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Organic Markets - The best in the Cape! - The Mojo Market - Part 3

August 16, 2018

Right on our own front door we find the Mojo Market in Sea Point, featuring forty-five designer retail stalls, a daily fresh goods section and twenty-five speciality food vendors.

It’s set up to allow for maximum indoor/outdoor flow with the pavement becoming the storefront and then transitioning into the indoor market. Indulge in ice-cream from Baskin Robbins or get All Thai’d Up for a zing of something spicy. There are clothes, accessories, trinkets and food, food and more food to choose from.

Kick back with an original Earthfire pizza and enjoy some of the live entertainment. This is definitely a “two-or-more visit” kind of market., you need to keep coming back :-)

Where:  30 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

Opening Times:

EARLY BIRD’S BREAKFAST 

Mondays to Sundays - 8am – 10pm

FOOD STALLS 

Mondays to Thursday - 11am – 10pm

Friday to Sundays - 10am – 10pm

RETAILERS

Mondays to Sundays - 10am – 6pm

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Organic Markets - The best in the Cape! - The Oranjezicht City Farm Market Day - Part 2

August 15, 2018

This is one of those community garden success stories that turned into so much more. This market is held every Saturday in Granger Bay near the V&A Waterfront. 

It’s a community-driven, farmers-style market for independent local farmers as well as artisanal food producers. You can easily do your weekly food shopping (veg, fruit, bread, organic dairy, free-range eggs, honey, muesli and much more) here. 

There’s food to be had, both raw and cooked :-) Aside from these, customers can buy edible plants and seedlings, compost and gardening supplies and equipment and there are also plenty of activities for kids such as storytelling, planting, craft and yoga.

Where: Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront

When: Every Saturday from 8.30am to 2pm.

Contact: market@ozcf.co.za

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Organic Markets - The best in the Cape! - Constantia Waldorf Organic Market - Part 1

August 14, 2018

Set on the beautiful grounds of the Waldorf School in Constantia, this market is a veritable hub of all things healthy. Go feast your eyes and stomach on their huge range of veggies, juice, dairy, honey and preserves as well as a range products from Camphill.

The traders are all really friendly, knowledgeable and informative and will soon clear up any confusion about Organic vs. biodynamic, what does sustainable and permaculture mean? Are free range and fair trade the same thing?

Aside from all the produce you can also choose to relax while eating freshly prepared cakes and organic ice-cream or light meals, organic coffee and herb teas.

When: Every Friday between 11am and 3pm (not on public holidays or during school holidays)

Where: Constantia Waldorf School, Spanschemat Road, Constantia.

Contact: Jeanne 082 215 0764 or Roger 082 569 9894

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The best things in life are cheese - Dalewood Fromage - Part 3

August 10, 2018

This cheesery’s heritage is squarely based on one man's vision and many peoples execution, Rob Visser spent many years scouring the french countryside to find unique recipes and learn trade secrets at the feet of masters. 

Amongst their many variations the core stock remains  Brie, Camembert and Blue. These have spun off into unique and trademarked cheeses such as the Huguenot (Semi-hard, brushed rind style moulded into huge golden cartwheels), Boland (a semi-hard cheese with a hard rind made in the style of a Port Salut) and Lanquedoc (a semi soft washed rind cheese).

Located on the breathtaking Franschhoek-Simondium Road, the farm is awash with gorgeous, fawn-coloured, long-lashed Jersey cows who provide the key ingredient, milk from grass-fed cows!

It’s a stunning drive with a picturesque destination, the tasty cheeses are just the icing on the cake of a beautiful morning out!

URL: http://dalewood.co.za/

F: https://www.facebook.com/dalewoodfromage

E: cheesery@dalewood.co.za

Tel: 21 27 200 2580

Location: R45, Paarl

Opening hours: Weekdays 09:00 – 16:00 / Saturdays 10:00 – 15:00

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The best things in life are cheese - Anura Vineyards - Part 2

August 08, 2018

Anura is situated between Paarl and Stellenbosch in the foothills of the Simonsberg mountain range and has traditionally been planted with red wine such as Mourvédre, Petit Verdot, Grenache, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese and Malbec. 

