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14th June marks National Bourbon Day in the U.S., and if there’s one thing that brings together connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike, it’s the smooth and soul-warming taste of Bourbon. This quintessentially American spirit has a rich history, fascinating origin stories, and a set of laws that protect its legacy. So, pour yourself a glass, sit back, and let’s dive into the captivating world of Bourbon.
BOURBON – THE SPIRITED JOURNEY OF AMERICA’S LIQUID GOLD
14th June marks National Bourbon Day in the U.S., and if there’s one thing that brings together connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike, it’s the smooth and soul-warming taste of Bourbon. This quintessentially American spirit has a rich history, fascinating origin stories, and a set of laws that protect its legacy. So, pour yourself a glass, sit back, and let’s dive into the captivating world of Bourbon.
If you’re already grossed out by the thought of the taste alone, then you might think that cooking cucumber is criminal. But if you’re curious enough, you’ll learn that it’s actually great in warm dishes when used cleverly.
COOKED CUCUMBER – CLEVER OR CRIMINAL?
If you’re already grossed out by the thought of the taste alone, then you might think that cooking cucumber is criminal. But if you’re curious enough, you’ll learn that it’s actually great in warm dishes when used cleverly.
a wooden spoon filled with butter on top of a white background and the words is it safe to store butter on the counter?
SHOULD BUTTER BE STORED ON THE COUNTER OR IN THE FRIDGE?
A culinary debate home cooks and butter buffs around the world have tried to smooth over for years. Whether you are a staunch supporter of soft butter or reckon it should be chilled in the fridge, we have some answers on where your butter is safest 🧈
two glasses filled with mulled and cinnamon on top of a cutting board next to orange slices
MULL IT OVER – THE HISTORY OF GLÜHWEIN
As winter sets in, there’s no better time to sip on a glass of glühwein. Best enjoyed in the company of good friends and family by the fire, this ‘surprise spiced wine’ has become a favourite for many across the globe, even here in South Africa. Get the wine flowing and the pot going, as we mull over the history of glühwein.
We have them in our pantry, we use them for quick, easy meals and they’re a great source of protein. But how much do you actually know about the different types and benefits of lentils? Protein, High Protein Snacks, Plant Based Diet, Protein Sources, Plant Based Recipes, Superfoods, Protein Foods, High Protein Diet, Benefits Of Lentils
LENTILS, THE PROTEIN-RICH POWERHOUSE LEGUME
We have them in our pantry, we use them for quick, easy meals and they’re a great source of protein. But how much do you actually know about the different types and benefits of lentils?
a person pouring coffee into a glass on top of a wooden cutting board with the words, no jitters, all flavor how decaf coffee is made
NO JITTERS, ALL FLAVOUR – HOW DECAF COFFEE IS MADE
Decaf might seem pointless to caffeine-crazed java junkies, but for those seeking the flavour without the jitters, it’s one of the best alternatives while getting that slight boost out of your cuppa joe. But how is decaf coffee made?
rice in a black bowl with chopsticks on the side next to another bowl
WHY STICKY RICE BEATS THE HULL OUT OF PLAIN PARBOILED RICE
Given the choice, we would pair sticky rice with just about anything (just about) and guarantee it would taste great. If you’ve ever wondered what makes this staple so delicious, find out
champagne and orange juice how mimos made it ok to drink in the morning
HOW MIMOSAS MADE DAY DRINKING SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE
If you love this citrusy cocktail as much as we do, here’s everything you need to know about the origins of Mimosa, and how it made day drinking socially acceptable.
a cup of coffee sitting on top of a white table next to some ground and spoons
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE COFFEE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING
We all need something to get up and go in the morning, whether it’s a cold plunge, meditation or, for most adults, a cup of joe. While that shot of espresso might ‘get your rear in gear’, drinking coffee first thing in the morning could do more harm than good.
two people sitting at a table with milk and cereal in front of them, one drinking from a glass
GOT SPOILED MILK? HERE’S 4 WAYS TO REPURPOSE IT
Whether it’s a forgotten carton pushed to the back of the fridge or a surplus of milk nearing its expiration date, spoiled milk can pose a culinary conundrum. Before chucking it in the bin, it’s worth considering if and how spoiled milk can be repurposed – milk it for what it’s worth!
coffee grounds and eggshells turn kitchen scraps into composting gold
HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN COMPOST GARDEN AT HOME
Those banana peels, eggshells and potato skins you’re tossing in the trash? Save them for your compost heap. Composting is like magic for your garden, transforming food waste into nutrient-rich soil. We dish the dirt on the best composting tips for beginner green thumbs. Here’s how to turn those kitchen scraps into gardening gold!
why you should replace yogurt with kefir your gut will thank you
WHY YOU SHOULD REPLACE YOGHURT WITH KEFIR
Here’s everything you need to know about this good-for-your-gut food, and why you should consider replacing yoghurt with kefir in your breakfast smoothies.
several bottles of wine sitting next to each other on top of a wooden table with the words how do they separate the buzz from the booze?
ALL BOOZE, NO BUZZ – HOW DE-ALCOHOLISED WINE IS MADE
Trends come and go, but millennials and Gen Z have made it clear that the NoLo (No and Low-alcohol) drinks movement is here to stay. But have you ever wondered how de-alcoholised wine is made and how winemakers remove the buzz from the booze?
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4 GLUTEN-FREE PSEUDOGRAINS YOU SHOULD TRY
You’ve heard of quinoa, but do you know about amaranth, buckwheat and sorghum? Despite their grain-like characteristics, these #glutenfree pseudograins are are botanically distinct and boast superior nutrients.
In the quest for eternal youth, people have been known to resort to various methods to set back the clock and ‘reverse’. The latest beauty trend to join the lot? Face yoga. Compared to dermal fillers and botox, face yoga might be a more frugal and non-invasive approach to getting rid of ‘unwanted’ facial features like crow’s feet and the dreaded double chin.

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DOES FACE YOGA WORK?
In the quest for eternal youth, people have been known to resort to various methods to set back the clock and ‘reverse’. The latest beauty trend to join the lot? Face yoga. Compared to dermal fillers and botox, face yoga might be a more frugal and non-invasive approach to getting rid of ‘unwanted’ facial features like crow’s feet and the dreaded double chin. But does it actually work?