It’s easy to feel like you’re fighting a losing battle when it comes to cleaning your house. This only increases during the busy festive season with additional cooking, baking and entertaining! Luckily Chux® has a solution to make the big chores smaller. The Chux Non-Scratch Scourer Scrub is an effective cleaning aid. This nifty little scrubber has a long list of uses, there is no need to be gentle – just get in there and scrub! Clean your kitchen stove top with baking soda and a Chux Non-Scratch Scourer Scrub. Mix baking soda with water to form a paste. Rub the paste over your stove top, being sure to properly coat the areas with the most stains. Then wipe it away with your Chux Non-Scratch Scourer Scrub. The same will work for inside your oven and roasting pans after greasy turkey roasting! Cleaning the sink needs a lot of attention because of all sorts of soap deposits, food stains, rust, and water spots. To clean, add a squirt of dishwashing liquid and simply wipe away with a Chux Non-Scratch Scourer Scrub. Since these sponges do not scratch you can even use them in your lovely bathroom to get into the nitty gritty places like around plug holes and along edges where mildew and mould may gather, without scratching the bath or basin. Use a Chux Non-Scratch Scourer Scrub and some detergent to remove stubborn stains from the sole of your iron and other non-stick / Teflon surfaces. So, scrub with abandon with the peace of mind that no scratches will be left on your precious pots, pans, sanitary ware or anything else! Chux® helps makes the big chores smaller. Chux® offers an extensive range of quality cleaning accessories to help you tackle any cleaning challenge around your home. Regardless of your preferred cleaning routine, no matter the mess … there’s a Chux® for whatever life Chux® at you. #ChuxSouthAfrica #LikeItNeverHappened #forwhateverlifechuxatyou For more information on Chux® visit www.chux.co.za or www.facebook.com/ChuxSA/. Chux® can be found . . .
The World Leaders in Sleep and trailblazers in the industry opened the first Pillow Bar in South Africa in 2018 and have since opened 5 more – Sandton City Shopping Centre, Clearwater Shopping Centre, Cresta Shopping Centre, Ballito Junction and Eastgate Shopping Centre. Each Vencasa Pillow Bar featuring 29 pillows and have sleep professionals available to guide you in choosing the perfect pillow to ensure you have quality sleep, every night. We all know that sleep is essential to our wellbeing, however, do you know that your pillow can either enhance or reduce your sleep health? As the Dalai Lama astutely expressed, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, he replied: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.” Let Vencasa help you improve your sleep well-being, within your parameters. Becoming pillow-savvy, is a great place to begin: Is it time to change your pillow? If your pillow is older than 3 years, then it is time to change them. The lifespan of a polyester pillow is 6-12 months; memory foam pillow is 12-18 months; feather or down pillow is 3-4 years; gel pillow is 3-4 years; Tempur pillow is 3-8 years. Do you have neck, shoulder, back or hip discomfort? Recurring headaches? Increased snoring? This could be attributed to your pillow. What must your pillow do for you? Support the weight of your head and neck without applying pressure. Support your shape ergonomically. Eliminate pressure points on your face and neck. Improve facial circulation. Does your pillow support your sleep style? Whether you sleep on your back, side or front, your pillow must cradle your neck and head so that they don’t tilt up or down and are in natural alignment with your spine. If you sleep on your back, consider the Tempur Symphony pillow for great support. If you’re a side sleeper, or like to sleep in the foetal position, the curved shape of the Tempur Sonata pillow supports your head best. If . . .
