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Make Your Own Biltong Box

October 27, 2023 9:30 am Published by

Read in Afrikaans South Africa’s favourite snack can be easily made at home with the right tools, the right recipe,…

Greek Style Lamb Flatty

October 24, 2023 9:22 am Published by

Read in Afrikaans We borrowed this recipe From Justin Bonello after trying it with him on one of our adventures…

Marrow with Mint Raita

October 11, 2023 1:35 pm Published by

Read in Afrikaans Rich in flavour. Underrated. Inexpensive. Really easy to do on the fire. Honestly, what’s more to love…

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Outdoor Kitchens

October 31, 2022 11:15 am Published by

2021 was the year of renovations. Be it a small weekend DIY project or a major overhaul, it seems that…

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South African Sushi

May 16, 2022 4:33 pm Published by

And why not? Sushi ingredients with a SA twist, served with spicy chakalaka relish that you can make yourself. To…

loco moco burger

Loco Moco Burger

May 16, 2022 11:48 am Published by

Read in Afrikaans The ultimate Hawaiian comfort food, Loco Moco consists of rice topped with a hamburger patty, brown gravy…

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BBQ Sauce

April 14, 2022 1:12 pm Published by

Making your own BBQ sauce is very easy, and it’s a sure-fire way to take your braai to the next…

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The American Dog

April 14, 2022 1:02 pm Published by

According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (yes, that is a real thing), more than 150 million hot…


Focaccia Bread Art

March 30, 2022 3:04 pm Published by

You’ve probably seen this trend sweeping across social media. Influencers and foodies alike have been sharing their creations, and making…

Cowboy Candy

March 30, 2022 2:49 pm Published by

The history of the cowboy Although associated with America, cowboy tradition actually originated in Spain. The name ‘cowboy’ comes from…

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Campfire Biscuits

March 30, 2022 2:40 pm Published by

Cowboy campfire biscuits are different to the teatime staple South Africans love. American biscuits are a savoury bread item, similar…

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Cooking with Cowboys

March 29, 2022 3:38 pm Published by

TEXT Madison Moulton South Africans are no strangers to fire – the braai is a cultural staple. However, 200 years…

prawn burgers

Prawn Burgers

March 9, 2022 11:21 am Published by

Read in Afrikaans How to make the Battered Prawns for the prawn burgers 12 large prawns, cleaned and peeled Oil…

cheese and onion burger

Cheese and Onion Burger

March 9, 2022 10:56 am Published by

Read in Afrikaans Strong cheese and crispy fried onions make this a pretty amazing classic combo burger. For The Burger:…

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Make Your Own Boerewors

February 1, 2022 11:13 am Published by

Different herbs and spices give each boerewors recipe its unique flavour profile, and they are usually passed down from generation…

corn dogs

Corn Dogs

January 31, 2022 3:56 pm Published by

Another American classic, corn dogs are simply hot dog sausages dipped in batter and deep fried, and their origin is…



December 2, 2020 10:05 pm Published by

Mazavaroo, a well-loved Mauritian hot chilli sauce, is traditionally made with chillies, ginger, garlic, preserved lemons and spices, and Mauritians…



November 13, 2020 9:49 am Published by

Read in Afrikaans Girls have decided that they too can fire up a braai and do some really good braaiing.…

Hibachi Grill

November 25, 2019 8:54 am Published by

Read in Afrikaans In Japan a hibachi is a traditional ‘fire bowl’ used for cooking meat, fish and vegetables over…

Mexican bowl

November 18, 2019 9:44 am Published by

Lees in Afrikaans All the flavours of Mexico in one dish that looks so pretty we couldn’t wait to tuck…

Cooking with Gas

April 3, 2018 2:17 pm Published by

A potjie on gas Plant expert Gerald Schofield has some hidden talents when it comes to preparing food. He tends…

Tandoori time

March 16, 2018 2:33 pm Published by

Tandoori time Making your own tandoori oven is really simple. Why not make one yourself, and cook up some great…

Braai with Ina

March 16, 2018 2:21 pm Published by

Braaiing with Ina Paarman Our favourite lady of South African cooking products is most definitely Ina Paarman. While she started…

Jan’s best braai

March 15, 2018 11:30 am Published by

It’s your right to braai the best Jan Braai believes that it is your democratic right to eat properly braaied…

The Banting Braai

March 15, 2018 10:36 am Published by

The Banting braai The name on everyone’s lips these days is ‘banting’, and The Real Meal Revolution, the book that…

Jam bread sticks

March 15, 2018 10:09 am Published by

Bread sticks filled with apricot jam A braai should involve the whole family, which means also keeping the kids busy.…

Braai Breakfast

March 15, 2018 9:27 am Published by

Long-life salads These two old-fashioned salads last for ages if kept cool. In fact, they last so well that you…

Shisa nyama with Tanya

March 14, 2018 6:31 pm Published by

Shisa nyama is a Zulu phrase that literally means to ‘burn meat’, but usually refers to the gathering of friends…

Turkish barbeque

March 12, 2018 10:16 am Published by

A traditional Turkish barbeque The Turks love to barbeque, mainly because it gives them an extra opportunity to drink raki,…

And the kitchen sink

March 9, 2018 9:45 am Published by

Complete with the kitchen sink! What you need Cutting list: Pine cut to the following dimensions: 4 x 44mm x…

Tin braai can

March 9, 2018 8:47 am Published by

Tin braai can Repurpose a paint tin to make a neat little braai! What you need Empty metal paint can…

Liquid smoke

March 9, 2018 8:22 am Published by

Get the smoky flavour without actually smoking anything. Liquid smoke is just what it sounds like – smoke that’s been…

S'mores Bar

March 8, 2018 4:37 pm Published by

S’mores Bar A trend that has taken America by storm and is sure to be a hit at home is…

Paella Party

March 8, 2018 4:07 pm Published by

At various times of the year, mostly around the holidays, the number of guests we accommodate seems to grow. We…

Campfire hot beans

March 8, 2018 3:40 pm Published by

Beans are a perfect side dish for a family gathering or your next camping trip. This recipe has medium chilli…

Braaiing with herbs

March 8, 2018 3:35 pm Published by

Braaiing with herbs Tanya Visser, presenter of The Gardener and copresenter of Home Made Easy TV programmes, is a gardener…

Veggies on the braai

March 8, 2018 2:30 pm Published by

Veggies on the braai Some say that veggies should be cooked in the kitchen, but these recipes make for great…

Southern Inspired BBQ

March 8, 2018 11:20 am Published by

Southern Inspired BBQ Southern US food is diverse, taking influences from Africa, UK and France, amongst others, and creating a…

Braai Cabinet

February 27, 2018 2:31 pm Published by

A braai cabinet with a difference A handy surface next to your braai is always so useful, for meat, tongs,…

Dessert on fire!

February 26, 2018 1:00 pm Published by

Dessert on fire! Many of us like a little something sweet after the main meal, and there are loads of…

Holiday Braai

February 22, 2018 11:39 am Published by

Our beautiful weather allows us to take full advantage of the holiday season and have some family and friends around…

Anna’s succulent fish

February 22, 2018 11:21 am Published by

A fly-fishing expedition years ago bagged us some small trout that we simply pan-fried in butter and ate as an…

Tanya’s sticky ribs

February 22, 2018 11:00 am Published by

Tanya Visser is known as a gardener, magazine editor and presenter of the TV programme The Gardener on The Home…