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Make Any Cocktail Taste Better By Adding A Pinch Of Salt

Whether you’re shooting for sweet or sour, a cocktail should taste delicious. Adding a tiny pinch of salt to your recipe will bring out the good flavours you want without overpowering your taste buds.

 

Beer Can Burgers – All the Craze

The snow has finally melted, the weather has warmed up and that can only mean one thing, it’s the start of grilling season (in Boston)! My in-laws got us a kick butt Weber Grill for Christmas that we have just been able to assembly and start using.

 

How To Oven Bake Parmesan Tempura Green Beans

Finding vegetable dishes that kids can eat is sometimes a challenge . . . but this one is a winner with kids, picky eaters, vegetable haters, and anyone else who might struggle with eating their vegetables!

 

Is craft beer in a bubble?

Over the past six years, the number of craft breweries operating in the U.S. has more than doubled. By the end of the year, experts say, there will be a new craft brewery opening in the U.S. every 12 hours.

 

Beer brewed from Chilean desert fog

The Atacama Desert in Chile is the driest non-polar desert in the world, and some parts of this desolate terrain have not seen a drop of rain in decades.

 

Boy digs up 1,400-year old wine press in Jerusalem

A young ultra-Orthodox Israeli boy and his friends meticulously excavated a 1,400-year-old wine press in Jerusalem, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported Monday.

 

Wine Tasting – a wonderful winter activity

A wintery weekend is forecasted for the Winelands and wine-tasting should definitely be on your list of activities.

 

Backsberg Launches its 2015 Winter Menu

Over its four generations, Backsberg has cultivated a belief of wholesome and sustainable farming, never wavering on high quality and consistency. This carries from the vineyard and cellar into our restaurant.

 

Spice things up with Spice Route`s Grenache

Recently I found myself at a very festive birthday celebration at Spice Route in Paarl.

 

WifiMonday: Skinny Legs and All

This week we popped in at Skinny Legs and All for our #wifimonday session. With a razor cold South Easter ripping through the streets of Cape Town, Skinny Legs is hardly the cosiest spot in town, but

 

Braised chicken peaches served with lemon rice

Ingredients 80ml olive oil 4 free range chicken thighs and drumsticks Salt Pepper 5 garlic cloves 1 Tbsp cumin 1 Tbsp ground coriander 1 tsp turmeric and chilli flakes 2 onions, diced 1 lemonâ€

 

Tim James: Thinking about Cabernet and Cinsaut

I had an interesting discussion at the Neil Ellis winery last Friday, waiting for the start of a tasting (including a new, fine and expensive wine called Webb Ellis 2010 – of which more some ot

 

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 results

The Test Kitchen by Luke Dale-Roberts in Woodstock, Cape Town has taken 28th spot in the annual The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. As with last year, T

 

Anna Trapido: Eating our way out of extinction

Meat eating can be extremely destructive. The Take Extinction Off Your Plate campaign has expressed concern that global meat consumption is accelerating deforestation, drought, and other environmental

 

TV’s Signature Living cooks with Creation

Signature Living with Reuben Riffel, a lifestyle series which airs on DStv’s the home channel, recently featured Creation co-owner Carolyn Martin, as well as a bottle of Creation Syrah

 

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Chenin Blanc 2013

Bar a 5 Star-rating in Platter’s, the Family Reserve Chenin Blanc 2013 from Kleine Zalze in Stellenbosch has picked up just about every accolade possible for a wine: it recently won grand gold

 

Paris is passé — its Rooiberg for lovers!

    Paris is passé – its Rooiberg for  lovers Elda Auret and Marianne Lochner with an ample supply of padlocks for Rooiberg romantics. With the historic Pont

 

Wacky Wine Weekend

It is s time for Robertson Wine Valley farms to throw open the barn doors and invite the world to come and [Category: Breaking News, Events, Western Cape, Anahat, Chris Chameleon, ClemenGold, KykNet,