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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 […]

We now add Vitamin C to our collagen so that it can be absorbed.

We now add Vitamin C to our collagen so that it can be absorbed.

I have known since primary school that Cape Town, where I attended primary school, was established so that the sailors could get fresh food because they had no access to Vitamin C at sea and hence got scurvy. We have been selling collagen since July of last year but I did not remember my history […]

Cooking with PJ Vadas: Crispy Chicken Skins

Cooking with PJ Vadas: Crispy Chicken Skins

Crispy chicken skins Ingredients: Farmer Angus outdoor chicken Fresh thyme Salt + Pepper   Method: Remove the skin from the chicken (as much as you wish to serve) and cut into the desired size. Scrape the fat off the back of the skin. Lay the skins flat on a baking tray. Season with salt + […]

Nutrient dense eggs – Amino acid profiles

Nutrient dense eggs – Amino acid profiles

We had our outdoor eggs, so called “free range” and caged eggs tested for 16 amino acids. For the essential amino acids versus the caged we came out 7 to 2. Versus the consumer fraud masquerading as “free range eggs” we came out 8 to 1 and most interestingly in the caged versus “free range” […]

My experience with live vaccines revisited. Aborted human fetal cells.

My experience with live vaccines revisited. Aborted human fetal cells.

When I read this article https://healthimpactnews.com/2017/world-renowned-genetics-doctor-sees-relationship-between-fetal-cells-used-in-vaccines-and-increasing-autism-rates/ this week about the use of aborted human fetal cells being used in the MMR vaccine I went back to September 2016 when I wrote the article below for Longevity Magazine. Everything I wrote in that article remains the same except that the recommended vaccines per child up to the […]

Totally inspired by Charles Massy and his Call of the Reed Warbler.

Totally inspired by Charles Massy and his Call of the Reed Warbler.

There is so much to say about this amazing man and his great book that I will just focus on three things. First, he really cares. You can actually see this if you watch his TED talk here. Second, he speaks from real experience of having made big, positive and hard changes in his life. […]

Whisked eggs. Your easiest omelettes and scrambled eggs.

Whisked eggs. Your easiest omelettes and scrambled eggs.

When laying hens come into lay (which our Eggmobile inhabiting hens do every 16 weeks – click here and here for some videos of these hens in action) they start by laying small eggs called pullet eggs. We have not found a market for these eggs and so instead of feeding them to our pigs […]