047 – Save the food

Written by on June 9, 2008 in Newsletter


IT’S MY PARTY Happy birthday, we reached a milestone. 1 year already. The first ouma that is an infant. 1000’s of requests, new subscribers daily, lots and lots of hits, we still going strong. Oud maar nie koud nie. Thank you to nanima’s loyal fans for all their support. Without your help Nanima is niks. Jazakallah
SAVE THE FOOD The Petrol price is going up again. I still wonder why it affects us when our fuel is made in South Africa in a place in Mpumalanga. Mind boggling. When the petrol price increases, food prices skyrocket as well. This year is definetly the year of patience. We are being tested daily. From loadshedding, xenophobia crisis, shortage of rice(imagine biryani without basmati, what will we use pasta rice), hiked up interest rates, now the food price inflation.Makes you want to roll up your sleeves, take out the spade from the garage and start growing your own kos. We all should be grateful for what we have, don’t waste and mend our moral ways. I heard that, in the world, a billion people are dying of starvation and a billion people are dying because they are overweight. We are living in a very imbalanced world and need to learn to live in moderation.


“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”


Food saving tips
Eat out less. Make wholesome healthy meals at home. Switch off TV, save electricity, bring back eating meals together as a family.
Shop alone. When you take a child along, you will be tempted to shut him up and buy something unecessary for him.
Make lists. Shopping with a list can save 10 percent on unnecessary items, like junk food.
Watch the scanner. Be vigilant. See if you charged the correct price.
Try the generic. Try the no name brand. All the extra cash you paying is for the fancy dresses these items wear.
Buy in bulk. Don’t buy more than you need — waste is costly too — but often, bulk items are priced better.
Dish out only how much you can eat. Don’t let your eyes be bigger then your stomach.
Go simple. Usually, the more processed the food, the more it costs. It’s less healthy too.
Don’t buy on impulse. Focus on staples, like milk, eggs, bread, and canned and frozen fruits and veggies. Avoid the tempting goods, like cakes and cookies strategically placed so you can’t miss them and those yummy candy bars calling your name in the check-out lines.
Make a family budget with income vs expenses and savings.
Write everything spent down. Go through the pamphlets, surf the internet and call the shops, do your homework before you go shop to shop, wasting petrol. Penny wise and pound foolish.


Rethinking food crisis solutions


The Million Man March Against Crime is a bold effort to find a collective solution to South Africa�s biggest social malady HELP FIGHT CRIME – Evil prevails when good men sit and do nothing. “With unity we can turn the situation around to the basics that have been the cornerstone of African society, botho /ubuntu. It means co-existence, empathy and a capacity for doing well for and with others. This mass campaign is meant to address all sorts of crime but the main aim is to translate the dialogue about crime into action, its sources and severity” Desmond Dube. We are marching to Pretoria, Pretoria, Pretoria. Date: 10 March 2008. Venue: Union Building Pretoria/Tshwane
Tuesday, June 3
Durban: Disability Exhibition
Thursday, June 5
Friday, June 6
Chatsworth Depression And Anxiety Support Group
Saturday, June 7
Durban: Avoca Primary Fun/Markey day
Durban: Natal Orchid Society Autumn Show
Durban: The Rotary Club of Chatsworth�s annual 7km
Pretoria:Zain Bhikha – Arts of Expression
Lenasia: 4th LEGG FORUM
Sunday, June 8
Durban: Natal Orchid Society Autumn Show
Pretoria:Zain Bhikha – Arts of Expression
Tuesday, June 10
Johannesburg: Markex
702 walk talk entry deadline 18 June 2008
Click here for more events information


Scoreboard and Logs

Cricket 26-May Eng v NZ England won by 6 wickets
Cricket 26-May WI v Aus Australia won by 95 runs
Tennis: Seed Player Seed Player
Men Women
1 Roger Federer 1 Maria Sharapova
2 Rafael Nadal 2 Ana Ivanovic
3 Novak Djokovic 3 Jelena Jankovic
4 Nikolay Davydenko 4 Svetlana Kuznetsova
5 David Ferrer 5 Serena Williams
6 David Nalbandian 6 Anna Chakvetadze
7 James Blake 7 Elena Dementieva
8 Richard Gasquet 8 Venus Williams
9 Stanislas Wawrinka 9 Marion Bartoli
10 Andy Murray 10 Patty Schnyder
07-Jun 18:00 Switzerland Czech Republic
07-Jun 20:45 Portugal Turkey
08-Jun 18:00 Austria Croatia
08-Jun 21:45 Germany Poland
09-Jun 18:00 Romania France
09-Jun 20:45 Netherlands Italy
10-Jun 18:00 Spain Russia
10-Jun 20:45 Greece Sweden
Rank Player Events Avg Points
1 Tiger Woods 40 20.21
2 Phil Mickelson 45 10.19
3 Ernie Els 56 5.95
4 Adam Scott 50 5.85
5 Geoff Ogilvy 47 5.47
6 Steve Stricker 47 5.4
7 Jim Furyk 51 5.29
8 K.J. Choi 57 5.24
9 Vijay Singh 60 5.16
10 Sergio Garcia 52 5.15
11 Justin Rose 48 5.02
12 Padraig Harrington 55 4.94
13 Stewart Cink 51 4.87
14 Henrik Stenson 51 4.85
15 Rory Sabbatini 50 4.7
16 Trevor Immelman 52 4.32
IPL 2008
P W Pts
Rajasthan Royals 14 11 22
Kings XI Punjab 14 10 20
Chennai Super Kings 14 8 16
Delhi Daredevils 14 7 15
Mumbai Indians 14 7 14
Kolkata Knight Riders 14 6 13
Bangalore Royal Challengers 14 4 8
Deccan Chargers 14 2 4

