I believe that I am made of adventure, brains and all things fine. I am excitedly trying to fit in as many life experiences as possible whilst treading lightly as I go. Endeavouring to balance a holistic, active lifestyle with a passion for food, wine and chocolate. My kitchen is my happy place and is not only for dancing but also for producing an array of yummy wholesome foods that mostly involves fermenting.
I have been creating bubbly ferments for quite some time now and enjoy sharing the ‘good bacteria’ with you in the form of hands-on workshops. Learn how to make sourdough bread, veggie and honey ferments and much more.
I am the custodian of an empyrean piece of land and indigenous forest in Rheenendal Knysna, on the Garden Route in South Africa. I am in the process of transitioning into living a self-reliant and resilient lifestyle and in so doing, I hope to create my own food security, become energy efficient (off-grid) and harvest available natural resources while putting them to valuable use. There is a ‘Secret Garden’ in the forest on the farm and at sunrise it is where I go for reflection and to glean inspiration for the day ahead. At sunset this magical spot will be for gin and tonic and idle chatter about life, love and everything else.
As a partner to Stuart, the slave of three cats, (chickens, ducks and donkey are planned) a massage therapist, conditioning coach, baker, fermenter, trainee farmer and wannabe writer, I have many strings in my bow and while I cannot sing, I can fiddle a good tune. Join me on my journey and follow my life shenanigans.
Listen in to how the conversation would go if a bunch of fermenting folk got together. We are a funny old bunch of people us fermenters. Definitely extremely Cultured and some of us a tad aged. We can be likened to witches as we diligently watch over our frothy, bubbling charges. Perhaps like proud Moms as we oooh and ahhh over our growing scoby! Or maybe just plain weird. (more…)
I feel as if I have a baby or actually a few. My scoby (Symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) is growing at an alarming rate. In fact I have nightmares that when I wake in the morning, it will have grown to such an extent that it will resemble something from a horror movie. ‘The Revenge of the Scoby’. (more…)
You gotta go through it to see there ain’t nothing to it. Did you feel that?
Look at me – I’m not out of breath anymore!