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Fun things to do with friends in Cape Town

October 11, 2018

Spending time with friends is one of the best ways to unwind after a long week at work. You can get together for a fun night out on the town or organise a dinner at one of the many sumptuous restaurants you will find in the Mother City. There are hundreds of fun activities to choose from, including visiting the best cinema in Cape Town for an indulgent night at the movies. So, if you are looking for fun things…

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Recipes every student should know

June 13, 2018

Leaving home and going off to live in a university residence or in a flat of your own while studying can be exciting and a little scary at the same time. You will need to learn to fend for yourself, which can often mean cooking for yourself (or ordering your own takeaway food for the first time).   If you want to cook like a pro on your Elba gas stove in your shared kitchen and wow your friends, there…

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How to throw the perfect dinner party

May 15, 2018

Throwing a dinner party for your friends can be both exciting and daunting, especially for those of us who are not Bree Van Der Kamp from Desperate Housewives. To throw a dinner party that everyone remembers takes more than simply serving delicious food, it is also about the atmosphere and the enjoyment of the evening as a whole. If you are planning on asking your friends over to share a meal with you, read on for helpful advice on how…

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Spoil your kitchen with necessary Smeg appliances

May 11, 2018

If you love being in the kitchen and making hearty meals for yourself and the household, you deserve to spoil it a little. And what better way to spoil your kitchen than with Smeg appliances? Smeg is an Italian appliance and lifestyle brand for corporates as well as homeowners. They have been running for over 70 years and are the trendsetters of contemporary home (specifically, kitchen) living. Now that you’re convinced, here are some Smeg appliance options for you to…

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Low carb dessert recipes you will love

May 5, 2018

Life is short, eat dessert first (or so goes the saying by chocolatier Jacques Torres) but what about those of us who prefer to avoid carb-heavy sweets? Never fear, there are delicious easy dessert recipes with few ingredients that you can follow for low carb desserts you will love!   Even on the LCHF (Low Carb High Fat), Keto or Atkins diet, you can enjoy the sumptuous richness of chocolate and the warming taste of salted caramel. Read on below…

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Kitchen essentials for the home chef

March 25, 2018

Creating culinary delights is one of the joys of being a home chef. Spending time in your kitchen is akin to relaxing in a deep bubble bath with a glass of wine, and you enjoy browsing the shelves of shopping centres in Cape Town to find the perfect kitchen gadgets. However, for those home chefs who are just starting out and want to build their arsenal of tools, read on for a list of kitchen essentials for the home chef.…

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Epicurean essentials: what every foodie should have in their kitchen

January 12, 2018

Foodies, your time is spent indulging new culinary delights, whether cooked by your own hands or ordered in the hottest eatery. You know what good food is, but do you know which essential items should be in your kitchen to transform your meals from “wow” to “WOAH”? These items will not only make cooking easier and more efficient, they will allow you to focus more on creating unique flavours rather than spending time chopping onions. Cast iron cookware Cast iron…

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Tips for hosting a dinner party outdoors

August 2, 2017

Good food plus good company equals a night of fun and great memories. You may be celebrating a birthday, promotion or you’re just hosting a dinner party for the fun of it. And the weather may be warm enough for you to want to switch things up and host your dinner party outside. You can transform your garden into an elegant setting and enjoy an intimate evening with friends under the twinkling stars. Food preparation Food A grumbling stomach is…

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Eight tips for throwing a great dinner party

March 31, 2017

Party season is here which means that it’s time to throw a great dinner party. Whether you decide to throw a party in your garden or host an extravagant sit down affair, it’s important to be properly prepared and organised. This way you’ll be able to be able to enjoy the party with your guests without spending the entire night in the kitchen. Follow these eight tips for throwing the best dinner party. Pick a good group.   It’s very…

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The art of planning a party

March 9, 2017

When you decide to have at your party at the house, the main aim is to let loose and have an amazing time with friends and family. To gather around, eat amazing food, take off your shoes and dance the night away. Whether you have enough rhythm to put Beyoncé to shame or you have two left feet, the point of a party is to create long-lasting memories. Planning for a function can be stressful and tedious, but if you…

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