Category Archives: Welcome

New Kids on the Block….

Things have been rather busy of late and my creative writing endeavours have taken a back seat behind the back seat of an old Morris Minor. ¬†Apologies if you have been waiting with anticipation for a post and unfortunately this … Continue reading

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Relish being an African…

This post is long overdue. One year ago nearly to the day I gave my first charcuterie course at African Relish in Prince Albert. Many of you will have been to this little gem of a Karoo town nestled below … Continue reading

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Britannia Bay

My cousin James has an obsession with puns. His wordsmith abilities often astound us all yet his ability to tirelessly continue on despite only a token of appreciation and acknowledgement are qualities to be admired. I'm sure Baden Powell could … Continue reading

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Something fishy…..

I have recently tried my hand at curing some salmon and trout. The results have been pleasing to Commander J and she documented our breakfast by taking the most gorgeous pictures – good enough to eat quite frankly. The salmon … Continue reading

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Good Okes ……

One of my favourite aspects of my business is dealing with the farmers who supply my meat. They are close to nature, driven by a passion to produce something special and totally unaffected by the complications that come with an … Continue reading

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The Boar Whisperer…..

at least that is what I call him. My next two posts are going to feature 2 of my favourite people. They are both farmers, they both do what they do because they believe in it, they love it, are … Continue reading

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It was a bit like a pilgrimage…….

We have just been on a holiday to the Amalfi coast in Italy and the thing that really left an impression on me is the simplicity of certain aspects of Italian life. Before I continue let me assure you that … Continue reading

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In Memoriam…

Sometimes you meet a person and feel an instant connection, an affinity coming from a mutual understanding, ¬†a comfortable warmth that normally takes many years to cultivate but exists immediately. In my experience this is a rare occurrence and when … Continue reading

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Germ Welfare ………

Last week I delivered some whole salamis to a retail customer. The gentleman who received the products and checked the invoice was reluctant to accept the stock due to the fact that the salamis had some white mould growing on … Continue reading

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Interesting Times……..

live in do we (as Yoda might say). I’m referring to the debate regarding the traditional food pyramid and the new thinking around the benefits of a high protein diet. When I grew up a healthy diet consisted of lots … Continue reading

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