GINJA Food & Lifestyle Magazine :: Editor's Letter
Dec/Jan - 21st Edition
   GINJA Food & Lifestyle Magazine

Jingle bells, Jingle bells... As a child I wondered why the windows of shops were decorated with fake snow and why poor Father Christmas had to wear a very hot red suit in the middle of summer? Frankly, I still wonder why. When the shops and malls start putting up their decorations for the festive season in October I feel like heading for the hills.

Instead of heading for the hills, Marliza van den Berg invites us to a Karoo Festive meal on their farm, Langfontein, in the Great Karoo. A lazy meal under the oak trees sounds like pure bliss. I wonder if I wrote to Father Christmas...

The Festive Season usually means long hours in the kitchen for the women of the house, the whole idea is for all to sit back and relax. The recipes in this edition allow you to make them upfront and although they are a bit retro they still have crowd appeal.

Therefore darlings, you can enjoy the festive season as much as the rest of the family.

Of course we need liquid refreshment over the holidays. Denise Lindley spends time with Anton Smal, MCC maker extraordinaire from the Plettenberg Wine Region and she also shares interesting facts about South African MCC in the Carpe Vinum Wine Class.

What would the festive season be without the sound of popping corks and the fizz of the bubbles in one’s ear?

We all tend to overindulge during the festive season, Mario Botha, our Health Matters expert, shares hints and tips on how to manage our over indulgences. So all in all there is something for everyone in this Festive Edition.

Could someone please design a summer friendly outfit for Father Christmas?

May you and yours enjoy a sumptuous Festive Season, and remember use alcohol responsibly.

Happy holidays!


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