A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go on a guided Indigenous edibles walk entitled “Fynbos flavours – a culinary adventure”at Kirstenbosch led by Di Thomson. You can find more of their exciting events here.
Kirstenbosch was really showing off that day, everything was crystal clear on the first warm sunny day in Spring
Here are just a few of the incredible edibles we saw:
Spekboom – what a magnificent specimen!
Our delicious local wild mint – Mentha longifolia
Carissa! The num num berry bush
The sweet-smelling Honeybush or Cyclopia genistoides
Wild rosemary – Eriocephalus africanus
Bruin Salie or Salvia africana-lutea one of our local Sage plants
And the cherry on top was a taste session afterwards! With amazing local indigenous products and sweet and savory shortbread baked by Di herself.
Thank you Di for your lovely talk and the best shortcake ever ❤