La Récolte July Newsletter

Updated: Jul 16, 2020

In this Issue>>>

Fruit Galore and More

Connecting with your Grandkids During Covid-19

Healthy Habits for Lockdown

Recipe of the Month

Mandela Day 18th July 2020

Fruit Galore and More

Every Wednesday at 09:40 for the last two years Riaan and his team has supplied our residents with fruit, vegetables and other goodies directly at our doorstep.

Fondly known as Riaan's fruitvan, their excellent service, affordable prices and fresh produce has made them a popular supplier of fruit and vegetable at La Récolte.

Riaan in the Spotlight

Riaan how did you become Riaan’s Fruitvan?

I was in the navy for 10 years, married with two children and realized that I can't work there forever. My father in law started with selling fruit that he bought from the local farmers in Worcester to a few old age homes. He then said to me if I also want to do it he will help to build a trailer for me. This was 25 years ago!

What products do you sell?

We sell fresh fruit and veggies, home baked rusks, a variety of home baked biscuits, banana bread, honey, droëwors and homemade jams.

What measurements are you taking to curb the spread of Covid 19?

We wear face masks, sanitize after each customer and we ask our customers to keep their social distance.

Fruit Galore and more

Riaan 072 126 1172

Ilse 082 472 4040

Office 079 891 7127


connecting with your

Grandkids During Covid-19

Covid-19 may mean that you’re unable to see your favorite little people for some time, as a result many children now find themselves separated from their grandparents due to social distancing or cautionary measures to prevent their grandparents’ possible exposure to the virus. This sudden change in their normal routine and a lack of in-person contact with their grandparents can cause anxiety, stress and confusion among children.

Here are a few suggestions of how to stay engaged during these challenging times:

Be Honest- Explain that the virus affects older people differently than children.

The virus is more likely to spread when people are together in the same place.

By not seeing them, it helps protect you from getting the virus and getting sick.

Let them know this is only temporary- You will be able to be spend time with each other again once the spread of the virus has slowed down.

Validate their feelings- Reassure them that it is okay to miss you, and invite them to share their feelings. Express how you are feeling, too.

Talk regularly- Express your love even if you’re not in the same place.

Talk frequently by phone or by video chat, share one happy thing that you saw, ate or did today, give a compliment, or share a riddle or joke.

Organize a remote play date- Schedule time to connect remotely at the same time each day so they have something to look forward to. You can draw or do other art activities; read a story; sing a song; play a game or try a stress buster.


Healthy Habits for Lockdown

During the past few months in lockdown, you’ve probably picked up a few new habits. Perhaps you’ve started following some popular YouTube channels, are chatting to your grandkids on Skype or Zoom, or have taken up a new hobby.

While some of the habits you’ve adopted may fall away as the lockdown restrictions ease, here’s a look at a few activities worth maintaining when life returns to normal.

Doing relaxation exercises

This year has been tough and it’s not surprising that many of us are feeling a little drained and anxious. If your stress levels are on the rise, why not get into the habit of doing a few relaxation exercises each day?

Getting creative in the kitchen

If you’ve used the lockdown to expand your culinary repertoire and try out exciting new recipes, keep going!

While your favorites will always have a place on your menu, experimenting with new ingredients, flavors and techniques helps to make cooking feel like less of a chore and more of a gastronomic adventure.

Connecting with friends

Has the lockdown encouraged you to reconnect with old friends or make a concerted effort to stay in touch with your family members?

Having a strong support system is important, particularly in times of stress, so continue to invest in the relationships that are important to you and that enrich your life.


Mandela Day 18th July 2020

Nelson Mandela day is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela's birthday. No matter how small your action, Mandela Day is about changing the world for the better, just as Nelson Mandela did every day.

Western Province Caterers

There is a special Mandela Day menu for our resident, true South African style!


Hearty Bean Soup


Chakalaka Chicken Sosaties


Potato Salad Coleslaw


Cape Malay Koeksisters

Booking form available, please book by Thursday 16th July 2020.

Recipe of the Month

Rooibos Tea Cheesecake



1 pack tennis biscuits finely crushed

200 g Butter melted


150 ml milk

5 bags rooibos tea

5 tubs cream cheese

5 large eggs

250 g castor sugar

2 pods vanilla de-seeded



1)Mix the ingredients together and pack tightly in a large or two smaller spring form pans coming half way up the edges of the pan.

2)Place in the refrigerator for half an hour.


1)Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2)Infuse the tea bags with milk in a pan on the stove for 5 minutes at a moderate temperature, take the pan off, let the milk cool and remove the tea bags.

3)Whip the eggs and sugar together for 3 minutes on high speed, add the rooibos tea and milk mixture and the vanilla. Mix well.

4)Now start adding the cream cheese tubs, one by one, on a medium speed and mix until you have a smooth, heavy mixture.

5)Spoon the mixture into the baking tin and bake the cheesecake for 45-50 minutes until a uniform wobble has been created.

6)Turn the oven off and leave the cheesecake to cool inside.


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