It is, however, also the home to Forest Hill Cheesery which produces a range of artisan white mould, soft and mature style cheeses. The cheesery began its’ journey in the 2000, focussing on wonderful rich flavoured, creamy white mould cheeses, such as Camembert and Brie. This expanded into production of these and Bella, Marisch and Manchego cheeses. The flagship cheese is  Anura Mountain Cheese, is a Gruyere style cheese matured for five to seven months to develop complex, rich flavours.

All cheeses are made in small batches and entirely by hand, meaning that you will be having a boutique cheese experience at the beautiful Anura tasting rooms.

 URL: http://www.anura.co.za

F: https://www.facebook.com/anuravineyards/

E: info@anura.co.za

Tel: 27 21 875 5360

Location: Anura Vineyards, Simondium Road

Klupmuts

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The best things in life are cheese - Fairview Wine & Cheese - Part 1

August 07, 2018

Located on the beautiful granite slopes of Paarl Mountain and facing Table Mountain in the distance this estate has been producing wine since 1699.  

Three things define this beautiful farm, wine, cheese and goats (which have their own tower and have attained celebrity status by now). To accompany this you have a tasting shed with a vast selection of cheese, homemade goats milk products and wine. 

Freshly, home-baked breads and bagels are made to compliment the twenty-five cheeses on offer. 

These include, White Rock with pear and caramel (A mild, semi-soft white cheese with added glazed pear and natural caramel flavour creating a lovely combination of sweet fruits and a cheesy flavour) and Vintner’s Brie (a traditional full flavoured, soft white mould cheese with a creamy ‘mushroom’ flavour). 

That’s just the tip of the cheeseberg, head over and see for yourself, it’s a full experience and it’s incredibly tasty and pretty!

URL: https://www.fairview.co.za

F: https://www.facebook.com/FairviewWineandCheese/

E: info@fairview.co.za

Tel: +27 21 863 3609

Location: Fairview Wine & Cheese, Suid-Agter Paarl Road

Suider Paarl

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The best things in life are cheese

August 06, 2018

“Dessert without cheese is like a beauty with only one eye!” – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Cheese glorious cheese! We love it, can’t get enough of it and it’s one of the things that you can get in astounding variety and abundance in the Western Cape. 

This week, it’s what’s on the menu as we flit around and find the wheel deal. ;-)

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Ladies, all the ladies! - Petit Four High Tea at Jordan - Part 3

August 02, 2018

This beautiful bakery in the heart of the stunning Cape winelands is putting on an quaint display for Woman’s Day this year. 

We envisage this to work best as a morning/lunch outing where you will be treated to a hot beverage and Petit Fours tasting. The Petit Fours you will be presented with on the day are:

• Peanut Butter Blondie with Royal Icing

• Lemon Tartlet with Fresh Berries and Chantilly Cream

• Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Square

Each of them divine and melt-in-your-mouth delicious in their own special way. 

The location and the skillfully prepared goodies are the combination that will make this an outing to remember.

URL: http://www.thebakery.co.za/womens-day-high-tea/  

Tel: +27 21 881 3441

Location: Stellenbosch Kloof Rd

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Ladies, all the ladies! - Goddess Luncheon at Cafe Caprice - Part 2

August 01, 2018

A special gastronomically inclined Women's Day event catered for foodies is taking place on the Camps Bay “Strip”, palm trees, sea views, beautiful people and amazing tastes.

We’re talking about a three-course luncheon menu elegantly designed to take you on a flavour journey that is wholesome, intricate and grounded in conscious living. 

Gluten, dairy, meat and free options are available across the board, ensuring something for everyone. Expect delights such as wild mushroom risotto with thyme, parmesan cheese and crispy shimeji’s or an heirloom tomato salad with toasted almonds, baby beets, buffalo mozzarella and a lime/basil infusion.

Everything will be paired with elegant Cointreau cocktails, bubbles and a little Happy Culture Kombucha.

A festival of taste to treat yourself like a goddess!

 Book: https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1482555188 

Tel: 021 438 8315

Location: 37 Victoria Road, Camps Bay

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