October 2017 15 Our resident ‘foodie’, Anél Potgieter, this month shows you how to make a delicious salad. Who knew raw veggies and fruit could go so well together? e are sure that we are not alone in looking at the calendar in disbelief and seeing that it is October already... one of the scariest things is that by the time this issue comes out, Christmas will only be 80 days away. In years gone by, the Christmas shopping season didn’t start until well into November, but we have already started to see some stores getting in there early with the Christmas decorations and promotions. Well, their fervour works in your favour. If you start your Christmas shopping early, you will find that you aren’t left in the lurch without this year’s hot toy or gizmo. As soon as the bells start jingling, keep an eye out for the top picks and grab yours while they’re still available (and maybe pick up a better price in the process!) As the year starts to wind down, we feature some great reviews in our third last issue for the year. For authentic Portuguese flavours, read our article on Green Valley’s Prego Express, and find out more about a local B&B, The Ridge on Hudson. Have a great month!