Got a craving for something sweet? Indulge your senses with puddings and cakes!
View a selection of delicious pasta dishes that you can cook any night of the week
Not your average chicken dishes - be original and spice up your chicken
Quick and easy, or gourmet, a selection of meat dishes for the whole family
Nutritious and affordable - so many ways to add fish to your dining table
Delight the family with a selection of old favourites and new ways with veggies
I scoured the Internet looking for the best soup recipes I could find.
When the cold hits, so do our cravings for comfort foods - rich, heated, filling dishes that leave us feeling as if we’d just had a warm embrace from a loving grandmother.
People are becoming more and more concerned about overall well being, weight control, energy levels etc. and interest in healthy foods that provide protective nutrients, is growing.
What could be tastier on a cold winter's eve than a rich and delicious steak and kidney bean pie.
Treat your friends and family to this Herb and Leek Frittata with Smoked Trout or Salmon, sour cream and avocado served with Spier The Yellowwood Organic Rosé
Award-winning chef, Grace Stevens shares with us some memorable and delicious ways to celebrate Mother's Day.
If you urgently need to make Easter treats for unexpected guests, then these Chocolate Nests will fit the bill, or what about these decadent Chocolate Truffles.
Delectable seared beef steak with layered potato and green peppercorn sauce recipe for you to wow your guests in your very own home.
Here is an Easter favourite that everyone will love and these Sticky Hot Cross Buns are a great way to get the kids involved in baking for Easter.
Grace Stevens shares her top tips to ensure your Easter is quite literally buzzing with delicious food and happy family time.
In this article, we explore the most popular cuts of steak and discuss what makes each one so special.
For anyone who has never eaten mosbolletjie bread, you will love this recipe that shows how to make this truly South Africa bread.
From the romance of first encounters accompanied by silky chocolate to the delight of love in our families, perhaps the most valuable love of all is love for oneself.
Learning how to cook for yourself is like any craft or hobby, you have to start somewhere, so let's begin.
Looking for a quick treat that family and friends will love then try these strawberry cookies?
With their colourful icing decoration, sugar cookies are fun to bake and easy to decorate and is a great family project that the kids will love.
Looking for something quick and flavourful for a weekday meal - you will love this recipe for a roast beef open sandwich with caramelised onion, a dash of wholegrain mustard and crispy pickles
This modern arid aesthetic is so hot in the icing and gardening worlds, turning our regular cupcakes into the perfect prickly treat for our next picnic.
Try this recipe for honey, soy and ginger-glazed salmon with peanuts and pak choy.
Easter 2020 wasn't a memorable one for many and this year celebrating Easter might be just as tough, but we put together some budget-friendly ideas for decorating a home for Easter.
Try this vegetarian feast packed with flavour and texture- it's the perfect dish for lunch.
Recipe for delicious roasted pork open sandwiches with rocket, horseradish cream and pickled red onion.
This summer, celebrate with bottle or Spier Signature Chardonnay or Pinot Noir granita.
What's summer without a braai and what's a braai without a dop or two, and you can make it even more appetizing and tasty with these fruit boozy skewers.
We offer 10 tips to make weekend baking a breeze for you and your family.
Spier shares the secret behind its contemporary Cape Malay chicken curry roulade.
Give your breakfasts a new twist with this Eggs Benedict and Hollandaise sauce recipe from Chef Tharwat Londt.
There are still some chilly days ahead and Executive Chef Tharwa Londt shares his Cape Malay Chicken Curry recipe.
If you are thinking of buying a gas grill for your outdoor entertainment area or patio, it's a great way to feed the family and friends.
A kitchen blender is a multi-purpose appliance that you can to whip up a variety of savoury and sweet dishes.
Whether you are a novice or a seasoned griller, you will be able to make the most delicious meals on your Blaze griddle.
There are edible mushrooms that look like poisonous ones and you should take extra care to identify mushrooms correctly.
This Mother's Day you don't have to leave your home to have a beautifully packaged gourmet meal delivered fresh to your Mother or for the family.
Beat the culinary boredom by trying Executive Chef Tharwat Londt’s Chicken Pineapple Sweet Chilli Wrap recipe
Hope Distillery has created a step-by-step guide to making your own Dirty Martini at home.
