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Chameleon

I thought I would show these two photos as a follow up to my Nature and nurture post. I picked rocket and herbs for a salad yesterday and while putting the salad together this little guy popped out of the … Continue reading

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New study confirms superiority of organic over conventional tomatoes.

This paper from Brazil has confirmed that organic tomatoes are better. The study found that vitamin C levels were 50% higher in organic tomatoes and that phenols were up to 139% higher. Phenols are thought to be significant in halting … Continue reading

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More wild flowers of Broadleaze

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Wild flowers of Broadleaze

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The bread of life

This is my 21th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. The father of organic farming, Sir Albert Howard, maintained that the single most important factor to maintain the health of the soil is compost. A healthy soil results … Continue reading

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Dionysian orgy of chilli mania

 This is my 20th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. Farming is a serous business. Bills and wages have to be paid and one cannot take ones eye off the ball for a moment, otherwise things will go … Continue reading

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Riding Nature’s Waves

This is my 19th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. I am  writing this column on the first real winters morning. It is seven degrees outside and beautifully crisp. On my daily ritual to open up for the … Continue reading

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A Pest Inside.

This is my 18th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. While browsing the web the other day I came across a label with the following message. “100% Organic, complete with pest inside.” After the initial amusement I started … Continue reading

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Bringing Home the Organic Bacon

This is my 17th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. I have been heartened recently by an obvious surge in interest in Organic produce in KZN. I have had numerous calls enquiring about how to source organic food. … Continue reading

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Budbreak at last!

Today was officially the first day of spring. I never usually pay attention to the official dates as our Gregorian calendar seldom syncs with nature.  I prefer to use the cues that nature provides as I need to know when … Continue reading

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