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Truly Scrumptious

A few weeks ago I was privileged to be invited to the launch of Jane-Anne Hobbs’s new recipe book ‘Scrumptious: Food for Family and Friends’. I’ve long been a fan of her Scrumptious food blog, where she shares her triple tested recipes and appetising anecdotes.… Read more

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Angus McIntosh

When farmer Angus McIntosh invited me to visit his biodynamic farm at Spier on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, I was chuffed. I’d heard about this barefoot agri-warrior and was eager to meet him. Coming from a conventional agricultural background, I was keen to be exposed to… Read more

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Jorgensen’s Distillery

It felt like coming home. The farmstead was typically Cape Dutch as opposed to my bushveld-bourgeoisie roots, but the elements were all there: the large, gravel parking lot strewn with bakkies and tractors; drums, implements, machinery scattered across the forecourt; strong men in their work… Read more

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Market Shopping – Tips & Pointers

The local food markets are a great place to do your weekly grocery shop. By dealing directly with the producer/ manufacturer, you’re avoiding a bunch of packaging and marketing costs and purchasing everything fresher than fresh. To make the most of your market experience, here… Read more

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Cure Deli

My first encounter with Martin Raubenheimer was at a local food market. He was cocky, self assured and totally vulnerable – in a word: adorable. But it remains the passion he has for his product that finally drew me in. Martin brings home the bacon… Read more