Lees in Afrikaans Spring onion pancakes with Chinese BBQ pork and pickled salad. Serve all the recipes together starting with the pancakes, topped with the salad, the pork and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. For the pancakes we used a simple dough that can also be used for things like dumplings. They are a bit […]
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Grow to eat is a unique guide to vegetables, fruit, herbs and the many other wondrous, edible plants in your garden. Below you will find tips on growing your own produce, articles on the latest advancements in food gardening and, of course, hundreds of recipes for you to try!
Lees in Afrikaans This use of frozen potatoes is super easy and tastes great, making it perfect for your next camping trip or braai at home. You can also be creative with toppings, so try out some of your favourite flavour combinations. 500g frozen potato chips 100g bacon, cut into cubes 100g cheddar cheese, grated […]
You will need: 2 red, yellow or orange sweet peppers ½ onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, sliced 150g mushrooms, chopped 4 slices ham, chopped 100g feta Handful thyme leaves Olive oil Salt and pepper 4 slices French loaf or 2 slices regular bread, cut into cubes Cut the peppers in half and scoop out the […]
Sweet Potatoes Sweet potatoes are not a run-of-the- mill veggie where you just buy a packet of seeds, sow them and watch them grow. No, for sweet potatoes you need to know someone who grows their own and can provide you with runners. The bottom line is this: it takes a little effort to get […]
An olive, to many, is no more than a humble lump at the bottom of a martini… Olives have oiled the wheels of civilization since Jericho built walls and ancient Greece was the morning news. From the first Egyptians, they (olives) have symbolised everything happy and holy in the Mediterranean. But it is simpler than […]
Moist and tender with a cream cheese icing to cut through the sweetness, carrot cake is a favourite for teatime or anytime. 180g butter 250ml castor sugar 250g cake flour Pinch of salt 5ml bicarbonate of soda 10ml baking powder 7ml ground cinnamon 2ml nutmeg Pinch ground cloves 2 eggs 1 egg white 125g carrots, […]
Growing Organic Vegetables WHY GROW ORGANIC? Like generations before us, we are again discovering the joys and benefits of growing healthy, home grown vegetables. In our modern day quest for a return to healthy living, food quality has been proven to be the basis of good health. You are what you eat. Not only does […]
Oranges & lemons ……. A must have in any organic garden Citrus must be the juiciest, fresh and health giving fruit on the earth. The gardener can choose from a wide variety, or have a tree of each – Oranges, Grapefruits, Lemons and easy peelers like Naartjies, Minneola’s, Satsumas, Kumquats, Pomelo’s and the list just goes […]
Lavender is trending TEXT Alice Spenser-Higgs All the trends for 2018 point to lavender. Purple is the ‘new colour of health’, as well as the choice of Pantone’s trendsetters. Foodies flirting with ‘botanical’ flavours are experimenting with lavender lattes, and the world-wide focus on wellness underscores lavender’s pre-eminent position as one of the best natural […]
Watermelon and herb salad Watermelon and herbs make the idea complement to any summer braai. The freshness of the herbs combined with the juiciness of the melon is irresistible. This simple and quick-to-make recipe will brighten up any summer braai table. Serves 4-6 people Ingredients 90 g rocket 60 g basil 40 g mint 600 […]