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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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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North meets South

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Story teller Isabeau Reynvoet visits African Relish. In January we had a visit to the hot Karoo by Isabeau and her partner from their home in wintery Belgium. Isabeau is a journalist and photographer who owns a travel website called www.getguided.be recording her travels as a Millennial, recommending and highlighting out of the ordinary travel ...

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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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Finally! It’s here

Journal & Recipes

A cooking school should publish a cookbook. It seems an obvious thing, so we did. It’s been a cherished dream of ours to publish a book since we welcomed the first guests into the African Relish Kitchen in early 2009. The plum has never been quite ripe though. It sort of took a back seat ...

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Ferment

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Winter moments and inspiration The winter school holiday is over. The good times we shared with holiday makers and kids in our kitchen is over. In the more quieter moments we have in the kitchen we take time to test new recipes and make use of winter citrus for pickling and preserving. Our chef Camilla received ...

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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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