Tag: scarborough

AUTUMN ~ Wild Food events with Veld + Sea

We are getting very excited at the approach of the cooler season, the first rains have already fallen, encouraging tiny, delicious winter shoots to show, and the first mushrooms have already been spotted in the forests.

Have a look at some of our upcoming wild food events below…
Saturday the 9th of April 11am
Join Roushanna Gray at the next Food Dialogue Series hosted by the Foragers Shop in Scarborough under The Hub Café where she will be discussing and introducing some of the delicious wild flavours our area has to offer. She will be introducing you to 10 of her favorite indigenous edible plants, wild weeds, edible flowers and seaweeds. The discussion will touch on history, seasons, identification, sustainability issues, preparation, recipes and which plants you should be planting in your gardens.

Wednesday the 4th of May
Saturday the 14th of May
Join us at our autumn forest forage led by avid mushroom hunter Justin Williams as we delve into the forest to learn all about the magical world of mushrooms! We will be meeting early and begin the foray with an educational talk about wild mushrooms, then head off into the forest to find what is on offer.
Participants will need to bring a basket, pocket/pen knife, rain coat (weather permitting) and outdoor-friendly shoes.
Cost: R350
Included: Notes, recipes, post-forage refreshments of nourinshing mushroom soup, bread, mushroom pate and a warming buchu brandy and rooibos hot toddie prepared by wild food forager Roushanna Gray.
Location to be revealed to participants closer to the time.
Spaces are limited so book your place soon!
To book please email roushanna@hotmail.com
Fri 27th and Sat 28th 
This wildly exciting event will be hosted by the Culture Club Cheese restaurant on Bree Street in Town.
Details and menu TBC – watch this space or to put your name down please email roushanna@hotmail.com

Liminal Alchemy – Exhibition experience


[change by fire] . as rains soothe charred earth . as seeds burst from ash

a multi medium experience of art, music, food and dance performance, celebrating the regeneration of cyclical nature and the passage of seasons

* a solo exhibition of sculptures, prints and fynbos drops by
Daya Heller Art at Zensa Lodge *
* a live musical journey of bass and voice by Cyrille Carreon and Hein *
* a foraged feast of fynbos food by Roushanna Gray *
* dance performances :
of moon (yin) by Jade Kristie Khoury
& sun (yang) by Terri Wolff *

Liminal Alchemy - Daya Heller Art
– world cuisine by The Vintage Vinyl Cafe
– fire dance by Terri (with burning surprise)
– moon dance by Jade
– music concert by Cyrille & Hein


– fynbos feast by Roushanna Gray
– dancing by Jade & Terri
– music concert by Cyrille & Hein

{food and drink for sale}


at ZENSA LODGE, 534 Egret Rd, Scarborough, Cape Town


Tickets for evening celebrations R60
available at quicket,
or at the door

Liminal Alchemy

Catching up to the present…

So, a good couple days since the last entry. So much has happened since then…

The Argus Cycle Tour went past:

The nursery was closed that day as the roads were blocked nearly all day. Holiday!

We were in the thick-of-things moving wise and the Real Unpacking started. Still actually in the middle of it. Moving is crazy. Found out I have an old ancestral in-the-war urge in my blood to save old pieces of string/glass bottles/broken pieces of crockery for that Maybe One Day In The Future when I will need it to mend a blind/make some jam/do a mosaic. Three words: Chuck it out. Thank goodness for recycling is all I can say!

We found some interesting headgear in the unpacking:

We either found it incredibly entertaining or the move was taking its toll on our sanity.

What do you think?

To take our minds off cleaning and boxes, we went to the beach with Pretty  Petra and Buzz from Amaza Afrika tours in the Magic Bus.

It did the trick and we were suitably refreshed. Thanks guys!

Back to work…Fynbos Family Day event is in two weeks. Counting down to the D day will be filled with organizing and beautifying the Nursery. And of course lots of checking up on weather forecasts!

See you all on the 5th of April!!!