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5 Spectacular South African Instant Pot™ Recipes for an Easy Holiday

5 Spectacular South African Instant Pot™ Recipes for an Easy Holiday

This stunning Christmas pudding is but one of many South African holiday recipes you can easily make in the Instant Pot™ this holiday season!  Enjoy time with friends and family and wow them with great food, without spending all of your time slaving over a […]

Apple and Aubergine Tarte Tatin, A Recipe from Lampedusa Pie

Apple and Aubergine Tarte Tatin, A Recipe from Lampedusa Pie

Aubergine and apple may sound like an unusual combination.  However, they make exquisitely delicious bedfellows in this aubergine and apple tarte tatin.  This gorgeous tarte is but one of many treasures in Andrea Burgener’s superb book, Lampedusa Pie. As awareness increases of the critical role […]

Instant Pot™ Wild Mushroom and Spring Pea Risotto

Instant Pot™ Wild Mushroom and Spring Pea Risotto

The Instant Pot™ makes wild mushroom and spring pea risotto easy enough for even the busiest weekdays.  It’s a dish that’s delicious, nutritious, comforting, and on the table in 30 minutes.  What more could you ask for? There is something infinitely comforting about a dish […]

Instant Pot™ Ginger-Crusted Cranberry Orange Cheesecake

Instant Pot™ Ginger-Crusted Cranberry Orange Cheesecake

This decadently creamy ginger-crusted cranberry orange cheesecake is a snap to prepare in the Instant Pot™.  Best of all, it’s an easy, elegant dessert to grace your holiday table without overheating your kitchen! If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, where Christmas takes place at […]

Easy Instant Pot™ Peppadew® Potato Salad

Easy Instant Pot™ Peppadew® Potato Salad

This South African peppadew® potato salad is perfect for summer entertaining.  Enjoy this classic salad as a side at your next cookout, without overheating yourself or your kitchen, thanks to the Instant Pot™. I love potato salad.  I don’t know many folks with German heritage […]

Wade Bales Cap Classique & Gin Affair at Hyde Park, November 24th & 25th

Wade Bales Cap Classique & Gin Affair at Hyde Park, November 24th & 25th

You won’t want to miss this year’s Wade Bales Cap Classique & Gin Affair.  Set to take place at the stunning Southern Sun Hyde Park Rooftop Terrace Bar, is certain to be an unforgettable experience!  After all, sipping the finest bubbly, and enjoying the coolest […]

Strawberry Muffins, A Recipe from Southern Country Cooking from the Loveless Café

Strawberry Muffins, A Recipe from Southern Country Cooking from the Loveless Café

There’s no better way to start the day than with scrumptious, homemade strawberry muffins, still warm from the oven.  These easy muffins are the stuff that dreams are made of.  They’re mildly sweet and chock full of ripe strawberries, with just a hint of fragrant […]

Iced Rooibos Fruit Tea, A Refreshingly Healthy, Sugar-Free Summer Cooler

Iced Rooibos Fruit Tea, A Refreshingly Healthy, Sugar-Free Summer Cooler

Iced rooibos fruit tea is low in sugar and high in anti-oxidants.  It’s the perfect way to cool down and rehydrate all summer long! As a Southerner, I grew up on the tradition of sweet tea and lemonade.  These are our favourite sweet, cooling beverages. […]

Bacon Jam on Braaied Rosemary Flatbreads, a Recipe from More Braai the Beloved Country

Bacon Jam on Braaied Rosemary Flatbreads, a Recipe from More Braai the Beloved Country

If you haven’t yet tasted bacon jam, you don’t know what you’re missing.  In combination with these delicious grilled rosemary flatbreads, it becomes an elegant starter that kids of all ages will fall in love with. There is something magical about any recipe with bacon […]

Chipotle Cocoa Rubbed Steak and Wilted Spinach Salad

Chipotle Cocoa Rubbed Steak and Wilted Spinach Salad

Chipotle Cocoa Rubbed Steak and Wilted Spinach Salad is a light, satisfying supper that comes together in under 30 minutes.  It’s perfect for busy weeknights and bound to become a family favourite. Here in Johannesburg, we’ve been having a bit of a schizophrenic spring.  The […]