AFRIKAANS …

STORIES …


Terwyl ek nou so lekker sit en eet aan my ma se lekker tuisgebakte vetkoek, en aan myself erken dat ek nou eenmaal nie n kok van formaat is nie, ek hou meer van bak, dink ek ook dat elkeen van ons talente in ons eie reg het.

Ek geniet om stories te skryf en uit te dink, my ma het al soveel maal vir my gesê om n boek oor die dinge by my werk te skryf, volgens haar sal dit ‘n blockbuster wees want ek sal sommer movie rights ook kry.

Dit sal ‘n drama/komedie/tragedie wees.

Wel wat ek toe nou eintlik aan dink is skool, gggrrrr.
Afrikaans was loshande my mees favourite vak, vandag weet ek hoekom.
Moenie my misverstaan nie, ek het glad nie van skool gehou nie, net van sekere dinge en sekere mense.

Ek kon nooit verstaan hoekom ek punte moes verloor vir my opstelle nie.
Hoekom moes dit net soveel woorde wees.
Daar was gewoonlik op my vraestel geskryf “opstel De Beer, nie n boek nie”

Ek is sleg met name onthou maar ek dink my Afrikaanse onnie in matriek was n Theron … ??
As hy nie ‘n Theron was nie, wel dan is hy nou een.

Wel daardie jare kon die onnies jou nog openlik aanrand, en daar was nie selfone om videos te neem nie.

Die Theron meneer het altyd so deur die klas geloop wanneer hy vrae vra, stop dan langs jou, druk sy vingers hier in jou nek in en knyp die spiere tot jou oë traan.

Die bliksem kon my nooit vasvra nie maar het nog steeds langs my kom stop, sy vingers tuisgemaak en terwyl hy sê “De Beer” knyp hy solank die spiere, al kon ek als antwoord en al kon ek die digters en gedigte in my slaap opsê.

Vandag is ek dankbaar vir my taal, en dat ek so lekker daarin kan dink en skryf en sommer swets ook as ek moet.

GEELRYS EN ROSYNE ….

TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE …

Ek dink nou aan my goeie ou vriendin, Amanda, sy was daai jare ‘n Van der Merwe, maar ek weet sy is intussen geskei en weer getroud, het haar baie jare laas gesien of van gehoor.

Dit was 1981, ons het altwee vir die SA Spoorwee gewerk, daai jare was dit nog die Spoorwee ..

Ons het in Pretoria, by die Hoof Rekenmeester se kantoor gewerk, die gebou net so blok van Pretoria Stasie af.
Ek was die Hoof Rekenmeester se Sekretaresse en sy was een van die Klerke gewees.

Nou Amanda kon glad nie kos maak nie, sy het ons die een oggend vertel hoe sy gesukkel het om geelrys met rosyne te maak, sy het Bobotie probeer en wou grend wees en geelrys saam dit maak.

Volgens haar het sy naderhand meer rosyne as rys in die pot gehad maar die bleddie rys wou nie geel word nie.

Ha ha ha ha dit is flippen snaaks.

Eventually het sy opgegee en dit net so voorgesit vir haar man, ons was almal net net uit die skool gewees, sy was nog nie eers 20 nie, maar klaar getroud met 2 kiddies.

Ek was 18, en kinders was iets wat net “ou” mense gehad het.

Wel haar man het haar toe reggehelp en vertel die geheim is in die borrie en nie die rosyne nie.

Dit bly my altyd by wanneer en waar ek ookal geelrys raaksien.

So hier is ‘n reseppie vir geelrys, en ja onthou net, die geheim is in die borrie ….

GEELRYS MET ROSYNE –

6 koppies kookwater,
3 eetlepels suiker,
1 teelepel borrie,
1 teelepel sout.
Bietjie kaneel
Sodra hierdie kook, voeg by:
500 ml rys
250 ml rosyne
Laat 10 minute vinnig kook en laat dan verder baie stadig kook tot gaar.
Moet nie roer nie.

Memories are made of this.

SPEELKLEI …

SPEEL KLEI:

500 ml koekmeelblom, ongesif
500 ml water
125 ml tafelsout
15 ml kremetart
15 ml sonneblomolie
Voedselkleursel soos verkies

METODE:

Meng meel,water,sout, kremetart en sonneblomolie in , kastrol. Roer oor magtige hitte totdat mengsel nie meer aan die kant van die kastrol kleef nie en ‘n bal in die middel vorm.
Laat afkoel tot hanteerbaar en knie dan goed
Voeg kleursel by en knie weer
Bere in ‘n plastieksak of lugdigte houer wanneer nie gebruik word om uitdroging te voorkom.

VLEIS ….

TONGUE in CHEEK

Ek sit hier en wonder hoekom het die prys van vleis so die hoogte ingeskiet.

Dit is nou nie asof daar ‘n tekort hier in Suid Afrika aan vleis is nie, inteendeel ek glo aanbod oorskry vraag by verre!

Varkvleis …
Goeie genade, daar is ‘n oorvloed van varke in ons land. In die lang verlede was varke meestal maar beperk tot die manlike geslag, deesdae wil die vroulike geslag kyk hoe vuilbek en varkerig en sonder enige trots hulle ook kan wees.
Dis om van naar te word. Ek begin verstaan hoekom mense oor die algemeen nie meer vark wil eet nie.
Die meerderheid dames weet nie meer hoe om te dame nie.

