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Doing a guided self-drive 4x4 trip with a reputable tour outfit is an attractive option for people who prefer to drive in convoy and enjoy the company of other people. The fact that logistics such as pitching the tents are taken care of, makes it an even more attractive option. And then there’s the food…
National Milk Tart Day
National Milk Tart Day – it’s a thing!
Milk tart is serious business in South Africa and the bakers of the country deserve some recognition. That’s why we’ve decided that 27 February should be National Milk Tart Day.
Lemongrass chicken salad
Here's a bonus recipe from the Summer 2014/15 issue of Platteland. Says food editor Aletta Lintvelt: "I’m always looking for an excuse to put a chicken in the oven but if you are in a rush, use a ready-roasted shop-bought chicken."
Make magic with eggplant and tomatoes
In the Summer 2014/15 issue of Platteland… we tell you what you need to know to grow your own sun-ripened tomatoes and eggplant, plus Aletta Lintvelt shares a host of delicious recipes.
Curried lamb chops
This lamb chop recipe is handy for a weekend in the bush where there are no cooling facilities, because the marinade preserves the meat.
These no-hassle turkey burgers are easy to prepare and the chunks of melted feta make every bite delicious.
Coconut & brandy sosaties
Alett van Zyl from Krugersdorp sent in this recipe. She says she thought it up during a summer holiday in Bela-Bela.
Food, Johan Bakkes style
Travel writer (and business economics lecturer) Johan Bakkes has put together a menu for a stopover day on an overland trip.
Easy gourmet dishes
Camp cooking should not be a schlep, says Alta Faul. She and her husband Alfred eat gourmet meals in the bundu that take minimal effort – because she plans well.
Great for padkos or for a party – the whole family will love these easy snack bars.
Stuffed aubergines with tomato concasse
These aubergines are a great starter, or make a few more and serve them as a main to your vegetarian mates.
Serve this delicious, filling summer salad at your next braai.
Mention venison and most South Africans think of Annatjie Reynolds.
This brunch feast will see you through until dinnertime!
Who can say no to a pita stuffed with succulent slices of braaied lamb?
Book giveaway: Girls on Fire
Win this great braai book, filled with delicious, straightforward recipes.
Hearty mince hash
This typical American breakfast is not something you can prepare in a hurry. Take your time – the best part is the potato: crispy on the outside, soft on the inside.
This meat pie travels well, is great hot or cold and is much less fiddly to make than Scotch eggs.
Food tips for travelling families
When you have three children and you like camping, as Christelle Otto and husband Ben do, your camp menu takes some planning.
Red hot recipes
Braaiing is our national pastime and Jan Braai our unofficial braai ambassador. To give you a “taste” of his latest cookbook, he’s sharing a few of the recipes from the book.
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