Joburg’s Newest Gourmet Eatery is a Roasting Revolution! Roasting Jacks is the first gourmet chicken restaurant which specialises in rotisserie chicken dishes. Tantalise your taste buds with their succulent food, with a wide variety of fabulously creative and equally tasty side dishes that make for something deliciously different, in contemporary dining, for Joburg’s discerning Foodies. The bistro recently opened at the revamped Wedge Shopping Centre, Rivonia, and is open for lunch and dinner. Roasting Jacks is a premium restaurant whose distinctive menu was carefully crafted and hatched to life at the end of 2018. The French influence makes for classy comfort food – with a family style dining ambience! Chicken fans will be spoilt for choice and surprised by the unique and sensational flavours. The restaurant is spacious and airy with high ceilings, where modern meets classic design making the venue eclectic, comfortable and premium. Roasting Jacks has a great vibe and the serving team are exceptional, knowledgeable and passionate about the food they serve! Rotisserie chicken is the star on the Roasting Jacks menu, when accompanied by a freshly baked baguette, spicy corn slaw or the unforgettable blooming onion served with Roasting Jacks sublime homemade mayo, you will never eat chicken any other way or anywhere else! Whether you are looking for something healthy to eat or a full chicken for the family’s Sunday lunch gathering, the choice is wide and food delicious. A few stand out dishes to make a trip to Roasting Jacks for: Succulent whole, half or quarter rotisserie chicken Taste the blooming onion, which is a whole onion, deep-fried – delicious Their salads are extraordinary, the caesar salad comes with pastry puffs and the corn, chicken & avo salad has crispy chickpeas (vegetarians can order the salads without chicken and they are just as filling) A choice of mouth-watering chicken burgers, of course! The espresso brownie is a slice of . . .
Good Food, Hot Baths, Warm Home – with the AGA Rayburn Is Load Shedding spoiling your dinner plans? Find a solution that liberates you from electricity constraints… with the AGA Rayburn Cooker which uses wood and solid fuel... Goodbye Eskom! Cook when YOU want to, with AGA off-the-grid cookers. The AGA Rayburn cast-iron cookers offer the ultimate flexibility plus unparalleled cooking performance. They are available in two sizes and 12 timeless colours – there’s an AGA Rayburn cooker to suit every home! The AGA Rayburn can ALSO be used for generating hot water and heating in your home. Besides being off the grid, one of the most appealing features of an AGA Rayburn is it gently warms the heart of the home too. So, if you are considering a cast-iron range cooker and want to heat your home and water, an AGA Rayburn is the perfect choice… The AGA Rayburn is unique. You can cook superlative food, and with the heat exchange capability run a number of radiators upstairs and downstairs, whilst providing hot water at the turn of a tap. They are 'A' rated for efficiency, which is excellent news from the perspective of running costs. Choose wood and solid fuel. Gas driven AGAs are available in 2, 3 and 4 oven models. Both are ideal choices for those working towards self-sufficiency. Reasons to Invest in an AGA Rayburn: 1. A central heating system and cooker in one neat package - beneath the classically beautiful exterior of an AGA Rayburn lies a highly efficient combined heating and cooking system that creates mouth-watering dishes, a wonderfully warm home and piping hot water, when you need it. What's more, with the added convenience of having all your heating, hot water and cooking in one, you can use valuable additional space for other appliances - or creative space! 2. Better food - the AGA Rayburn is a brilliant cook that produces amazing succulent food in its cast iron ovens. Using the principle of indirect gentle radiant heat, the ovens gently . . .
The AGA cooker excels at every style of cooking…! At the heart of its classic looks lies a cast iron heart, the entire cooker is an energy store, steadily transferring the heat from its core into its ovens and hotplates. Ideal for preparing a delicious Easter Feast with this Master Cook. AGA roasts are more succulent, vegetables crunchier and cakes are lighter. Yorkshire puddings rise higher, steaks are juicier, and pizzas are always crisp to perfection. There is nothing the AGA cannot do and everything it does…. it does better! AGA ovens are made from cast iron, which is a fantastic material for retaining and, even more importantly, radiating heat. Radiant heat means that the heat comes from all directions and is transferred directly from a heat source to an object, as opposed to through the air, like a convection oven. Radiant heat is gentle on food and locks in moisture, flavour and goodness, meaning the food you serve tastes delicious. AGA cookers are also synonymous with the gentle, comforting warmth it brings to your home, ideal for Easter time when the weather edges towards Winter. This Easter enjoy a superb roast, with potatoes and Yorkshire Pudding, with the family and your AGA oven. Try this special Easter Feast Recipe, courtesy of AGA: Beef Ingredients: 3 x rib of beef on the bone, weighs about 5kg ½ tsp olive oil Sea salt Black pepper 3 onions, peeled and each sliced into four circles Roast Potatoes Ingredients 1.3kg Oil Simnel Cake Ingredients 200g plain flour 1 tsp mixed spice ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg 175g butter 175g light soft brown sugar 1 lemon, grated rind 4 eggs, beaten 55g ground almonds 700g mixed fruit with peel 85g glace cherries, quartered 55g blanched almonds, chopped 700g white almond paste 1 egg white or 1 tbsp apricot jam Roast Beef – Serves 8-10 Take the meat out of the refrigerator an hour before cooking to allow it to come to room temperature. Massage the olive oil into the fat of the . . .
