“M” is for Mango!

Also called “The king of the fruits," mango fruit is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruits with unique flavour, fragrance, taste, and health promoting qualities, making it numero-uno among new functional foods, often labelled as “super fruits"! Mango is one of the most delicious seasonal fruits grown in the tropics. The tree is believed to be originating in the sub-Himalayan plains of the Indian subcontinent. Botanically, this exotic fruit belongs to the family of Anacardiaceae, a family that also includes numerous species of tropical fruiting trees in the flowering plants such as cashew and pistachio.

Fruity Cocktails: Sangria with Apple Lemonade!

Hola! Buenos días señor y señora! With this excellent recipe we are taking you on an imaginary trip to splendorous Spain, where Sangria is one of their most famous traditional drinks! In fact the Spanish even celebrate National Sangria Day each year on the 20th of December! The name sangria comes from sangre, the Spanish word for blood. Traditional recipes feature red wine, brandy or rum, mixed with fruits, such as pineapple, peaches, nectarines, berries, apples, pears, or melon, sweetened with sugar and orange juice. We are going to give it a local twist though, using one of our own Magalies products…!

“L” is for Lemon!

Lemon is a yellow fruit used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice, which has both culinary and cleaning uses. The pulp and rind (zest) are also used in cooking and baking. The juice of the lemon contains about 5% to 6% citric acid, which gives a sour taste. The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in drinks and foods such as lemonade and lemon meringue pie. So when life hands you lemons, you should definitely make both!

Magalies hosted its annual Charity Golf Day on 12 September 2017, once again at the prestigious Ernie Els Copperleaf golf course. Our special guest was Springbok rugby player of the century, the legendary Frik du Preez, who impressively at age 81, still plays a very competitive round! Read more…

Magalies recently sponsored the fourth consecutive, one of its kind, IPL Night Series Cricket Tournament for under 12 and 13 boys from six local schools, from which the Kwena team selections are done. The series was well organized and presented in conjunction with Thornhill Primary school in Brits, and took part on four Fridays from 11 August to 1 September. The boys were divided into the IPL teams and did not compete for their own schools - this is an excellent way to build new teams and new friendships.

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…