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Vegetable Barbecue Sprinkle

This blog post was originally featured on our South African website for South Africa's Heritage Day in 2019. Our community has grown!  Feature veggies on the fire this heritage day with this simple homemade vegetable seasoning. Your vegetarian and vegan friends will be thrilled that someone has finally made a veggie effort at what is typically a very meaty affair. The aim here is to not spend all day in the kitchen so it's easy and versatile veg sprinkles at the ready! Mix in a shaker if you have one - if not, a small bowl will do. Ingredients 1 tsp paprika 1 tbs garlic salt or garlic powder and salt 1 tsp  ground cumin 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon Brush...

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3 Hero Salad Dressing Ideas

3 Heritage Day Salad Dressing Ideas Reposted from a South African Heritage Day blog in 2015! A lot has changed but I am still making these dressings. Good of you to volunteer to make the salad for this week’s Heritage Day Braai! With so many great mixed leaf salad options available, one could simply make the salad dressing the hero.   Here is a bit of inspiration.  Feta Herb Salad Sauce Throw everything in a glass jar with an opening big enough for a stick blender. Blend and seal. Keep in the fridge for up to a week. 1 ½ rounds herb feta cheese ¾ cup cream 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp olive oil ground salt and black pepper Add...

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5 Feng Shui Tips to Bring Calm to Your Home

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice that considers the flow of energy to create harmony between individuals and the natural world. Literally translated, Feng Shui means 'wind-water' and was originally used to guide the placement and setting out of spiritual places and tombs using the stars to establish direction. Today, it principles influence the design and layout of homes and offices the world over. Interior designer, Deirdre Renniers shares with us 5 simple tips that you can do today to bring harmony to your home.  1. Keep the Path to the Front Door Clear  The front door represents our connection to the world. it connects our inner world to the outer world. The front door is considered the mouth...

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Freshly Baked Bread Storage

Daily bread is daily for a good reason. Freshly baked bread isn't going to stay fresh without preservatives to prolong shelf life. Home-baked and artisanal breads are at their best for only a day or two, the way it was before sliced bread was the best thing! Whether you are enjoying making your own bread at home, or picking up a freshly baked baguette from the neighbourhood baker for the evening meal, the basics are the same. Bread should always be stored at room temperature, covered by something that will allow a little air to circulate so it doesn't grow mould, or become hard and chewy. At the same time your bread needs to be protected enough to retain some...

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Spotlight on Expert Knitter, Colleen Babb

Colleen Babb spotted us on social media 5 years ago and called to see how she could get involved. We are so happy she did because this is just the kind of magic that makes Spaza products so special.  Having started her knitting career at the age of 7 years, Colleen has a lot of stitches behind her and she doesn't give up for anything so there are many more to come.

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