Back in 2006/7, I worked on baking premixes and this one time one of my colleagues suggested we use a vanilla cake mix to prepare Ystervarkies.  I was so confused by the name.  She also tried to explain it to me and the word “Lamingtons” simply escaped her mind at that particular time…. About an […]

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I’ve rarely cooked with the real morogo (indigenous plants)….. One of the few times I got to cook with them  my aunt and I were preparing Isgwampa, which is a Xhosa maize meal with indigenous leaves also known as Imifino. You often hear people say if you want to explore a city or a country’s […]

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I still can’t believe its December….Ke Desemba Boss!!… This year went by so fast…. In any case, December means weddings, imigidi (initiation celebrations) and unfortunately imingcwabo (funerals).  I always look forward to gate crashing all of them and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like that. While some of us are looking […]

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