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In this weeks newsletter we look at the company, Green Getters. Green Getters is a complete recycling one-stop shop. They collect recycling at your premises promising quality recycling collection services for home and office. They will even recycle your old bulky appliances! We also take a look at the Whiskey Live festival happening in Sandton and we highlight dried beans in this weeks Food Tip.
Wickedfood Cooking School News
Our individual cooking class programmes are up on the internet. Click the link for the appropriate month – November
Week 3 – 12 to 18 November
Monday 12 November at 6pm – Alternative to a traditional Christmas dinner (R 430 per person) Entertaining during Christmas time does not have to be laborious and stressful, our informal festive cooking class takes the stress out of Christmas food planning. Dishes include Chicken liver pâté, Sun-dried tomato soup, Roasted medallions of sirloin, Waldorf salad and a quick microwave Christmas pudding and brandy cream sauce.
Week 4 – 19 to 25 November
Monday 19 November at 6pm – Healthy flavours of Vietnam (R 430 per person). For an example of how to eat healthfully, simply, and well every day, look to Vietnam. Vietnam has one of the leanest and freshest cuisines imaginable. In this cooking class we cook classic dishes from the Vietnamese table, including fried springrolls, Vietnamese hot and sour fish soup, caramel chicken, squid salad, and coconut crème caramel.
Week 5 – 26 to 02 December
Monday 26 November at 6pm – Bill Granger – Bills food (R 430 per person). Learning the secrets of Bill Granger’s success of using no-fuss recipes and easy to find ingredients. We will show you how Bill cooks meals for every occasion, whether it’s his cheat’s guide to entertaining in style or how to prepare meals that won’t break the bank. These include potato cakes with smoked salmon, mushroom soup, vannelloni, glazed honey and soy chicken, and chocolate pudding.
Green ideas for your Home:
Why recycle with GreenGetters?
- They guarantee customer satisfaction.
- They believe in good service.
- They ensure that your recycling does not end up in landfill sites.
- They save you time and effort.
- They regularly communicate with their customers via their newsletter.
Advantages of Recycling
- Save on your municipal account.
- It directly contributes to environmental conservation.
- It contributes to the conservation of natural resources.
- Using recyclable products in production processes reduces emission of greenhouse gasses.
- It creates an eco-friendly environment.
- It reduces your carbon footprint.
Vision & Mission:
- To deliver a quality service.
- To get South Africa’s landfill sites free of recyclable waste.
- To create jobs.
- To create opportunities for up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
- To increase the volume and quality of our recycling.
Food tip of the week
Be sure to buy dried beans from a source that has good turnover. The longer they sit on the shelf, the drier they become and the longer the beans will take to cook. Once you get them home, store dried beans in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
Dried beans should be soaked, and the water changed, to soften them (which reduces cooking time), but mainly to dissolve some of the gas producing compounds which make the beans easier to digest.
Legumes may cause intestinal discomfort – You can minimize this effect by changing the soaking water several times when you prepare dried beans, or switching to canned beans. When canned, some of the gas-producing substances are eliminated. Be sure to rinse the beans well to wash off excess salt.
- Bean Cooking Times
- Baby Lima Beans 1 Hour
- Blackeyes 3/4 to 1 Hour
- Dark Red Kidneys 1 to 1-1/2 Hours
- Large Limas 3/4 to 1 Hour
- Light Red Kidneys 1 to 1-1/2 Hours
- Pink Beans 1 to l-1/2 Hours
- Small Whites 1 to 1-1/2 Hours Dried beans or legumes are an inexpensive and healthy way to include into your 5 A Day diet. A serving (1/3 cup of cooked beans) contains around 80 calories, no cholesterol, lots of complex carbohydrates, and little fat. In addition, beans are a good source of B vitamins, potassium, and fiber, which promotes digestive health and relieves constipation. Eating beans may help prevent colon cancer, and reduce blood cholesterol (a leading cause of heart disease).
- Sprinkle cumin onto beans while cooking and serve with rice and a salad for a quick complete meal.
- Be sure to serve beans with vitamin C rich vegetables to help iron from the beans be better absorbed.
- Don’t limit beans to just entrée dishes or soups, use them for dips, in salads, and dessert!
- Substitute beans for a meatless meal 1 to 2 times a week.
Interesting places in Joburg
FNB Whisky Live Festival
When: Wednesday, 07 November 2012 to Friday, 09 November 2012
Categories: Annual Festivals / Food & Wine
Whisky-Lovers, whether connoisseurs or occasional sippers of a dram or two, are looking forward to the FNB Whisky Live Festival held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 7 to 9 November 2012.
Introduced five years ago, the festival has quickly become the largest consumer whisky show in the world. Featuring more than 180 top brands, same of them new releases, from Scotland, Ireland, the US, Canada, Wales, Japan, and South Africa. Whisky is progressively becoming the drink of~ choice for adults in the 40 to 45 year age group, says Sian Neubert, cofounder of NC Connect, the company that organises the South African event.
There is an international trend, with whisky festivals being held in London, Paris, New York, Belgium and Tokyo. South Africa, however, is leading the way, with the Whisky Live Festival being the worlds largest consumer show.
With the industry sending its distillers, master blenders and global brand ambassadors to present the whisky tasting workshops and give consumers a chance to meet the faces behind the brands, the festival promises to be as informative as it is entertaining. Scottish, American and Irish brands remain the most wellknown. but whiskies of the world from as far afield as Japan and Wales are beginning to feature, too.
Festival visitors have 15 one hour whisky tasting workshops from which to choose. Hosted by international master distifiers, global brand ambassadors, and whisky experts, they are a chance to taste whiskies not available in the main tasting hail or possibly South Africa. These lectures will run during the festival and be held in meeting rooms that hold 60 people.
Schweppes Royal Mixing Zone
Schweppes will facilitate the Schweppes Royal mixing zone where visitors can learn how to mix various Whisky-Based Schweppes cocktails.
Contact Person: Emily Jarvis
Telephone: +27 (0)11 305-9858
Times: 18h00 to 22h00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre
The Wickedfood Team
Wickedfood Cooking School runs classes throughout the year at its purpose-built Johannesburg cooking school. 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. Great Team building ideas.