Every summer, all the succulents in our gardens, on our windowsills and in our planter boxes explode into life. Summer and all the life it brings should be celebrated and what better way than with a scrumptious cupcake adorned with captivating cacti that look ready to soak up the summertime sunshine. 

 

There is nothing like starting a day with a cup of hot coffee, especially when the weather gets colder. On the other hand, there is nothing like a good cocktail to mark the end of a long day. If you like coffee and cocktails, and you want to make something for the cold seasons, here are some easy and delicious coffee cocktails.

 

Bacon, burgers, cheese and beer. Maybe not the healthiest of combos, but doesn’t it sound darn good to have this monster of a meal once in a while?

 

One of the reasons I am so fond of this curry is because it reminds me of a beef dish my late father used to make. It was made with blade beef, which was prepared the night before, lightly salted but generously seasoned with freshly ground black pepper and slow cooked, not a single minute rushed. Such care was always taken when he cooked beef, to ensure that the meat was tender and would literally just fall off the bone. But no matter how hard I try, I just can’t seem to recreate it the way he did! However, I drew on his adoration and love of beef with this recipe instead and my heritage as a meat-loving South African!

 
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Keen to try your hand at a warm wholesome dish made with love in the comfort of your own home? Why not try this delightful The Table Bay hotel-inspired recipe that you can easily prepare with family or friends. Make your grocery list, get out your cooking pots and casserole dish, heat up the stove and get ready to take your cooking skills to the next level in just nine easy steps, by making a lamb shank, with barley risotto and butternut.

 

Homemade chocolate marshmallows that are perfectly soft, fluffy, and sweet. This is the only recipe you’ll ever need!

 

This delicious cake with quince and honey will bring some sunshine to any winter’s day.  Serve with a delicious glass of La Motte Straw Wine.

 

Whatever Harry Styles claims, we all know this is what “watermelon sugar high” really means!

 
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This isn’t a true ceviche recipe because, rather than letting the lime juice do all the cooking, the shrimp are boiled in water very quickly. But the shrimp get drenched in tequila, so who cares?

 

According to the cookbook, Ukutya Kwasekhaya: Tastes from Nelson Mandela’s Kitchen by Xoliswa Ndoyiya, the personal chef of Nelson Mandela, the late president had a preference for simple, traditional food. One of his favourites was oxtail and in celebration of Mandela Day on 18 July, Chef Christiaan Visser suggests this recipe for Oxtail with samp and recommends you enjoy it with a refreshing carrot and pineapple salsa.