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Wickedfood Cooking School, SUNNINGHILL

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Hi all and welcome back to the hustle and bustle of Joburg. Wickedfood Cooking  School has started the year off with a bang and have decided to re run our most popular classes of 2010 in January and February. So keep abreast of the up coming classes below so as to not miss out!

In this weeks newsletter we look at Dial Direct and their brilliant Pothole brigade. We look at 3 green tips for the green housewife, which really translates into how to teach your kids to go green and how to encourage them.

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Wickedfood Cooking School News

Our January and February individual cooking class programmes are up on the internet. Click the link for the appropriate month –  January or February

Please contact us should you wish to make a booking:

Green ideas for your Home?

3 Go Green Kitchen Tips For the Green Housewife

When it comes to going green, what better way to start than teaching the young generation how to preserve the environment? After all, it is their world too so you should definitely advice and coach them on the best ways in saving the planet. Here are 3 easy go green tips that can help you and your family members be better citizens of the Earth.

1. Firstly, we all know the merits of recycling but do we really know how to do so effectively? If you want your family to start recycling proactively, you can obtain at least three different recycling bins to be placed in the kitchen. They do not have to be industrial-sized, but they do have to be labeled correctly so that your family knows which type of refuse goes into the appropriate bins. It will also help if the bins are colourful to make recycling a more fun and enjoyable experience for the younger kids.

2. One of the easiest tips to save energy is to rethink your efforts in washing dishes. If you choose to handwash your dirty dishes, you can continue doing so but you'd be surprised to discover that using a modern dishwasher isn't all that bad. It can save quite a bit of energy considering that these devices use as much as only 2 to 10 Liters per wash. Of course, to save more energy, you should only turn on the dishwasher when there is a full load, preferably after dinner. You will discover that less water is utilised compared to washing dishes manually several times each day!

3. One of the best go green tips you can take note of is to teach your kids about the benefits of creating homemade garbage enzyme. Garbage enzyme can be obtained easily by saving the leftover fruits and veget

ables from your meals and collecting them in large containers. You can then add water and black sugar and wait for the fermentation process to kick in, which can takes weeks or even months. Once it's done, you can strain the contents and collect the enzyme liquid in a bottle, and use the liquid for a myriad of purposes. Pour the enzyme into drains to purify natural bodies of water like the sea, rivers and lakes and you will find that it purify the water. There are many other uses for this enzyme and it is up to you to discover its true potentials.

Awesome website of the week:

We know potholes are a pain to your car, your bike and probably your insurance too. That's why  Dial Direct Insurance are working towards bringing closure to this enduring menace by establishing the Pothole Brigade.

In the spirit of simple smart and savvy solutions and in the interest of public safety and urban pride, Dial Direct and Trafficare, in association with the Gauteng Provincial Department of Roads and Transport (GPDRT) and the Johannesburg Road Agency (JRA) have joined forces to assist in the fight against potholes in Johannesburg.

Simply report a pothole to the Dial Direct Pothole Brigade on their website or by dialing *120*1551# on your cellphone and follow the screen prompts (Std USSD rates apply). Click here for information on the areas we cover.

Ok so its not really food information but like me, i'm sure there are plenty of you out there who have cursed in anger regarding the state of our roads. I'm over the moon that Dial Direct have put up their hand and come to the party. Thanks Dial Direct, well done!

Food Joke:

An elderly couple were killed in an accident and found themselves being given a tour of heaven by Saint Peter. “Here is your oceanside condo, over there are the tennis courts, swimming pool, and two golf courses. If you need any refreshments, just stop by any of the many bars located throughout the area.”
“Heck, Gloria,” the old man hissed when Saint Peter walked off, “we could have been here ten years ago if you hadn't heard about all that stupid oat bran, wheat germ, and low-fat diets!”

The Wickedfood Team

Wickedfood Cooking School runs  classes throughout the year at its purpose-built Johannesburg cooking studio. Cooking lessons are run in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week (subject to a minimum of 12 people). The venue is also popular for corporate events and private functions – team building cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference.

Our cooking courses are hands-on, where every person gets to participate in the preparation of the dishes. They are also a lot of fun where you not only learn new skills, but get to meet people with similar interests. For corporate groups and team building cooking classes, these events are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients.