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The Pope of regenerative agriculture is coming to South Africa!!!

The Pope of regenerative agriculture is coming to South Africa!!!

It is impossible to describe how exciting it is that Joel Salatin is coming to do two workshops on our farm early next year. He is the reason that I am farming. I have already started practicing deep breathing so that I can be calm around him. You can take your pick from any of […]

Product of the month. Egg whites.

Product of the month. Egg whites.

The success of the PJ Vadas Pasteis de Nata, which use our egg yolks, has meant that we have lots of egg whites to move. Fortunately there are lots of gym bunnies and meringue fans who love egg whites. Not sure how many gym bunnies are meringue fans and vice versa. This month PJ has […]

Brilliant metaphor for farming by my friend and mentor Mark Muncer.

Brilliant metaphor for farming by my friend and mentor Mark Muncer.

Mark has been responsible for many good things in my life. Having fun with our family, love of food, fabulous wine, hunting, reloading ammunition, charcuterie etc etc. He was the one who pushed me into starting my own butchery. This was whilst he was running the biggest grass fed beef operation in South Africa that […]

Reinspired by Reinhold Messner

Reinspired by Reinhold Messner

I recently rediscovered this book by Messner. He was the first man to climb Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen. He then went on to be the first to climb all peaks higher than 8,000m without oxygen. My favourite quote of his is “The true art of climbing is survival, and the point at which that […]

Cooking with PJ Vadas: Pavlova

Cooking with PJ Vadas: Pavlova

Pavlova Ingredients: 4 Farmer Angus egg whites 1 cup castor sugar 1 tbs cornflour Pinch salt 1 tbs white vinegar   Method: Whisk the egg whites in a bowl and add a pinch of salt. Whisk until peaks begin to form. Slowly add the sugar and keep whisking well, until the mixture is stiff and […]