A Lazy Girl’s Guide to Slicing Mangos

Sooo…Happy New Year. Apparently it’s already February. Anyway, here’s another quick kitchen how-to that I picked up somewhere (I don’t remember where, otherwise I’d give credit). Today it’s about how to slice up a mango in a pretty easy, fuss-free way (at least, I think so). Advertisements

Handy Tips in Baking and Cleaning

Here are some random around-the-house tips that I’ve picked up along the way. You may already know about them, in which case, I guess I’m super late to the party. And if you don’t already know about them, then yay! I’m actually sharing (sort of) useful information!

Just One Thing

  Discovered through the Brain Pickings website: more gorgeous illustrations, this time in the form of Andrea Dezsö’s work in the newly released The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition. To accompany the original tales told by the Brothers Grimm, the artist created hauntingly beautiful black and white ink drawings that are made…

The Garden of Lights: Christmas, Jozi-style

This past weekend, we made a trip to Emperors Palace in Kempton Park to see the Garden of Lights. The queue was insane – we probably spent almost an hour and a half waiting to get in, but it wasn’t so bad with a hotdog and some mini doughnuts to help pass the time. Once…

A Snippet of Daily Life

We’ve recently been experiencing some load shedding here. Load shedding (or rolling blackouts) occurs because the demand for electricity is greater than what can be supplied across the network. So, in order to avoid a complete blackout, electricity is purposely stopped in various regions for time periods usually ranging around 3-4 hours. If you’re unlucky,…