Fitness and a healthy living was once again shown to also be fun, as MAGALIES was represented at the extremely popular, annual ‘Om Die Dam - 2017’ marathon race that was held on 18 March 2017, at Hartbeespoort Dam, North West Province, South Africa. Magalies runners Belinda Erasmus, Joanne Bruwer and Ansja Strydom completed the 10km distance, while Erica du Plessis completed the 21km distance for her first time, even if it meant crossing the line on her torn socks and shoes in her hands…! Read more…


Vol. 3: Pork chops with Apple Juice - mmmmmm!

This delicious “back-to-basics” dish can be attempted by even the most amateur of ‘chefs’! Decorate your plate with a crisp green salad, some roast or stir fried veggies, or a plain and simple potato bake. Combine this dish with a lavish dry white wine, and you’ll have your guests, local as well as foreign, begging for ‘seconds’!


‘K’ is for Kiwifruit!

The kiwifruit was first found growing in China, where it was known by the name “Yang Tao”. At the beginning of the twentieth century, missionaries brought the fruit to the island of New Zealand, where it received its name “kiwi” after the small flightless bird native to the island. Read more…


Vol. 2: Salmon with granadilla sauce – mouthwatering stuff!

Time to step up your culinary skills – Master Chef here we come! This is a classic and simple, yet very eloquent dish – definitely one to impress your date with, or the hungry in-laws coming over for a Sunday lunch! Complement the salmon fillet with fragrant rice, succulent stir-fried veggies or a fresh salad. Add a glass of cold-crisp Sauvignon Blanc and your taste buds (and the in-laws!) will thank you and praise your cooking skills repeatedly afterwards – a meal fit for royalty!


Valentine’s Day, a festival of love, is a romantic event celebrated all over the world. Whilst some nationalities present their partners with bouquets of flowers and handmade chocolates, others walk through frozen fields bare foot…!

Read on to discover some of the world’s most weird and wonderful traditions…


“J” is for Juniper Berry!

A juniper berry is the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers, and therefore not a true berry. The cones from a handful of species, especially Juniperus communis, are used as a spice, particularly in European cuisine, and also give gin its distinctive flavour