Monthly archives "May 2015"

Flu Busting Ninja Juice

It is around this time of year that getting out of bed is getting tougher. It is cold and dark and you can’t imagine leaving your duvet. There are some lucky farmers who are finally enjoying a break from the harvest and getting a chance to catch up with other activities. But they are not the only ones enjoying a well deserved break. The farmers are also giving the goats some time off to enjoy the… well that thing goats like doing so much?

A great debate exists between seasonal versus year round milk and dairy production. Goats are seasonal breeders and consequently are seasonal milk producers. Forage growth is seasonal and the aroma, flavour and texture of the dairy products produced are influenced greatly by what the goats are munching on.

Seasonality can be overcome by using various techniques but our friends at Foxenburg Estates think the wait will be well worth it for you and their goats. Foxenburg cannot supply any goat milk dairy products till the new season in August. By then the goats will be back in business. Their goats forage on certified organic pastures and so the dairy products are free from preservatives, hormones, anitbiotics and artificial colourants. We will be sure to alert you when Foxenburg are stocking dairy again. Foxenburg table olives will be ready around November. In the meantime be sure to try the 2015 olive oil from Foxenburg Estates available in 1L and 500ml.

Also JUST IN!

* 2015 Olive oil from Blue Sky Organics
* Garden Peas from Eric Swarts
* Patti Pans and Radish bunches from Naturally Organic

*** On special *** Gooseberries WAS R30 now R23 from Naturally Organic

For those of you who have been hit hard by the change of season and are feeling under the weather so to speak, try to rely on natural remedies and avoid drug stores. Try gargling with salt water to relieve a sore throat, a hot bath with eucalyptus oil to clear the airways and THIS Flu Busting Ninja Juice:

Ingredients:
1 Pink Lady Apple
3cm chunk Fresh Ginger Root
Half medium Lemon (unwaxed)
1 heaped teaspoon Raw Honey
1 half cup Hot Water

Juicing Instructions:
Juice the apple, ginger and lemon (leave the peel on). Pour the juice into your favourite mug. Make sure you only half fill the mug and then top up with hot (not boiling) water from the kettle. Add the honey and get cosy.

Stinging nettles and organic Aloe Drink

Don’t forget to get your orders in this week. Cape Town customers have until Sunday 9pm (northern deliveries) or Tuesday 2pm (southern deliveries) to place an order (and can change the order right up until the closing time); whilst the rest of South Africa can order anytime, for delivery by post office.

JUST IN:

* Stinging Nettle, limited quantities of Broccoli, flat-leafed Kale and lemons from Naturally O

Nettle and Cauliflower Casserole

Ingredients
1 grocery bag full of nettles (like spinach, they shrink A LOT when prepped)
1 cup of chopped cauliflower
1 cup of brown rice
2 cups of veggie stock
8 oz of creme fraiche
grated Parmigiano Reggiano (or Pecorino Romano) for additional yummy-ness
salt and pepper to taste

Method
Start by prepping your nettles by basically boiling, draining and chopping.
Boil the chopped cauliflower until tender and then drain and set aside with the drained chopped nettles.
Using a good veggie stock, cook one cup of rice in a big pot until tender and all the stock is absorbed.
Turn off the heat and fluff the rice with a fork.
Add the cauliflower and nettles to the rice, as well as the creme fraiche.
Mix until combined, then add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle on grated parmiggiano and serve warm.

* White Sweet Potatoes from Eric Swarts in Stellenbosch

* Leeks, Baby Marrows and limited quantities of English Cucumber from White Mountain

Also NEW and FEATURED!

Certified organic Aloe Drink 500ml R37 from Totally Wild

Aloe has many known soothing and healing benefits. It is however starting to become recognised for the treatment of the digestive tract and can bring relief to sufferers of indigestion, heartburn, reflux, stomach ulcers, IBS, colitis and diverticulitis. Totally Wild is offering a certified organic, kosher/halaal and additive free Aloe drink! We highly recommend you try some this week!

Have a Hippy Happy weekend,
The Ethical Team

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