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Peppadew and Haloumi Ostrich Burger

Peppadew and Haloumi Ostrich Burger

  Peppadews are uniquely South African and I just love them! The piquante peppers have a sweet flavour with a little bit of a bite. They’re great to use in dishes where you want a bit of spice but you’re not ready to go full on chilli! They pair beautifully with ostrich and haloumi to…

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Halva Cocoa Peppermint Crisp Tart

  Today we’ve partnered with Mediterranean Delicacies to bring you a twist on the South African favourite dessert, Peppermint Crisp Tart. As a child, I always had a love for the caramel chocolate mint combination of this dessert. I love creamy desserts and this was such an easy one to make for my young hands….

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Hot Cross Bun Burger

Hot Cross Bun Burger

  The Hot Cross Bun Burger may not be your usual Easter dish but it’s a nice break from all the sweet treats! The spicy hot cross bun is the ideal backdrop for a chicken burger with a Moroccan slaw. I tried the recipe with buns with and buns without raisins. Both work really well…

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Speckled Egg and White Chocolate Rocky Road

Speckled Egg and White Chocolate Rocky Road

  Oh speckled eggs! You’re such a popular sweet and now that it’s Easter, all the other eggs come out to compete with you. Let’s use this time to celebrate your year-round popularity by transforming you into a delicious rocky road treat. What do you say? Let’s do it!   The Rocky Road was really…

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Guinness Burger with Irish Cheddar

Guinness Burger with Irish Cheddar

Johannesburg today is rainy and grey. Exactly most of the days I spent in Ireland. The perfect ode to St Patrick. I fell in love with the Emerald Isle from the moment I first set eyes on the countryside. What an incredibly adventurous trip it was! From kissing the Blarney Stone, to learning some Irish…

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Oven-roasted Hake and Fennel

Oven-roasted Hake and Fennel

The combination of soft hake and delicate fennel might seem a little unusual to some. But it’s a pairing that elicits seaside memories and pairs well with a glass of crisp white wine. This was the perfect meal for a light supper on a hot summer’s night. As autumn approaches, so fennel season begins. I love…

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Bergbron Plaaskombuis en Padstal

Bergbron Plaaskombuis en Padstal

One of the best parts of a road trip is the little “padstal” (farm stall) stops along the way. The preserves made by the Tannies, the freshly baked goodies and hearty wholesome food. Thanks to Bergbron Plaaskombuis en Padstal, you no longer have to wait for your next trip to experience the pleasure of farm…

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Love (at first bite) Box

Love (at first bite) Box

If you’re in Joburg then you must know The Counter. Residents at Market on Main, Neighbourgoods and a host of other markets and festivals, you have not experienced the Joburg food scene until you’ve tried one of their gooey chocolate brownies. Their burgers are right up there too but we’re not focusing on the savoury…

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Rhino Tears Wine – the perfect summer pair

Rhino Tears Wine – the perfect summer pair

In case you haven’t noticed, summer has definitely arrived. We’ve skipped spring and hit the heat head on! To me, this means more outdoor meals with friends. Lazy afternoons eating too much and enjoy a few glasses of wine with people who make you laugh! While we’re enjoying these moments, let’s support a worthy cause…

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Chocolate Choux Puffs

Chocolate Choux Puffs

  Tea time treats for a little Spring fun, these Chocolate Choux Puffs are surprisingly easy to make! Fill them with regular cream or add a few chocolate chips for extra indulgence. If you’re keen for something decadent, you can dip them in chocolate, fill them with ganache or icing too. The basic recipe is…

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