Tag Archives: food

Keeping gardens healthy

By Rob Symons This is an article I wrote for the Mercury Food and Wine supplement and it also appears in “Verdant Life“. Of all the questions I am asked on the subject of home food gardens the majority are … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, farming, Food, Gardening, Lifestyle, Mercury Food and Wine articles, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entertaining banter about Banting

By Rob Symons This is an article I wrote for the Mercury Food and Wine supplement and it also appears in “Verdant Life“. Recently I was honoured to be invited to pianist Christopher Duigan’s annual pop-up dinner event, the Table. … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, farming, Food, Lifestyle, Mercury Food and Wine articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Low-carb, high-fat a low blow

By Rob Symons This is an article I wrote for the Mercury Food and Wine supplement and it also appears in “Verdant Life“. I have been at a number of functions lately where talk has drifted to diet,  most particularly … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, farming, Food, Food-safety, Lifestyle, Mercury Food and Wine articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Humane + healthy = sustainable

By Rob Symons This is an article I wrote for the Mercury Food and Wine supplement and it also appears on “Verdant Life.” Since a child, one of my favourite dishes has been Chicken peri-peri. Chicken is the main ingredient … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, farming, Food, Mercury Food and Wine articles | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The seeds of freedom…

By Rob Symons This is my 40th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This article also appeared on the site, Verdant Life KwaZulu Natal and the the Eastern Cape are characterised by deep-cut river valleys that flow down to … Continue reading

Posted in farming, Food, Mercury Food and Wine articles | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Growing together

By Rob Symons This is my 39th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This article also appeared on the site, Verdant Life Organic farming in KwaZulu-Natal and indeed in South Africa has been fragmented for a long time. There … Continue reading

Posted in farming, Food, Mercury Food and Wine articles | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Paucity of Choice

By Rob Symons This is my 38th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This article also appeared on the site, Verdant Life I cannot help noticing whenever I go shopping or eat out, the steadily diminishing variety and diversity … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, farming, Food, Lifestyle, Mercury Food and Wine articles, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Supply and Demand

This is my 37th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This article also appeared on the site, Verdant Life   At this time of the year the farm routine shifts up a gear. As we approach mid-summer; the newly … Continue reading

Posted in farming, Food, Lifestyle, Mercury Food and Wine articles | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Wooing the naysayers

This is my 36th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This article also appeared on the site, Verdant Life In a recent letter to the editor of a local newspaper, the correspondent referred to organic vegetables as new age … Continue reading

Posted in farming, Food, Lifestyle, Mercury Food and Wine articles | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A new transparency

This is my 35th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This article also appeared on the site, Verdant Life The importance of knowing what is in our food and and how it is produced has grown in relevance. … Continue reading

Posted in farming, Food, Food-safety, Mercury Food and Wine articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment