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Our Ed’s holiday wish list for foodies

A few things our editor is absolutely in love with this festive season.

Order a box of delectable goodies

Summertime… and the living should be easy! That’s why Just Graze Co. is our current obsession. The Opperman sisters curate delectable grazing boxes, which are the perfect no-fuss, zero-prep way for you to be able to enjoy impromptu summer gatherings and sunset picnics.

The Just Graze Co. Showstopper box is packed with charcuterie, cheese, crackers, and their signature preserve and pesto. If you’ve got a sweet tooth like me, add treats such as salted caramel profiteroles and red velvet cupcakes to round off the perfect picnic.

Leftover bubbly hack you’ll love

hat to do with flat, warm leftover bubbly at the end of the night? Reuse and reduce it! Pour it into an ice cube tray and pop it in the freezer. Use the cubes to deglaze your pan – the bubbles will help to lift the caramelised bits stuck on the bottom. These will bring more depth of flavour to your sauce, plus the warmth of wine.

Simply Seven Colours to celebrate

Celebrity chef, TV personality and award-winning cookbook author Zola Nene is back! Her third book, Simply Seven Colours celebrates the favourite flavours that made up a typical Sunday lunch with her family.

With each chapter dedicated to a specific colour, Zola invited you to choose your favourite dishes as you design your very own unique seven colours feasting menu.

Zola’s food journey celebrates the diverse cultural heritage of South Africa and is full of interesting flavours and delicious recipes (think spinach pap Isigwamba, steamed mielie bread Isinkwa Sommbila and curried bean stew Ubhontshisi) linked to heartfelt experiences.

 Simply Seven Colours by Zola Nene (R360), Penguin Random House South Africa.  

Invest in fabric food covers

Learn to love your leftovers by using these beautiful and practical fabric food covers from spaZa. Embellished with colourful African-inspired prints, these functional covers are made from 100% cotton on and are kind to the environment. The female-run business strives to make the world a better place by encouraging people to go plastic free.

It’s no secret what’s on our Ed’s wishlist for Christmas!

For more information or to shop spaZa products, visit their website or visit them in-store at their branch at the Watershed in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

Happy holidays everyone 🙂

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