Expert Advice

5 dos and don’ts for starting your own veggie patch

Published on November 24, 2023

Urban farmer Iming Hin is a gardener, who became a public health specialist. who became a farmer. She grows over 150 varieties of 50 veggies on Meuse Farm in Hout Bay, Cape Town. And while she doesn’t think everyone needs to go the whole hog, she believes everyone can grow veggies with success. These are […]

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The art of making and giving yummy gifts

Published on November 20, 2023

It’s time for festive gifting! Show you care and go the extra mile with edible gifts and DIY packaging, plus have some fun. Plus, learn how to make homemade jams, lemon curds, infused vodka, olive oils and gin spice. These gifts can stay in pantries and fridges for weeks.  Take gifting to the next level  […]

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Tasty trends as seen online

Published on November 7, 2023

The internet is raving about these recipes. The Birria taco might just be our favourite. Editor Chad January has tried these viral recipes so you can make them at home to get loads of likes. Things are about to get spicy, cheesy, messy and delicious.  Beef Birria  Serves 8-10  Birria is a traditional Mexican dish […]

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4 budget-friendly TikTok decorating hacks for a festive feel

Published on October 23, 2023

Another day, another TikTok hack. From making your own Christmas crackers to ‘gift-wrapping’ your front door, use these clever (and cost-effective) decorating tricks to make sure you have a holly, jolly festive season.  1. DIY door decoration  Let the festive feels come knocking early this year. Decorate your door to look like a huge, wrapped […]

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5 healthy late-night snacks

Published on October 20, 2023

We know the drill all too well. It’s 9 p.m., and you’re already in bed when your stomach starts rumbling. Before you find yourself arm-deep in a bag of your favourite crisps, munch on these nutritious (and delicious) snacks instead.  But wait…should you be eating late at night?   “If you’re hungry at night, you should […]

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Step-by-step guide on how to blind bake

Published on October 16, 2023

Slice, dice and serve these lush but light snacks for summer, then catch up on blind baking 101 for superior sturdy crusts every time.  No one likes a “soggy bottom”, so it’s best to blind bake your unfilled shortcrust pastry shell. Why bother? It guarantees a crisp, cooked pastry crust that can support the weight […]

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How to turn rotisserie chicken into 4 fab meals

Published on October 8, 2023

Rotisserie chicken is a fast, fuss-free and finger-licking good cheat for dinner. We show you how to turn this blank canvas into four fab suppers.  Chicken pot pies  Serves 4 • Total time 50 minutes Ingredients  1 roll (400g) puff pastry, defrosted overnight  2 Tbsp oil  ¼ cup butter  1 packet (300g) leeks, sliced  2 packets […]

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Our top 4 must-tries by Zola Nene

Published on October 3, 2023

Zola Nene is a household name in the culinary world. Impress your friends with 4 of her yummy recipes. Pulled pork shoulder  Serves 6-8 • Total time 4 hours Ingredients  1 Tbsp ground cumin  1 Tbsp ground coriander  2kg boneless pork shoulder  5 spring onions, chopped  3cm piece fresh ginger, sliced  1 green chilli  ¼ cup […]

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4 coffee mistakes that ruin the taste of your brew

Published on September 28, 2023

Ah, coffee! The thought of your first cup is often enough motivation to get out of bed to switch on the machine. But that first sip is sometimes too cold, too weak or maybe a bit sludgy to hit the spot. Here are four mistakes you may be making when brewing your java.  1. Not […]

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4 baking tips you may not have known about

Published on September 27, 2023

Bake your cake and eat it too! Don’t be intimidated to bake a birthday, anniversary or that I-deserve-a-treat cake. Take out your spatula, throw on your apron and use these foolproof tips to ace your best bake yet.  1. Prep your pans properly  The number one rule of baking has nothing to do with the […]

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