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Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy – May 2016

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Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge in Catalköy May 2016 By Ralph Kratzer The Classic Film Evenings at The Food Lodge Bakery and Bistro in Catalköy continue and have become a regular popular… Continue reading

Words of the Week 17/2016 – Nikita Khrushchev

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Words of the Week 17/2016 Nikita Khrushchev Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (April 15 [O.S. April 3] 1894 – September 11, 1971) was a politician who led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – South African Recipes – Chicken Curry Potjie

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Chef´s Choice – South African Recipes Chicken Curry Potjie Coming back from a marvelous trip to the Cape Provinces of South Africa and having enjoyed their wonderful cuisine, I want to share some recipes… Continue reading

My travel report – Cape Impressions – The Winelands and the Prison on Robben Island

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My travel report Impressions from the Cape – Part 4 The Winelands and the Prison on Robben Island By Ralph Kratzer Editor´s note: To remember the first three parts of my travelogue –… Continue reading

Words of the Week 16/2016 – Aboriginal Australians

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Words of the Week 16/2016 Aboriginal Australians Aboriginal Australians are legally defined as people who are members “of the Aboriginal race of Australia” (indigenous to the Australian continent—mainland Australia or to the island… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – South African Recipes – Malva Pudding

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Chef´s Choice – South African Recipes Malva Pudding Coming back from a marvelous trip to the Cape Provinces of South Africa and having enjoyed their wonderful cuisine, I want to share some recipes from… Continue reading

My travel report – Part 3 – Cape Peninsula, Seals, Penguins and Sharks

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My travel report Impressions from the Cape – Part 3 Cape Peninsula, Seals, Penguins and Sharks By Ralph Kratzer Note: To remember the first two parts of my travelogue – click Part 1… Continue reading

Words of the Week 15/2016 – Cookie Monster

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Words of the Week 15/2016 Cookie Monster Cookie Monster is a Muppet on the long-running children’s television show Sesame Street. He is best known for his voracious appetite and his famous eating phrases,… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – South African Recipes – Mango Chutney Chicken

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Chef´s Choice – South African Recipes Mango Chutney Chicken Coming back from a marvelous trip to the Cape Provinces of South Africa and having enjoyed their wonderful cuisine, I want to share some recipes… Continue reading

My travel report – Part 2 – Cape Town, from Table Moutain to The Waterfront

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My travel report Impressions from the Cape – Part 2 Cape Town, from Table Moutain to The Waterfront By Ralph Kratzer Editor´s note: To remember the first two parts of my travelogue –… Continue reading

Words of the Week 14/2016 – Jacob Zuma

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Words of the Week 14/2016 Jacob Zuma Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, GCB (born 12 April 1942) is the President of South Africa, elected by parliament following his party’s victory in the 2009 general election.… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – South African Recipes – Bobotie

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Chef´s Choice – South African Recipes Bobotie Just coming back from a marvelous trip to the Cape Provinces of South Africa and having enjoyed their wonderful cuisine, I want to share some recipes from… Continue reading

My travel report – Impressions from the Cape – Part 1 – Summary and Conclusion

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My travel report Impressions from the Cape – Part 1 Summary and Conclusion By Ralph Kratzer After about 30 hours travelling in an open safari jeep, two coaches, three planes, four airports and… Continue reading

STOP PRESS – The Hijacker has just been arrested in Larnaca

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STOP PRESS The Hijacker has just been arrested in Larnaca The Egyptian man who hijacked an Egyptair flight on Tuesday that ended up in Larnaca, had demanded towards the end of the seven-hour… Continue reading

STOP PRESS – Hijacked plane forced to land in Larnaca

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STOP PRESS Hijacked plane forced to land in Larnaca A man thought to be strapped with explosives hijacked an Egyptian plane on a flight between Alexandria and Cairo on Tuesday and forced it… Continue reading

Words of the Week 13/2016 – Walter Sisulu

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Words of the Week 13/2016 Walter Sisulu Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu (18 May 1912 – 5 May 2003) was a South African anti-apartheid activist and member of the African National Congress (ANC), serving… Continue reading

Chef´s Choice – Slow Cooker Recipes – Authentic Beef Curry

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Chef´s Choice – Slow Cooker Recipes Authentic Beef Curry I personally came in contact with a slow cooker for the first time in my life by the advice of my English neighbours. And I… Continue reading

Nature and Health – The Healing Properties of Capers

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Nature and Health The Healing Properties of Capers  By Ralph Kratzer The Caper is a shrub which has enchanted its consumers with its healing properties, delicious taste and flavour enhancing attributes for centuries. Capers… Continue reading