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Author: Gwen Sparks

Regenerative Agriculture does reverse climate change

Regenerative Agriculture does reverse climate change

On 19th September 2019, I’ll be speaking at the TEDxJohannesburgSalon: Green Transition, which is taking place with the support of the Embassy of Denmark in South Africa. Not only is industrial agriculture one of the big emitters of greenhouse gasses, but it also pollutes the

Secrets of bacon revealed

Secrets of bacon revealed

The secrets of bacon revealed    It’s not unusual for bacon lovers to fight over the last rasher in the pan. After all, the salty, smoky flavour and seductive aroma are what tends to turn us into raging bacon junkies in just one whiff. Bacon

Cooking with PJ Vadas: Steak Tartar

Cooking with PJ Vadas: Steak Tartar

Steak Tartar Ingredients 80g chopped Farmer Angus beef 1 tablespoon garlic aioli/mayonnaise 10g gherkin chopped 10g chopped capers 5g salted mushrooms 1 teaspoon dill oil 2g watercress 5g mixed dill & coriander Pinch salt 1 teaspoon Rozendal vinaigrette   1 slice sourdough bread   Method

Cooking with PJ Vadas: Pork Scratchings
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Cooking with PJ Vadas: Pork Scratchings

Pork Scratchings Ingredients: 400g pork skin with at least 5mm fat Salt   Spiced Salt: 2g smoked paprika 15g salt   Method: Score the fat of the skin at 1cm intervals Pour boiling water on the pork, skin side up (this opens the score marks)

Cooking with PJ Vadas: Beef broth with chicken

Cooking with PJ Vadas: Beef broth with chicken

Beef broth with chicken 150g cooked chicken preferably leg meat 250ml Farmer Angus bone broth 10g garlic chopped 10g chilli chopped 10g ginger chopped 5g coriander seeds chopped 15g diced mushrooms 10g spring onions chopped 50ml extra virgin olive oil 25ml rozendal vinegar Method: Fry

Egg-to-plate media day

Egg-to-plate media day

Last week we hosted 16 journalists from some of South Africa’s top magazines, radio stations, newspapers and digital media channels at the farm! They braved the cold and early morning start to join us for our circle, take part in moving our Eggmobiles and collecting

Farmer Angus on Cape Talk with Pippa Hudson

Farmer Angus on Cape Talk with Pippa Hudson

This past week, Pippa Hudson on Cape Talk invited me to come and chat to her and all the Cape Talk listeners about what we do at Farmer Angus. It was a great interview and the feedback from listeners was encouraging. If you couldn’t listen

Smutsfinger pastures

Smutsfinger pastures

My best pastures on the farm are named Smutsfinger grass. It was named after a true polymath, General Jan Smuts. As a child, our dad would drag us up Table Mountain via the beautiful route named Skeleton Gorge. It’s a difficult hike, and my brothers

Farmer Angus Newsletter # 02: April 2019

Farmer Angus Newsletter # 02: April 2019

We’ve just sent out our second ever newsletter! This is your opportunity to find out what the latest blog posts are, share in just how PJ Vadas prepares his delicious dishes, get updates on yummy product news, read interesting news about our Farmer Angus family