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SPRING EVENTS WITH VELD AND SEA

Join us for some wildly deliciously workshops this season. Spring has sprung and we are excited to share the wonderful world of wild flavour and edible flowers with you in and around the Veld and Sea kitchen classroom cabin. We will be adventuring up the east coast to explore the edible landscape there, and offering up some new collaborative workshops and pop-up events in the Veld and Sea line up.
To book for any of these events, please email roushanna@hotmail.com

FYNBOS FORAGING

Sunday the 3rd of September 10am=2pm

Introductory half day forage and feasting experience guided by Roushanna and Gael Gray. Each individual class is different according to the season and availability in the gardens and the bush. Explore the gardens, discover and pick edible floral foods and fresh organic vegetables. Forage for indigenous edibles, learn how to sustainably harvest them, utilize them in your kitchen, grow them in your garden and some of their medicinal properties. Learn about wild herbs and how to preserve and prepare them. After snacks and a gathering tour we will get creative in the foraging classroom kitchen and prepare and share a feast.
This half day course includes wild food snacks and drinks, a delicious three course lunch based on ingredients foraged, harvested and prepared by the group. You will also receive information sheets and recipes on the plants that we will use in the meal.

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 humour!

Cost: R550 p/person or R2000 for group of four. Children under 17yrs R200, Children under 2yrs free. Full payment will secure your booking as spaces are limited.

Venue: Veld and Sea Classroom at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd (M65),Cape Point.

POP-UP TEA GARDEN & PLANT SALE

Saturday the 9th of September 10am – 2pm

Join us at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery for a morning of delights ~ The Veld and Sea kitchen classroom table will be heaving with wild flavoured treats in the the pop-up tea garden, with old favorites like edible flower cupcakes, wild mint carrot cake, peppermint pelargonium koeksisters, spekboom and nasturtium quiche, fynbos iced tea and more. Our wood fired pizza oven will be operating and serving up wild herbed pizzas. You can enjoy a discount on all plants in the nursery and browse through some second hand and vintage clothing. Relax in the new outdoor area on rustic handmade wooden furniture while your kids enjoy themselves in the playground.

For inquiries or to book a table email roushanna@hotmail.com

EARTH TO OCEAN – Yoga Surf Food

Sunday the 10th of September 11am – 5pm

A Deep South Feast for the senses.

Awaken your senses and awareness with a lovely Yoga class. We will focus on core strength, upper body mobility and balanace. This will warm you up and get you ready for the optional surf session we have in store for you.
After your paddle among the waves or a walk / stretch / daydream on the beach we will have a beautiful vibrant plant based vegan meal waiting for you, along with botanical cocktails for a special Sunday sundowner session.

R450pp – Yoga and food are included. You can bring your own surf gear or hire some for R140pp (wetsuit and board).

Venue: African Soul Surfer Backpackers, Surfers Corner, Beach Rd, Muizenberg.

For bookings and information please e-mail
Claudia at yogahikecapetwn@gmail.com OR
Roushanna at roushanna@hotmail.com

JEFFERY’S BAY FORAGING WORKSHOP

SATURDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 10am – 2pm

We are excited to announce the offering of an East Coast foraging experience!

Join us exploring Jefferys Bay’s edible landscape with a walk along the beach and surrounds to discover indigenous and introduced edible plants. Learn how to sustainability harvest them, utilize them in your kitchen, how to grow them in your garden and some of their medicinal properties, learn about wild herbs and how to prepare and preserve them. We will continue on to Chef Carmen’s kitchen at Almost On The Beach guesthouse where we will prepare and share a wild flavoured meal together.

What is included: Wild food snacks and drinks, a 3 course meal prepared and shared by the group. You will also receive information sheets and recipes based on the plants we will use in the meal.

Cost: R500 per person

Venue: Kabeljous, Jeffery’s Bay

To book: Please email roushanna@hotmail.com

FLOWER WORKSHOPS

Saturday the 7th October 10am-2pm

Saturday the 14th October 10am-2pm

Immerse yourself in the blooms and blossoms, the Fynbos and foliage, the delightful and delicious – a complete floral experience. Celebrating spring and flower power  together in a beautiful botanical bunch entwined with flower crowns, floral creations, edible flower picking, champagne cocktails and the preparing and sharing of a floral food feast.

Cost: R600 per person

Includes: A light floral inspired lunch, notes and recipes, botanical cocktails and a flower crown and floral creation to take home.

Please bring: A bunch of flowers to add diversity and colour to the day – these can be bought, foraged or picked, with or without a story behind them.

To book: Please email roushanna@hotmail.com

SPRING FLAVOURS ~ Pop-up dinner

Saturday the 28th of October 5pm 

A pop up rustic early dinner dining experience in and around the Veld and Sea kitchen classroom cabin. This fresh floral inspired 4 course menu will be available for one evening only, all ingredients gathered on the day of the event from the ocean, veld and farm.  Non-alcoholic botanical drinks will be served. BYOB or wine, suggested drinks pairing available.

Spaces are limited, book your seat by emailing roushanna@hotmail.com

Cost: R480 per person.

Venue: Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd, Cape Point.

PRIVATE FORAGING EXPERIENCES:

Wild Food Foraging on Air B n B

Wild Food Experience with Eatsplorer

Wild Flavour Consultation with Veld and Sea 

NOW AVAILABLE: VELD AND SEA GIFT VOUCHERS…

Give the gift of experience! Valid for up to 6 months from purchase, redeemable at any of our Veld and Sea events, to the value of your choice.

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Red ribbon seaweed

For one of the desserts at our Coastal Foraging, I make an agar agar jelly treat. To do this you have to collect the red ribbon seaweed that grows on kelp fronds and boil it to extract the agar agar.

Coastal foragingAgar agar kiwi jelly and candied kelp on ice cream.

The romantic version of collecting the seaweed is on a beautiful summers day..blue skies and turquoise sea. A surfboard, a smile and a skip down the beach.

The reality is usually more like a sand-blasted walk down the beach through a howling south-easter, slipping on the porphyra strewn rocks to get to the water’s edge at low tide, holding on with your toes and getting soaked by waves trying to reach the kelp.

If you try and have a surf you could easily get smacked if the face with your board like I did today. Who needs botox right? Dear wind, please hit my lip on the other side now. Angelina Jolie roll over – this is a Deep South extreme makeover.

And if you have missed low tide, you better start looking for a limpet with a lot of red seaweed growing on its shell.

Coastal foraginglike this but more.

Today we got the romantic version….

Coastal foragingA surfboard, a smile and a skip down the beach

Coastal foragingOk and maybe one quick little wave. Or five…

Coastal foragingCollecting the seaweed.

Coastal foragingFound a good bunch! Tough job hey. Gotta love these board meetings.

Coastal foragingWoohoo! Dreamy Summertime.

Coastal foragingLets go check out the haul…

Coastal foragingNeatly stashed away in wetsuit and top

Coastal foragingThe foraged goods. Nice.

A little bit of everything here – red, brown and green seaweed to eat.

Watch out for our next blog post to see what we made…

Happy holidays!

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!!!