Architects? Who, what, when and why. 

  Building is a minefield especially if its your first time. In this series we will breakdown the key players . In this post lets discuss the architect.     Architects Who – Architects are planing professionals who will assist you to draw up a set of plans in order to build from. They are…

Burfee Dessert recipe. 

BURFEE DESSERT By Radia Brown  Ingredients: 1 liter milk, 4 tbsp sugar, 1+1/2 tsp falooda powder, 10 tbsp klim or nespray, 3 tbsp custard powder, 1 tsp elachi powder, 1 tin condensed milk, 1 small tin dessert cream. (Dessert cream & flake- garnish). Method:  1. Warm milk with sugar. 2. Make a paste with custard…

Marriage is not for the faint-hearted 

By Mumtaz Moosa Saley.  People always say there is no guide book for motherhood, but no one tells you the reality of marriage. I assume people are happy at weddings and when a child is born purely because in both cases the first two years are extremely challenging.   No one ever tells you that the…

Betrayal and marriage 

Tales of the sisterhood Diary entry #9: Qaysara “I got married at 20 to the man of my choice. He was 23 when we got married,everything was perfect He was good to me, though we had our ups and downs like any marriage. 6 wonderful years passed and we had 2 beautiful kids alhamdullilah,I thanked…

Brownie, marshmallow dessert recipe 

My quest for easy dessert recipes has had me thinking of new ways to make fun filled bowls with out spending hours making.  Ingredients: 1 packet marshmallow of choice  1 box ultramel custard.  Brownies ( I used Store bought ones)  1. Small bottle fresh cream  Directions  In a saucepan add cream and marshmallows and melt…

The calm before the fast.

  Most freezers are filled to the brim, the chutneys are made and aunties all over can finally sit back and relax.  Well as the count down begins for Ramadhaan and the savoury run is over relaxing is far from any aunties mind because this coming weekends it all about Eid. Yip you heard me,…

Finding the perfect gift can be a burdensome task

With the influx of cheap items the task to find the perfect for that special someone in your life is becoming even more burdensome than ever before. There just so many ideas And most are impersonal as well.  So I asked myself what constitutes as a good gift that will come across as a personal…

The day I lost my mother.

 By Mumtaz Moosa Saley.  My mother I have such fond memories of her, like most my mother was present every sports day to cheer me on even thou she and I both knew I wasn’t cut out as an athlete, but there she was in the stands cheering me on as if I was an…

At what age should you start using anti aging creams? 

So the big question is when should you start using anti aging cream? Well most websites and skin specialists recommend from mid twenties, that would be around the age of 25. If you look after your skin today it will be kind to you as you age gracefully, after all when you lie about your…

Ramdhaan shoe box project 2017 

At no other time of year are we as inspired to help those in need than during the blessed month of Ramadaan. Join us by doing something extra special this year and bringing a smile to a less fortunate child.  The objective behind the Ramadaan Shoebox Project is to create a personalized gift for a…