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Photos: Passport & Plate - South African Oxtail

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 | By ellytheadventurer | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients • 1 tin butterbeans • 1kg oxtail, segmented • flour, seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 2 onions peeled and chopped • 4 carrots – peeled and chopped • 3 potatoes- peeled and chopped • 2 garlic ... Read more >
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Photos: Passport & Plate - clementine upside down cakes

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 | By drizzleanddip | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

A delicious tea time treat
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Photos: Passport & Plate - Cheer of pork (Joue de cochon)

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 | By reflexus | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients 1 x Medium sized pork fillet (around 350 - 400g) 125 ml Creme Fraiche or Soured Cream 50 ml Sherry or Brandy 2 x Table Spoons butter 1/4 teaspoon Curry Masala Blend (mild to medium in strength) A pinch of turmeric 1 x teaspoon sunflower ... Read more >
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Passport & Plate - Baked 'Bakpot' Bread

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 | By mizo | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients Writing this recipe down was challenging, because whenever we make the bread at home, we do not use any measurements. Rather, we refer to past experiences and intuition to navigate the bread-making process. Also, the measurements used are ... Read more >
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Passport & Plate - Rainbow Pancakes

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 | By missausten | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients For the pancakes - makes about 8 pancakes. 1 cup all purpose flour 1 large egg 1 TBS oil 1 TBS sugar 1/2 TSP baking powder 1 TBS lemon juice about 1 & 1/2 cups water or milk, as needed about 1/2 TBS oil for frying Note: The pancake yield ... Read more >
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Passport & Plate - Black Mussel Soup

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 | By bonnydales | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients 36 black mussels of a 900g can 50g (50ml) butter 1 onion, chopped 2ml crushed garlic 30ml chopped parsley (perhaps do a little extra and keep aside to use as a garnish) 30g (30ml) cake flour 125ml mussel liquor (don't panic, you'll make ... Read more >
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Passport & Plate - Papa's Pasta

Sun, 2 Mar 2014 | By ceireskitchen | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients Serves 4-6 people Duration: about 30-45 min (depending on the wine and how good the music is) 1 bag of fusilli dried pasta 2 tins whole peeled tomatoes 1 red onion 3 cloves garlic 3 tbs Greek yoghurt small tub of pitted Kalamata olives ... Read more >
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Tags: Passport & Plate: ITALY 2014

Madikwe Game Reserve

Sun, 2 Mar 2014 | By domzworld | Views [36]

The day was spent at the Game reserve on the South African side of the fence. Wow, how lovely, dangerous, and exciting the wildlife is. Tendai from Maroon Tours picked me up around 10:30am, entertained me with his life's story and the entire day was ... Read more >

Photos: Passport & Plate - Pap, Beer and Boerie Stew

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 | By martybleazard | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients - 2 Cup Mielie Meal (Pap) - 500g Boerewors (South African Sausage) or Pork Bangers or Stewing Meat (beef) - 1 Castle Milk Stout 330ml (or any dark beer like a Guinness) - 1 Onion - 1 can 400g whole peeled Tomatoes - 1 can Tomato Baked ... Read more >
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In depth In South Africa

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 | By effyau | Views [127]

  Its hard to see my dads point when he’s using the word pride to describe how his domestic would be feeling after coming home from work each week with 500 rands, the equivalent of £20. Baring in mind she does two full days of cleaning, ... Read more >

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Photos: Passport & Plate - Homemade Pasta with Creamy Tomato base sauce

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 | By roamingbutterfly | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients For the Pasta 2 cups flour 3 eggs Pinch of salt For the Sauce Olive oil Garlic Aromat (spice sold in South Africa) Tomatoes Tomato Paste Fresh cream (optional) Red, green and yellow capsicums Zucchini Mushrooms Pitted olives Italian herbs ... Read more >
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First impressions of South Africa

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 | By effyau | Views [91]

My first opinion arriving in South Africa, disappointment! I was picked up from the airport in a car, not on a giraffe and then we drove down man made roads, not across open plains. We even passed shops and building with electricity. White people walked ... Read more >

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The Final Countdown – 1 (Thursday)

Thu, 6 Feb 2014 | By davidt | Views [93]

It seems a little weird to think that today was my last full day in the country before heading home. It’s going to feel quite strange coming back to the UK after so long away but I’m very glad that I’ve still got a week after I get ... Read more >

The Final Countdown – 2 (Wednesday)

Wed, 5 Feb 2014 | By davidt | Views [74]

Today was another shopping day. I’ve been trying to pick up a Springboks rugby shirt while I’m here and up until today, every time I found one they didn’t have my size. This morning Amy and I went shopping. We started off at the African ... Read more >

The Final Countdown - 3 (Tuesday)

Tue, 4 Feb 2014 | By davidt | Views [84]

Today has been another fairly quiet day. I went out for lunch and a bit of shopping with Amy. My main requirement was a slightly larger bag for hand luggage as I have quite a few books I got for Christmas and I don’t want them to eat my hold luggage ... Read more >

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