Expert Advice

Useful hacks to repurpose old coffee beans 

Published on May 23, 2024

Here are five ways to get the best out of your used coffee grounds: Fertiliser  Coffee grounds are full of plant-loving nutrients such as nitrogen, iron and calcium. Sprinkle used grounds over your flower beds or pot plants before watering. The increased nutrients will also attract earthworms, which contribute to soil stability, aeration and drainage.  […]

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How to make the smoothest hummus ever

Published on May 22, 2024

It’s time to up your hummus game with International Hummus Day (15 May) around the corner. These top tips to creating the best homemade dip will make sure you ace it.  Tahini  Flavour is key so even if your hummus is super smooth, it won’t matter if the flavours aren’t right! A classic hummus recipe […]

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Tips to make the best-ever chocolate cake

Published on May 15, 2024

It’s World Baking Day on the 17th of May, and we’re testing the quintessential baking recipe. Get ready for our best-ever chocolate cakes!  Better batter  There are various methods to create the best batter imaginable. To narrow it down, we focused on simple techniques that also deliver on flavour and texture.  1. Creaming method  This […]

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Just add coffee – try these yummy recipes

Published on May 8, 2024

Sjaan van der Ploeg’s recipes prove that coffee belongs in more than just your mug. Explore all the ways in which coffee can add a rich umami flavour to just about everything!  Creamy tiramisu cups  Serves 6-8  These require minimal effort and serve as a perfect dessert for those who prefer less sweetness! Be sure […]

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The difference between soup, broth and stock

Published on May 6, 2024

Winter is coming and there is no better time for hearty meals like soups and stews. But open a recipe book and you’ll see the words soup, stock and broth everywhere. Do you know the difference? Don’t fret: we clear it up for you.  Stock A delicious stock must be the backbone of the culinary […]

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Kitchen-cleaning hacks you wish you knew sooner  

Published on May 1, 2024

Make kitchen cleaning simpler with these hacks!  The kitchen can be the one place where cleaning gets trickier. The stains are tougher, the grease can be thicker, and not to mention those unpleasant smells! Well, say “goodbye” to hours of elbow grease with the help of some lemons, household staples, and a few kitchen cleaning […]

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Seasonal produce to cook with in autumn 

Published on April 30, 2024

Embrace the flavours of autumn’s harvest and get helpful recipe ideas to get the most out of them in your cooking this season.  As the seasons change, so do the produce. Not only do you pay less for produce when it’s in-season, it was harvested at the right time, and leaves a smaller carbon footprint due […]

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Hisense H760FS-ID – A fridge perfect for your home

Published on April 25, 2024

The Hisense H760FS-ID is a stylish fridge with a premium appearance and a flat door design that discreetly integrates into any kitchen.  It also offers an LED panel for precise control, expansive food-storage space, flexible shelving, and an ice-and water dispenser. We unpack the top features of the new Hisense H760FS-ID fridge below.  Keeping it […]

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Two Easy (and Delicious) Ways With Condensed Milk

Published on April 22, 2024

Food stylist Sjaan van der Ploeg puts on a sweet show, highlighting her favourite recipes using condensed milk.   Coconut macaroon truffles  Makes 20-25  Simply dip the macaroon bases in chocolate to achieve the old-school look.  Ingredients  For the macaroons  3 cups (240g) coconut flakes 1 can (385g) condensed milk 1 tsp (5ml) salt 2 tsp […]

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4 must-haves for baking beginners 

Published on April 17, 2024

It’s World Baking Day on 17 May! Want to try your hand at baking but don’t know how to stock your kitchen? Besides a baking tin, what else is really needed? Don’t fret! Get these baking essentials perfect for beginners.  Mixing bowl  No kitchen is complete without a proper mixing bowl. Size matters when selecting […]

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