Monthly Archives: March 2015

Tales of different realities, frightening worlds and feminism – The Journalist

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Tales of different realities, frightening worlds and feminism – The Journalist

Portfolio by Chelsea Haith

Stacy Hardy delves into alternate experiences of reality, frightening worlds and feminism in her new collection of short stories Because the Night. The anthology was launched on 6 March at the Institute for the Study of English in Africa at Rhodes University.

Hardy’s collection comprises some of her older material as well as more recent compositions spanning a period of 12 years. It is her first collection of short stories. Nicola Schwartz, creative director of London-based publisher POCKO Editions, made the selection from Hardy’s oeuvre, and included previously published academic work and some unseen stories. With fringe-length blonde hair and intense blue eyes, Hardy sits in a Grahamstown coffee shop and recalls the selection as a rigorous and ruthless process, with the final collection unintentionally becoming “something of a road trip”.
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Published on 18 March on The Journalist. Click here to view the article.
Originally published on Artbeat on 5…

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Delicious Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

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Delicious Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

Indra My Heart

I try my hardest to avoid gluten.  When I eat wheat gluten, I feel foggy and tired, my body aches (my hips hurt, my wrists are sore, etc.), and I get a stuffy nose.

For a number of weeks when I was trying to figure out Adeline’s eczema, my elimination diet consisted of no egg, no dairy, and no gluten.  Frankly, I don’t know why I ever added gluten back into my diet (other than it’s easy).  I felt great!  No congestion, my back pain disappeared, and my joints felt great!  Even my skin seemed better.

Lately I’ve been so caught up in a variety of things that I’ve been sort of neglecting my healthful eating focus.  But the other night I made a dinner to beat all dinners that was completely free of gluten.

One of my favorite naturally gluten-free foods to eat is potatoes.  Potatoes have gotten…

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Colorful Orzo Pasta Salad

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Holy Shiitakes

There is something about Spring that inspires me to make colorful dishes. The more colors the better! This pasta salad is fresh, colorful, and bursting with flavor! It has tri-colored baby tomatoes, steamed asparagus, fresh herbs, feta, and a red wine vinaigrette. This is a perfect dish for lunch or dinner! And it’s also a great pairing with chicken or fish.


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1.5 cups orzo
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1.5 cups tri-colored baby tomatoes
  • 1/2 bunch steamed asparagus (cut into 1″ pieces)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • Red Wine Vinaigrette to taste (recipe follows)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Red Wine Vinaigrette:
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup olive oil

Pour chicken…

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