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  With the hot days of summer coming up there’s nothing more refreshing than an ice-cold ginger beer to pick you up when you feel like you’re melting to the ground. Ginger beer is either a flavored soft drink or a spicy alcoholic beverage. While both are delicious, we’ll be learning how to make ginger beer like your ouma, the soft drink version obviously. A Little History About Gingerbeer Ginger has a refreshing, zippy taste and is one of the oldest spices known around the world. In fact, it dates all...

Are you the last person on your priority list ?  For the most of us the answer is YES :( But not today at least.... During a time of social distancing, there is never a better time to take care of yourself.  Not only for your physical well-being, but for you mental well-being too. Today we will be sharing a light hearted post on "10 Ways To Practice Self Care"  1. When was the last time you danced or just got down to have some fun :).   Put on your favorite upbeat...

We all carry our little South Africanisms through life with us. Let's face it, we're better human-beings because of them. And even if you're not South African, maybe you got married to one or a friend of one and sometimes you just don't get them. This blog post is for you! For the South African, it will bring a little sunshine to your day.  For those who know South Africans, well hopefully it will bring you a little closer to who they really are. Today we will be sharing "34...

Hot cross buns are not only delicious, but they also make for a timeless Easter recipe. The following recipe will teach you how to make them perfectly using spiced yeast dough. Each bun is infused with butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and raisins or currents then topped with the traditional cross. Finishing it off with orange icing makes it even better!   What exactly are hot cross buns?   Aside from being a very catchy nursery rhyme, what are hot cross buns? They are actually buns that you can eat that...

  Most people know that aloe vera is effective for treating sunburn, but many people may not realize that it can also offer a number of other health benefits. These benefits cover a wide range of ailments such as healing the skin, offering digestive aid, and can even give relief from heartburn. Today we will explore "11 Little Known Benefits Of Aloe Vera". 1. Helps Heal Burns   Most commonly aloe is used as a topical ointment, that is rubbed into the skin rather than ingested. It’s long been considered an effective treatment...

What is Roosterkoek? Pronounced "R-oos-tiR-cook", with emphasis on the "R" :) It's a traditional bread cooked over a Braai. These brеаd rolls аrе ѕоft and аlmоѕt doughy оn thе іnѕіdе with a smokey сruѕt оn the outside. Divine! It’ѕ іmроѕѕіblе tо dip your tое in South Afrісаn сuіѕіnе without еxреrіmеntіng wіth a trаdіtіоnаl brааі ("The South African BBQ").  A tурісаl brааі іnсludеѕ, mеаt (of соurѕе), vegetables, fіѕh аnd the ultimate braai essential "The Roosterkoek". Check оut "The Easy Guide To Making Roosterkoek" below оn this brааі сlаѕѕіс.  Ingredients: ROOSTERKOEK (mаkеѕ...

When that cool weather begins to set in the nostalgia of food and home comes to mind.  There is no better way to feel at home than with some delicious hearty and warm comfort food like koeksisters, mince curry, malva pudding and all the slow cooked suppers that we crave for such as Samp and Beans.    Samp and Beans is one of South Africa's favourite staple foods, and it comes as no surprise that it was Nelson Mandela's favourite too:). Today we will be sharing a delicious Samp and Beans recipe,...

Welcome back... This is the second part of "How to make koeksisters" series In our first series we discussed "How to make Cape Malay Koe-sisters". In this series we will learn "How to make Afrikaans Koeksisters". Enjoy! Origins of the Koeksister Pronounced Cook-Sister :) The Afrikaans Koeksister has a very interesting history. In fact, there were two versions of the recipe brought to the Cape by the Dutch settlers. The first recipe, was s simple fried treat, similar to the doughnut and the second recipe was a thin bowtie like dessert made...

Pronounced Koo-sisters. The koeksister is a South African sticky deep fried doughnut, drenched in syrup that will take you on a culinary journey of sweetness. The word koeksister is derived from the dutch word "koekie" which means cake. There are two versions of the infamous doughnut, there is Afrikaner version - which is plaited crunchie dough drenched in syrup immediately after its fried and there is the traditional Cape Malay version, which is a soft spicy dough which is cooled and then drenched in a sweet cinnamon infused syrup and covered in...

Are you ready to become a Robertson's Spice Master?  Enjoy these 4 Delicious Robertson's Spice Master Class recipes,  that will teach you how to combine herbs and spices transforming your everyday meal into a flavourful culinary journey.  1. A Simple Roast Chicken Recipe A simple roast chicken recipe that is easy to prepare for busy families. Simply cover your chicken with some sunflower oil, add a dash of Robertson's chicken spice and mixed herbs; a touch of freshly ground pepper; and some salt.  Recipe Ingredients: 1 Whole Chicken  1 Table Spoon...