Homemade biltong using a dehydrator.

by Wag ‘n Bietjie The word dehydrator sounds a bit ominous at first but it is indeed a very useful piece of equipment for the making of biltong, a dried meat enjoyed by South Africans and also other countries. Recently I modified a chest type container for use as a dehydrator and have successfully made […]

Clickbait: Man arrested after biting a seagull.

Man detained by police after biting seagull who ‘wanted his McDonalds meal’ Police have detained a man who allegedly attacked and injured a seagull in the port city of Plymouth in southwest England. Charles Cross Police were on patrol when they spotted the man biting the seagull about 3pm on Thursday, the Plymouth Herald reported. […]

In the EU the consumer’s right to be safe is paramount.

Q. Why do American chicken farms soak their chicken in chlorine when it’s illegal in Europe? answered by Mats Andersson, Professional Translator English into Swedish (1991-present) Two reasons. The general reason is that the use of chlorine is harmful to the environment in various ways, and it is much more restricted in Europe. The specific […]

How to Cure Greek Olives

W ‘n B: “Day 2 of the curing process to remove bitterness from Kalamata olives.”   Written by Nancy Gaifyllia With the exception of Throubes (an olive from the island of Thassos that’s picked when fully mature), olives straight off the tree are hard and bitter. Curing is what removes the bitterness. Once cured, olives […]

No Knead Rye Bread

W ‘n B: “Lovely crust!”   You’ll need a 3 to 6-quart Dutch oven with an oven-proof knob and some parchment paper (Reynolds brand is best). Always aerate your flour before measuring. (For the overnight method, simply switch to COOL water and let the dough rest overnight on the counter top for 8 hours or […]

Quick & Easy Chocolate Cake

No eggs. No butter. No mixer. One bowl. My frosting has a little butter but you can omit the butter and use it as a glaze.. – Jenny Jones Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Makes: 8 servings Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup […]

No Knead Bread

https://youtu.be/I0t8ZAhb8lQ You’ll need a 4 or 5-quart Dutch oven with an oven-safe handle. I recommend an oven thermometer to make sure your oven is hot enough and a pair of oven gloves are advisable. (For the original overnight method, simply switch to COOL water and let the dough rest overnight on the counter top for […]

Cabbage Rolls

My dad was the family cook so I learned to make Polish cabbage rolls (golabki) growing up. We always used Uncle Ben’s converted rice in the stuffing but the mushrooms are optional. Serve them plain or browned in a little olive oil with a dollop of sour cream on the side. – Jenny Jones view […]

Chicken tumeric soup

Quick & easy chicken tumeric immune boosting soup recipe Dr Jacques du Toit *Boil together in a pot for at least 45 – 60 mins 1.5kg chicken with bone 1.5L water 5cm chop fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon/5g ginger powder 2 teaspoons/10g tumeric powder 3 garlic gloves crushed and chopped finely 1 chilli pepper chopped […]