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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 […]

Totally inspired by Mr Tfue.

Totally inspired by Mr Tfue.

Human beings limit themselves. This guy in incredible. Please watch what one man with willpower and his hands and a simple tool can accomplish in 60 days. Thank you Mr Tfue for your inspiration Angus 23 April 2020  

Important friends to have – the team from UVP Veltopak

Important friends to have – the team from UVP Veltopak

We have been fortunate to work with Robin (the badass on the left in the white shirt) and JohnRae (the cool dude designer on the right) who work for UVP Veltopak. They have been making special cardboard boxes for us. The latest iteration being the Beef in the box project. Photos below. Their service is […]

Ready liquid eggs upgrade and update

Ready liquid eggs upgrade and update

For the convenience of our ice cream and bakery clients we now pack the yolks and whites into 5 litre boxes as well as the 1 litre. Eggs that are too small to fit into boxes go into liquid eggs. The above is specially for our clients who like to gym and want to enjoy […]

Cooking with PJ Vadas: Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise

Cooking with PJ Vadas: Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise

Eggs Benedict – Recipe for 2 Ingredients Hollandaise Sauce 1 T white wine vinegar 3 Farmer Angus egg yolks 1 T water 200g Butter Sprinkle of cayenne pepper (optional) Salt to taste   4 poached Farmer Angus eggs 250g Farmer Angus bacon 4 slices Vadas Bakery sourdough bread   Method To make the Hollandaise sauce: […]

I have sold 90% of my egg business to my staff

I have sold 90% of my egg business to my staff

  This is no joke. Today is a massive day for us. The start of a black owned regenerative agriculture business. The picture above is of the shareholders and directors of Farmer Angus Eggs (FAE). One of the great tragedies of the new South Africa is that the government is not, to put it mildly, […]