White Star Super Maize Meal Crowned Product Of The Year

image1-1When the consumer Product of the Year invites you out for a hearty breakfast on a Friday morning, it only makes sense to immediately oblige. The 2017 Product of the Year winners (a very well deserved recognition) White Star Super Maize Meal treated us and a few other foodie bloggers for a morning of celebrations and spoiling. The morning started off with the sweet sounds of jazz from the angelic Wanda Baloyi who blessed us with her Portuguese musical roots.

After being serenaded we went on to taste the new White Star Instant Porridge and being the strawberry addict I went straight for the Strawberry Flavoured Porridge. It was the perfect choice (I always make great choices lol) and a good healthy start to the morning… The porridge was creamy and full of flavour I added in a few fresh strawberries to it which made it all the more delicious. The instant porridge comes in a few different flavours but the ones that stood out the most were the Banana, Strawberry, Chocolate & Vanilla, with the Vanilla being a clear favourite of the morning.

Once we were done with the tasting the bubbly made an appearance which meant that it was celebration time. We celebrated, laughed to Skhumba’s jokes, mingled, made new friends and ate more delicious food for a couple of hours. The perfect start to the weekend. CONGRATULATIONS WHITE STAR a very well deserved win! We can’t wait to start trying out all the different recipes with our White Star maize meal. For those of you looking for some meal inspiration tune in to E.TV Sunrise and #WakeUpWithWhiteStar every Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday mornings for more succulent meal ideas!

For more details on the delicious Instant Porridge that we tasted today, follow White Star on Twitter for all the latest updates!

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Cosmic Flower 🌸 Child 

img_0424Your life is not about sunshine and flowers.

Neither is it about pain, misery and tears.

It is not about conquest and victories.

Nor the losses, anguish and despair.

Your life is about the moments.

Each unique to itself;

Some Bright, others dark

Each to teach you about the self.

Most search for the light at the end of the tunnel.

You must realise that you are the light and life of the tunnel.

Others will look to the sky for help.

You must become that help.

All that separates people is their destiny.

Yours is far greater than most.

Yours is designed to transcend infinity.

And always comes at a greater cost.

You’d be forgiven for thinking yourself too weak.

That though, is no fault or design flaw.

Your job is to inspire the meek.

And to “never go with the flow”.

You’re born of the stars and the earth

And your greatest challenge is the human experience.img_0422

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Win Tickets To Ultra SA For You And A Partner

screen-shot-2017-02-16-at-4-02-48-pmOoooooh Yeah it’s competition time again and this time we have two Ultra SA tickets valued at R900 each to give away to one lucky blog subscriber!The tickets are for the Johannesburg leg on the 25 February at the Nasrec Expo Centre. All you have to do to stand a chance to win these tickets is tell us “Who you would take as your date to Ultra SA and why”. The most deserving response will then get emailed two tickets to go and see some of the world’s best DJs live. So get entering and win you your partner the party experience of a lifetime!

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As with all competitions Terms & Conditions apply so please make sure you read the T’s & C’s carefully before you enter!

Terms & Conditions:

1. You have to be 18 years and older to be eligible for the prize.
2. You have to be subscribed to the blog.
3. You have to follow us on Twitter – @AverageSA_Blog
4. You have to share the competition on Twitter, make sure we are tagged when you do.
5. You have to leave your answer in the comments section below.

Congratulations Lee Isaacs!Β 

Competition is now CLOSED!!!!Β 

For now enjoy our favourite song at the moment which we can’t wait to watch Martin Garrix play live!

Wednesday Wine Night At Metro Bryanston

It has been a while since I last posted so welcome to my first post of the month, sorry it took so long. It has been one hell of a busy month of renovations, work and family commitments for me and it was also my birthday earlier in the month. Anywho I am back to regular programming now and you guys can expect more reviews and fun posts coming your way. Starting with our review of Metro Restaurant. My friends suggested that we have our long overdue wine night at Metro Restaurant in Bryanston yesterday and it was the perfect setting for our crazy catch up.

