Category Archives: From the Phantom Forest

Ready to supercharge your productivity? Try these four morning habits to strengthen your inner resources!

The greatest thinkers and leaders of our time have one thing in common: they rise with the sun and capitalize on the quiet hours of the morning to … Continue reading

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Brazilian spiced poached guava with mini Pavlova, vanilla and orange blossom creamed Greek yoghurt

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Vanilla glazed duck breast with black rice and quinoa pilaf, sweet chilli and sesame seed tender steam broccoli, caramelized red cabbage and spicy pineapple relish.

Duck is one of my all-time favorites! In this particular dish, I love the combination of tart and sweet with a hint … Continue reading

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Arbor Week 2016

South Africa celebrates Arbor Week in the first week of September annually. The Department … Continue reading

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The Amazing Health Benefits Of Using Baking Soda

You probably have at least one box of baking soda in your home right now. If you’re like many South Africans, you might have a box in … Continue reading

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Never waste produce again. Your guide to the shelf life of fresh produce!

Produce is very finicky and can expire far before you want to eat it, and when it does, you feel terrible for wasting food and contributing to landfill … Continue reading

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The magnificent guardians of our river. The African Fish eagle!

With its distinctive plumage and evocative cry, the African fish-eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) is probably the most familiar bird of prey in Africa (2) (4). Perched majestically on … Continue reading

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How good are you with pairing wine to your favourite dish?

Wine and food matching is the process of pairing food dishes with wine to enhance the dining experience. In many cultures, … Continue reading

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Ten extraordinary uses for garlic

Did you know, garlic can be used as an aphrodisiac, skin cleanser, fish bait, pesticide, cough syrup, gas preventer and so much more? Nope, us neither!

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5 reasons not to underestimate the power of plants and trees

These scientists say that respecting and understanding plants and trees is essential for our future.

We humans have a wide range of feelings about members of the kingdom Plantae, … Continue reading

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