Newsletter August 2018

August 1st, 2018

Hi all

July was a trying month for us on Wickedfood Earth Farm, our main borehole ran dry, and our website was hacked. From a water perspective, we were able to open up our old borehole and renovate the windmill, so are once again irrigating our garlic, and are now using wind-power. Hoping for a bumper crop this season. We were able to retrieve most of the information on the website, but lost most of the design elements, so are frantically building a new site.

Sunday Lunches

We have 2 events planned for this month:

 
For the Venison Tasting Menu lunch, the Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School will once again showcase how flavourful antibiotic and growth hormone-free veld-raised meat is.
This will be a 20-dish, 4-course menu, showcasing the best of venison from different animals, taking traditional South African recipes and giving them a facelift, from our popular air dried carpaccio, venison pâté and salami, to succulent wood roasted leg of venison, and pan fried pancetta wrapped loin, served with farm grown winter vegetables, and of course, a hearty winter pudding. We will also be offering a farm tour and discussion about ethically raised and harvested venison and secrets on how we at Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School get the best out of cooking with venison.
 
For the Mezze country lunch on 19 August we’re using the very best local grown, seasonal produce. Our country cooking school team, will build a mezze menu around these ingredients. These lunches are in the form of a selection of ±20 generous mezze dishes to share, including freshly baked farm bread, award winning artisan cured meats and pâtés, farm made pickles and dips, a hot meat dish, with side seasonal vegetables, and a hot dessert.

 

Produce sales

At  Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School we produce a variety of delicious fresh and cured meat cuts, and bottled fruit and vegetables. Our products will definitely add to your healthy eating plan,  as well as make great sustainable gifts. We have the following products available (mail Mike to order):

  • Cured meats – Great for  cold meat platters – coppa, pancetta, beef bressoala, and sliced ham;
  • Beef cuts –  roasts, stew, mince;
  • Lamb – Shoulders, legs, chops, rib racks and stew;
  • Our famous sausage  –  beef boerewors, pork chourizo and thin lamb sausage;
  • Preserves, jams, relishes, fruit vinegar and bottled fruit, all hand made from Wickedfood Earth Farm fruit and vegetables.

 For a product list click here….

 

Recipe of the month

In recognition of our Venison lunch, here are a few great winter venison recipes  – click here …..

 

Functions, specialised cooking class and other food-related events

If you’re planning a team building cooking class, event, corporate function, product launch, kitchen tea, milestone birthday, please consider Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School. We work together with our clients to develop specialised events to suit both the occasion and their budgets. (Click here to read about past functions). It is through these events that we raise funds for the on-going research and our education programmes. For more information click here ….

 

Looking forward to welcoming you to one of our events in the not-too-distant future.

 

Mike, Cilla and the Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School Team.

Bookings – contact Cilla on 076 236-2345 or cilla@wickedfood.co.za