The restaurant was not very busy in fact it was pretty empty for a Wednesday night but absolutely perfect for what we were looking for. It was intimate, the service was great and the food just as awesome. I won’t lie I didn’t expect it to be that great. The first point of order of the night was the Wine, Fat Bastard Chardonnay for my friends of course, I on the other hand stuck to my reliable Gin & Tonic. This didn’t sit well with my friends seeing as it was wine night after all. Lol

With our drinks sorted I was then tasked with ordering the meals. What a tough position to be put in, it was so hard I almost had a panic attack lol. So I figured why not order meals that we can all share that way if you hate the one at least you have two other options. So for starters I got us the Barbecue Wings and Squid Heads – The wings were absolutely marvellous (I am pretty sure I saw my friends licking the bones) and the squid heads were pretty decent, I didn’t enjoy that lemon butter sauce they came with though. img_0244

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For mains I order the table some Fish & Chips, Lamb Chops & Chips and the Barbecue Chicken Nachos. The Fish and Nachos were clear winners for the night. Best nachos I have had in a very long time. You guys need to try their nachos. The fish was moist and the zesty lemon flavour added that extra kick of happiness to it.

Awesome restaurant selection for wine night Bax, you shall now be the designated restaurant picker for every wine night lol. Great place, great service and the prices are pretty affordable and decent. Our bill for the entire night came up to about R1 300 and we had 3 Bottles of Wine, Starters, Mains and 4x Double Gin & Tonics. Considering how big their food portions are I think the pricing is pretty reasonable. Happy Thursday friends. Look out for our Ultra SA and Justin Bieber ticket giveaways coming soon.

Weekend Sho’t Left To Zebula Golf Estate And Spa

photo-2017-01-30-10-41-21-amWith January finally coming to an end my friends thought it would be a good idea to spend the last weekend of the month exploring new places in South Africa. So we took a young sho’t left this past weekend to Zebula Golf Estate & Spa in Bela Bela. For someone who regularly goes past Bela Bela in order to get home in Limpopo I am surprised I have never actually explored the place. I guess there is always a first time for everything and this place was surely a little bit of everything:

The Rooms: They were spacious, clean and overlooked the golf course with it’s spectacular bushveld setting, giving it that extra challenging play that most golfers love. In each room you can expect a minibar, DStv, air conditioning and a luxurious en-suite bathroom. I found the rooms to be very simplistic but with all the home comforts you would need.

The Food: Well now this was the highlight of the weekend for everyone. The food was absolutely delicious the steak was served in generous proportions and it was beautifully smoked on the outside and juicy within. The fish dish was just as magnificent, cooked to perfection and the flavours just mind blowing. The only thing they can improve on when it comes to the food is the presentation some dishes looked stunning while others look like a 3 year old had dished them up. πŸ™‚

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The Service: This was the only thing that was not on par with the rest of the lodge. I expected it to be 5 star but it was more like 2.5 stars. From the moment you arrive you can already tell that you are in for some extremely slow service due to the lack of staff on the premises. The place was really understaffed this past weekend, maybe everyone is still on leave who knows lol.

The Views & Activities: Lots and lots of green if you are a golfer you will really enjoy the course and if you are a cyclist/hiker the trails are scenic and look like something out of a fairy-tale. For animal lovers you can enjoy the wild life, simply go on a safari or interact with animals on a cheetah run or walk with the elephants (live dangerously people). You can also go on quad and horseback safaris if that is your thing. Seeing as I was with a bunch of drunkards we didn’t really experience all the wild life adventures as much as we could.

For those of you looking to take your next little adventure I would highly recommend Zebula like I said before it has a little bit of everything for everyone. Give them a shout and get a good holiday package for you and your buddies. Now it’s back to the city of gold and back to the grind, Happy Monday Everyone!