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Dear Readers and faithful friends,

After a number of years of wonderful blogging, this blog has effectively become dormant - except for occasional updates regarding my book, MAXDOG. I have left this blog as a legacy to my dog and a place of sanctuary where we can reflect upon his life. Take your time, peruse the pages spanning Max's 18 months in cyberspace. Feel refreshed and uplifted because his story is an amazing one of..."LIVING LIFE TO THE MAX!"
My activities have now moved on to my new blog entitled "LIVING LIFE TO THE MAX". Please join me there where you can read about my family and canine companions. I also invite you to visit MAXDOG's FANPAGE on FACEBOOK. You can follow the specific links by clicking below:

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MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

MAXDOG's CHRISTMAS TRIBUTE

Thursday, September 24, 2009

HERITAGE DAY!

mmmWOOF!
GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
and....
HAPPY HERITAGE DAY!!!


Each year on the 24th September, us SOUTH AFRICANS celebrate our heritage.

It is a public holiday here, so we get to sleep in late

(amongst other things!)


You might ask...

WHAT do we celebrate?
HOW do we celebrate?

We celebrate and showcase our beautiful country with all its magnificent scenery!




We celebrate our wild life...our fauna & flora...and the incredible diversity which this country protects.



We celebrate our
R A I N B O W N A T I O N:
The diversity of our people, our languages and our cultures!
Did you know that SOUTH AFRICA has
ELEVEN OFFICIAL LANGUAGES!?
We celebrate the enormous array of Traditional crafts...



...and each year, since 2007, HERITAGE DAY has ALSO become
NATIONAL BRAAI DAY!
Throughout the way there will be wafting smoke in the air with mouthwatering aromas of grilling meat.
There will be music, laughter and partying!

(Some of us DOGS will just have to watch!)

But there will be food...lots of it!
Mom has decided to give you the recipe for our
TRADITIONAL MELKTERT
(Traditional milk tart)

MELKTERT

2 cups flour
½ cup sugar
125g margarine
Pinch of salt
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1 egg

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg, flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Press into 2 pie plates and cook for 10 mins.

FILLING

4 cups milk
2 ½ Tablespoons flour
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon margarine
2 ½ Tablespoons corn four(thickening agent)
2 eggs
Vanilla to taste

Boil milk and margarine. Mix the rest of the ingredients to a smooth paste and add to boiling milk. Return to the heat and stir until thick. Pour into pie shells and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Please let us know if you make it, intend to make it or what it tasted like!

---XxX---
...and the MAXDOG?

...I will sleep off my day!
ENJOY YOUR DAY!!!
Lots of licks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

31 comments:

Nala & Robin said...

You live in such a beautiful place with great culture..
And it was really nice for your mommy to show us the recipe :)

chicamom85 said...

Wow that looks like a wonderful celebration. The pictures are so nice and thank you for teaching us about Africa. The dessert looks yummy, Mommy loves to bake and will try it and report back to you. Max you better take it is, you don't want to wake up with a bad hangover.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Anya said...

Thanks for the recept,
it sounds easy to make ;)
HAPPY HERITAGE DAY !!!!
Have fun
Yummiee..... taart
Yummie.....BBQ
:)

hugs to all
Kareltje =^.^=

kks said...

sounds wonderful! have a great day!!

Mango said...

Happy Heritage day to you! Looks like you partied hard.

Slobbers,
Mango

Miley said...

Hi Max, your place is beautiful!!! Love the pics, BOL!!!

lotsa licks,
Miley

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Gee, Max, that last picture is rather incriminating. Ask your Mom please if American Corn Starch is the same as what is in your recipe. Hope you have a great holiday.

Tucker and Daisy

Cocorue said...

Happy Heritage Day.....TQ for sharing stories about your beautiful country - you are a good guide and worthy ambassador for your country.

chikisses
coco

MAX said...

Hey there M&M
I am sure that ANY corn starch will do...it is merely to thicken the 'custard', so I am sure that even ordinary flour in it's place is also good (Obviously that would then mean that you double the flour quantity) Enjoy! Please let me know how it turned out...we have been baking this end too.
Licks
MAXDOG

MAX said...
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Moose said...

Happy Heritage Day! It looks like you have a lot to celebrate in your wonderful country. It sounds like our 4th of July as far as grilling meat... How fun!
Moose

RILEY AND STAR said...

