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Lemon Pattypan Bread

October 25, 2023 12:28 pm Published by

Pattypans are not one of the first vegetables you think of including in a dessert. They are mostly used in…

Recipes with Nasturtiums

October 3, 2023 2:08 pm Published by

They may look sweet, but nasturtiums have a surprisingly peppery taste, similar to mustard or watercress. This makes them great…

Tom Kha Gai

July 10, 2023 9:57 am Published by

This spicy, creamy coconut-based soup is a popular Thai dish packed with flavour and easy to make. The words translate…

homemade hash browns

Homemade Hash Browns

November 23, 2022 3:37 pm Published by

A fondness for pre-made hash browns, fried until crispy and served with bacon, poached egg and lemony hollandaise sauce, prompted…

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Pumpkin Bread

November 22, 2022 3:16 pm Published by

An Irish myth about a stingy person called Jack who ended up as a wandering soul started the craze of…

Pasta Primavera

October 28, 2022 2:10 pm Published by

Pasta primavera is a celebration of everything that is light and fresh about spring. Pasta primavera is an ‘Italian’ dish…

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Radish Ideas

May 12, 2022 10:55 am Published by

Radishes are one of those fast-growing crops in the garden that can also be sown throughout the year, so with…

hummus recipes

5 Hummus Recipes

April 13, 2022 3:38 pm Published by

While the versatile chickpea is the main traditional ingredient of hummus recipes, we have taken liberties and expanded the thinking…

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Plant a Soup Garden

April 7, 2022 4:41 pm Published by

Soup is winter’s best treat, and whether you like your soup thick and chunky, consommé or as a tangy Asian…

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Iced Herb Teas

January 24, 2022 4:19 pm Published by

A healthy way to beat the thirst February is the hottest month of the year, and there’s nothing more refreshing…

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DIY Dog Treats

January 20, 2022 8:07 am Published by

These peanut butter-based DIY dog treats are easy to make and a good source of protein and healthy fats for…


Cool Cucumber

November 9, 2020 10:11 pm Published by

Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) are one of the few vegetables that can still be sown in December in most areas –…


Red Curry Paste

May 20, 2019 8:00 am Published by

Herbs are the major ingredient in Thai curry paste, which forms the base of vegetarian curries as well as chicken,…

Peach Cobbler

December 10, 2018 8:00 am Published by

Cobblers are an American deep-dish fruit dessert made in various ways, but usually using fruit that is seasonal. This recipe…

Watermelon Ice Lollies

November 21, 2018 3:32 pm Published by

On hot days, especially at the beach or around the pool, there is nothing better. Artisanal popsicles are homemade ices…

Stuffed Sweet Peppers

October 26, 2018 1:26 pm Published by

This quick and easy recipe will provide you with the perfect appetizer at your next family meal or a tasty…

Carrot Cake

September 27, 2018 3:43 pm Published by

Moist and tender with a cream cheese icing to cut through the sweetness, carrot cake is a favourite for teatime…

Watermelon and Herb Salad

March 14, 2018 6:15 pm Published by

Watermelon and Herb Salad Watermelon and herbs make the idea complement to any summer braai. The freshness of the herbs…

Cherry Tart

February 5, 2018 9:31 am Published by

Cherry Tart To show off the cherries – the stars in this dessert – assemble the servings individually in elegant…


Spanspek Salsa

February 5, 2018 8:59 am Published by

Spanspek Salsa This delicious salsa, which is spicy, sweet, hot and sour, is a perfect accompaniment to seared tuna or…


Lovage Soup

January 26, 2018 3:05 pm Published by

Lovage soup with potato, lettuce and peas The addition of lovage lifts this simple soup to a whole new level.…


Cabbage Salad

January 26, 2018 8:34 am Published by

Cabbage salad with apples, walnuts and pecorino This recipe is also delicious with uncooked Brussels sprouts. 200 g baby cabbage…



January 25, 2018 2:04 pm Published by

Ingredients: 1 clove garlic, chopped2 egg yolks1 tablespoon lemon juice1 teaspoon Dijon mustard½ cup light olive oil½ cup sunflower oil2…

pumpkin soup

Pumpkin Soup

January 25, 2018 11:56 am Published by

Pumpkin Soup Pumpkin season is a great time to produce an impressive yet easy-to-make soup for your guests. 1 kg…


Cherry Tomato Crumpets

January 25, 2018 11:45 am Published by

Cherry Tomato Crumpets Great for snacks or a breakfast treat 115 g self-raising flour A pinch of bicarbonate of soda…


Sweet Potato Soufflé

January 25, 2018 11:10 am Published by

Sweet potato soufflé Double-baked sweet potato soufflé with bacon, pecans and orange zest 400 g cooked sweet potato flesh (bake…


Goji berry balls

January 24, 2018 9:36 am Published by

Goji berry balls These simple date balls are packed with goodness, and are free of added sugar. You can mix…


Making Apple Cider

January 24, 2018 9:17 am Published by

Making Your Own Apple Cider An apple a day, the doctor’s way… When it comes to apple season there’s always…


Deconstructed Apple Crumble

January 24, 2018 8:38 am Published by

Deconstructed Apple Crumble with Butterscotch Sauce 8 apples, peeled, cored and sliced into eighths 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon…


