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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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Fungi Foray

June 26, 2010

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Tiny mushroom

Father’s Day dawned gloriously with perfect mushrooming weather – a crisp, clear morning after half a week of soaking rains. More than thirty slowfooders of all ages joined us to forage for fungi at the Tokai Arboretum… here’s a review with photos, and a recipe for mushroom soup!

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