Winter Warmers with recipes

Journal & Recipes

The past week it became evident that winter is kicking in at full swing and hearty. Winter warmers are on the menu. We had some locals join us from George to help us celebrate one of the most magical times of the year. Willem en Alba Klopper had a fantastic time exploring flavours of Indian ...

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SWARTBERG PASS REPAIRS AFTER FLASH FLOODS

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Donald Grant, the Minister of Transport & Public Works, informed us on Monday 22 May that 2.4km of the Swartberg Pass was severely damaged on 9 April 2017, which resulted in an emergency situation and the road being closed on the Prince Albert side of the Pass.  Prince Albert can still be reached via Meiringspoort ...

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Charcuterie with Neil Jewell – Chef’s Diary

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We recently had the pleasure of hosting Charcuterie master Neil Jewell in our kitchen at African Relish. Neil & Charlie As usual, we were quite a big group and everyone was captivated by Neil’s energy, knowledge and passion for not only food, but the art of charcuterie. Neil and his pork supplier, Charlie brought a ...

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New Beginnings – Chef’s Diary

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From Soil to Plate A truly magical time of the year is upon us. As the season changes, it’s out with the old and in with the new. And in the spirit of new beginnings, we’ve added 12 new boxes to our ever growing vegetable garden. The new additions to our family are peas, beetroot, kohlrabi, broad-beans, ...

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AUTUMN AND EASTER IS HERE

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It was a warm and flavour full week in the African Relish kitchen. Eric and Lalie Kossatz joined us all the way from Somerset West for some tasty Karoo Tapas and sweet, decadent desserts. TAPAS AND DESSERTS They are avid foodies and loves to experiment with flavours. Eric baked very good bread, made pastries among ...

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Olive time of the year

Journal & Recipes

It’s that time of the year again and the olives are hanging ripe and ready. Olive production works in a two year cycles. The olive harvest of 2016 was excellent and by default, this year is not so great. The growing period of an olive happens up till 40 days after pollination through the process ...

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A week of summer cycling and singing

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Mid summer has been fun at the cooking school, we have enjoyed numerous cooking classes and a beautiful wedding. A highlight was the culinary cycle tour followed by a weekend with South African singer-songwriter Arno Carstens and family visiting African Relish. Escape Cycle Tours culinary week in the Karoo Escape Cycle Tours has been a ...

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When Ireland comes to the Karoo – Chef Jaco’s diary

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Emerald Isle visitors to African Relish We recently welcomed two guests from Ireland at African Relish. It was wonderful to show them a true, heart warming summer Karoo welcome. A Karoo Culinary Experience After a wholesome breakfast the day begins with a tour of Prince Albert town. This included a cheese tasting at Gay’s dairy , an ...

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Charcuterie in our kitchen – Chef’s diary

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Keeping it local. As a chef I am really privileged to be able to work with high quality local produce that’s on my doorstep, or at the most a phone call away. Anything from organic venison to full fat Guernsey dairy.  Gay’s Dairy is a local gem that recently gave birth to ‘The Meat Room’ where I buy my ...

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No need to knead – Chef’s Diary

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In the culinary world, there is no love more pure than the love for bread.  That heart warming smell of bread baking in a wood fired oven inspires passion and love in all of us. Understanding fresh ingredients, good flour and wild yeast will open your eyes to this true art form a lot of ...

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