Spoil yourself or your family with one of these decadent, delicious cupcake recipes and put a smile on everyone's face.
For those wanting to master the art of preparing the perfect steak, Hussar's Grill shares their expert tips.
When you've had a hard day - or a hard weekend - sit back and chill with a refreshing Bloody Mary cocktail - just the cure for a weekend hangover!
Try out these quick and easy coffee recipes that you can make at home.
If you love fresh flowers, you will love these ideas for using fresh petals and leaves for more than just floral arrangements.
Dairy-free baking is an absolute breeze as long as you know which guidelines to follow.
Before you can truly achieve barbeque perfection, you first need to learn the basics.
The Hussar Grill’s deliciously sweet and tangy Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad sets a sophisticated tone this summer.
Gingerbread men are a great way for the family to get together to make edible gifts for family and friends, and everyone can have fun baking and decorating!
Sometimes all you need is a friendly gathering with the closest people to you and a great barbeque party.
Pan-fried, Parma ham-wrapped asparagus spears are ideal for a cocktail party, lunch or dinner.
You can whip up the best dishes over the grill at any weather – and it’s not only fun to grill outdoors but it’s also healthy.
As summer arrives on South African shores, what better way to relax than with a glass of wine from one of the award-winning Spier ranges.
Summer is all about cocktails – and our spirit of choice is gin, the one to rule ’em all!
South Africa’s most prestigious grill room turns 55 - celebrate with The Hussar Grill’s irresistible Birthday Special Offer!
Celebrate Braai month and Heritage Day with some lekker sosaties courtesy of My Kitchen magazine.
Add some flavour to your outdoor cooking and meals with these flavoured butters.
Are you tired of having the same old birthday party? Well, there is good news for you because you can now throw your very own, personalized celebration!
Find helpful tips on how to plan your BBQ backyard party.
This recipe is a welcome update on your regular beef meatball recipe. Serve these hearty nuggets with pasta, mashed potato or crusty bread. They pair wonderfully with Spier’s new Seaward Shiraz.
Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery situated on the beautiful Spier Wine Farm will run their Winter Special until 30 August.
This simple, fragrant prawn dish is slightly sweet and deliciously mild (add a dash of chilli powder if you like yours hotter).
Paul Nash, Head Chef at The Conservatory at The Cellars-Hohenort shares his favourite Winter Recipe: Mushroom Pasta.
The delectable combination of fish and fragrant spices make it a most impressive starter – or even the star of the show.
Easter can be a trying time for parents, especially when kids want to overdose on chocolate. Try these healthy yoghurt snacks for an Easter treat.
Enjoy the last days of summer with an indulgent treat that's easy to prepare and perfect for after-dinner events on the patio.
This Easter enjoy a superb roast, with potatoes and Yorkshire Pudding, courtesy of AGA.
Mention the words “Béarnaise Sauce” and most food-lovers will collapse into fantasies of a creamy, buttery emulsion, tinged with French tarragon and cut through with just a hint of vinegar, melting slowly across the rump of a juicy, perfectly turned steak…
When having friends or family over, you can’t go wrong with presenting a platter full of wings alongside a mouth-watering blue cheese dip!
These Valentine's Day treats not only look good - they taste good too!
Don't let rust eat away components for your gas grill or braai when it's a quick job to remove rust.
The Hussar Grill shares its creamy and rich Pepper Sauce recipe that is guaranteed to pep up a home-cooked steak.
Celebrate the hot weather and longer days with a refreshing lemonade recipe from Jenny Ward, the Head Chef at CHEFS in Gardens, Cape Town.
Get out your braai tools, fire up the gas grill and make one of these delicious meals for the festive season.
To help you celebrate Braai Day with something different this year, try this recipe for Moroccan Chicken Skewers.
Get cozy this winter with a flavoursome pizza recipe from Spier! There’s no need to venture out to a restaurant in the gripping cold when you can recreate pizza perfection in the comfort of your own kitchen whilst sipping on a glass of your favourite Spier wine.
Just a hop, skip and jump across the border, Mozambique is a travel destination that offers sun-drenched beaches, turquoise ocean and beautiful islands that you can visit.
