The Art of Chocolate 

Published on February 26, 2024

Deep in Pretoria, there’s an award-winning all-woman team of chocolatiers making art out of chocolate according to their own rules. Our Features Editor Christi Nortier got the scoop on Jack Rabbit Chocolate Studio’s vision for taking African chocolate to the world.    Jack Rabbit Chocolate Studio is “humble but fancy AF”, where fine art and chocolate […]

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The best sips and snacks for your next party 

Published on December 16, 2023

Get ready for the hosting season with the best of sips and snacks.  Rooibos and rosé fizz  Makes 1 cup syrup Ingredients  1 cup sugar  1 cup water  4 rooibos tea bags  1 bottle sparkling rosé wine Edible flowers or rose petals   Method  Combine sugar, water and tea bags over medium heat. Stir until sugar […]

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Summer ratatouille: The ultimate French dish

Published on November 17, 2023

In this French dish, summer veggies are chopped or sliced, sautéed in oil, then simmered in a sauce to soften them and blend their flavours. It’s served warm but is also delicious cold on a hot summer’s day with grilled chicken, lamb or beef. Summer ratatouille   Serves 4 Ingredients  4 red peppers  1 large […]

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4 versatile dishes we are ‘corny’ for

Published on July 3, 2023

This July, we’re crazy about this versatile, sweet ingredient. Whether fresh, roasted, baked or boiled: the flavour is always fantastic. Poached corn with cream, coriander and chilli SERVES 4   TOTAL TIME 35- 40 MIN  INGREDIENTS  1⁄4 cup butter  1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 red chillies, seeded and chopped 1L cream or milk  […]

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4 Ways with Amazi (Buttermilk)

Published on May 31, 2023

Buttermilk is totally underrated and deserves its moment in the limelight, which  is why editor Chad January has shared four ways it can easily be added into our  weekly rotation to tenderise meat and add zing.  Pork and crispy ravioli salad with zingy buttermilk dressing  Serves 4 • Total Time 30 Min   Ingredients FOR THE […]

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Clever Cooking Tips To Beat Load-Shedding

Published on February 16, 2023

Load-shedding always seems to hit just as it’s time to cook. With the electricity more off than on recently, we’ve had to find clever ways to cook, heat our food, and, well, see what’s going on. Here are some tips:  Stock up on pantry staples Pantry staples come in handy when load-shedding catches you off-guard. […]

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Chocolate Cake Day: Celebrate With These Great Recipes

Published on January 24, 2023

As if we need an excuse to sneak in a yummy bite of chocolate deliciousness! It’s National Chocolate Cake Day in the US, and we are all extremely interested in international cooperation. Here are four delicious chocolate-cake recipes to try today:  Wheat-free chocolate cake Makes 1 Cooking time 1 hour 25 min  Ingredients 250 g […]

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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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Popular Dishes From Vietnam We love

Published on October 24, 2022

Quick Hanoi-style pho and Banh mi recipes. Quick Hanoi-style pho SERVES 4-6 • TOTAL TIME 1 HR FOR THE PHO STOCK Beef stock 1 litre Water 1 cup Fish sauce 2 tbsp Onion, whole, charred and peeled 1 Ginger piece, charred, peeled and chopped 5 cm Spring onions, sliced 2 Large red chilli, sliced 1 […]

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Meet Linda’s Sought After Seedlings

Published on September 13, 2022

The world is forever changed. In some ways for the better. One of the really good ones is the increased awareness of our food – the security, the freshness of produce which means a better quality, and the lifegiving health properties of eating food organically grown. Our mission is to supply the best heirloom, non-GMO […]

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