Updated on: 6/3/2008.


DIY plant care: Make a cheap self-watering device by Karen Datko Going away and afraid that your plants will dry up, particularly now that you’ve become a container gardener? Or maybe you’re just too forgetful to keep them watered. Michael Nolan’s Frugal Mania presents the cheap way to make your own self-watering device. It doesn’t get much cheaper than this. All you need is a plastic water or soft-drink bottle and a piece of old pantyhose. This is amazingly simple. Drill or nail a few holes in the plastic lid. Put a piece of stocking over the top of the bottle before you screw the lid back on. He says, “This will ensure that no dirt or debris clogs up the holes you drilled in Step One.” Cut off the bottom of the bottle. Put the bottle upside down in the planter and bury the first inch or so. Then fill it with water. “In my case, I am growing tomato plants in 5-gallon buckets outside this year, and one of the easiest ways I have found to keep them well-watered is to use an old 2-liter plastic bottle,” Michael writes.



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Shoprite’s Economical Chicken Hot Pot

1 large chicken, cut into portions
30 ml oil
2 large onions, finely chopped
3 large cloves of garlic, crushed
250 g mushrooms, sliced
2 ml paprika
5 ml dried mixed herbs
1 packet of white onion soup
half cup water
half cup apple juice
half bunch of carrots, peeled and cut into rings
1 stick of celery, finely chopped
4 potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
5 ml salt
freshly ground black pepper
METHOD 1,2, 3
1. Heat the oil and brown the chicken portions on both sides.
2. Remove from the pot and fry onions, garlic, mushrooms and paprika.
3. Add the soup powder and mixed herbs and stir to mix well.
4. Add water and apple juice and heat until mixture thickens and cooks. Replace the chicken portions.
5. Place the carrot rings and celery on top of the chicken and spread it evenly.
6. Season with salt and pepper and a stick of cinnamon.
7. Dot with pieces of butter and close the pot to simmer until the vegetables are tender. (+/- 75 minutes)
8. Do not mix before serving the dish.
9. Serve with cooked rice.


Child Care

Noordwyk: would just like to find out if you know of any Muslim daycare Centre or Daymother in Midrand Noordwyk?
Edenvale: I’m looking for someone who lives close to Edenvale High who can take my girls from 6 in the morning. If they live close enough to Edenvale High, the girls can then walk to school.
082 922 7741


Durban: Salaams.I’d like to know if you offer cooking lessons in Durban?My sister,who is partially hearing impaired needs someone with patience who’l be able to teach her.She is very eager to learn.Please help me regarding this matter,I would very much appreciate it.Jazaakallah.
Northcliff: I am urgently looking for a madressa for my 4 year old daughter, if she is still too young, I would then opt for private lessons
Overport: A female student requires a qualifed, female tutor to help with Grade 12 (old syllabus) studies. Should be able to help with all subjects, including Physical Science. Wishes to start immediately. Preferably from areas in and around Overport.

Nani’s Taxi

London: I would like to know if you can assist me with the request below. If you do not have any information regarding this can you please include this request in your newsletter. Does anybody know of any Muslim owned guest houses or holiday accommodation in or around London (UK). Please contact Mohamed 0837072906.
Durban: I am seeking a lift club or transport for kids to and fro Al-Azhar school in Albert Street and home in Hendry Road. 083 786 5588

Boarding and Lodging

Umhlanga: Umhlanga Breakers. 6 sleeper unit available over June/July school holidays 28 June to 5 July. Contact 084 6171717.
Mayfair: I am urgently looking for a 2 bedroom place to rent in Mayfair/Crosby/Fordsburg .Rental should be atleast R3000.00 � R3500.00
Auckland Park: I am a Muslim Female in my 30’s and I am deaf. I am looking for decent and reasonable accomadation/boarding around the Auckland park area or nearby as that is where my workplace is.I reside in Springs and it is too far to travel everyday and I do not drive. If any one could be of assistance to me, perhaps even for travelling arrangements as the last resort Kindly speak to my mum:083 7886 061
Bedfordview: I am looking for accommodation for 2 weeks only from 17 June – 27 June. Preferably in Bedfordview area, Kensington, Town. Out building or willing to share. Please contact 084 407 6152



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