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Slow cooking to warm your heart

Have you ever noticed that if you cook something slow enough and long enough, it tastes much better? These recipes will warm your heart this winter.
Have you ever noticed that if you cook something slow enough and long enough, it tastes much better? Soups, potjies and ribs are all great examples. But let’s face it, we don’t all have time to create a potjie every day. Succulent ribs take time to cook. And whipping up a hearty soup when you get home in the evening just isn’t going to happen. But there is a solution: a slow cooker. This handy contraption lets you cook these delectable dishes, with very little effort.

Sparkly summer sippers

Zari Sparkling Grape juice, a premium non-alcoholic bubbly from the Western Cape’s Robertson region, is the perfect ingredient for sparkling summer mocktails.
Zari Sparkling Grape juice, a premium non-alcoholic bubbly from the Western Cape’s Robertson region, is the perfect ingredient for sparkling summer mocktails.

Find the fun: easy lunchbox creations

Creating fun lunchboxes, that are easy to make and appeal to your children, can be a challenge. Keep school lunches interesting with these fun and easy ideas.
Creating fun lunchboxes, that are easy to make and appeal to your children, can be a challenge. Keep school lunches interesting with these fun and easy ideas.

Happiness is homemade

Freshpak Rooibos and Five Roses celebrate homemade happiness with these refreshing iced tea drinks.
Freshpak Rooibos and Five Roses have created some delicious iced tea drinks, which come with plenty of benefits. Not only does tea burst with the goodness of antioxidants; the sheer variety of flavours available lends itself to the creation of ‘craft’ iced tea drinks, made exactly to your family’s taste. It’s easier on the pocket and you have total control over what goes into every jug. Best of all, it’s so easy to make!

Chocolate Cupcake Day

It’s Chocolate Cupcake Day on 18 October and to help you celebrate, Staffords has shared some deliciously decadent cupcake recipes
It’s Chocolate Cupcake Day on 18 October, and in case you needed any more of an excuse, Staffords has shared some deliciously decadent cupcake recipes.

Stone fruit summer

Celebrate long summer days with fresh and delicious peaches, plums and nectarines that bring colour and vitality to any table
The Stone Fruit season is well on its way and what better way to celebrate long summer days than with fresh and delicious peaches, plums and nectarines that bring colour and vitality to any dish and table. So when planning your next get together, add a dash of elegance and freshness with some tantalizing stone fruit dishes.

The golden ingredient

An ingredient commonly used in curries, turmeric is now being found in everything from hot drinks to scrambled eggs because of its health properties.
Tumeric, the beautiful golden-hued spice, is having a moment. An ingredient commonly used in curries, it’s now being found in everything from hot drinks to scrambled eggs because of its health properties.

Help your children Thrive

Smoothies are a great way to ensure your children get everything they need to start the day well.
Children who eat a good breakfast definitely have an advantage! Studies show that eating a healthy, nutritious breakfast helps children do better academically. It also promotes happiness and reduces stress.

Food for Sensitive Tummies

Food for Sensitive Tummies by dieticians Gabi Steenkamp and Cath Day, contains recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that are suitable for children and adults with sensitive tummies.
When Food for Sensitive Tummies landed on my desk I was thrilled. As mum to two children with endless tummy issues feeding them interesting healthy meals is a constant struggle.

Paul Hollywood City Bakes

Paul Hollywood creates Greek Inspired bakes.
Before Paul Hollywood became a household name, he was the head baker at a luxury hotel in Cyprus. In Season 2: Nicosia, Paul takes viewers deep into a fascinating culture where bakeries have existed for a hundred years. Paul gets scolded whilst baking Locomades, sung to by a grandmother who sings whilst her family are baking, and grinds his own grain to make traditional Village Bread, the bread that blew his mind when he first came across it at 23 years old.
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