Trio of Carrots

January 23, 2018 1:43 pm Published by

Trio of carrots Get the most out of carrots by cooking them in different ways for very different flavours. Then…

Bok choy noodles

January 23, 2018 10:26 am Published by

Asian noodles with bok choy A delicious blend of seafood, chicken, mushrooms, vegetables and Asian flavourings makes this dish a…


French Onion Soup

January 23, 2018 9:59 am Published by

French Onion Soup This classic French soup is easy to make and will satisfy hungry tummies. For the soup 500g…


Eat your Veggies

January 22, 2018 3:25 pm Published by

How to get kids to eat veggies It’s great to grow your own veggies and enjoy the taste of fresh…


Cape Gooseberry Trifle

January 22, 2018 11:18 am Published by

Cape Gooseberry Trifle Enough for a crowd, this dessert will have them coming back for more. 400g fresh Cape gooseberries…


Taco Party Salad

January 19, 2018 12:20 pm Published by

Take all the ingredients of a taco dinner and turn it into a party salad for a crowd. Let your…


Beetroot and Nut Brownies

January 18, 2018 9:47 am Published by

Beetroot and Nut Brownies Easy to make, this unusual combination is absolutely delicious! 500g cooked beetroot 200g walnuts or pecan…


Chilli Kale Stir Fry

January 18, 2018 9:22 am Published by

Chilli Kale Stir Fry Make kale the hero of your veggie side dishes with this easy and healthy stir-fry. 1…


Parsnip and Thyme Soup

January 18, 2018 9:07 am Published by

Roasted parsnip and thyme soup Parsnips can be cooked like carrots, and may cook faster because of their higher sugar…


Radish Tzatziki

January 18, 2018 8:52 am Published by

Radish Tzatziki 1 medium-sized bunch of radishes 1-2 cloves of garlic Lemon juice 250ml Greek yoghurt (full or low fat)…


Leek and Potato Bake

January 18, 2018 8:40 am Published by

Leek and Potato Bake The classic combination of leek and potato works well in this dish, but we added some…


Healthy Broad Beans

January 18, 2018 8:13 am Published by

Healthy Broad Beans Most seasoned veggie growers agree that broad beans are one of the easiest of the winter crops…

Cauliflower-based pizza

January 17, 2018 3:43 pm Published by

Cauliflower-based pizza A surprisingly tasty pizza base made from cauliflower is a perfect alternative to flour based pizza, especially if…


Rhubarb Fool

January 17, 2018 11:12 am Published by

Rhubarb Fool This easy recipe makes a refreshing dessert. Ingredients: 600g rhubarb 170g brown sugar ¼ teaspoon ground cloves Juice…


Fish Pie

January 17, 2018 10:53 am Published by

Fish Pie With tarragon going so well with fish, potatoes and creamy filling, it should be standard in a simple…


Pink Lemonade Cordial

January 17, 2018 9:57 am Published by

Homemade Pink Lemonade Cordial Recipe by Erica Brown of Sōlfood. 1 litre freshly squeezed lemon juice 850g sugar 2-3 thinly…


Stuffed Pumpkins Flowers

January 15, 2018 2:19 pm Published by

Rice and veggie stuffed pumpkin flowers 10 freshly picked pumpkin flowers (Use the male flowers with the long stems, and…


Super Smoothies

January 15, 2018 1:35 pm Published by

Super Smoothies Smoothies are a great way to use your home-grown fruit and veggies, and to get your daily requirement…



January 15, 2018 11:30 am Published by

Papoutsakia – ‘little brinjal shoes’ This traditional Greek recipe uses brinjals or eggplants as the stars of the show. Papoutsakia…


Beetroot panna cotta

January 15, 2018 10:57 am Published by

Beetroot panna cotta with dukkah-dusted goat’s cheese and pickled beetroot Panna cotta: 4 medium beets 2½ cups water ½ cup…


Mashed Potato Puffs

January 15, 2018 10:34 am Published by

Mashed Potato Puffs 3 large potatoes (540g), mashed with skin (2 cups) 3 large eggs, beaten 180g reduced-fat feta cheese,…


Korean Kimchi

January 15, 2018 9:51 am Published by

Korean Kimchi Kimchi, South Korea’s national dish, was developed in the days before refrigeration, to best make use of seasonal…

Stumpery Pot recipe

February 20, 2017 12:29 pm Published by

Don’t have the space for a stumpery? Try this mini version in a pot! What you need Container of your…


September 2, 2015 9:15 am Published by

This spicy relish or pickle is a great way to use up extra cauliflower and it is delicious with meat…

Herb and Onion Bread

July 29, 2015 7:18 am Published by

Ingredients 1 cup self-raising flour 1 cup Nutty Wheat 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ cup grated cheese (use a strong…

Fried Green Tomatoes

July 14, 2015 8:16 am Published by

Ingredients: 4-6 Large Green Tomatoes – Sliced 5mm thick Salt and Pepper Flour for dusting 2 eggs, beaten Maize meal…

Edible arrangement

June 1, 2015 8:09 am Published by

This arrangement is easy to put together. Start by melting a bar of lovely dark chocolate (2-3 minutes in a…