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Sizzling Sticky Chicken Wings!

What's better than sizzling hot chicken wings? STICKY hot chicken wings. of course! Sticky chicken wings are one of South Africa’s best loved snacks. When having friends or family over, you can’t go wrong with presenting a platter full of wings alongside a mouth-watering blue cheese dip! The only way to get...

Home-cured Salmon Trout with Berry Salad

Festive food and drink should be as easy as tossing a salad and opening a bottle. Really. Why slog in a hot, hot kitchen when you could be sippin' on some cool, cool wine with a nice leafy salad on the side? Add ribbons of smoked or cured trout, berries...

6 Easy BBQ Sauces, Rubs and Marinades for Any Cut and Occasion

I know it's probably more convenient to buy ready-made BBQ marinades and sauces, but what if you're nowhere near a shop? Or just prefer a fresher taste with your premium cuts? The price of meat being what it is, I'd say you want only the finest flavourings and who...

Kerriesosaties Recipe

Kerriesosaties are some of the most delicious things you can eat but boy, they're a schlep to make. You can't just make 2, or 6 or even 8 kerriesosaties, you must make at least a dozen or more. Preferably more. Had Wallis Simpson ever eaten a kerriesosatie, she would...

Steak with Creamy Mushroom Peppercorn Sauce

Father’s Day gifts needn’t be extravagant or store-bought. Showing your love can be as easy as sharing a meal and quality time with Dad. Try out this delicious steak with a side of creamy mushroom-and-green-peppercorn sauce, paired with the 2012 Frans K Smit Red Blend from Spier. This simple...

Peppermint Crisp Ice Cream from Homegrown Cookbook

Peppermint Crisp Tart is an iconic traditional South African dessert, falling into the quirky category of 'fridge tarts'. These tarts were at the height of their popularity in the seventies, no doubt promoted by canny corporations and food manufacturers to encourage fridge sales. Or something like that. Many adaptations of the...

Mynhardt Joubert’s Famous Xmas Cake

Christmas ain't Christmas without a decent, proper Christmas cake, and who better to bake one than chef Mynhardt Joubert? Cake cheerleaders and Christmas fans (i.e. my entire household) will be thrilled to know that Chef Mynhardt Joubert’s famous fruit cakes are on sale again. This much-loved chef slayed the season...

Best Lemon Meringue Pie Ever

  What a happy feeling it is to bake something so delicious. This is Pure Pie Happiness, my friend, with capital letters. My baking motto is: if I can bake this, then so can you. Because I'm not a great baker. And when I find a recipe that turns out such...

It’s Pink! Trout with KWV Rosé Sauce

  What goes together like love and marriage? Trout and rosé, of course! To push out the boat a little for this Valentine's Day, chef Mynhardt Joubert suggests serving his gorgeous creation below with KWV's equally lush Shiraz Rosé. It's a lot easier to make than it looks, so don't...

Creamy Steak and Mushroom Pasta with Spanish Sherry

Douglas Green went and sexed up the whole local sherry scene with the launch of their new Spanish sherry range. It’s not for sipping, it’s for drinking by the bottle! Yep, you read that right. Long relegated to the back of the drinks cupboard as the preferred tipple of little...