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Making your own baby food

Being a parent can be one of the most wonderful and exciting times of a person’s life. The responsibilities of being a parent can also weigh down quite heavily on one’s shoulders. One of the first things that come to mind when thinking of child care is …

Traditional bobotie recipe – so yum!

With winter coming right around the corner, we're all craving some warm and delicious comfort food.   Bobotie is one of the national dishes of South Africa, and it is truly delicious!   This traditionally Cape Malay dish is made from …

Delicate and delectable Madeleines

  Personally, I blame Marcel Proust.   Were it not for his 2000 (give a take a few) words long description of Madeleines in Remembrance of Things Past (also known as In Search of Lost Time), I would have never fallen in love with these …

How to make sheperd’s pie

Now that winter is on our doorstep, it's time to ditch the cold summer foods and opt for dishes that will warm our hearts and tummies. Pies are the ultimate winter comfort food and as we all know, nothing beats homemade food... good homemade food, that …

The art of boiling an egg

Did you just raise your eyebrows and snicker, in a mistaken conviction that anyone can boil an egg? Well, there’s more to it than meets the eye. If you want to really master the art (science?) of boiling an egg, brace yourself for a steep (but not …

Winner! Best braai recipe competition

And the winner of our best braai recipe competition is...   Annabel Biggar with The Braai Pie The runners-up are: Warren Smith with Cheesy streaky bacon rump Hans Fouche with Swanniebraai Congratulations to the winner, and a big …

Winning Recipe: The Braai Pie

Annabel Biggar' braai pie is a pure delight; I hope you'll try it out the next time you braai!   Ingredients:   Sandwich type grid with edges 2 rolls of puff pastry 1 packet of spinach 1 or 2cChicken breasts (fillets) - …

Competition recipe: Cheesy streaky bacon rump

We wanted to share with you Warren Smith's recipe, one of the entrants in our Best Braai Recipe Competition.   My braai recipe is like this: a good few portions of rump and streaky beacon.   Method:   First sprinkle meat …

Competition recipe: Swanniebraai

This is not necessarily here for the delightful recipe, but rather the inventiveness of the braai. Hans Fouche shares with us his Heritage Day story.   We were out the whole day and were exhausted. We still wanted to have a braai without the …

Best braai recipe competition | closed

Prepare your braai tools and get ready for another epic celebration of our Heritage Day this Tuesday, 24 September!   Heritage Day is one of South Africa's most colourful public holidays, because it celebrates the diversity of cultures that make …