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Posts made in April, 2012

Typical South African Potjie – Vegetables

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in Charcott Blog, Recipes

INGREDIENTS 2 Onions Garlic Olive oil Potatoes x 4 cut into chunks 1 Butternut Squash cut into chunks Pkt. French beans Sweet Potatoes x 2 cut into chunks Carrots x 4 peeled and sliced Wedge of Pumpkin cut into chunks Thyme, Rosemary, Parsley (dried or fresh) Dried apricots x 10 60ml orange or apple juice   METHOD 1)  Into a cast iron pot over a slow burning wood fire (stove will do just as well!) brown the onions and garlic in oil until golden.  Remove from pot. 2)  Put the vegetables...

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Dark clouds but nary a drop of rain!

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in Life at Charcott

Dark clouds but nary a drop of rain!

              Oh how tantalising are the dark clouds we’ve been having for the last 24 hours.  And so far barely any actual rain!  Much as I love the sunshine and the glorious warm weather we’ve had recently, I have to admit that even I, of mediterranean inclinations, would really welcome a few wet days – not just for the garden but much more for the poor farmers who are beginning seriously to worry about their...

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