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Roast Turkey Recipe

Roast Turkey Recipe

As a South African expat, the concept of a roast turkey on Christmas day is somewhat unusual, isn’t it? While television has presented the idea of foreigners digging into a big roast turkey on Christmas for many years, the reality is that we have never really jumped...
South African Christmas Lamb Roast

South African Christmas Lamb Roast

When you think of a truly traditional South African Christmas feast, what comes to mind? Roast leg of lamb, roast potatoes, cinnamon and sugar butternut chunks, caramelized onion gravy, and the obligatory (yet still very tasty) mound of peas, right? Yep, Christmas...
Reasons you should have family gatherings

Reasons you should have family gatherings

If you are living abroad away from your family, having a family gathering can be a logistical and expensive issue as you fly your family members in from around the world – or fly your family back to South Africa to visit your extended family. Family gatherings are an...

Family day – Easter Monday

Though Easter Monday has been celebrated for years and years, the name of the holiday was officially changed in 1995 to Family Day. The Monday follows the weekend after Good Friday, which means South Africans get a long weekend to spend with their families. We take a...