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How to make rusks

How to make rusks

The Danes call them ‘Tvebak’, the French call them ‘biscotte’, but we’re sure you’ll agree that there’s nothing quite like a South African rusk! Other brands exist, but Ouma is to rusks what Colgate is to toothpaste:...
South African crayfish

South African crayfish

South African crayfish, also called the spiny lobster, rock lobster, or kreef in Afrikaans, are known for their spiny shells and long antennae.  Their natural habitat is along the east and west coasts of South Africa, where they can be found hiding under rocky...
New Mauritius visa rules attract SA emigrants

New Mauritius visa rules attract SA emigrants

When South Africans consider immigrating, the most significant concern is giving up the relaxed holiday-feel lifestyle they are accustomed to. Unfortunately, growing up in a country that is home to perpetual braai weather makes one a little weather-spoilt when viewing...
Herderspastei

Herderspastei

Any South African will tell you that we turn to the kitchen and healing properties of good home-cooked food in moments of crisis. Hence the theory that a sumptuous shepherd’s pie can alleviate feelings of ‘home sickness’ when far from the shores of...
Kook & Geniet

Kook & Geniet

Who and what is Kook en Geniet? The English translation is Cook and Enjoy. Originally an Afrikaans cookbook filled with South African dishes, it was published by S.J.A (Ina de Villiers) in 1951. South African publishers at the time did not think it was worth their...