World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay and his oldest daughter Matilda have developed a range of delicious and healthy meals for kids.
When chicken is not fully cooked - even only slightly pink - your run the risk of a condition known as salmonellosis.
Did you know leaving the correct depth of headspace when preserving is essential. Incorrect headspace can lead to food pushing up on the lid during processing and getting trapped between the glass and the rubber not allowing it to seal.
When you are working on a teeny-weeny budget for the festive season, making or baking your own gifts and festive fare can save you lots. Here are some simple ideas and inspiration to get you started.
There’s no better way to welcome guests over the festive season than with this cheerful twist on the traditional Christmas wreath
Try this alternative to boring scrambled eggs. Make a fresh chive pesto and turn ordinary scrambled eggs into a royal feast. The pesto will last for a few days in the fridge.
Would you have enjoyed a lunch box filled with chopped up raw vegetables, a soggy tomato sandwich or perhaps cold leftover cooked green beans or pumpkin from last night’s supper, just because it is good for you?
It can be frustrating when catering for a special event or party and not being able to find nice cookie cutters. During December I made a variety of Christmas cookies - and couldn't find any nice cookie cutters and ended up making my own shapes. Recycled aluminium cans are perfect for making your own cookie cutters.
If you are looking for gift ideas for a BFF or close friend, making a cupcake bouquet is easy if you have a few basic baking and icing skills. Alternatively, you can buy ready made cupcakes and add your own icing to make a cupcake bouquet. Great idea as a party table centrepiece.
Although it doesn't feel like spring in many parts of the country today, this watermelon drinks cooler will definitely come in handy when the temperatures start to soar. It's also a fun way to dress up drinks for a special celebration or party.
Add colour and pattern to your cookies and cakes in a convenient spray can with the Colour Mist Spray from Wilton. Spray food colouring is perfect for decorating fondant and sugarpaste, or adding the final touch to a buttercream creation.
So you've seen all those gorgeous cupcakes decorated with royal icing, and hundreds of yummie cookie ideas topped off with royal icing, but still don't know the secret to royal icing. Here's how to make the best royal icing...
Just in time for the festive celebrations, learn how to carve a roast turkey for presentation on your dining table. Below we offer a step-by-step on carving a turkey, as well as a video that demonstrates two ways, one technique for the kitchen and one technique to use at the table.
Gourmet cupcakes are oh so fashionable at the moment. I have seen my fair share of gorgeous cupcakes, but some cupcakes are just too gorgeous to eat. I recently featured Nicoletta on the Home-Dzine website, and they supply an enormous range of products for designing gourmet cupcakes.
What started as a humble business supplying wedding decor has transformed into a leading name in cake decor. Nicole and Ian, the names behind the Nicoletta brand, place focus on quality and innovation to supply some of the most gorgeous cake decorations on the local market.
If you enjoy cooking but quite seem to get it right when it comes to baking - like me - you will really enjoy this simple recipe for chocolate truffles. For these gorgeous chocolate truffles you can use a cake mix, rather than mix up your own and that means it's normally guaranteed to be flop proof!
It's so easy to make your own cupcake wrappers with scrapbooking paper, wrapping paper, and even fabric. Once you have the basic template shape you can put your creative thinking cap on for ways to create and decorate your cupcake wrappers.
Making your own buttermilk is easy and it's such a wonderful way to create a wide selection of recipes. Buttermilk is great for making up batter mixes, puddings and cakes. And once you discover how easy it is to make your own buttermilk, you will be whipping up a storm in the kitchen!
When you think that the average household consumes around 120 kilograms of meat a year, imagine the difference it would make if everyone consumed a single vegetarian meal per week. It's not only good for the environment - it's good for your health too!
I decided to do an article about cupcake liners and wrappings and how you can transform a ho-hum cupcake into a dreamy delicacy fit for any occasion, from birthdays to weddings. And cupcake wrappers are now available in South Africa.
Intimidated by the head, bones and a perception of complicated rules and techniques many people shy away from cooking fish at home. Follow these few easy steps from Ocean Jewels fish and you’ll forever be spoilt and never again settle for less than super fresh fish cooked to perfection.
