In the beginning of October we held a magical dining experience in a unique stetting- right in the middle of our plant retail.
Transporting guests to a place of community, nature and kindred spirits, enjoying feasting and festivities, belly dancing and the Gypsy melody’s of fantastic Ottoman Slap.
Not to mention lots of organic wine and Buchu ale.
A huge thank you to Juliette de Combes for taking these beautiful photos.
An event not possible without a lot of help from a lot of our friends. Thanks to all who participated in the magical event.
Who wants to join our next one?
The Secret Garden Feast
We invite you to come and experience this once-off pop-up event dedicated to sustainable cuisine that will tantalise all of your senses.
The meal will be created by the Forage Harvest Feast team, using fresh seasonal ingredients and locally produced products, transforming them into delicious foods.
Vegetables, herbs and wild foods will be picked and prepared on site that day from the Good Hope Gardens vegetable gardens. We will also be using indigenous edibles, seaweeds, floral foods and local artisan products.
Quality not quantity is to be observed and that means limited spaces! There will only be 50 seats available at the Secret Garden Feast so please book soon to avoid disappointment.
For your entertainment, you will be able to feast your ears and eyes on the five-piece Middle Eastern/Gypsy/Balkan fusion band, Ottoman Slap. Bringing you original compositions and traditional music with a twist – from Middle Eastern, Kletzmer, Andalusian, Romanian folk songs, and finally, to a mesmerising Tribal Fusion belly dancer to leave you enchanted!
The Secret Garden Feast will be held outdoors in the Indigenous plant nursery at Good Hope Gardens in Cape Point on Sunday the 12th of October at 4pm.
Tickets: R400 per person
Expect: edible center pieces, dancing, connection, community, real food and the unexpected.
To book contact Roushanna Gray at email@example.com
This weekend I made local wild food tasters for some Japanese seaweed scientists.
Wild mint and buchu brandy cocktails
Buchu brandy is excellent for settling the stomach. So after a heavy meal a shot of this would do you good….nice excuse!
Crumbed black mussels on a bed of wild nori
She sells sea shells on the sea shore…
Limpet, periwinkle and “krimpvarkie” seaweed samoosas
Perfectly ripe, rainbow coloured sour figs
Ulva seaweed and wild sage chillibites
Brassicophycus and Chordariopsus seaweed coleslaw salad with edible wild flowers.
Never-fail wild garlic rolls
And for something sweet….
Agar-agar mini milk-tart “boats” with candied kelp and Carissa flowers.
Hope this keeps you inspired – Have a totally wild week!
Last Saturday we had such a fun laughter filled Kids Forage and Harvest morning!
Our lovely group of excited kids collected wild herbs, edible flowers and garden veg to create and eat PIZZA!
And yes, moms and dads, grannies and grandpa’s – they ate ALL THEIR VEG UP!!!
The mothers who were there were all very pleased with this and asked when the next one was…. It’s this coming Saturday the 9th of November!
Here are some highlights from our morning:
Bella the pig!
Checking the goods
Rinsing the flowers
Mr Carrot Man
Creating edible masterpieces
Hope you can join us at our next exciting morning 🙂
Last Saturday we had another fantastic Forage Harvest and Feast!
Here of some beautiful photos taken by Werner Deblitz…scroll down and let your imagination take over…
That was one of the last Forage Harvest and Feast courses of the season until Winter,
but we will be going on Seaweed forages in Summer to tide us over until then.
Hope you can join us!
In the school holidays we had two lovely kids forage mornings – focusing on edible flowers and wild herbs which we collected from the gardens and used to make and eat in scones. You can see here what we got up to!
The next Kids Forage morning includes making and eating PIZZA with foraged and harvested wild herbs, organic veg and edible flowers with fynbos iced tea. And of course meeting the farm animals, playing in the playground and nature drawings.
These will be held on
Saturday the 2nd of November R150
Saturday the 9th of November R150
and more in the Christmas school holidays.
Our next half day Forage Harvest and Feast course dates for adults –
Saturday the 19th of October R250
Sunday the 27th of October R250
In November we will also be organizing a seaweed course. Dates to be confirmed.
Info on the guides
Info on the course:
to book please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Last week we had two brilliant Kids Forage mornings.
Just do the math:
Kids + school holidays + baskets + edible flowers & wild herbs + farm animals + an awesome playground + baking + paper + crayons
= A bunch of happy kids, floral & wild herb scones with lashings of jam and cream, fynbos iced tea, art, shrieks of laughter, new friends, plant knowledge, full tummies and
a Wild Fun Time!
Check it out:
Daring each other to eat the Spekboom leaves
Tasting Borage flowers
Discussing the merits of foraged wild edibles versus harvested crops. Or how mushy the mud is.
Peppermint Pelargonium …”It tastes like bubblegum!”
Meeting Bella the pig
Just kidding around
Washing the flowers and wild herbs
Then spinning them dry
Making the scones
Quality control tasting
Having fun in the playground
Scones are ready!
And such creative artists!
Thank you to all the lovely children and their wonderful parents for bringing them for the fun filled morning.
Next time we will be making pizza!
Hope to see all those who who could not make it at one of the next Kids Forage Mornings.