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My Sweet Life: Faaiza Omar’s Masterclass in Home Baking

Faaiza Omar, a self­taught baker, is passionate about baking all things deliciously sweet. She loves to share, too, so has just published her debut cookbook with recipes for her favourite cakes and bakes. The book is called 'My Sweet Life' and will have you racing into the kitchen to get...

Faaiza Omar’s Chocolate Honey Cake

Chocolate Honey Cake Serves: 12 Time: 2 Hours + Overnight This chocolate-honey cake is one of the most popular cakes in Russia, comprising 12 beautiful layers of chocolate-honey biscuits sandwiched with chocolate cream. It’s definitely one to make if you’re looking to impress your loved ones and it’s bound to become a...

Fish Tikka Masala Tacos

This delicious recipe for Fish Tikka Masala Tacos come to you from Spier Wine Estate. Easy peasy! When hunger strikes, whip up these tikka masala tacos for lunch. Assembling them is a breeze, and their creamy spiciness is the perfect match for the Spier Signature Chenin Blanc. Run out of fish?...

Sasko Crusty Yeast-Free Breadrolls

The beauty of this crusty spinach, feta and cumin breadroll recipe is it's yeast-free! Cooler days call for warming bowls of hearty soups and stews. And, of course, those are best enjoyed with a slice of freshly-baked bread, ready for dunking or scraping up the last bits in the bowl. Try this...

Homemade Pasta with Black Olives, Basil, Tomato & Pangritata

Sasko fettuccine pasta Domestic deities are created during lockdown, in their own kitchens, not true? Add some carby creations to your repertoire with this easy recipe for home-made pasta. You'll be popular and admired, for sure. Five ingredients, a basic technique and a little patience are all it takes. Serve it with...

Cape Malay Chicken Curry

Craving Cape Malay Chicken Curry? No need to go out or even get take-out! Cook up this perfectly fragrant, easy recipe by Chef Tharwat Londt and make your taste buds rediscover life. Executive chef at Radisson Inn, Newlands, Tharwat has generously shared the spice magic of his Chicken Curry recipe...

Sex Up Sirloin Steak With Spier, Sauce and Stuff

The next time you plan to enjoy a juicy, lazy-aged steak, why not add some delicious extras to elevate your dish to a knock-out level?Serve your grilled sirloin with roasted eggplant, a sprinkle of punchy gremolata, add a glass (or two) of Spier’s 21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon, and you've...

How To cook a Perfect Steak At Home: Hussar Grill

Yes, yes, we know restaurants are closed during lockdown. Doesn't stop you from cooking the perfect steak at home, does it now? I got some mouth-watering tips and photos from Hussar Grill this week, and man, I nearly ate my phone. I LOVE that place. Menu is bit retro, but everything...

Crunchy Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing

The heat got you beat? Toss together this easy, crisp and crunchy Thai-style salad with a peanut dressing. Goes perfectly with a glass of ice cold, nice cold Spier Signature Sauvignon blanc. This easy Thai-style salad is a refreshing addition to your lunch repertoire and can be enjoyed both as...

Summer Pasta with Fresh Herb and Tomato Sauce

It really doesn't come easier than this. I first ate this sublime concoction in Rome during a blisteringly hot summer and I couldn't believe how incredibly good something so simple could be. One proviso, though: you really need the very, very best ingredients you can buy. The freshest herbs, the...