These little blocks of goodness are perfect for pasta dishes, to top roasted vegetables, to insert into a roast chicken, season fish, slather meat, throw into smoothies, and add into whatever is your favourite food for the day.
Eggs should be kept refrigerated, whether in the shell, egg mixtures or prepared egg dishes. In fact, eggs should not be left at room temperature for more than 2 hours, and that includes preparation time.
If you've have leftover party snacks or large amounts of food from entertaining make sure that you store them correctly.
Don't just settle for coffee when you can brew up your own personal coffee blend.
Buying a whole chicken in generally cheaper than buying chicken pieces, plus when you cut up your own whole chicken you can cut it up exactly the way that you want it. Here's how to cut up a whole chicken and save yourself a few Rands.
A cheese platter needs no occasion, but it is a wonderful addition to any festive gathering. Whether being served as a starter or in the place of a dessert, the secret ingredient is diversity.
A part of Indian cuisine, a chapati is an unleavened bread that is made using chapati flour, or whole-wheat flour.
Invite friends and family over for a Springbok party when South Africa plays their next game in the tournament. Here are a few fun suggestions to really get your guests into the spirit of things...
Even though they have just as many calories than a slice of cake, you just feel less guilty. It’s a bite sized indulgence every woman deserves more than once in awhile, so go for the entire experience !
Sounds like a simple concept, but is rinsing them in cold water enough to remove pesticides.
Food safety is a hot topic for those sweltering summer braais, cookouts and picnics. Follow these food safety tips to keep your family and friends free of foodborne disease.
The new Philips AirFryer is a revolution in home cooking that doesn’t require oil in the cooking process, allowing you to fry a variety of tasty meals which are simple, healthy and fast.
If you're tired of eating peanut butter sandwiches and spending a fortune on lunches, we take a look at some healthy and creative lunch options. Taking the time to prepare and pack a healthy lunch is one of the many ways to trim your budget - and your waistline.
With meat becoming more and more a luxury buy, chicken could well be the most affordable food to prepare for your family. However, there are do's and don'ts when it comes to freezing, defrosting, handling and cooking chicken.
Pumpkin seeds can be roasted, boiled, dehydrated and even microwaved. They make a healthy snack or a tasty addition to salads, soups, sautéed vegetables and baked goods.
Dinner parties can be stressful for the host who wants everything to go according to plan. In order not to get too stressed out, and to make sure the evening goes well, here are some useful tips.
Here are four tips on purchasing the best gas grills for your entertainment space.
Set up a buffet table with an assortment of finger foods that will not only delight your guests but enable them to walk about and mingle with each other for the entire time.
Don’t know the multi-purpose use of a blender? Try 5 surprising things you can make with a blender!
If you enjoy cooking with wood, this practical guide offers everything you need to know.
ABOVE: Christmas Pudding Cupcakes
ABOVE: Pineapple and Ginger Upside-Down Cake
ABOVE: Creamy, silky textured Crème Brûlée
ABOVE: Make your own Hazelnut Nougat
ABOVE: Red velvet trifle
ABOVE: Festive pavlova with fresh berries
ABOVE: Decadent choc chip and peanut butter ice-cream
ABOVE: Make your own creme eggs
ABOVE: Speckled egg Easter cakes
ABOVE: Easter cookie nests
ABOVE: Selection of Valentine treats
ABOVE: Christmas cookies
ABOVE: Edible holiday decor
ABOVE: Chocolate mug cakes
ABOVE: Colourful rainbow party desserts and treats
ABOVE: Chocolate ganache hearts
ABOVE: Heart-filled cupcakes
ABOVE: Homemade chocolate lamingtons
ABOVE: Chocolate and Christmas
ABOVE: Red velvet ice cream cake
ABOVE: Pumpkin cheesecake
ABOVE: Easter bunny cake
ABOVE: Chocolate cups filled with white or dark chocolate mousse
ABOVE: Ideas for Valentine's day treats and gifts
ABOVE: Make a rainbow cake
ABOVE: Valentine's Day cookies
ABOVE: NYE surprise cookies
ABOVE: Christmas cookies
ABOVE: Chocolate amoretti dessert
ABOVE: Gluten-free mince pies
ABOVE: Christmas pudding muffins
ABOVE: Cookie cups
ABOVE: Heart cake
ABOVE: Homemade mint creams
ABOVE: Pumpkin pie
ABOVE: Coconut bakewell tart
ABOVE: Jungle theme cupcakes
ABOVE: Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
ABOVE: Cake pops
ABOVE: Mini banana loaves
ABOVE: Home made Oreo biscuits
ABOVE: No-bake cheesecake
ABOVE: Chocolate chip cookies for your valentine or the kids!
