Summer’s bountiful harvest.

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Summer. Wishes to you for a happy, healthy and abundant 2022 from the African Relish team. What better way to start the new year than with a week of cooking classes and being able to use the harvest from our freshly minted Bard garden. The garden is bountiful and rewarding. The Chef’s Café is able ...

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No stone unturned

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The Bard Garden is our new potager in the cooking school grounds. The first phase of planting was completed on 27th October under a brooding indigo sky and the heavens opened within minutes of planting the last of the sunflower seeds. The process began by asking Brett Bard of Tortoiseback Vegan Haven to collaborate with ...

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Watch this space. The Bard Garden.

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Breaking ground, the beginnings of a sustainable fork to fork project. We are preparing the land for The Bard Garden. What was once lawn will become a 10 x 15m organic potager garden. The garden is based on permaculture principles and agro-ecological growing techniques. Devised by Brett Bard, the design concept is taken from The ...

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Happiness in the kitchen

Journal & Recipes

Cooking classes We’re happily busy in the kitchen, training, learning and giving cooking classes, furthermore winter is a good time to perfect our skills and learn new recipes for new courses. Indeed snow is on the Swartberg Mountains in view of the cooking school and the kitchen is a hearty place to be. Lockdown classes ...

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The secrets of winter in the Karoo

Journal & Recipes

Winter Warmers. Mid winter and the Karoo is a gem waiting to be visited, definitely the secret season. Warm sunny blue skies during the day although chilly at night. Our Winter Warmer accommodation special is just the trick for a weekend getaway for two, or a school holiday outing family of four. Our cottages have ...

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Culinary adventures in the Karoo

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As summer beckons. The weather is treating us well. We’re planting up our vegetable boxes with aubergine, basil, peppers, chilli, rocket, spinach and  radishes and we have finished our spring cleaning. Thank you to the many loyal local travellers and new adventurers for visiting us as lockdown regulations ease. And here’s to those first international ...

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For the fun of cooking.

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A 2020 beginning. It’s 2020. Summer is here. School is back. Holidays are over. The African Relish team has gathered in the shade of the verandah for a breather and our first weekly meeting to plan the year ahead. 2019 was a bumper year where we hosted more guests than ever before.  We aim, through ...

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Getting ready for the summer holidays or a wedding?

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African Relish gets festive in the Karoo. It is soon time for the school holidays and festive celebrations or even a wedding for the summer. Our foodie haven has the following offerings to tempt you.  Gifts  The deli has three gift bag options – our cloth tote bag filled with a bottle of red wine, ...

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Summer is cooking

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Halfway through October already, and we have a busy class calendar and a new lunch menu. There are a variety of classes on our calendar to choose from 19 October – Flavours of the East 23 October – Karoo on a plate 25 October – Baking sweet and savoury 25 October – South African Classics ...

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A morning with Anna Tvinnereim

Journal & Recipes

On Saturday 26 January hosted a morning course with a very special baker. Swedish cook and cultural ambassador, Anna Tvinnereim paid a flying visit to Prince Albert, fleeing the Northern winter. On her way back to Cape Town from visiting friends on the Garden Route, she manage squeeze in time for a course. Anna splits ...

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