Archive | February, 2012

Catharina’s Meat-free Monday dinner

February 20, 2012

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Monday, 2 April 2012 Whether for health, financial or environmental reasons, many people are trying to cut down on the amount of meat that they eat. Catharina’s at Steenberg Hotel has developed a three-course menu that shows off grains and veggies at their best. (The asparagus, artichoke and broad bean risotto is creamy perfection, the reviewers say.) Chef Garth […]

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A report back on fabulous fig picking at Hoogwater

February 13, 2012

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A barrel of Ladera shiraz with notes by Charles Osche

Raining? In February? We had to risk it – the fig season is over by the end of the month. So a bunch of Slow Foodies trekked out to Hoogwater farm in Wolseley. Hoogwater has an old, rather wild fig orchard, as well as peach and pomegranate orchards, a handful of cows and a donkey […]

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Hoogwater fig-picking: 11 February 2012

February 6, 2012

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Join us for a convivial lunch in the shade of the peach trees at Hoogwater Farm in Wolsely, followed by a stroll through the fig orchards where you can chose the juiciest fruit for yourself. Hoogwater farmer Charles Osche also makes wine, and will give us an introduction to them in the cellars before we […]

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