Archive | August, 2010

How old is too old for wine?

A tricky and frequently asked wine question is: “How long would this bottle of wine last?” Even though tempted to reply with a sarcastic “depends whether it is in my wine rack or yours” or “about an hour after you’ve opened it” I usually opt for a more politically correct answer: “How long is a […]

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Gluten-free Bobotie

Another wheat-free, gluten-free, low-fat, fibre-rich recipe from the Good Food Diet! Bobotie (pronounced Buh-BOH-tee) is a proudly South African dish that has been part of our Cape Malay cuisine for centuries. Usually bobotie contains bread, but I have developed this recipe to be wheat-free and gluten-free without sacrificing any of the charms of this traditional […]

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What’s in a name?

Someone once asked: Can you tell me who you are without using your name? No, not really. Because there is a tremendous amount of social information locked up in a name – and in the way we use our names and the names of others. For instance, one person can be referred to as Mrs […]

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13 starting blocks for innovative leaders (Part 2)

Here is my second list of 13 starting blocks to jumpstart your creativity. (See the first list here.) These starting blocks will help you to come up with fresh and innovative ideas, ground-breaking initiatives and novel suggestions that will dazzle your boss – and also with many unusable, wacky, way-out, off-the-wall proposals that will make […]

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Making mistakes

Nobody likes making mistakes, but Elbert Hubbard said that the greatest mistake you can make in life is to always fear that you will make one (The Note Book, 1927). Someone else said that if you have not made a mistake, you need to take your pulse to see whether you’re still alive! While one […]

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Setting goals towards success

Goal setting is one of the key contributors in many personal and business success stories. Why is goal setting important and how do you go about establishing goals? We all have dreams about what will make us happy or visions about what will make our business successful. Jim Rohn, American business philosopher (1930-2009), said: “Happiness […]

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