Let’s play Bananagrams

Have you ever heard of Bananagrams? You could say it’s the new kid on the block, maybe a fad or a passing craze. The addictive word game is simply bananas, it’s that good! This blog post will give you an overall description of the game and how it works. …

How to pack a salad

You know what the problem is. You make a fresh salad the evening before and put it in the fridge. Alas, when you open it the next day at work for lunch... those crispy leafy greens have turned all tired and wilted. That unappealing sight is what makes …

How to make homemade ice-cream

Cream ice is what it was called in the 17th century. Today, it is an all-time favourite, always loved and constantly being reinvented. This blog post will give you a quick guide on how to make homemade ice-cream that is delicious and easy to make. This …

Choosing the right braai

Kettle, gas or flat top braai - which is the right option for you? We weigh up the pros and cons of each. Choosing the right braai is a hotly contested topic in South Africa. We’ve got everything you need to know about becoming the ultimate braai …

Cronut Recipe

Have you ever heard of a cronut? Sounds quite strange, doesn’t it? Well, it’s the combination of a doughnut and a croissant, created in 2013 by Dominique Ansel, a Parisian-born baker who now resides in New York. Cronuts have been described as nothing less …

School lunch box ideas

Have you just run out of ideas for the kids’ lunch boxes? This is a feeling many parents can relate to… hopefully this blog post will give you some new ideas to change lunch making from dreadful to delightful! First, we look at meal ideas and then …

Clean and declutter your home for the New Year

Since it’s nearly the end of this year, it’s the perfect time to declutter your home and give it a good clean. When entering a new year clutter free, you can start afresh and feel more productive. It is a proven fact that decluttering can provide many …

12 home and garden uses for salt

Every household has salt.   But did you know that you can use salt for more than adding flavour to your food?   Here are my 12 favourite uses for salt in the home and in the garden.   Freshen up your hands. After handling …

Flowers to eat

Do you feel that your food needs a little something to make it more appealing? Add to it a flower or two!   But not just any flower.  Not everything that blossoms is safe for human consumption. Stick to the tried and tested. Here are some of …

Gingerbread men recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes Baking time: 15 minutes   Ingredients: 30ml full cream milk 50ml golden syrup 125g butter (unsalted) 1 egg 750g cake flour 125ml brown sugar 5ml bicarbonate of soda 5ml ground cinnamon 10ml ground ginger 3ml …