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

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!

Enjoy Christmas day with your loved ones with this delicious dessert

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

Desserts & Baking

Get ready for a frozen delight

A berry sorbet makes for a perfect spring treat

Desserts & Baking

Oh yum! Buttermilk ice cream

A scoop of buttermilk ice cream makes any phyllo tart look even more irresistible


Sweet swap your sugar habits

It is possible to cut bag on sugar and not notice

Desserts & Baking
Vanilla fudge

Creamy vanilla fudge

Luscious, rich and absolutely decadent

Desserts & Baking

Cheesecake with fresh strawberries

Who doesn’t just love cheesecake? Serve with fresh strawberries to add to the deliciousness

Food & Drink
Champagne vs sparkling wine

Champagne vs sparkling wine

Bubbles are usually the choice drink for celebrating. Cheers!



This traditional South recipe is sure to make you reminisce about happy family days