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Cooking with PJ Vadas: Pork Scratchings

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) Pat dry with a paper towel and rub salt on […]

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 the spring onions, garlic, ginger, mushroom and chilli in the […]

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 newly-laid eggs. We then all watched the talented, Chef Brady […]

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 live, here is the link to the podcast. Enjoy 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 and I would complain a lot. To get us to […]

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 and friends, and also (hopefully) gain a little inspiration from […]

Cooking with PJ Vadas – Sticky Pork Ribs

Cooking with PJ Vadas – Sticky Pork Ribs

Ingredients: 1 onion 2 garlic cloves 100g brown sugar 1 tsp chilli powder 1 tsp fennel seeds 500g tomato sauce (All Gold) 100ml soy sauce 1kg Farmer Angus pork ribs Sesame seeds (for dressing) Fresh coriander   Method: Sauté the onion and garlic in some olive oil until soft. Add chilli powder, fennel seeds and […]

Farmer Angus farm worker set sights on Olympics

Farmer Angus farm worker set sights on Olympics

Dennis “Tambo” Muokwa has been working with me for 8 years. He has worked in all the divisions but he is now running (no pun intended) the irrigation team. He is the reason we started our running club. Three weeks ago, on the recommendation of coach Jacques van Rensburg, Tambo ran his first 800 metres [...]
Farmer Angus Newsletter 01: March 2019

Farmer Angus Newsletter 01: March 2019

  Welcome to our monthly newsletter. We’d love to use this opportunity to share our latest blog posts, recipes from PJ Vadas, yummy product news, interesting news about our Farmer Angus family and friends, and a little inspiration from me. Subscribe on the website if you haven’t already. https://mailchi.mp/f7f97d5daafb/farmer-angus-newsletter-01

Cooking with PJ Vadas – Beef Falafel

Cooking with PJ Vadas – Beef Falafel

Beef Falafel Ingredients: 500g Farmer Angus beef mincemeat 1 onion 1 tsp cumin 1tsp paprika 2 garlic cloves ¼ tsp turmeric 2 Tbs toasted sunflower seeds 1 tsp sumac 1 lemon’s zest   Method: Sauté the onion and garlic in some olive oil. Add the cumin, paprika, and turmeric in the pan. Fry for one […]