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SA coffee shops to check out

Published on May 17, 2024

The coffee shops around SA that should be on your checklist.  ‘ The Whippet Coffee  Randburg, Joburg  With the emphasis on family and community, it’s a home away from home. Their coffee is roasted by an all-female team and lovingly blended by experienced baristas. Whippet was also listed on the Eat Out Awards Top 50 […]

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Sprouting success with Iming Lin 

Published on December 20, 2023

Iming Lin has always nurtured the grassroots of public health, but in 2016 she took it a tad more literally: She began growing organic veggies for top chefs and curious homecooks.  Iming can remember exactly where she was walking when she decided that she wanted to pursue farming. She was working on a social enterprise […]

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Aromatic flavours of the Greek Islands

Published on October 17, 2023

Greek cooking’s simple, healthy and flavourful platters of herby bits and bobs are meant to be shared for hours with a crowd. If left alone on a Greek island, this would be our menu…   Prawn salad with garlic and chilli dressing  Serves 8  Thread the prawns onto skewers and cook over a hot griddle pan to […]

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Traditional German dishes the MK way

Published on June 6, 2023

This month, we whisk you away to Europe to explore some of the traditional German dishes we all know and love, plus delicious sides, all with an MK twist.  Swabian-style potato salad  Serves 4 • Total Time 30 Min    Ingredients 1kg potatoes, peeled and quartered  ½ onion, finely chopped 1 cup beef stock  Salt […]

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Bring On The Heat With The Latin American Cuisines

Published on April 19, 2023

Allow the vibrant flavours of chilli, coriander and lime to transport you to foodie heaven with editor Chad January’s Latin American-inspired feast.   Brazilian moqueca (fish stew)  Serves 4 • Total Time 25-30 Min   Ingredients 2x250g sustainable white fillets, skinned and cut into large chunks  500g frozen marinara mix, defrosted  salt and milled black pepper   1 […]

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Padkos On A Penny

Published on April 6, 2023

Road trips and padkos that includes meatballs, chicken sausage rolls and many other memorable budget recipes. A road trip isn’t complete without padkos! Pack this budget basket and hit the road. Tuna sandwich with basil cottage cheese Serves 4 • Total Time 25 Min Ingredients ½  head broccoli 2 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp crushed […]

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Local coffee shops and cafés with the best treats

Published on October 31, 2022

Wake up, smell the coffee, and have a little (or big) treat with your cuppa joe! We highlight a few of the best local coffee shops and cafés serving the most delicious treats, sure to make any coffee date a memorable one. Johannesburg: Father Coffee Our chosen treat: Burnt Basque cheesecake  Father Coffee is most […]

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Local hot spots to keep on your radar

Published on October 28, 2022

Summer is here! It’s the perfect time to be out and about. Here are some great local hotspots you can visit whether you’re keen for a quick drink, a fun night out with your friends, a fine-dining experience or just a lovely Saturday brunch outing.  Western Cape Perfect for: Fine dining  FYN Restaurant  Dining at […]

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Lemon Poppyseed Cupcakes

Published on August 15, 2022

These lemon poppyseed cupcakes are time perfect tea time treat for both adults and kids. 

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One-Pot Comfort Meals

Published on August 10, 2022

Cosy up this winter with these delicious one-pot comfort meals

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