‘World Sleep Day 2019: ‘Healthy Sleep, Healthy Aging,’ Vencasa, The World Leaders in Sleep, celebrates World Sleep Day this 15th March 2019. This annual event focuses on one of our most basic needs. Sleep is crucial not only to our basic survival but to our overall health and well-being. Lack of sleep can lead to numerous long and short-term health problems, this means that the earlier you find the best sleep solution for your life-stage, the better! The ideal sleep solution is a vital investment in you and your family’s lives. This year, World Sleep Day focuses on healthy sleep and its impact on healthy aging. Dr. Erik St. Louis, Co-Director of the Mayo Centre for Sleep Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, says, “For most adults, getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep tonight might be the most important thing we can do to improve our future physical and mental health. Recent research has shown the importance of adequate amounts of sleep for brain health, since during sleep, the brain washes away toxins that can potentially damage the aging brain that accumulates during the day while we’re awake. Sleep also keeps the brain’s wiring and connections healthy and working at their best, especially when learning and remembering new things”. Good quality sleep contributes to aging well – physically and mentally. Getting good sleep during youth and middle age reduces the risk of obesity and hypertension and even prevents against age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s Disease later in life. Regular sleep has even been attributed to fewer signs of aging in facial skin and better tissue tone. Beauty sleep is not a myth! Emerging evidence also suggests a connection between premature cell aging and poor sleep. Sleep is our time to regenerate and recharge and we need to make the best of this time. World Sleep Day reminds us to make quality sleep a high priority. Can you afford not to invest in the very best sleep solutions and technology available? Arianna . . .
Since 1972, Monitor Audio, has been at the leading edge of loudspeaker design and technology, renowned for exemplary speaker cabinet construction and finishes. The quest to design an elegant and powerful loudspeaker that will grace any setting led to the creation of their Studio range. With a sleek silhouette, unique design touches, and featuring technologies from Monitor Audio’s flagship Platinum II series, Studio sets a fresh audio benchmark. Studio is a premium loudspeaker offering absolute performance from within the clean lines of its compact cabinet. The speaker’s architecture has been configured to deliver the most faithful sound reproduction possible. The grille-less design ensures the speaker’s voice is clear and true, and lets the drivers become an eye-catching focal point. The two metallic-silver RDT II speaker cones deliver an optimum high-end performance that will delight music lovers. The honeycomb tweeter cover adds a contemporary edge to the speaker’s form, and the bespoke aluminium badge at the cabinet’s base gives a stylish design touch. Handcrafted and available in a sleek satin black, white or grey finish, Studio is a stunning addition to any room. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Yes – the MagniStretch Mattress from Magniflex, available at Vencasa, can – Your Spine’s Dream Come True Imagine having a mattress that stretches your spine while you sleep! Now that dream is a reality with the new Magniflex MagniStretch Mattress, available exclusively ats Vencasa stores. At night, while sleeping, your brain recharges with new strength and with the MagniStretch mattress, your back muscles get stretched too, thanks to the distension and extension action during sleep. When you sleep on a MagniStretch, a sort of “massaging” action is unleashed. Thanks to its tilted layers, MagniStretch exploits the body’s weight to stretch out the spaces between your vertebrae. Available at Vencasa, the only home to Tempur and Magniflex. MagniStretch mattresses are designed to favour the lengthening of the spine, reducing muscle contractions and relieving cervical pain caused by bad postural habits. The layer with different tilted sections uses your body weight to move from the lumbar area to the cervical one, and from the lumbar area towards your feet, stretching your spine and increasing the space between the vertebrae. MagniStretch uses a technological patent created in collaboration with the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Zaragoza in Spain, through an articulated program of ergonomic tests, and it is certified by ACA, The American Chiropractic Association – the leading national association in the USA – for the beneficial effect of the mattress in lengthening and relaxing the spine. MagniStretch is a firm favourite among athletes and more people are starting to realise the benefits of this mattress that helps to stretch and soothe the spine. This mattress has strikingly positive effects on the back. Its action is like a curative treatment that can help to improve the quality of life of millions of people all over the world. Test and rest on a MagniStretch in a Vencasa store, priced from R 14 499. Vencasa, The World . . .
