Justin Bonello_Recipes

The Marula tree I’ve always had respect for a tree that produces useful fruit. The Marula tree is part of the mango family and best of all it grows wild in the northern parts of Southern Africa. The sweet, yellow fruit is used for jam – which is good, but it’s also turned into, Read More

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Padkos: Road Trip Food We’ve all been on the road, stopped at one of those places that promises good food, good pies, good times, bought our padkos and hit the road only to discover once again that what we’ve bought tastes terrible. My solution is to make my own padkos before I leave home.., Read More

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We were lucky enough to make this on a tropical beach in Mozambique, but’s it’s just as lekker when made for mates on the braai in my back garden. We used king mackerel, but any oily fish, like yellow tail, will do the trick! You’ll Need: 1 x 500g deboned fillet of king mackerel, Read More

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Fillets are great on the fire, but you can ruin it if you’re not careful, so follow these steps to creating the perfect fillet this Summer and you’ll be laughing. Remember, keep it simple stupid.  

Justin Bonello_Lamb Chops

One of our favorite things to do on the braai as South Africans is a simple lamb chop, so here’s my trick to creating the perfect lamb chop on the fire.    

Justin Bonello_Garden

I’ve tried raising chickens in the past with very little success, but as we grow, we learn, and I’ve learnt a lot this year through my greenhouse and garden, so now it’s time to add animals to my urban farm. So yesterday I received two hens from a mate of mine and I’m going to, Read More

Justin Bonello_Stick Bread

This is something I remember making when I was a Cub (believe it or not, I was once one). The way we did it back then was first to make a fire with just three matches – no wonder I only ever got a badge for perfect attendance! Making Stick Breads is a fun,, Read More

Justin Bonello_Garlic Bomb

We’ve all done it: opened our cooler boxes a couple of days into a camping trip, only to be greeted by vegetables with scary growths and distorted faces. That’s why I love this recipe – it takes a really long time for a cabbage to grow a face. Unfortunately, cabbage has a bad reputation, Read More

Justin Bonello_Summer Braai

Here are some ideas for the braai this summer, but the most important one is the music! It’s going to be a scorcher so let’s gear up and get ready to celebrate the great outdoors the South African way!