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Why you should be spring cleaning your spice cupboard

Ever opened a recipe book with good intentions of shaking up your usual weeknight dinner routine and then closed it again pretty quickly when you realise you don’t have any of the ten spices required to make the delicious-looking dish?...

How to navigate the sea of wedding catering options

No matter where you are in the world, a celebration of two great people deciding to spend the rest of their lives together, is often marked by the sharing of food with family and friends. Food brings people together, it...

Everything you’d want to know about the latest artisanal gin craze

There once was a time when the peak of coffee appreciation involved mum inquiring if the local steak house served cappuccino or dad being surprised at having more than the usual suspects on offer at his favourite pub. We then...

A simple guide on how to choose the right knife

With so many knives to choose from, it can be difficult to know how to start your own knife collection. Do you really need a carving knife if you have a chef’s knife? What’s so great about a Santoku knife?...

Traditional roast beef and Yorkshire pudding

There are few dishes that sum up a Sunday quite as well as this one: traditional roast beef and Yorkshire pudding with lashings of gravy. A crackling fire, too much red wine, a slightly smelly, damp dog under foot, a...

6 reasons why the Magimix Patissier is the all-in-one dream machine

Buying a food processor or stand mixer can be a rather hefty investment so it’s wise to do some research to find out which one will suit your lifestyle and so become your ultimate kitchen dream machine. We have a...

Win a KitchenAid for your mama

It’s odd that we dedicate only one day of the year to celebrating mum, the person who has loved you since before day one, who has probably taught you many of the essentials of life from how to tie your shoes...

10 of our favourite gifts for Mum this Mother’s Day

Showing your mum how much she means to you is too big a thing to do on one day of the year alone. And while all the many little acts of appreciation make all the difference throughout the year, if...

10 reasons to add Warwick Wine Estate to your bucket list

The days of wine tasting on tall, uncomfortable chairs and perching around spittoons are long behind us. Instead, some of the world’s best wines can now be tasted, savoured and enjoyed along with gourmet picnics and long, lazy days. Warwick Wine Estate has...

A bounty of cupcake recipes

Life is filled with big and serious decisions. Every now and then though, it helps to appreciate the little, whimsical things. Lady bugs, baby naartjie segments, puppies and perfect snowflakes are all tiny marvels that captivate the now, even if...