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Post 2021-08-11

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South Africa
Independent Media Pty Ltd
52 Issues

in this issue

1 min
soft puri

2 tbs soft butter or margarine ¼ tsp salt 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ tsp baking powder ¼ cup sour milk (Maas) or plain yoghurt about ¼ cup fresh milk Place the flour in a medium-sized bowl. Mix in the baking powder, salt and butter. The mixture will resemble breadcrumbs. Add the sour milk or yoghurt and carefully mix using your hand (the puris do not retain/absorb oil when mixed with sour milk or yoghurt). Heat the milk for 15 seconds in the microwave and gradually pour it into the dough. Place the dough on to a floured surface. Knead until it is soft and pliable. Separate the dough into balls. Roll out each one or cut into circles or other shapes. Heat oil in a pot to fry…

3 min
potatoes and tomatoes

Potatoes Surprisingly, potatoes are well suited to container planting. A fairly deep pot planted up with a good soil mix and healthy seed potatoes from a reliable supplier should yield a crop of the tastiest new potatoes within a couple of months. They will need regular watering and a dose of liquid fertiliser every fortnight or so. Tomatoes Tomatoes are easy to grow but they need more care than most other vegetables. Any sign of insect activity or disease affecting tomatoes needs to be dealt with immediately. Indeterminate varieties need pinching and staking, and even determinate varieties can be staked if space is limited. Besides that, however, no pampering is required. Soil Unlike other vegetables, tomatoes can be grown in the same place year after year, except if last season’s…

4 min

SQUASH and pumpkins have been enjoyed on South African dinner tables for centuries. This is not surprising, considering how delicious they are and the ease with which they grow. Most squash varieties need quite a bit of space in which to grow and have historically only been grown by gardeners with large vegetable gardens. Fortunately, through modern hybridising techniques, new cultivars have been developed that will not take over large areas and can be grown in most gardens. A quick look on the back of the seed packet will tell you if the cultivar is suitable for your garden. It is advisable to plant your squash seeds as soon as all danger of frost has passed. Alternatively, they can be started off early, in pots kept in a sheltered, frost-free…

2 min

SPINACH is not only full of flavour, but full of goodness, too. It’s high in iron, vitamin A and vitamin C, and low in calories – so it’s good for the waistline, too. What most of us eat as spinach is usually Swiss chard because it is easier to grow, heat tolerant and more productive. Swiss chard, or “Lucullus”, has long, light green leaves, and “Bright Lights” has red, yellow or orange midribs and dark green leaves. Growing Swiss chard and spinach are among the easiest vegetables to grow. They germinate easily, don’t take up much space and are easy to harvest. But they are gross feeders and if you want to harvest on a continual basis, regular feeding is the secret for success. Prepare and enrich the soil before…

2 min
garlic and ginger

ACCORDING to The Gardening Site, garlic and ginger are easy to grow in a home herb garden and will produce abundantly. Bonus, both are easy to store, so once you grow them in your garden you will never have to buy either one of them again. Follow these tips for growing of garlic and ginger, so you can enjoy the tasty rewards all year. Garlic Garlic seeds are the cloves on the outside of the bulb. Buy them at your garden supply centre or use healthy seed cloves from garlic bought at a supermarket. Don’t remove seed cloves from garlic bulbs until you are ready to plant them. Autumn is the best time to plant them, but garlic can also be planted in the spring. In very mild climates, garlic…

1 min
a story of a mom’s fight to protect her family

Nadia Khan nadia.khan@inl.co.za KRISH Govender hopes to create awareness of women’s rights and their sacrifices in his book, Fighting For My Family. Govender, 50, a businessman, of Musgrave, said the book was about a mother’s struggle to fight for her children. “The book is an original South African story that spans three continents: Africa, Europe and North America. It is a dramatic tale of one woman’s fight to protect her family against insurmountable opposition and fear and the great lengths she will go through to protect them even if it means putting herself in harm’s way.” Govender said he began writing the book last September and completed it in March. The book, which is part three of a trilogy, was published by Infinity Dynamic Media and launched virtually on Facebook.…