Loving Africa #10

Loving Africa #10

” Wherever a man goes to dwell, his character goes with him ” African proverb

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Where there’s a will, there’s a way #17

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #17

[Primitive Technology ]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.” READ MORE

True blue beauty

True blue beauty

[great big story]

This true blue beauty is a gooty sapphire tarantula at the Dallas Zoo. Native to the forests of Gooty, a small town in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, these spiders’ bright coloring comes from tiny hairs that line their body. They are quick and extremely venomous—a single bite can leave a human in excruciating pain that can last over a week. Sadly, due to deforestation, the species is currently critically endangered.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

  • Exotic blue colour
  • Tiny hairs line their bodies
  • One of the most beautiful species
  • Hence their name
  • They can defend themselves if they feel threatened
  • Extremely venomous
  • Excruciating pain
  • Critically endangered
  • A singe small area
  • Harvested for firewood
Say Hello

Say Hello

Mentos

People say “hello” every day without it having any meaning. “Say Hello” with Mentos; a friendly way to say more than just “hello”

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • A better way to say hello
  • Say hello
  • High five
  • Fist bump
  • Hug
  • Rock paper scissors
  • Hold hands
  • Chest bump
  • Propose
  • Run a race
  • Do yoga
  • Piggy back
decadent!

decadent!

Woolworths SA

Three ways with the chocolate fondant mix:

1. Whisk together 2 free-range eggs, 80 g melted unsalted butter and 50 ml milk.

2. Add the dry fondant mix and whisk to combine.

3. Fill the greased moulds halfway with this mixture.

4. Then add a marshmallow, a scoop of peanut butter or a couple of Chuckles to each mould. (A Lindt chocolate ball would also not be a terrible idea)

5. Top with the remaining mixture, then bake at 220°C for 9–12 minutes until set outside but still gooey in the middle. 6. Serve with a cup of freshly brewed coffee [Woolworths]

sweet !

sweet !

Woolworths SA

Everyone loves a good potato salad, but every now and again you want to mix it up a little. Introducing a fresh, new take on the golden oldie: it’s sweet (we’re using sweet potato); it’s herby (hello, salsa verde) and it’s hot (as in actually warm, so perfect for winter). Meet your new winter (and braai!) staple.

Show stopper winter warmer salad:

* We used Kara orange sweet potatoes, but any sweet potato would work well here, including the Kara purple and white sweet potatoes, the ridiculously delicious Beauregard sweet potatoes, our organic sweet potatoes and the new baby sweet potatoes.

Boil 6–8 Kara orange sweet potatoes until tender. To make the herby salsa verde dressing, combine 4 garlic cloves, chopped and braaied (or fried) in 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 5 chopped anchovy fillets, 15 g chopped Italian parsley, 10 g chopped mint, 10 g chopped basil and the juice of half a lemon. Give it a good stir and set aside. Tear the sweet potatoes into bite-sized pieces and spoon over the green herb dressing. Don’t be shy! [Woolworths]

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #16

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #16

[Primitive Technology ]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.” READ MORE