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olive oil farms in the western cape

The farm is situated in the Southern Cape in an area called De Rust. De Rustica Olive Estates was established in 2005.

The farm lies at the southern foot of the world famous swartberg mountains and slightly east of the swartberg pass and close to Knysna and the garden route.


What’s on in JHB, June 2015

THEATRE, DANCE & COMEDY

TREVOR NOAH South Africa’s most successful comedy export returns to the motherland with his latest stand-up show Lost In Translation. Catch him while you can as Trevor Noah is soon to start work as the new host of America’s leading political satire show The Daily Show. Teatro at Montecasino May 29 – Jun 28.

MORECAMBE: Craig Urbani stars as Eric Morecambe in this touching musical comedy about the life of one of the UK’s most successful light entertainment stars. Showing at Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino until June 7.

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Cinema LGBTI FILM FESTIVAL Curated by local queer activist and artist Dean Hutton and Bioscope co-founder Darryl Els, this festival provides a diverse reflection of queer life around the world through the latest feature, documentary and short films. There is also a special focus on early gay and lesbian cinema. May 28-Jun 3.

PHOTOGRAPHY:

ON THE FRONTLINE: Photos taken during the struggle to end apartheid taken in South Africa’s neighbouring countries illustrating the conflict and destruction that these ‘frontline’ countries suffered at the hands of the apartheid state. Showing at Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Houghton until July 17.
UNREST: The latest photography exhibition by Hasan and Husain Essop is a thought-provoking look at society’s prevalent generalisations of male Muslim identities. Showing at the Standard Bank Art Gallery until June 20.
SIMON GUSH – WORKPLACE: Photographer and filmmaker Simon Gush continues his examination of work – in particular physical labour – and how it regulates our everyday life. Showing at Stevenson Gallery until June12.
NOT X CHRIS SAUNDERS: The Museum of African Design (MOAD) hosts this eye-catching cross-cultural fashion and photography exhibition inspired by Joburg’s unique street fashion. On show until June 28.

EXHIBITIONS

FINE ART, SCULPTURE, INSTALLATION:

New! HAVE CITY – WILL PLAY A bright, bold and vividly colourful mixed media celebration of life in Joburg by Shani Waldbaum. Opens at Mzansi Gallery in Melville on Fri May 29 at 18:30.
New! #SOMETHING MUST FALL Inspired by the debates surrounding the country’s colonial statues, young South African artists present their take on the politics of heritage, identity and representation at the Kalashnikov Gallery in Braamfontein. The exhibition opens on Thu May 27 at 18:00 and the artworks are on show on May 29 and 30 from 10:00-15:00.
POST AFRICAN FUTURES This new exhibition promises to showcase the great variety of digital art in Africa. Now at Goodman Gallery in Parkwood.
STREET TALK An exhibition about graffiti, print and graphic art in Africa curated by local graffiti artist Breeze Yoko and featuring works by artists such as Mak1one, Rayaan Cassiem and Mr Fuzzy Slipperz. Now showing at HAZARD Gallery in Maboneng.
CONSTRUCT TO DECONSTRUCT Happy Dhlame unpacks the abandoned places of the inner-city in a site-specific installation and painting exhibition in Johannesburg Art Gallery.
DEBORAH BELL – DREAMS OF IMMORTALITY:  A mixture of sculpture, installation and works on paper including “Return of the Gods: The Ancient Ones” a multi-sensory installation centred around five monumental sculptures. Showing at Everard Read in Rosebank until June 27.
TAMLIN BLAKE – REVELATION: Three years in the making, Revelation is the culmination of a six year exploration into recycled newspaper as a tapestry medium inspired by the 14th Century Apocalypse Tapestry of Angers. Now showing at Circa Gallery in Rosebank.
THE ART OF THE BRICK: 75 astonishing sculptures made by Nathan Sawaya using more than one million LEGO bricks. The exhibition also includes a LEGO building zone, Playstation gaming area and other kid-friendly activities. At The Zone@Rosebank until Aug 02.

CONCERTS & LIVE MUSIC

The Jozi music scene offers everything from indie and rock to afro jazz and soul. Top live music venues to keep your eye on include The Orbit jazz club in Braamfontein, the legendary Bassline in Newtown, the underground music and festival venue Carfax and the spectacular Randlords rooftop. To watch up-and-coming bands in an intimate atmosphere try the little bohemian music cafes like Amuse Cafe or Afrikan Freedom Station.
REGULAR EVENTS Regular events worth making space in your diary for include: the Johnny Walker Red Hot Jazz Nights at Bassline (every Wed from 19:30), the Sophiatown Jazz Encounters (usually last Fri of the month), the free Howl live music night at Wolves in Illovo (every Thu) and the Park Acoustics festival at Pretoria’s Voortrekker Monument (last Sun of the month).

