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!
Good Hope Gardens
Forage, Feast and Garden Tours
This half day course takes place in and around the Good Hope Gardens Nursery in Cape Point run by Roushanna and Gael Gray on weekends and can accommodate 12 people. A minimum group of 8 is required.
Group bookings can be arranged on request in the week. Corporate bookings for up to 20 people via special arrangement. Starting time for the course is 10am. To book please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The half day course includes pre-prepared wild food snacks and drinks tasted along the walk, a simple delicious meal shared by the group that we will forage along the way and a pre-prepared wild desert. You will also receive information sheets and recipes on the plants that we will use in the meal.
R500 per person or R1800 for group of 4 friends.
Alternatively you can book a Wild Food Meal and sit down and enjoy a Wild Food tasting lunch at your leisure (minimum of 10 per group)
What to expect
Each course is different according to seasonality and availability in the gardens and the bush. Explore our gardens, discover and pick edible floral foods and fresh organic vegetables. Learn about indigenous edibles, and how to utilize them in your kitchen, how to grow them in your garden and their medicinal properties. After the snacks and tour we will get creative and prepare and share a meal. This will be followed by questions and answers. You can also enjoy a 10% discount in the nursery retail should you wish to purchase any indigenous plants for your garden.
What to bring
Gumboots or comfortable walking shoes, raincoat/sun hat – suitable outdoor gear. Cameras are welcome. Don’t forget an open mind and your sense of humor!
Other courses and walks we offer:
Kids Forage Harvest and Feast
Educational Fynbos walks
Guided fynbos walks
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