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Chunky Chocolate Chips

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Last Updated on Saturday, 22 September 2018 10:48

Crisp buttery biscuit chock full of chocolate.

Beat 226g of softened butter on medium for 3 minutes.

Add ½ cup of brown sugar and beat for 1 minute.

Add ½ cup of white sugar and beat for 1 minute.

Add 4 tsp vanilla essence and beat till incorporated.

Add 2 cup of flour and 1/8 tsp bicarbonate of soda and beat just till the flour disappears.

Add 340g of chopped dark/milk chocolate and mix in by hand.

Make 2 Tbsp mounds of dough on your tray. Gently press roughly broken pecan nuts onto the top of the mounds.

Bake on 180 degrees celcius for 9 minutes.

If after cooling the biscuits are not crisp enough for you, bake for a further 10-20 minutes on 100 degrees celcius until the desired crispness is achieved.

   

Crispy Kaleji (Liver)

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 August 2018 11:25

Wash the kaleji (liver) in vinegar.

If the liver is fresh (eg. from a qurbaani animal), soak for little while in vinegar. 

Rinse out and slice it into thin strips.

Marinate with the following:

Salt

Black pepper

Green chillies

Crushed garlic

Little vinegar

Dip the strips in flour and fry on medium heat till golden.

   

Savour the True ‘Flavour’ of Qurbaani

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Last Updated on Thursday, 16 August 2018 16:00

We are fast approaching that special occasion which graces us only once a year – the occasion of ‘Eidul Adha or qurbaani.

As the countdown commences, the planning and preparations begin and the atmosphere is charged with excitement and joy. While the adults are locating the knives, hooks, buckets, aprons, overalls, gumboots, arranging for the carcasses to be sliced and the meat stored, etc., the children are probably running to and fro in a state of excitement. They eagerly pull on their gumboots and walk amidst the animals, ‘inspecting’ and ‘choosing’ their animals. Likewise, they beg their fathers to take them to other homes and farms so that they can see who has the biggest bull or grandest goat.

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Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 August 2018 10:12

Tasty and fun no matter how old you are.

Beat the following ingredients until they form crumbs:

70 g butter

210 g flour

250 g castor sugar

1 Tbsp baking powder

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Temperament

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Last Updated on Monday, 16 July 2018 15:27

The concept of temperament is found in every object in the world. When speaking of temperament, most of us think of it as either hot or cold. In the practice of Tibb, two more qualities have been recognized i.e. moisture and dryness. For example, a dry stem of a flower has more dryness and is therefore hard and brittle, but a fresh stem has more moisture, and for that reason, it is flexible and soft. The above mentioned four qualities have been noticed in all things, although in different ratios, with some having more heat and others more cold, or some being drier and others more moist.

Our bodies are also made up of these four qualities. The body temperature is generally about 37°C. This means that it has more heat and less coldness. It also has a water content of about 70% which makes the body more moist. Hence, dryness is found to a lesser extent. It is for this reason that the body is flexible enough to allow movement, but dry and firm enough to maintain a posture. The heat found in the body is to allow the moisture to move throughout the body and also to facilitate the function of metabolism and all other functions as well.

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