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​Hygiene in the Home

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Last Updated on Saturday, 29 September 2018 16:04

Imagine arriving at someone’s home and finding the following:

Old, torn bin-bags lie strewn across the yard with their contents littering the lawn. As you enter, you see that the floor is grimy, with suspicious stains dotting it at irregular intervals. The walls are splattered with a slimy liquid, and rat droppings line the skirting.

Would you like to live in such a home? Obviously not! The home is so filthy that it’s probably unfit for human habitation!

Although the house described above is fictional, the reality is that many people are careless and negligent regarding hygiene and cleanliness in the home. Some people don’t flush the toilet after relieving themselves... Some don’t place their dirty dishes and utensils into the sink, but leave them out the entire night to collect cockroaches... Some leave their dirty clothing piled on the floor and casually forget about it... Some spill their beverage or drop food onto the floor and don’t bother to clean it...

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Complain to Allah​

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 September 2018 15:21

“The kids are driving me up the wall!”... “I’ve got the most terrible migraine! It feels as if my head is splitting!”...

We all have our portion of problems in life. Whether it’s a toddler with a tantrum, unreasonable in-laws or nosy neighbours, peoples’ problems and challenges span all spheres of life. Moreover, problems do not make an appointment or give us ‘advance notice’ before stopping by – they arrive out of the blue and stay as long as they wish.

Being human, it is natural for us to be emotionally affected by circumstances. Depending on the nature of the problem, we may feel depressed, angered or even humiliated. In some instances, we may turn to someone and confide in them to seek advice. However, in other instances, many of us turn to our husbands and complain to them in order to ‘off-load’ and receive some sympathy.

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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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