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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Today the rain is pouring down. It has been pouring down since last night and will probably rain on and off all day and drizzle into tomorrow morning.
This can only mean one thing:
Its time to bake!
ROOIBOS CUPCAKE RECIPE:
3/4 cups of castor sugar
125g soft butter
1 cup of rooibos tea made with 3 tea bags
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
Cream sugar and butter, beat in eggs one at a time. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix till smooth. Half fill cupcake cases with the batter and bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg for about 15 mins or till a knife comes out clean. Cool and ice with vanilla or lemon icing.
Give some to a friend and make their day,
Share some with your mom
Or just curl up by the fire with a cup of tea and a few of these – take some time out for a bit of cupcake meditation 😀
We are now offering fynbos flavour taste sensations and fynbos education all rolled into one tasty little package….read all about it here:
Enjoy the Flavours of Fynbos at Good Hope Gardens Nursery
Gael and Roushanna Gray invite you to join them at Good Hope Gardens Nursery to share and enjoy a seasonal organic veg and fynbos fusion food meal using fresh farm produce, indigenous herbs, roots and seeds foraged off their land and seaweed from rock pools along the Atlantic Ocean coast line. They will be sharing their knowledge of edible indigenous herbs and how to successfully grow them in your own gardens. A 10% discount will be available on all plants in the nursery including the edible and medicinal plant display.
Gael started the Good Hope Gardens Nursery over 25 years ago in its beautiful fynbos surrounds near Cape Point when indigenous plants were unpopular and exotics were the norm. Shehas done ground breaking work in introducing previously unused indigenous species into the horticultural trade and has a wealth of indigenous plant knowledge!
Roushanna has a passion for food having been brought up with an eclectic mix of Cape Malay cooking, Jewish and Christian traditional feasts, and Steiner school harvest festivals. She was inspired by the local edible indigenous plant availability and has been experimenting with the exciting flavours of the fynbos ever since moving to the nursery 7 years ago.
There are several organic vegetable gardens growing at the nursery as well as chickens, ducks, goats, sheep a pig and several beehives. Food is always a focus at the main farmhouse and something from the garden is always on the table at mealtimes. Friends and family are often over to share and enjoy the bounty of the land and indulge in the latest recipe.
Spaces are limited to 12 people max. To find out more info, costs or to book, please call us on 0217809299 or email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The time is rolling around again for our next event at the Nursery. Its our Summer event which is always fun and festive and this time the focus is on indigenous trees and food, food food! ..details as follows…
There is no better way to celebrate the arrival of summer than at the annual Good Hope Gardens Nursery’s Food and Fynbos Fair. Set in the Cape Floral Kingdom’s peninsula heartland, there will be an array of fun for the whole family. From fun for kids – a jumping castle, face painting, pony rides and playground – to fynbos walks, fynbos food, fynbos products, lots of delicious food stalls, an intriguing succulent footpath and discounted plants from one of the finest fynbos collections to be found anywhere. Green up your Christmas this year by buying a discounted indigenous tree to decorate. The fair happens at Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd (M65) en route to Cape Point on Saturday the 15 Dec from 10am – 4pm.
Visit our facebook page for the latest news on the event!
Indigenous plants, farm life and wild food in Cape Point