Okay kom ons kyk nou ‘n bietjie na skaapvleis …
Aai aai hierdie land van ons wemel van die skape.
Mense is te lui om te dink en nou volg hul net blindelings soos ‘n trop skape.
Wanneer iemand van buite die kraal ‘n vraag vra of net waag om ‘n debat te begin, dan kom hul in hul massas bymekaar, die voorbok….

Jaaa ek weet ek praat hier van skape, maar ‘n goeie begrip het net ‘n halwe woord nodig….

Die voorbok trek los en almal meehhhhh maar net saam.

Ongelooflik hoe stupid sommige slim mense kan wees.

Daai ding binne in jou skedel is nie net daar om spasie vol te maak nie, gebruik ‘n bietjie jou brein, oefen daai grey matter ‘n bietjie, ek belowe jou dis nie soos gym nie, jy gaan nie sweet nie.

Trust me!!

Lamsvleis is nou ook oral bekombaar maar dis ‘n heel nuwe storie vir ‘n ander tyd.
So ja, daar is definitief in oorvloed.

Dink ‘n bietjie, dis nogals lekker.

ZERO CARBS, ZERO HUNGER …

I have posted this before, but I still find this amazing and interesting so I am re-posting. .

Re work done by Dr Garfield Duncan at the University of Pennsylvania, during the 60’s I guess. .

“Fasting patients lose all sense of hunger after forty-eight hours without food” how can that be?

Other researchers showed that when the diet had been free of carbohydrates for 48 hours a fat-mobilizing substance was present in the urine.

The body is then satisfying its hunger by burning its own fat as fuel.

No carbohydrates also means no hunger.

That is why people that go on a hunger strike do not feel the hunger, as long as no carbohydrates are taken into the body. .

SITTING …

SITTING ….

“Sitting for extended periods of time can be bad for you, your health.”

Although this sounds true, it is not the actual sitting that is to blame.

People who sit a large part of their day is more at risk to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, depression, high blood pressure.

These are all symptoms of obesity, so sitting as such is not the problem, it is the lack of movement. Sitting in front of the TV is just as harmful as sitting behind the wheel of a car or a truck or sitting behind a desk at work.

Start by getting up more often, just movement in general will help control these symptoms, take a little break and walk to the kitchen, or just a stroll around the office or house will do, if driving, stop and stretch your legs and move a little bit.

Standing is not necessarily better for your health as it is also seen as a posture where energy expenditure is low.

Lack of movement can lead to organ damage, muscle degeneration, weight gain, back and neck pain.

Move your legs, feet and even your head from time to time as to keep the circulation going, some of the experts suggest you combine and alternate standing and sitting time.

It all comes back to movement, so do yourself a favour and get up from time to time, and move around, it won’t reverse the negative effect but it will give your body a much needed break.

LOW BLOOD SUGAR …

LOW BLOOD SUGAR….

Hypoglycemia is a condition that occurs when the level of sugar in the blood drops to below 70 milligrams per decilitre.

The condition causes weakness, sweating, dizziness, confusion and shakiness, but these symptoms can be avoided by following a diet that keeps blood sugar levels stable throughout the day and by planning healthy meals in advance.

BREAKFAST

Many traditional breakfast foods, like processed cereals, pancakes, bagels, fruit juices and jams, are low in protein and high in carbohydrates. Both of these characteristics can create a sharp rise in the level of sugars in the blood, triggering the symptoms of hypoglycemia within just a few hours after eating.

To keep blood sugar levels stable, stick to breakfast meals that include eggs, nuts, cheese, smoked salmon, whole fruits, nut butters, plain yogurt, olive oil and vegetables. For example, indulge in a bowl of plain yogurt topped with fresh berries instead of sugary cereal. Skip toast and jam and instead have steel-cut oats with sliced strawberries or an omelette with mushrooms and Swiss cheese.

LUNCH

Carb-rich lunches like sandwiches, burgers and French fries can trigger hypoglycemia.

To keep your blood sugar levels on track, opt for lunches that include a healthy balance of protein, fats and a small amount of carbs that are rich in fibre. A large salad is the perfect base for your lunch. Top it with avocado slices, an olive-oil based vinaigrette, almonds and chicken, or make an Asian version with ginger-based dressing and pork. Try a Greek variation with chicken, feta cheese, olives and red onions.

DINNER

Skip pasta or pizza and instead choose meals that include protein, healthy fats, non-starchy veggies and slowly digested carbs.

A meal of broccoli, red bell peppers and cauliflower cooked in olive oil with fish and a small serving of quinoa is well balanced and will maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

If you crave dessert, try three small squares of dark chocolate or a serving of vanilla yogurt with your favourite fruits.

SNACKS

A hypoglycemic meal plan should include snacks for anytime there is more than four hours between your meals.

Complement carbohydrates with protein or fat to keep your blood sugar levels stable.

For instance, top an apple with cheese or have a handful of nuts with a banana.

Other healthy snacks include raw veggies or smoothies made with protein powder, plain yogurt and fresh fruits.