South African Monkey Gland Sauce…(Yes You Read That Right)

Because of our deep love for braais, it should come as no surprise that South African's absolutely love sauces. Monkey gland sauce, just happens to be one of those. The name is completely misleading and has nothing to do with monkey glands or monkeys or glands for that matter. It's one of those sauces that you … Continue reading South African Monkey Gland Sauce…(Yes You Read That Right)

South African Pumpkin Fritters: You’re New Favorite Thanksgiving Side

Our first Thanksgiving the November after we immigrated to the US was very enlightening; we don't have Thanksgiving in SA, so we had no idea what to expect. Wanting to contribute to the meal, we asked what was normally served and what we could make. The answers we received were what you'd expect: turkey, green … Continue reading South African Pumpkin Fritters: You’re New Favorite Thanksgiving Side

Feature Friday Business – Mooliemarket: Handmade South African Jewelry

What do you do when you can't find a specific piece of jewelry (that doesn't cost an arm and a leg) to match an outfit that you'll be wearing to an important upcoming event? Well, if you're Dr. Karen Moolman you take matters in your own hands and make it yourself. Dr. Karen Moolman and … Continue reading Feature Friday Business – Mooliemarket: Handmade South African Jewelry

South African Milk Tart: Microwave Edition

South African Melk Tert, or Milk Tart in English, is another one of those classic South African recipes that has been around for generations and can be found in every region of the southern African nation. It dates back to the 1600's when the Dutch first settled in the Cape. Since then it has been … Continue reading South African Milk Tart: Microwave Edition

Ouma’s Famous Coconut ‘Freeze & Bake’ Cookies

There's nothing better or more comforting than being welcomed by the smell of freshly baked cookies. These cookies are no exception...at least so I've been told. I love hearing stories about my mom's childhood growing up with her three brothers. I always heard about these mysterious cookies that my Ouma (my mom's mother) used to … Continue reading Ouma’s Famous Coconut ‘Freeze & Bake’ Cookies

South African Amarula Fridge Tart: Dessert with Kick

Those of you who aren't South Africans are probably wondering what on earth Amarula is. Amarula is a cream liqueur made from the fruit of the Marula tree through a process of fermentation. The sacred, protected African Marula Tree only bears fruit for a short time in the hot summer months. The real challenge though, is … Continue reading South African Amarula Fridge Tart: Dessert with Kick

South African Food Scene: A List of Go-To Restaurants for Every Meal

If you’re visiting South Africa for the first time, figuring out where to eat can be a daunting task. But don’t fear, I’ve compiled a list of authentic and affordable South African restaurants for all of your daily food needs. From dinner to breakfast and coffee break to dessert, I’ve got you covered! Breakfast – … Continue reading South African Food Scene: A List of Go-To Restaurants for Every Meal

Feature Friday – Little Eden B&B: The Ultimate Relaxation Destination

If you're in desperate need of a weekend getaway that allows you to rest, relax, and restore your energy look no further than Little Eden Bed & Breakfast.   Little Eden B&B opened to the public in the fall of 2014 by South African emigrants, Francois and Maggie Van Eeden. Owning their own business was … Continue reading Feature Friday – Little Eden B&B: The Ultimate Relaxation Destination

South African Peppermint Crisp Tart: A Triple Threat Winning Recipe

I know what you're thinking, what on earth is a triple threat winning recipe? Well, it's simple: It's ALWAYS a crowd please and the first dessert that's finished (most of the time you're really mad about this because the longer a Peppermint Crisp sits in the fridge the better it gets.) It's extremely simple and … Continue reading South African Peppermint Crisp Tart: A Triple Threat Winning Recipe

Krazy for Kruger: An Inside Look at a Day on Safari

  For as long as I can remember a trip to Kruger National Park has been a part of every journey that my family and I take back to South Africa to visit my Ouma and the rest of our family. Kruger is as much a part of who I am as the Afrikaans language … Continue reading Krazy for Kruger: An Inside Look at a Day on Safari