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Cooking with PJ Vadas: Bacon and Eggs Pesto Cups

Cooking with PJ Vadas: Bacon and Eggs Pesto Cups

Bacon & Egg Pesto Cups Ingredients: 7 whole Farmer Angus eggs 200ml cream 40g feta cheese 1 cup mushrooms – roughly chopped 1 cup Farmer Angus bacon – roughly chopped 1 Tbs pesto ½ cup grated parmesan cheese   Method Fry the chopped bacon in olive oil until crispy and set aside. Fry the mushrooms […]

Waste is a wonderful thing. Chicken feathers as soil food.

Waste is a wonderful thing. Chicken feathers as soil food.

We are more than a year into mulching our vineyards with chicken feathers. What started off as an experiment is now a cornerstone of our vineyard management program. A mulch is a soil cover of organic material. We tried for years to find sheep’s wool so that we could do what Johnny Ferreira does in […]

Cooking with PJ Vadas: Chicken wings with citrus

Cooking with PJ Vadas: Chicken wings with citrus

Farmer Angus chicken wings with citrus Ingredients: 100g grapefruit 100g orange 50g lemon 50g lime 5g chives 5g dill 5g mint 50g olive oil   2kg Farmer Angus chicken wings   Method: Segment and cube all the citrus Finely chop the herbs Mix all together with olive oil Prepare chicken wings either by smoking, oven-roasting […]

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 environment with over-concentration of manure and produces food that makes […]

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 is thought to have appeared on dinner tables in China […]

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 Mix together the beef, mayonnaise, gherkin and capers. In a […]

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 […]