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Discovering Dish Covers

'I have never been a fan of plastic wrap, so I would cover all our dishes with tea towels while entertaining or preparing a meal for my family.’  The problem arose when I needed to bring a salad or dessert to someone else’s house, or if I wanted to keep a dish refrigerated.  I experimented with some tying and wrapping techniques that proved to be very bulky and fussy. What I really wanted was something light and breathable that would stretch around the sizes and shapes of my dishes. A lightbulb went on and I started making dish covers.   When I could no longer keep up with demand, I started looking for women who could sew in their homes....

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Featured Designer, Mokgadi Masipa's Festive Dish Cover Set

Earlier this year we sent a call-out on our social media channels for young South African designers to pitch a design proposal for a festive-themed series of dish covers. In the end, we chose Mokgadi Masipa's very clean and contemporary design. We felt Mokgadi's concept was universal and it made us smile.

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Vegetable Braai Sprinkle

Here is a vegetable sprinkle to take your braai veggies from token to moreish!  Your vegetarian and vegan friends will really appreciate your effort and this is a really simple mix to have at hand.  Mix in a shaker if you have one or a small bowl and your fingers work will work just as well. Brush veggies with cooking quality olive oil and sprinkle with a mix of paprika, garlic salt or garlic flakes and crushed salt, ground cumin and a tad of cinnamon. Use it on any vegetables but it is especially great on squash and sweet potatoes.

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