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Melkkos and rekindling childhood friendships!

Posted on March 25, 2015 by in desserts, rsg


Melkkos is a South African Heritage dish that brings back fond childhood memories of families gathering around the kitchen table eating bowls of this deliciousness with sugar and cinnamon. Melkkos has so many recipes and I don’t think it is a regional thing, I think every family has its own unique way of making melkkos. […]

Spicy Corn Dogs – the South African way of course!

Posted on January 22, 2014 by in baked goods, rsg

Spicy Corn Dogs

Spicy corn dogs are as American as the statue of liberty and baseball, but the history and origin of this delicious street snack is highly disputed from what I read. Spicy corn dogs are often sold as street food or fast food. It is a hot dog sausage dipped in a cornmeal batter and then […]

Grilled Corn Salad – A must for every barbeque!

Posted on January 8, 2014 by in rsg, vegetarian

Grilled Corn Salad

Grilled Corn, dripping with butter, mmmm! Must be one of my favorite things to enjoy at a braai or barbeque. I love the sweet butter crunch as I bite into it and the smoky flavor is very hard to beat. Grilled corn can be a bit messy to eat so we keep it for family […]

Roosterkoek – a necessity at every braai (and festival)!

Posted on November 27, 2013 by in baked goods


Roosterkoek, it is hard to imagine a good old South African braai (BBQ) without it! Roosterkoek forms such a big part of our South African culture, that more and more, I find them  at festivals and markets …….  adorned with syrup, cheese, scrambled egg and bacon! Roosterkoek is literally pieces of bread dough that has […]

Safari Dried Fruit – the perfect pick me up snack for the sweet tooth!

Posted on October 31, 2013 by in baked goods

Safari Dried Fruit

Safari Dried Fruit and nuts! Sweet and savory dishes come to life with the added fruit and nuts. In my kitchen, Safari Dried Fruit and I make magic! Safari Dried Fruit is rich in iron and fibre, a good source of carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins, low in sodium and contains no cholesterol. It is the […]

Milk tart Springrolls – Magic happens when two cuisines meet!

Posted on October 30, 2013 by in baked goods, rsg

milk tart

Milk tart is as South African as Madiba,  braaivleis and mealie pap (maize porridge) and many a competition is held every year to find the ultimate milk tart baker. Milk tart usually has a sweet pastry crust and a filling made with sugar, milk, eggs and flour. Of course the flavor that is synonymous with […]

Cheesy Beer bread – perfect with a cup of comforting soup!

Posted on July 22, 2013 by in baked goods


Cheesy beer bread, all hot and steaming in the one hand and in the other hand a cup of comforting soup…… that is what I call a balanced diet! “Cheesy” may refer to a recipe containing cheese, or information that is cheap, unpleasant, or blatantly inauthentic. The comparative is cheesier and the superlative is cheesiest! […]

Bean soup and gratitude for a successful weekend – SA Cheese Festival 2013

Posted on April 29, 2013 by in soups, vegetarian

Bean Soup

Bean Soup was the first thing that came to mind when I had to think of something to feed my family tonight and this is my classic way of doing it. Yes, I know the purists make bean soup with spek and all sorts of  other interesting bits and bobs, but by now you know […]

Baking Mosbolletjies and bridging the gap between generations!

Posted on March 3, 2013 by in baked goods


Baking my mosbolletjies began as a thought, something on my bucket list and turned out to be a highlight in my kitchen. Baking mosbolletjies started as a solo event and it touched the hearts of so many and I think that is how Ouma Mina would have wanted my experience to be. Baking, I know […]

Meraai se Chicken Pie (Paai) on RSG

Posted on May 16, 2012 by in Chicken

Meraai se Chicken Pie will feature on my radio slot tomorrow morning on RSG. I do not know who Meraai was or where this pie comes from, but it certainly is the best Chicken Pie I have EVER had. I must have known that a pie of this caliber can only come from Bloemfontein……..hearty, comforting, […]