Food & Drink

Where Wine And Banting Meet

Great news! Finally, a wine suitable for banters

Desserts & Baking

Hazelnut Affogato

This dessert will leave you wanting more scoops…

Desserts & Baking

Our Favourite Eton Mess With Fruit And Liqueur

Choose your favourite fruit to make this pretty pastel-coloured dessert

Tomato and herb pasta sauce

Best Basic Tomato And Herb Pasta Sauce

This rich tomato sauce will keep in a cool pantry for up to six months

Starters and Sides

Chicken Liver Pâté – With A Twist

Prepare the grapes a few days before your party to give them time to pickle

Desserts & Baking

Decadent Vanilla Mousse With Honey-Roasted Nectarines

The vegetarian dessert is as scrumptious as any other

Desserts & Baking
Old fashioned farm rusks

Old-Fashioned Farm Rusks

This traditional South African favourite is sure to add to happy family days

Tomato and pepper salsa

Convenience Food On The Ready

Make your own Tomato And Pepper Salsa for when you need to create a tasty dish and don’t have much time

Desserts & Baking

Divine Diner Delights

Three delicious diner-inspired recipes using ice cream

Soups & Salads
Vegetable bites

Vegetable Bites With Tomato And Basil Salad

This all-round salad is perfect for your festive menu planning

Desserts & Baking
Mince pies with eggnog ice cream

Fabulous Mince Pies With Eggnog Ice cream

Another Christmas favourite to enjoy this season

Desserts & Baking
Ginger biscuits

Gingerbread Shapes

Cut out a selection of shapes and decorate them with dainty designs

Starters and Sides

Only The Most Decadent Camembert With Caramelised Figs

A winning combination, particularly if you want to serve something different for dessert. The caramel hardens quickly, so you’ll have to work fast and serve the dish immediately

Desserts & Baking
Gluten-free waffles

Gluten-Free: Waffles With Honey And Cream

Gluten-free bakes can be just as indulgently rich and delicious as ‘normal’ treats

Honeycomb and almond ice cream

Summertime Honeycomb And Almond Ice Cream!

This dessert is delicious!

Desserts & Baking
Bread and butter

Spice Up Festivities With A Bread And Butter Pudding

Tuck into this deliciously spicy Christmas dessert

Main Dishes
Seafood bunny chow

The Best Seafood Bunny Chow

This café-style dish is ready to eat in half an hour

Preserved herbed tomatoes

Preserved Herbed Tomatoes

These herbed tomatoes are ideal to serve as part of a mezze platter, or to add to pasta sauces or salads

Pumpkin fritters

Pumpkin Fritters With Rosemary And Thyme Syrup

Add a delicious and healthy dimension to your dishes with fresh herbs

Desserts & Baking

Blueberry Frozen Yoghurt

Berries don’t only provide us with the colours of love and romance, they also serve as tasty treats!

Homemade honeycomb

Homemade Honeycomb

Flavoured honey is easy to make and is delicious spread onto scones, drizzled over fruity bakes or stirred into a hot cup of tea

Desserts & Baking
Baked cheesecake

Chocolate and Vanilla Cheesecake

Garnish this already gorgeous (and delicious!) cake with roses and berries

Desserts & Baking

Coconut and black sesame ice cream

This black and white ice-cream dessert is smooth, creamy and absolutely delicious!

Desserts & Baking

Sweet pastry squares with strawberries

A slice of this tart would be a tasty tea-time treat or a delicious dessert

Breakfast & Brunch

Vanilla and pear muffins

These are best on the day they’re baked


Lemon and vanilla jam

This delicious treat is inspired by a Tessa Kiros recipe from her wonderful book, Falling Cloudberries

Desserts & Baking
Chocolate squares

Peppermint Crisp chocolate squares

Luscious, rich and absolutely decadent!

Desserts & Baking

Milk tart

There are many different versions of this traditional favourite in South Africa, but this is the way Ideas’ food editor Louisa’s mom always makes it

Desserts & Baking

Decadent fudge duo

Satisfy a sweet tooth with this double-delicious choice

Vintage sweets

Barley sugar

Bring back happy memories from your childhood with this old-fashioned confection