Our New Years Resolutions

A belated happy new year. We decided to do a video for our new year’s resolution. This year we would like to blog more and Vlog more. We will post more recipes and blogs. Tristan wants to do well at college and I am hoping to get a better job. We want 500 subscribers on YouTube and our blogs and a 1000 views. We will be going to Hirsch’s more.

Check out our video.


Checkout this Traditional south African Recipe

The other day Miss Bossy was feeling for samp with Mushroom Sauce. She bought everything I would need to make it. She also bought me J’Something’s new cookbook called something cooking for this of you who don’t know J’Something is the lead singer for a South African band called Mi Casa. He is also a restauranteur and wannabe chef. I found a proper recipe for samp and beans in his cookbook and made my own recipe. It came out really good. You can checkout the recipe below.


500g dried samp and sugar beans mix

1 tsb Olive Oil

Cheese Seasoning

Cheese Seasoning

1 packet Mushroom Sauce

2 litres Chicken Stock

¼ cup of Butter


  • Place the Samp and Beans in a large bowl and cover with water to soak preferably over night when ready to cook pour out the water and set aside.

  • Place the oil in a large pot on medium heat add the chopped onion and sauté until soft add the damp and beans and coat in the oil.

  • Add the chicken stock, cheese seasoning and mushroom sauce and allow to cook on low to medium heat until desired softness.

  • Add the butter, check for seasoning and stir then remove from heat and serve when ready.

This is Christmas Cover Song

With Christmas around the corner and everyone is getting in the mood of celebrating by singing their favorite Christmas carols and thus is one of our favorite Christmas songs which has been done by many people and we hope our version stands out above the rest.

We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. If you like this video please share it and if you really like it, please like and subscribe. We always appreciate your feedback so please leave a comment and remember to check out our other videos.

Please note this song was not written by us and does not originate from us. We were inspired to do this video from a Celine Dion video we received a while back.

Footage filmed in our neighborhood in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Camerawoman: Kerry Mackenzie
Vocalist: Kerry Mackenzie
Editor: Tristan Mackenzie

We are available to record events and we are also available to do any reviews a tour discression. We can be found at the different links below and you can e-mail us for stats and pricing.

We are also available for collaborations.

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Hirsch’s Cooking Demo

On the 29th of November 2017 I had the honor and privilege of attending the launch of the Whirlpool Jetchef product at the Hirsch’s Homestore in Four ways. Where the held a cooking demo hosted by the Whirlpool brand ambassador and owner of Blackcurrant events and Catering Chef Lebo Mpuong. The event was an all round Success, in my opinion as it had amazing food that was prepared by Chef Lebo by using the Jetchef. The food was better than I imagined in every way possible. The event itself was well thought out and the staff were very friendly. 

The Jetchef Product is new to the whirlpool range and has already made an impression on everyone including me due to its convenience. Whirlpool also has a range of other diverse products which makes it even more brilliant and a must have as they are all just as easy to use and convenient I had such an amazing time and I hope I can go to their next demo in the near future.

I have included one of the recipes made below.

Charred Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri


1 head of cauliflower, leaves trimmed.

2 Tbsp olive oil

Half smoked paprika

1 quarter tsp freshly ground pepper

Half tsp salt ( smoked salt for

bonus points)

Half lemon, juice



3 tbsp whole almonds skin on.

Lightly toasted

1 and  a half cups fresh Italian parsley ( leaves and stems), lightly packed

Half cup fresh cilantro ( leaves and stems), lightly packed

2 Tbsp fresh oregano leaves

4 medium garlic cloves, peel

Half tsp salt

Half tsp red chilli flakes

Half cup olive oil

Half cup red wine vinegar


1.Preheat oven to 220c.

Slice the cauliflower in half through the center stem, then slice again, resulting in

4 large slices of roughly equal width.

In a small bowl, combine

Olive oil, paprika, pepper, salt

Lemon juice. Brush over

Both sides of the cauliflower

Steaks and places on an unlined

Baking sheet. Bake for 10

Minutes then remove from oven

And gently flip over each of the

Steaks. Bake for an additional 5


2.to make the chimichurri, add

The almond’s to a food processor and pulse

Until they are very coarsely chopped. Add

Parsley, cilantro, oregano, garlic

Cloves, salt and chilli flakes and

Continue to pulse until

Everything is blended to a

chunky paste, scraping down

The sides as needed. Add olive oil and red wine vinegar

And pulse once or twice to combine

3.serve cauliflower steaks with

Several generous spoonfuls of


The Bread that Started it All

The first bread I learn’t to make was Cornbread. It was incredible but had too much sugar in it however it was the bread that started it all. I have since made peanut butter bread, chocolate bread ec

The recipe is as follows.


500g flour
250g cornflour
350ml plain yoghurt
500g creamed sweet corn
1 teaspoon of baking soda
Half a cup of sugar


Add the flour cornflour baking soda sugar and yoghurt mix together while adding the sweet corn
Put in the oven at 180 degrees and bake for 20 minutes once done leave to cool and enjoy


Trying to eat Healthier

Who does not want to try and eat a bit healthier these days. My mom and I are not very good at eating healthy especially because junk food is cheaper but we are challenging ourselves to start.

 We came across a nice recipe in an old weight loss magazine. The recipe is as follows.

Brown Rice and Broccoli Stir Fry

Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

560g Brown Rice, cooked weight
1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
400g Broccoli
280g Peas
200g Onion
20 Ml oil
Salt and pepper

1. Heat oil in a large pan
2. Lightly fry onion until soft and translucent
3. Add the garlic and fry for a further minute
4. Add the Broccoli and fry for five minutes before adding remaining ingredients.
5. Stir until heated through

Footnote: You can always change the rice to Cauli Rice or add Soy Sauce.