Yes, your country is magnificent! Our hooman sister visited South Africa a few years ago and loved it!

She also brought back some beautiful South African Art.

Hey, is that a beer bottle we see? You should sleep well tonight.

That pie looks yummy! Mommy is going to copy it. Thanks so much!

Luv,
Riley and Star.

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi there Max! Thanks for sharing your beautiful country with us! Happy Heritage Day and mommy says thanks for sharing the recipe! she's gonna try making that milk tart, yummy..dat means i'll get to taste it!!

Cheers,
Maxx

Life With Dogs said...

LOL!!

How is that hangover coming along Max??

:)

Samantha said...

There sure is a lot of diversity there in culture, language, peoples and geography - wow - beauty everywhere! I think that's a great reason to celebrate! Party hearty Max! Looks like you did already!
Hugs xo
Sammie

Stella said...

Happy Heritage Day to Max and his family!

Wonderful pictures and thanks for educating us about South Africa!

Kisses,
Stella

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy Heritage day, Max!
Your melktert looks delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Tessa the Maltese said...

HAPPY HERITAGE DAY
to
MaxDog and his Whole Family!!!

Beautiful pics as always, so much great info, I just love learning.

Our Friend Mel is going to make your Mommie's Melktert this weekend. Mel will be making it with Soy Milk instead of regular milk. We will let you know how it turned out.

MaxDog go easy on the beer bud, make sure to have lots of Braai in your tummy.

Hugs, Tessa

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Happy Heritage day Max, sounds like a lot of fun. We hope you all have a wonderful day.

Holly & Zac...XX

Clive said...

Happy Heritage Day Max! It's Arthur's Day here in Ireland - celebrating 250 years of Guinness so we're partying hard over here too!

lots of woofs
Clive

The Army of Four said...

Mmm... that Melktert sounds yummy. Very yummy. Very, very...
hey, Max! Do you get to have anything from the braai? It's only fair!
Lovely pix! And thanks to your mom for sharing the recipe!
Play bows,
Zim
PS: Mom said she's going to make Chicken Sosaties in your honor this weekend. Ooooh.... I hope we get to taste some!!!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I pawed my khomment khwietly...

Happy
Heritage
Day

!!!!!!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Tank woo fur sharing the yummy dessert recipe!

Hero said...

Happy Heritage Day! You live in such a beautiful and diverse place and all us dog bloggers are so blessed in that you share a bit of your home with us. I hope you all have fun on this special day!

Thor said...

Happy Heritage Day Max and family!
The melktert looks yummy! Thanks for sharing that recipe with us.

xoxo
Thor

Audrey the Photographer Dog said...

Happy Heritage! You live in an amazing place! I've always wanted to go since I had a human friend from there when I lived in LA! She also made it sound incredible!

Asta said...

Max
Happy Hewitage Day to you and youw whole family!
You have lots to be pwoud of and Celebwate!
That cake looks yummie licious..I'll ask mommi to make it soon!
Thank you fow youw Hippo,Biwdie and Ewes
I loved youw song and felt like I could heaw you singing to me.
Meeting you and youw family has added to the happiness of this yeaws biwfday celebwation
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Lorenza said...

Hi, Max!
Happy Heritage Day!
Sure is a pawesome celebration!
I hope you all had a great day!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

PS thanks for sharing the recipe. I will tell my grandma about it!

Kali said...

That dessert looks delicious, mom says she may have to try and make it possibly tomorrow, she just has to check on her supplies to make sure she has everything. Thank you for sharing more of African with us!

Kali

Dog By Nature said...

Happy Heritage Day Max! There sure is a lot to celebrate, no wonder you were tired at the end of the day. The recipe looks delicious but we have to wait until it cools down to make it...no ovens on when the AC is on here, LOL!

M,S & Kona

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Happy Heritage Day!! thank-you for sharing with us!
Morgan and Maisie

ocmist said...

Mom says this was a WONDERFUL post with so much to see and learn about! We think so to... especially that custard-like pie which we will be working on Mom to make since it looks like something WE can share with our people (and we get to share most anything they eat that won't hurt us)

Mom was fascinated by that basket the lady was working on. She's done beading and basket making, too at different times and she loves seeing things like that.

Hope the BBQ was good and you had a great Heritage Day! OC and the Country Corgi Crew