ABOVE: Valentine treats with a soft heart and chocolate coating.
ABOVE: Nutella chocolate fudge
ABOVE: German stollen
ABOVE: Gingerbread Christmas cookies
ABOVE: Decadent Christmas pudding
ABOVE: 5-minute steamed pudding
ABOVE: Cup cake love - moist and creamy
ABOVE: Melt in your mouth strawberry shortcake.
ABOVE: Cream Cheese and Chocolate Brownies
ABOVE: Make your own nougat
ABOVE: Deliciously sweet and creamy baked custard
ABOVE: Chocolate and caramel lamingtons
ABOVE: Banana and Peanut Loaf
ABOVE: Banana, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcakes
ABOVE: One-Bowl Chocolate Cake
Pasta & Pastry Dishes
ABOVE: Chicken and Chive Pasta
ABOVE: Low-fat macaroni and cheese
ABOVE: Quiche with goat's cheese
ABOVE: Yeast-free pizza with assorted toppings
ABOVE: Chicken and Cheese Macaroni
ABOVE: Baked Ravioli
ABOVE: Crispy chicken with lemon and parsley
ABOVE: Sesame chicken
ABOVE: Sweet ginger and garlic stir-fry
ABOVE: Chicken satay with peanut dipping sauce
ABOVE: Chinese chicken salad
ABOVE: Chicken, mushroom and spinach pie
ABOVE: Cook a perfect roast turkey
ABOVE: Cheesy chicken strips
ABOVE: Beer Butt Chicken
ABOVE: BBQ Chicken Wings
ABOVE: Cure-all Chicken Soup
ABOVE: Braised Lamb Shank
ABOVE: Sirloin Steak with Aubergine Puree
ABOVE: Savoury Bobotie
ABOVE: Pork chops with pineapple and thyme
ABOVE: Grilled sirloin with caramelized onions and cheese topping
ABOVE: Glazed gammon
ABOVE: BBQ pork ribs
ABOVE: Roast pork belly with apple sauce
ABOVE: Lamb sticks with tzatziki
ABOVE: Pork and sweet potato hash
ABOVE: Meatloaf muffins
ABOVE: A selection of potjie recipes
ABOVE: Apple stuffed pork fillets
ABOVE: Moroccan Lamb with Sweet Potatoes
ABOVE: Beef Rissoles with Mash
ABOVE: Salmon Salad with Ricotta, Fennel and Capers
ABOVE: Asian-style Marinated Yellowtail
ABOVE: Honey, Soy, Ginger-Glazed Salmon
ABOVE: Fish Tikka Masala Tacos
ABOVE: Ocean fresh pasta
ABOVE: Paella with a twist
ABOVE: Grilled trout with baby marrow and herb mayonnaise
ABOVE: Bruschetta with sweet chilli prawns
ABOVE: Bacon Wrapped Fish Bites
Vegetable & Salad Dishes
ABOVE: Crispy Bacon and Shredded Cabbage Salad
ABOVE: Thai-style Salad
ABOVE: Halloumi Salad
ABOVE: Beetroot and chèvre terrine
ABOVE: Grilled peach salad
ABOVE: Broccoli and cheese quiche
ABOVE: Vegetable fritters
ABOVE: Slow roasted tomatoes
ABOVE: Spiced sweet potato wedges
ABOVE: New Potato Salad
ABOVE: Rosemary and Garlic Potatoes
ABOVE: Creamy chicken soup
ABOVE: Roasted thyme and sweet potato soup
ABOVE: Warm up with The Hussar Grill’s legendary tomato soup
ABOVE: Winter-style chicken noodle soup
ABOVE: Roasted tomato soup
ABOVE: Butternut and sweet potato soup
ABOVE: Potato soup
ABOVE: Butternut soup
ABOVE: Pea and ham soup