WORD OF THE DAY
To make amends or compensation for (wrong doing etc).
SA TRIVIA QUESTION
What South African jazz artist produced an album entitled ‘Time’?
A – Hugh Masekela B – Jonathan Butler C – Mr A1
Answer: A – Hugh Masekela
DID YOU KNOW (http://www.didyouknow.org/)
A study involving 8,652 people between the ages of 51 and 61 found that people who are divorced or widowed have 20% more chronic health conditions, like heart disease, diabetes, or cancer, than married people. In addition, those who remarried had 12% more chronic health conditions than those continuously married, suggesting that divorce has a lingering detrimental impact on health that may never be fully remedied. One shortcoming of the study is that it does not address the impact of marital quality.
TIP OF THE DAY
How to Transform a Living Room From Ordinary to Extraordinary
Shop at Home (The 5-Minute Makeover): Tired of looking at the same art over the same table next to the same chair? Move it around! Has that picture been over the couch for 6 years? Sometimes just hanging it on a new wall will breathe fresh life into the living room. Bring in a small bench, or chair from another room. All it takes is a few new pieces to give a room a fresh feel.
Wallpapering just one focal wall (like the one behind the TV for instance) can add a lot of pop and interest in the living room--and it’s very affordable to do! If wallpaper is not your game, then how about some bold stripes? Striping a wall is much easier than it appears. All you need is some painter's tape, a yard stick and a pencil. Decide how wide you want the stripes, and if you prefer horizontal or vertical. I suggest wide horizontal stripes, such as 8 inches to 10 inches thick, and for vertical strips, an assortment of random sizes can be nice!
Decorate your couch with pillows
If you have a tired old couch that is lurking in your living room, get a large blanket or comforter in a soft color or a bold pattern and lay it down the center of the couch, over the back, then tuck it in on the cushions. Add a few new toss pillows over the top and your couch will have new life--in less than 5 minutes!
Shade Appeal: Another quick and easy way to add a touch of style to the living room is to update your lampshades. If you have a traditional bell-shaped shade, purchase a straight-sided “drum” shade. These have a more current feel and will make an old lamp feel new again!
Dining Room Rug
Most people have carpet in their living rooms, and therefore go without an area rug; however, area rugs really help define the space, and are a great way to add color and pattern into a room.
Decorate your mirror frames
If you have a piece of furniture that has seen better days--spray paint it! Old elaborate mirror frames, small side tables are all elements that look completely new in a bold color--or a coat of white paint. If you are trying to bring a solid look to the living room, unifying your “wood tones” is a great way to accomplish a pulled-together feel. Painting, or even staining a light-colored piece in a darker tone can make it feel modern--and can be done in a weekend!
Our 9th Golden Cloud show. Today Joy baked Krackley wheat cheese roll/ loaf. Here is today’s recipe:
500 g / 4 x 250 ml Golden Cloud Krackley Wheat
1 x 10 g sachet instant yeast
15 ml sugar
7 ml salt
500 ml lukewarm water
30 ml oil
250 g / 2 x 250 ml Golden Cloud White Bread or Cake Flour
100 - 200 g / 250 – 500 ml coarsely grated Cheddar Cheese
30 ml water
grated cheese to top (optional)
paprika or cayenne pepper to sprinkle
1. Place the Krackley wheat, yeast, sugar and salt into a mixing bowl and add all the remaining ingredients except the bread or cake flour and mix well.
2. Add sufficient of the cake or bread flour to form a soft dough and knead on a floured surface for about 5 minutes or until smooth. Add the grated cheese and knead until the cheese is evenly distributed in the dough. Return the dough to the bowl, cover and allow to rise in a mildly warm spot for about 30 minutes or until doubled.
3. Grease l large (280 mm - 300 mm) or 2 smaller (200 mm - 220 mm) round cake tins, well with margarine. Knead down the dough and pinch off egg-sized portions. Shape the portions into neat rounds and place slightly apart into the tins.
Grease a large baking tray with margarine. Divide the dough into 2 portions, shape into elongated loaves, place onto the baking tray.
4. Mix the egg and water for the glaze, brush over the top of the rolls or loaves and sprinkle with cheese and paprika. Allow to rise in a warm protected spot for about 20 minutes or until doubled. Preheat the oven to 180 ºC while the rolls breads are rising and bake about 20 minutes for the rolls or 30 minutes for the loaves until firm and golden. Allow to cool in the tins for a few minutes and remove to a wire rack.
Yields 24 - 30 rolls or 2 loaves
We then were joined by the excited Monique Hellenberg. Monique is a jazz vocalist and a pianist. She’s worked with many musicians as well as local sensation GoldFish you can catch her singing in Goldfish debut single ‘This is how it goes’. She’ll be coming out with her album really soon so watch the space. Monique will how ever be performing this Saturday with Kwaai Caliente. Their sound is a mixture of Salsa and various African styles is truly their own. With front woman extraordinaire, Monique Hellenberg on vocals Jazz and Afro guitar wizard, Daniel Eppel (USA). On bass, laying down the deepest of grooves from Congo, Emmanuel Nsinjani and one of Mozambique’s premiere drummers, Texito Langa.
Check it out at the Albert Hall in Albert Road, Woodstock just down the road from Old Biscuit Mill 1st August.
Lastly we were joined by the inspiring Tina Schouw cast member of the spirit lifting artscape production, Womantide. It’s emotional roller-coaster ride which will instil African pride, proud to come from a woman. Featuring Malika Ndlovu, Ernestine Deane as well. It’ll be shown at Artscape from the 7th&8th August 2009. Tickets at Computicket or at the box office.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.