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Hi, I am a writer based outside Cape Town in South Africa. I come from a Barbecue obsessed family. With the great weather we have in Cape Town ( most of the year) we enjoy Cooking Outside in our Backyard as often as possible. South African's love to "Braai" anything!
The trick to continuing to enjoy Barbecuing is loving the old favorites but experimenting with new foods and methods often.

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Plancha Grilling – Very High Temperature Healthy Grilling

Plancha Grilling – Very High Temperature Healthy Grilling

What is a  Plancha Grill? In simple terms, it is a grill that reaches very high temperatures. The Plancha grill has its origins in Spain. It is essentially a grill that gets super hot. Most griddles reach about 280 degrees C, but a Plancha grill can reach 350 degrees C with ease. ( Some even […]

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6 Delicious Sauce & Glaze Recipes for your Ham

6 Delicious Sauce & Glaze Recipes for your Ham

Time to choose a delicious Sauce & Glaze to complement your Ham. According to the National Retail Federation, 87% of those Americans who celebrate Easter will serve up a ham at the table. But Ham is not just a Holiday treat but can be cooked, grilled or smoked any time of the year. There are […]

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5 Recipes to Elevate your Meatloaf Game

5 Recipes to Elevate your Meatloaf Game

Its time to Elevate  Meatloaf because let’s face it there is nothing that quite feels like home, as a good meatloaf. So often this comfort food seems to be the farthest thing from a special dish. The ingredients and the recipes can be very simple but with a few additions, this hearty home meal can […]

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5 Instagram Chefs to follow during lockdown

5 Instagram Chefs to follow during lockdown

Keep a lookout for 5 Instagram Chefs that along with many of us are stuck indoors around the world. Current statistics to hand indicate that a third of the world population is under some sort of lockdown. This is the time to hone your cooking schools and become reacquainted with your kitchen. Even if you […]

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Food Storage Tips for Corona Times !

Food Storage Tips for Corona Times !

The Coronavirus outbreak is causing us to rethink our supermarket outings and food storage. In addition to the fact that we should all be practicing social distancing its time to give some thought to the food supplies we have in our homes. There is no need to horde food but here is a useful guide […]

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Pasta IS Healthy ! There…we said it!

Pasta IS Healthy ! There…we said it!

Pasta is a convenient and filling meal. However, surprise, surprise pasta is healthy! Pasta dishes are much loved all over the world. According to the National Pasta Association, the average person in the States consumes 20 lbs of pasta every year. However often it is a dish that is frowned on, especially by people who […]

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Extreme Weather Barbecue

Extreme Weather Barbecue

If you have a family like mine who enjoy a Barbecue at least once a week, it can become a challenge to adapt to the various extreme weather conditions that might arise. My family has Barbecued in the snow, on the beach, and even on small boats on the sea! Special conditions mean that there […]

Bacon- Delicious and Versatile

Bacon- Delicious and Versatile

Apart from simply being yummy, bacon is a delicious and versatile ingredient. It imparts a delicious flavor to everything. While bacon can be reasonably high in fat content with careful cooking, this reduces. Besides, there are many cuts available today from your butcher that are leaner but still retain that smokey bacon flavor. Of course, […]

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Long and Slow Winter Barbecue

Long and Slow Winter Barbecue

Now that the winter season is upon us, it’s worth taking a closer look at long and slow Winter Barbecue Cooking. Summer is great for hot and fast charred steaks and hamburgers. All of these cook fast on the grill. However, it’s a different set of rules for slow grilling. The winter BBQ Experience Its […]

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Super Soup – Warming and Healthy

Super Soup – Warming and Healthy

Super Soups shouldn’t just be considered a winter light meal. They can boost your immune system and help control weight gain. Healthy Super Soup Advantages If you cook vegetables, herbs, or meat in a soup, they retain more of their nutrients than if they were baked or even stir-fried. Soups, once prepared, can quickly be […]

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