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5/26/10 1:24 A

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I heared that it is a very good product. Hope you sell lots.

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4/29/10 6:55 A

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Its a date, Celest!
Back to the Rooibos, the VERY best nappy rash cure in the world (the red burning rash, not the spotty itchy one) is very strong rooibos, a tsp of salt and a tsp of bicarbonate of soda. Cool and apply on clean skin. Allow to dry, or use a hairdrier set on cool, if in a hurry, and cover in barrier cream as normal.
It rarely takes more than two applications to sort it right out.
Celest, perhaps we can talk about riding in the Cape through fields of Rooibos..hehe

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4/29/10 6:32 A

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Lets keep the rooibos in it, if you add rooibos to horse feed, wouldn't you have a seriously healthy, relaxed horse? OK thats just me being silly.
ps if you do get to do that trip in SA or anywhere else please remember to invite myself and my sister who is a superb horsewoman.
What a lovely dream!!!

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4/28/10 6:08 P

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Always something to talk about with a horsey person!
On my bucket list is horseriding trip through Spain and Portugal, with my sisters and cousin. We always rode together. Mom started putting all of us at once on our old cart horse, like a little row of swallows, age 2-5years. Our last riding holiday together was the year before my dad died when I was 20, working cattle on our farm in the freestate and starting a colt. Those are the people I want to ride from guest house to guest house with. Can you imagine what it feels like to get your hands on those highly trained bullfighting dressage masters? Or a trip around the whole coastline of SA, starting at St Lucia and ending at Walvisbaai. In my dream it is done on arabs or boerperdjies, camping in the dunes at night. It just needs to get a bit safer in SA first. But we can always go to Europe first, hehe emoticon
This is so not about rooibos anymore..

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4/28/10 4:35 P

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Sigh I do indeed. Now you've torn I WANNA RIDE AGAIN.
Actually today I had coffee at Mugg&Bean with a woman from Germany here in George to do her 12hrs flying miles in a Chesna plane. She has 10 horses and trains kids to do acrobatic riding. Once we knew we had horses in common you should have heard us go. She hauled out pictures on her cell phone, I took her to mine on her laptop. We drooled over the various breeds. I think we bored the two IT guys with us, and consumed more coffee than we even registered. emoticon

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4/27/10 5:05 A

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Love rooibos! We finally get it here in Portugal, not the original stuff...but close enough :)

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4/27/10 3:49 A

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Hello Mamacd! So glad you are talking to us again!!!
We have been having great chats recently. I would love to hear your take on all things Africa!
Enjoy your Rooibos! My middle sister was allergic to milk and my mom raised her on rooibos from a couple of months old. Wonderful stuff.

Celest, is there anything like the cold of your hands that have been holding rain wet reigns for three hours since dark - on a horse you are trying to teach not to pull and bolt? Is there anything like that feeling of cantering to the top of a hill to watch the sunrise through the mist? That special brand of cold air in your lungs...and that bone tired feeling after your cup of rooibos, hehe, when you warm up and then the tight horseriding muscles start complaining.
I really miss the ccold eastern Freestate morings. We used to saddle up at 4-oclock and stay out until about 7h30. Working cattle with my dad.

I just have to get thin so that I can just gallop somewhere cold again.

I am really getting a bit poetic and a lot nostalgic over here.

Sorry Everybody, but Celest knows..

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4/26/10 7:00 P

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I drink Rooibos everyday, since living in Africa. The health benefits are outstanding from relieving irritability, headaches, mild depression or hypertension to digestive problems, free radicals, anti-oxidants and the list goes on and on. Besides all of that it tastes great. I drink it daily with nothing added, except the occasional sweetener.
Thanks Africa for introducing me to Rooibos. Love ya'll! emoticon

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4/25/10 4:43 P

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The way you make rooibos is an energy drink. When I did promotions, the tea ladies used to make it as you described but with sugar instead of honey. Wow it gave us such an energy kick for the afternoon. Was delicious.
Your describing your wood stove brought a lump to my throat, cos we had a wood stove growing up on our farm too. We spelled thoroughbreds off the race track. Spelling horses is resting them for various reasons. Some get sour, some won't go into starting pens and need a break etc. Although we had horse men, we did a lot of the early morning work ourselves with horses that were head-shy and leaving the cccccold stables at 5am and heading back to the kitchen with its Milo/Tea/Coffee's all perking was the highlight of our morning.
Life is so rushed for most folks now....those days were fun and I tried to keep it there for my kids growing up.
I'm TOTALLY JEALOUS (in a good way) of your living on a farm still.

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4/25/10 8:27 A

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Oh how nice it would be to live on a farm! I can just picture it. Thanks for the rooibos tip - will try it.

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4/24/10 11:12 P

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Hello Shirl!
I use a Britta filter to get my water clean enough and to get the chlorine taste out. It is only R300 compared to thousands for other types. I aslo used to buy Oasis water in 20l drums. Still get that if we go to Mozambique. It sells for 50c a litre if you don't buy a container, and it tastes GREAT.

We live on a farm and use borehole water, but DH still dumps chlorine in it, to clean the pipes of the factory. I can't stomach it.

This is my favourite way to have Rooibos:
Put bags in cold water on the stovetop. Add a small pinch of salt. Let it boil. Turn plate off. Add milk until it looks the way you like it. Add honey to taste. (This used to sit on the corner of the woodstove we had in our previous house and everybody just poured cups from that- it is exactly what you need on a friday afternoon when you come home from koshuis) Rooibos unlike black tea, doesn't mind being boiled, it actually gets better in my opinion.

Bless your journey!

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Hi Shirl,

Yes it is great that we have so many herbal teas around.

I have not touched municipal water for years as we have always lived in the back of beyond where tap water is not safe for human consumption.

Have a great evening.

God Bless.

Heila

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4/24/10 9:47 A

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I am so delighted - I've just discovered that herbal (n0n caffeinated) teas count as water emoticon
Now I shall easily meet the eight cup quota. And thank goodness the municipal water here is so good. Though I treat myself to a Valpre every now and then. emoticon

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Are there SA's who don't drink their ROOIBOS????? emoticon
I love it. I drink it anyway with or without milk.

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I have been drinking Rooi-bos tea for the past 40 years. I cannot drink black tea.

I do believe that it is extremely healthy mostly because it does not contain caffeine.

I drink mine with no milk or sugar but do have a slice of lemon in it.

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Do any of you drink rooibos tea? They started providing it at work along with regular tea and (execrable) coffee and now I just love it, though I used to think it smelled like old socks. In fact I don't much like ordinary black tea any more. I take both types plain - no milk or sugar and I'm just wondering if it is as good for you as green tea, seeing it is so packed with anti-oxidants and even better is caffeine free. Oddly enough the best I have tasted is also the cheapest - Laager. It seems fresher than the other kinds.

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