We love recipes that are quick and easy, and provide snacks for days... This Chocolate Coconut Fudge Recipe, courtesy of Crazy Little Projects, is one of those decadent delights. It will have coconut lovers swooning. The top layer is a creamy white coconut layer and the bottom layer is a yummy milk chocolate layer. Double up, as they are easy to freeze, using GLAD freezer bags, and convenient to transport, with GLAD Zip Seal Snack Bags. #gladsouthafrica #gladproducts #gladfreezerbags #gladzipseal Ingredients : Chocolate Bottom Layer 2 x cups sugar 11 x large marshmallows 3/4 can of evaporated milk 1 x packet of milk chocolate chips 1/2 x cup of butter Ingredients: Coconut Fudge Layer 2 x cups sugar 11 x large marshmallows 3/4 can of evaporated milk 1 x packet of white chocolate chips 1/2 x cup of butter 3/4 tsp x coconut extract Shredded coconut Instructions Combine the sugar, marshmallows and milk in a large pan. Heat and bring to a soft boil. Boil (soft boil) for 6 minutes stirring while it boils (this must be barely boiling or it will burn on the bottom). After 6 minutes of boiling, turn off the heat. Add chocolate chips and butter and stir until completely combined. Pour into well greased 20 x 20 cm pan. Place in refrigerator for several hours until completely set. Then proceed to the coconut layer. Repeat the process from the bottom layer (as above: combine the sugar, marshmallows and milk in a large pan. Heat and bring it to a soft boil. After 6 minutes, turn off the heat). Add white chips and butter and mix till melted (if you love peanut butter, use peanut butter chips instead of milk chocolate ones). Stir in coconut extract. Pour on top of the chocolate layer. Gently sprinkle coconut on top of it and lightly press into the top of the fudge. Slice and serve or freeze and slice. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The Chux brand is growing in popularity around South Africa, try some of their fabulous products like the Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth. It is a super absorbent, super strong, reusable cloth and machine washable. Ideal for all types of cleaning tasks in and around the home including washing up, soaking up spills and dusting. Here are a few life hacks that will solve a few of those tricky cleaning situations; The strong Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth can be used to clean up any spill when little mistakes happen. Simply wipe, rinse, wring and repeat. Dust surfaces, wet your Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth to wipe surfaces super clean, wring the cloth and wipe again – wet and dry with one cloth! Give your garden furniture a good wash with the super strong Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth, put it in the washing machine and use again. Wipe up water and steam on surfaces in the bathroom. Rain and muddy foot prints on the floor? No problem simply wipe with a Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth! The recognisable yellow, Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloths have a million uses, make sure you always have one nearby at all times. Chux® helps makes the big chores smaller. Chux® offers an extensive range of quality cleaning accessories to help you tackle any cleaning challenge around your home. Regardless of your preferred cleaning routine, no matter the mess … there’s a Chux® for whatever life Chux® at you. #ChuxSouthAfrica #LikeItNeverHappened #forwhateverlifechuxatyou For more information on Chux® visit www.chux.co.za or www.facebook.com/ChuxSA/. Chux® can be found at selected Spar, Pick n Pay Family and OK Foods stores nationwide. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .