A rose by any other name

Apple pie has been around since the Middle Ages, although things have changed a little since then. Mellissa Bushby goes on the trail of the ultimate comfort food, finding that while tradition fundamentally still holds sway, a change is as good as a holiday.
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A taste of Cuba

Habana 64 has brought Cuba’s exotic charm to our region when its doors recently opened at Bagdad Centre in White River. Cocktails featuring muddled mint and daring rum combined with luscious snacks and finger foods make this a must-visit for lazy Lowveld afternoons.
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Find your fit

Diets come and go, and over the years there have been no shortage of crash diets. Indeed, there are probably more of them than there are people who are happy with their weight. The bottom line is that a quick fix is never the answer.
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Eat the right comfort foods this winter

Winter is here, which not only means cold weather but for most people it sadly also means weight gain. Research shows that we tend to gain weight during the cold winter months for various reasons, including staying in bed instead of going outdoors, stopping exercise and a big reason is eating comfort foods.
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Lowveld flavour – have a cuppa!

Everyone knows about the flavoured beverage Earl Grey, with its unique bitter citrus taste and fresh lemony scent, and while it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it certainly has a distinctly exotic appeal. Mellissa Bushby tells us more about this intriguing blend of black Indian, Chinese and Ceylon teas.
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All in the taste

Elize and Dries van Rooyen are onto a winning thing, and anyone who visits their quaint little Mbombela bistro, Sophie’s, will tell you that the food and the service are well worth going back for, time and again.
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Have a lassi!

Apparently the most refreshing drink on earth – after a cup of tea, that is; mango lassis are a rather odd combination of flavours that somehow just work. Mellissa Bushby has a closer look at this much-loved fruity cooler.
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The Coolest Coffee Trends for 2018

Here’s a roundup of what’s hot on Planet Java.
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Your Family’s as Good As Eating Out is a must!
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Spice route – Pickled Pink

A pungent rhizome that doubles as a cure-all with its large variety of health benefits, is also part of the sushi revolution, which indeed looks set to stay. Mellissa Bushby investigates this delightful root that is one half of the sushi-sidekick train, along with its best mate, wasabi.
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