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What inspires me – EF Schumacher, Small is Beautiful

What inspires me – EF Schumacher, Small is Beautiful

EF Schumacher inspires me every time I read something of his. How I wish that when I studied economics at university that we had been taught, Schumacher. I would have remembered the subject.   I am currently rereading his book “Small is beautiful” which has the subtitle “A study of economics as if people mattered”. […]

Cooking with PJ Vadas – Christmas Gammon

Cooking with PJ Vadas – Christmas Gammon

Christmas Gammon  Ingredients 2kg smoked Farmer Angus gammon 2 onions 2 carrots cut into 5cm pieces 2 celery stalks cut into 5cm pieces 4 bay leaves 12 black peppercorns 4 tbsp honey 4 tbsp English mustard Method Cover the gammon with cold water and bring to the boil. Pour water off and add fresh cold water. Add the onions, carrots, celery, bay leaves […]

Beef boerewors – our product of the month.

Beef boerewors – our product of the month.

We have a had an on-farm butchery for almost 6 years now and every month I am still learning about what goes into conventional sausages. The list is very long, unbelievable and unsavoury which is why it will shock you that all you get in our boerewors at the farm is our beef, unwashed Khoisan […]

South Africa is the only country in the world with no legislation defining what can be sold as meat.

South Africa is the only country in the world with no legislation defining what can be sold as meat.

South Africa’s poor are currently bearing the brunt of meat legislation that just doesn’t exist. Furthermore, in a continuation of anti-poor legislation that has become the hallmark of this government, new legislation coming into effect next year will reduce the protein content of these so-called ‘meat’ products by 20%. Humans need protein to build their […]