Archive Monthly Archives: May 2016

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Afrikaanse musiek

Afrikaanse musiek is altyd so lawend vir my siel. Dit maak my rustig, gelukkig… Ek sit en luister na Bobby van Jaarsveld se CD en dit is baie mooi. Ek het voor dit na Laurika Rauch geluister… Albei fantastiese sangers. Elke dag word daar net meer en meer musiek geskryf, gesing, opgeneem en die mense gaan luister na vertonings in hulle honderde duisende…. Jy sal nie glo hoe moeilik dit is om kaartjies te kry nie.

Dit kan net een ding beteken, mense het ‘n honger na Afrikaans, na Afrikaanse musiek, die gevoel van wil deelwees aan iets belangrik, iets wat saak maak, iets wat jou siel gelukkig maak. Kyk maar na Noot vir Noot. Is nou al amper 30 jaar aan die gang. Ek onthou nog die eerste episode toe ek nog self ‘n kind op skool was, ai hoe lekker… Nou is dit amper tyd vir my kinders om daarna te begin kyk. Selfs my liefste man kyk graag saam met my al verstaan hy nie Afrikaans nie. Die ondersteuning beteken vir my als.

Geniet die Afrikaanse musiek. Daar is soveel talent daarbuite. Ondersteun ons talent in ons land.

gluten free burger

Pampoenmoes recipe

Pumpkin is one of South Africa’s favourite vegetables. Most restaurants serve pumpkin and spinach as vegetable side dishes with main meals and all mothers buy it for their families. There are many ways in which you can serve the great varieties of pumpkin available like butternut squash, herbert squash, “boer” pumpkin or red pumpkin, to mention just a few.

Not all types of pumpkin are in season and therefor available all through the year, so you have to use the one that is in season at a certain time. The most common and quickest way to prepare pumpkin is to boil it in a little bit of water, season lightly with salt and add some cinnamon. Otherwise you can mix the pumpkin with flour, salt and egg and bake “pampoenkoekies” in a little bit of oil, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve warm.

Another favourite recipe from times gone by, a truly traditional South African recipe, is “pampoenmoes”. You can either bake this in the oven or boil it in a little bit of water in a saucepan. This is a recipe worth trying:

Ingredients:
8 slices of white bread
Butter
Apricot jam
2 cups of pumpkin (1 butternut squash should do. Slice very thinly)
Salt
Sugar
Cinnamon

Method:
1. Butter the bread on both sides and spread apricot jam on the side facing up. Place one layer in an oven proof glass dish, jam facing up.
2. Cut the pumpkin thinly, season lightly with salt and place on top of the bread.
3. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over the pumpkin.
4. Repeat this until all the pumpkin and bread is used up, finishing with a layer of pumpkin. Dot a few extra clots of butter on the top.
5. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour in a pre-heated oven of 180°C

Serve the pumpkin hot with vegetables and maybe a lovely chicken dish, maybe a pie? This is a great dish to try and impress your friends with. It is very easy to make, so try it and see what happens!