Ever heard someone say “uhamba kukubona? (when you go out there you see things you wouldn’t normally see)….   Right now I am referring to seeing what I grew up calling “isipekre sehagu” (pork spek) on a salad at a restaurant….That was a couple of years ago… I grew up leaving it on a plate.  […]

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  Hey guys!  It’s my birthday today!  If you’ve been following the blog since the beginning (2011) you’ll know I always post something on my birthday.   This time around I thought I would also share a nice recipe with you.   Every day we are above ground is a gift and with age we get wiser […]

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The making of this recipe happened to be one of those moments whereby I had tripe that I wanted to get rid of in my fridge but I wanted to cook it then give it away.  Here’s the thing, I can’t bring myself to throw away anything that is still edible.  I always remember my […]

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Some call them Cowpeas, others call them Black Eyed Bean, Black Eyed Peas, Dinawa et….It’s confusing, I know.   In South Africa, we call them Cowpeas or Dinawa and I think I’ll just stick to that, just to lessen the confusion. One thing I love about traditional dishes is that one can maintain a balanced […]

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Two things in the world that unite Africans, food and football.   With regard to the latter, we tend to build walls or silos around ourselves but when there’s a game of football, all those walls and silos disappear.   We all become African, not South African, not Ghanaian and definitely not Nigerian.   As […]

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