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Meal ideas for kids

If you’re looking for creative and healthy meal options for your kids, you have come to the right place. Children are tough to please when it comes to food and often they have their own ideas of what they want to eat.

3-ingredient dessert recipes

Whipping up a delicious dessert or tea time snack for your beloved houseguests does not have to be a daunting task.

The burger quest: stuffed burger patties

You can never go wrong with the classic old burger; it is easy to make, delicious, and there is an opportunity to spice things up, because you can add extras to any burger. These days, many restaurants allow you the creative opportunity to design your own burger by adding any ingredients that you might like. […]

How to pack a salad

How to make a salad so that it stays fresh and crispy for next-day consumption.

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 unbelievably delicate, melt-in-the-mouth little bites.   However, Proust left out […]

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 unsurmountable) learning curve.    How to cook a […]

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 up this country, and because it is traditionally the day when the bulk of South […]

15-minute microwave chocolate cake

Nothing tastes as good as a chocolate… Except, perhaps, a chocolate cake. This one is easy to make and therefore suitable for chefs with low to medium chocolate cake making skills.                                           Tools:   Microwaveable cake […]

Upside down pineapple cake

Who says comic books are just a frivolous entertainment? Besides being capable of attaining great artistic heights, they can be valuable in some practical ways too.   As an admirer of Asterix, I was fortunate to find several old Gaul recipes in one of the volumes. (All right, I know that the recipes are not […]

Oat and Cheddar cheese biscuits

Oat and Cheddar cheese biscuits are crunchy, chewy, and oh, so tasty.