MARKETS, SHOPPING & FOOD 

Hip food and craft markets have become one of the most popular ways for Joburgers to spend their weekends and there are a number of great venues to choose from. On Saturdays try the Bryanston Organic Market or Neighbourgoods Market and on Sundays take your pick from Rosebank Sunday MarketMarket On Main or the Fourways Farmer’s Market.

ROSEBANK SUNDAY MARKET: This bustling market on the rooftop of the Rosebank Mall is getting bigger every week with a wide range of food and drinks vendors and excellent arts, crafts, fashion and antiques stalls.

Sunday from 09:00-16:00.
​BRYANSTON ORGANIC MARKET: The original outdoor market. In existence for close on 37 years and still offering a superb range of organic goods and products in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. Open Thu and Sat 09:00-15:00.


seasonal fruit and vegetable guide

Spring – September, October, November

Fruit:

Apples
Avocados
Bananas
Cape gooseberries
Coconuts
Dates
Grapefruit
Guavas
Lemons
Naartjies
Nectarines
Oranges
Pawpaws or papaya
Pears
Pineapples
Sweet melon
Strawberries

November

Apricots
Blackberries
Cherries
Plums
Prunes
Raspberries
Sweet melon
Watermelon

Vegetables:

Artichokes
Asparagus
Aubergines or Eggplants
Baby marrows
Beetroot
Brussels sprouts
Kale spinach
Maize or corn on the cob
Parsnips
Red onions
Rhubarb
Turnips
Watercress

Summer – December, January, February

Fruit:

Apricots
Bananas
Blackberries
Cherries
Figs
Grapes
Guavas
Lemons
Litchis
Mangoes
Melon
Mulberries
Nectarines
Pawpaws or papayas
Peaches
Pineables
Plums
Pomegranates
Prunes
Quinces
Raspberries
Strawberries
Sweet melon
Summer berries
Watermelon

Vegetables:

Artichokes
Asparagus
Aubergines or Egg plants
Baby marrows
Beetroot
Chives
Green beans
Maize or corn on the cob
Patty pans
Radishes
Red onions
Rhubarb

Autumn -March, April, May

Fruit:

Apples
Avocados
Figs
Granadillas
Grapefruit
Grapes
Lemons
Naartjies
Oranges
Pawpaws or Papayas
Pears
Pineapples
Plums
Pomegranates
Quinces
Sweet melon
Watermelon

Vegetables:

Aubergines or Egg plants
Baby marrows
Beetroot
Broad beans
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Butter beans
Hubbard squash
Parsnips
Radishes
Sweet peppers
Turnips

Winter -June, July, August

Fruit:

Apples
Avocados
Dates
Grapefruit
Lemons
Limes
Melon
Naartjies
Oranges
Pawpaws or Papayas
Pears
Pineapples

Vegetables:

Asparagus
Beetroot
Broad beans
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Fennel
Jerusalem artichokes
Kale spinach
Parsnips
Pumpkin
Radishes
Turnips
Watercress

 


Carrot pizza

  • Supplies Needed:

    cutting board
    pizza wheel or knife
    pastry brush
    parchment paper or Silpat lined baking sheet


    Instructions:

  • Dust a cutting board with flour. Unroll the puff pastry. Use a pizza wheel or knife to cut the crescent rolls into carrot shapes. Take the excess dough and cut it into three pieces. Brush the top edge of the puff pastry carrot with cream, milk, or egg white. Press one end of each of the three excess dough pieces onto the top edge of the crescent roll carrot creating the green leafy part of the carrot.
  • So that the carrots don’t stick to the grease proof paper, sprinkle a light dusting of flour over the area that was brushed with the cream, milk, or egg white. Turn the carrots over and place on your lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Bake crescent roll carrots for 7-10 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool completely. Equally divide the veggie cream cheese and spread it on top of each carrot. Sprinkle finely chopped carrots over the triangle part of the carrot then add broccoli to the top.
  • our carrots are ready to serve. You can cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to two days. If you want some variety, use orange bell peppers in place of the carrots, and any green leafy vegetable in place of the broccoli.- See more at: http://www.hungryhappenings.com
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zuchinni fritters

Produce

2 cloves Garlic
1 1/2 lbs Zucchini

Refrigerated

1 Egg, large

Baking & Spices

1/4 cup All-purpose flour
1 Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp Salt

Oils & Vinegars

2 tbsp Olive oil

Dairy

1/4 cup Parmesan, grated

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These fritters are unbelievably easy to make, low calorie, and the perfect way to sneak in some veggies!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds zucchini, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  • Place grated zucchini in a colander over the sink. Add salt and gently toss to combine; let sit for 10 minutes. Using a clean dish towel or cheese cloth, drain zucchini completely.
  • In a large bowl, combine zucchini, flour, Parmesan, garlic and egg; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Scoop tablespoons of batter for each fritter, flattening with a spatula, and cook until the underside is nicely golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side, about 1-2 minutes longer.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Adapted from Five Heart Home