Tag Archives: animals

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

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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

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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

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Restoring our grasslands

Take the time to view this TED talk by Alan Savoury on Holistic Management. It challenges the current orthodoxy, that paints grazing animals as a negative influence on the environment. This is bio-mimicry in action. One of the key methodologies … Continue reading

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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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A Fishy Tale

This is my 27th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. On Christmas eve we were treated to a stunning entrée of smoked salmon and caviar which left such a lasting impression on my taste buds, that I still … Continue reading

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Talking turkey…

This is my 26th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. Roast turkey has always had a pride of place on my family’s Christmas table. It has always been my mothers speciality and without fail she has always produced … Continue reading

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Live and let live.

This is my 25th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This last Saturday while at the Karkloof farmers market I received a call from the farm informing me that a large python had been found in the fowl … Continue reading

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Reedbuck lamb

On Thursday morning as I was chatting to our friends from Norway, Karianne Jensen and Marius Houm, when we heard an agitated bleating not far from the farmhouse. On investigation we found a Reedbuck lamb that had been separated from … Continue reading

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