Category Archives: Variety

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3 tips to make your restaurant a hit

No one attends a restaurant purely for the food. Your pal might tell you about the amazing risotto they had, but everyone knows that a meal is improved by ambience,…

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The price of a Grande Latte around the world

They call it a “Grande Latte” as though it were still the preserve of Italian coffee lovers – but that most comforting of coffee drinks is now an international luxury….

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How to Make 8 Organic Foods at Home

We all know it’s good to eat healthily. Common sense dictates you should choose plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins for a nutritious diet. But when…

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A starter-kit for aspiring chefs

Whether you’re training to be a professional chef or just want to impress your friends with your culinary skills, the first thing you need is a well-stocked kitchen. When it…

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South African food and wine pairings

South Africa is home to scores of dishes you won’t find anywhere else. Our melting pot of cultures and traditions ensures there are many dishes to try. With new flavours…

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Beetroot and Zucchini Vegetarian Slice

This vegetarian slice is simple and easy to put together, and is exceptionally full of flavour and goodness, with beetroot, zucchini, parsley and spinach.  Eaten hot or cold, we’re pretty…

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The Best Places to Buy Cheese in Paris

It may be a little cheesey to even make the comment, but in the case of France, having a national icon that tastes better the more pungent it smells is…

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Recipe: Caramel Tart Dessert

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: This caramel tart recipe is a delicious dessert that can be whipped together in minutes and will impress all who try it.

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Guilt Free, Low Fat Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Surprisingly, it’s frequently not actually the chocolate in the dessert that is especially bad for you – it’s the other ingredients that pile on the fat. So, by eliminating butter, egg yolks and cream from the recipe, as well as reducing the amount of sugar, you can reduce the amount your calorie intake.

Tuna Pita Sandwich

Healthy Recipe: Tuna Pita Sandwich

Don’t settle for any old sandwich when you can get a tuna pita jam-packed with vitamins, like this one. A great way to satisfy the appetites of even the most active of athletes, or workaholics. Serves 4.