FOOD & TRAVEL

Lemon Custard Pudding

Ingredients 450ml cream 90g castor sugar 60ml lemon juice (about 2 lemons) 45ml orange juice (1 orange) Directions 1. Combine all the ingredients into a medium sized pot. 2. Bring to boil over medium to low heat and cook for about 3 minutes. 3. Allow to cool. 4. Pour...

Christmas Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients 225 grams butter 250 g flour 2 tsp vanilla extract 100g castor sugar Directions 1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C 2. Cream the butter and sugar until well combined and pale yellow in colour. 3. Add vanilla extract and flour and mix. 4. Roll out the...

Cheat Fruit Mince Pies

Ingredients 2 sheets of short crust pastry 1 Jar of fruit mince (you can make your own) 1 tablespoon milk Icing sugar to dust Fruit mince 60ml orange juice 1/2 cup raisins 1 cup grated apple 1/4 cup chopped almonds 1/4 cup chopped dates 25 g melted butter 100g sugar...

Vanilla Panna Cotta Recipe

Ingredients 110g castor sugar 2 1/2 teaspoon gelatine powder 370 ml cream 370 ml milk 1tsp vanilla essence Directions 1. Mix cream, milk and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to the boil over low heat. 2. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the vanilla essence. 3....

Simple Table Etiquette – What NOT to do!

Table manners matter. Whether you are meeting someone at a cafe, attending a sit-down dinner party at a friend’s home or dining at a fancy restaurant you still need to have table manners. It wouldn’t kill to just have good table manners. Here are things NEVER to do...

Chocolate Tart, The Chef Bex Way

Ingredients 200g shortbread /digestive/ granita biscuits crushed 100g butter melted 2 cups thickened cream 3/4 cups Nutella /chocolate spread Pinch of salt 2 tablespoons cornflour 1 teaspoon  vanilla essence Method 1. Mix melted butter with the crushed biscuits until...

Travelling? Here Is How To Pack Light

My husband and I LOVE travelling, whether it’s to the next town or to another country, we do not hesitate to put our stuff together, jump on to the bus and go. We have noticed that travelling lightens the burden of our day to day stresses. After a return from a trip,...

How Travelling Can Make You More Awesome

In today’s on-the-go world, we are constantly hustling and looking for a means to make money and survive, it’s hard to take a break. Not the 1 hour break we get for lunch. This is in reference to taking a break from our day to day tasks, home, work and family...

Culinary Conversation With Chef Dylan

Some of you probably know Dylan Taylor from the last edition of the TM Pick n Pay Battle of the Chefs. After 13 weeks and over 30 challenges, Dylan came out first, beating 15 other competing chefs from around the country. He has spent years in the kitchen and...