Category Archives: Food and Wine

How’s the food, Sir?

Squirrel - when the waiter asks how's the food

3,000 years later… “Hi honey, I’m home!”

Honey Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. Honey remains edible for at least 3,000 years. Since honey has great anti-bacterial properties it's not necessary to store it in a fridge. In fact - refrigerating honey promotes crystallisation. If you … Continue Reading ››

What is a “mashonza”?

Mashonza are also known as mopane worms, named after the tree they are found in (the Colophospermum Mopane). MashonzaThe caterpillar is spiky, blue and green, and the larvae of the nocturnal emperor moth. The worms are high in protein and minerals and a free source of … Continue Reading ››

Jan Ellis had a pudding named after him

Springbok legend Jan Ellis Jan Ellis pudding is basically a baked sponge pudding that's covered in a creamy syrup. Jan Ellis was the most capped Springbok rugby player (he played flank) when he retired, with thirty-eight caps to his name. Huisgenoot phoned Jan's wife Hyla in Bronkhorstspruit … Continue Reading ››

Jan Ellis pudding recipe (English)

Jan Ellis pudding
Jan Ellis pudding (Photo credit:
Jan Ellis (1965)
Jan Ellis (1965)

Jan Ellis poeding resep (Afrikaans)

Jan Ellis poeding
Jan Ellis poeding (foto:
Jan Ellis (1965)
Jan Ellis (1965)

Something you didn’t know – about Pinotage

The pinotage wine cultivar is unique to South Africa. The pinotage wine cultivar is unique to South Africa. Pinotage is a grape variety that was created in South Africa in 1925 by Abraham Izak Perold, the first Professor of Viticulture at Stellenbosch University. Perold was attempting … Continue Reading ››