Foat writes – “Back and set for the first weekend in spring. One of South Africa’s most unique events, the Voorkamerfest, returns to the West Coast town of Darling after a two-year break from Friday 31 August to Sunday 2 September 2018, and is presented for the first time in association with the Fugard Theatre.

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Mulligatawny Soup, perfect for a cold day

Literally meaning pepper water. Mulligatawny Soup is an Anglo-Indian invention. Created by servants for the English Raj who demanded a soup course from a cuisine that had never produced one. You can make this soup a day ahead and you can add chicken pieces in the soup as well. Read More

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Evita’s Free Speech 8 Jul: Kaktus Files #13 – A Second Chance (there will not be a third)

ANC cadre Evita Bezuidenhout tries to expose fake news and highlight alternative facts with a weekly episode of EVITA’S FREE SPEECH. This week Tannie Evita reflects more on our history with her Kaktus Files #13 – A SECOND CHANCE (there will not be a third).

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Eggs, the mighty Hen and the breakfast table

The pig’s contribution to the classic breakfast may be a total commitment, but eggs are without doubt an important ingredient in many meals, be they breakfast, lunch, tea or dinner. Whether you scramble them, boil them, poach them, fry them or add them to soufflés, cakes or whatever, eggs are good for you.

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Hiking Style 2017, Cape West Coast tourism at its best

South Africa and the Cape West Coast in particular, are well known for magnificent hikes and walks. Enjoying South Africa on foot is a treasured experience. In the past it has been the domain of the relatively fit. But that is changing… originally posted 1st April 2017 on the former Darling Dorpskoerant.

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Critically endangered plant discovered in the Koeberg Nature Reserve

The beautiful and fragrant Grey Afrikaner (Gladiolus griseus) is one of the rarest Gladiolus species. Historically, they occurred on the Cape West Coast from Milnerton, north towards Saldanha, but after a hundred years of coastal developments the species is now restricted to only three small populations. This fact makes the discovery of a small population of this critically endangered plant in the Koeberg Nature Reserve  even more significant. It is believed that there are less than 250 of these plants left in the wild.

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The Queen of Hearts invades Darling

Saturday 30th June saw the official kick-off Bridge Tournament of the new Bridge club in Darling. Early morning start at the Darling Club, then bridge all day until late afternoon. Although a festive air was maintained, the bridge was competitive and administered under the watchful eye of a tournament director.

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