China’s “fake fur” fashion trend good news for wool market

"Fake fur" overcoats containing wool are in hot demand in China and have helped to drive wool prices to record levels. These coats, made from...

Plaaskos: Botterskorsie-soutkaaskoek

Bedien 12 mense Die Plaaskos-span is onlangs uitgedaag om kaaskoeke op die vuur voor te berei. Hierdie botterskorsie-soutkaaskoek was een van die heerlike resepte wat...

SA’s biodiversity has untapped potential for cosmeceuticals

Prof Namrita Lall, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Pretoria, says the vast traditional knowledge of South Africa's plants is...

Download the SA tree identification app for arbour week

Over the past six years, innovator and project leader Val Thomas and a team of highly skilled and diverse professionals have been creating what...

Farm fare: Baklava cheesecake

Serves: 6 Baklava is a dessert usually made of layers of phyllo, chopped nuts and honey. This Baklava cheesecake combines these flavours in the creamy filling and crunchy crust....

Grow vegetables in a maize-meal bag

The Agricultural Research Council’s (ARC) institution for Vegetable and Ornamental Plants is conducting research trials on container gardening to optimise production of leafy vegetables...

Farm fare: Sweet chili savoury cheesecake

Although savoury cheesecakes are not really a novel idea, the concept has recently been trending again.  When the Plaas Publishing team was challenged to...

Farm fare: Individual salted caramel cheesecakes

Can you bake a cheesecake on an open fire? Most would think this an impossible feat, but in fact it can result in an...

Farm fare: Salted caramel hot chocolate

There are few things South Africans love more than to sit around a warm fire, after a scrumptious meal, with good company, old stories...

Plaaskos: Wildsop met sopkluitjies

Wildsop is ’n regte bederf wat die meeste mense nie gereeld genoeg geniet nie, veral nie in die stad nie. Dié sop is ’n...
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