Friday, October 11, 2013
Recipe: Ostrich Steaks with Honey-Mustard Marinade

Ostrich is one of our favorite culinary treats to enjoy when visiting Africa – especially South Africa. Home to the largest ostrich industry in the world, you can do everything from visiting an ostrich farm to eating an ostrich steak … Continue reading

Friday, October 4, 2013
Recipe: Sundried Tomato and Peppadew Dip

We’ve had nothing but fantastic meals when visiting one of Singita’s camps in Africa. In fact, the memories of our visits often intertwine the incredible game viewing with vivid recollections of unforgettable meals. That’s why we’re sharing one of Singita’s … Continue reading

Friday, September 20, 2013
Recipe: Roasted Prawns with Chili Oil and Coriander

Gretchen is currently in Cape Town enjoying its many diversions and culinary delights. Earlier this week, she made a visit to the fish market in Kalk Bay to pick up some fresh Mozambican prawns for dinner with friends. It’s a … Continue reading

Friday, September 13, 2013
Recipe: Chorizo Flattie

As we’ve seen the symbolic end of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere with Labor Day a few weeks back, people are using the remaining warm and increasingly darker evenings to eke out a few more summery outdoor cooking days. … Continue reading

Friday, August 9, 2013
Baked Aubergine with Tomatoes, Thyme and Cream

It’s not often we buy vegetarian cookbooks in South Africa, home a rather carnivorous bunch who love nothing more than to braai (barbecue) meat. However, on a trip this spring we came across Roots, Shoots & Leaves by Bernadette Le … Continue reading

Friday, July 5, 2013
Recipe: (Perfect) Durban Curry

We *love* The Oyster Box Hotel in Durban, South Africa. If your travels take you there, we’d definitely recommend a stay, or at the very least a meal. The Oyster Box is famous for many things, not least of which … Continue reading

Friday, June 28, 2013
Recipe: Creme Brulee for Elephants

We’ve eaten our way through Southern Africa, but Justin Bonello has cooked his way through Southern Africa. His book ‘Cooked in Africa‘ takes the reader and home cook on his lekker (nice) journey, once recipe at a time. The recipe … Continue reading

Friday, June 21, 2013
Recipe: Lamb Frikkadels

We love the South African tradition of the weekend braai (barbecue), and we try to dig up tasty new recipes for every summer weekend. We’re having friends over tomorrow night and wanted something a little different, so we looked to … Continue reading

Friday, June 14, 2013
Recipe: Pineapple & Beetroot Salad

Gretchen recently returned from a visit to Uganda and Rwanda, where she got to see all manner of wildlife – including chimpanzees, monkeys, lions, hippos, cape buffalo, mountain gorillas and more. You can see photos and trip reports in the … Continue reading

Friday, June 7, 2013
Recipe: Black Rice Pudding with Condensed Milk

This rice pudding dish is pure comfort food. Technically, this is also filled with fiber and antioxidants, but really, it’s all about the feel-good factor for us! The recipe comes from Roots, Shoots & Leaves by award-winning┬áSouth African cookbook author … Continue reading

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