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 […]
Grow to Eat
If you are looking to get the best out of your garden, then look no further than this!
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!
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 […]
One of the highlights of summer is homegrown watermelon Watermelons are easy to grow but require space; because each plant only produces two fruit, three or four plants are needed for a good supply. It’s not that watermelons are tardy producers, it’s just that each melon weighs 10-12 kg, so it takes a lot of […]
Green up your braai area All you chop-chowing carnivores out there shouldn’t miss out on having some lush greenery growing close to the braai area. It is not only for the plants’ attractive appearance, which will beautify these traditionally very masculine and functional areas, but also the ability of their sprigs, leaves and flowers to […]
Baby Cabbages Like all things miniature, baby cabbages have an appeal all of their own. They don’t take up as much growing space as big cabbages (which is an important consideration for small gardens) and they are ready for harvesting a whole lot sooner. If you don’t have a large family then a big head […]
Cherry tart To show off the cherries – the stars in this dessert – assemble the servings individually in elegant glasses, topping each with the crumble, which is baked separately. This recipe serves 4. 200 g cherries, stoned ½ cup water pinch of ground cinnamon pinch of ground cloves 1 tablespoon cornflour dissolved in a […]