Mushroom & Wild Rice Fritters with Dill Sour Cream

It’s International Fritter Day today! So we are sharing the South African Mushroom Farmer’s Association recipe for Mushroom and Wild Rice Fritters. Whether you prefer fluffy or crispy fritters, we can all agree fritters are yum. INGREDIENTS 1 shallot, minced 400 g portabellini mushrooms, sliced Salt and pepper to taste 2 cups cooked wild rice 2 eggs, beaten ½ cup flour…

A week of Beer & Mushrooms: Mushroom, Leek & Lager Beef Pie

Nothing like a homemade Beef Pie, well, not like this one! Take a look at the Mushroom, Leek & Lager Beef Pie by South African Mushroom Farmer’s Association, paired with Jack Black Brewer’s Lager. Kick back on a Tuesday and enjoy a beer with a hearty pie. Recipe and pairing by SAMFA, click here. Mushroom,…

INTRODUCING GUARDIAN AFRICAN GIN

A DOUBLE GOLD GUARDIAN OF NATURE (CUSTOS NATURAE) Guardian African Gin, a new distinctly African interpretation of craft gin, has been honoured with Double Gold at the 2021 SA Craft Gin Awards which celebrate and promote the finest craft gins distilled in South Africa. This prestigious accolade followed hot on the heels of a Highly…

Making a Meal with What’s on Hand

It’s Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day! Struggling to make meals with what you have on hand? Are you wanting to make a favorite recipe, but missing some of the ingredients? Are you tired of buying ingredients that you only use once? Here are some examples to spark your imagination: Want to make sandwiches, but you’ve…

A week of Beer & Mushrooms: Braai Bruschetta

Kick the week off with Braai Bruchetta and Devil’s Peak Lager! What a way to start the week, join us for a #MeatFreeMonday and a beer. The Braai Mushroom Baguette pairs beautifully with the Devil’s Peak Lager. Support LOCAL brewers and producers for this match made in food-and-beer heaven. Taken from South African Mushroom Farmer’s…

Mushroom Loaded Parathas

Looking for the perfect accompaniment to your #MeatFree Curry tonight? Take a look at these delectable, oozy, cheesy Mushroom Parathas. I’ll even skip the curry if the side dish looks this good! INGREDIENTS  16 parathas (homemade or store bought) 500 g portabellini mushrooms, sliced 2 Tbsp curry powder 2 cup peas, fresh or frozen 1 cup fresh coriander, roughly chopped 1 cup spring…

Fun Friday Meal Ideas

I am sharing with you some FUN Friday meal ideas from South African Mushroom Farmer’s Association – they have stacks of meal ideas with nutritious and gorgeous mushrooms. Whether you veg out with your favourite Netflix shows or catch-up the week’s recordings, here’s some nibbles to keep you satisfied. Spiced Mushroom & Lentil Cakes with…

CELEBRATE #MERLOTDAY WITH MURATIE ALBERTA ANNEMARIE CANITZ MERLOT

PERFECTLY PAIRED WITH ANNATJIE MELCK’S MUSHROOM RISOTTO It is International Merlot Day on 7th November, so raise a toast to this popular noble grape – the hands-down crowd-pleaser of the wine world – with its luscious dark and red fruit notes, soft, sensual, velvety texture and approachable style – which also happens to be one…

De Krans Moscato – a refreshing alternative

Moscato, as it is now known, has its roots in the province of Asti in Northwest Italy, where it was already cultivated and made since the 1870’s. In modern times it gained popularity in the USA by means of infiltrating their Hip Hop and Rap culture, and finally also reaching the South African shores for…

Middelvlei Sunset Carols|12 December 2021

Celebrate the festive season with family and friends at this year’s Middelvlei Sunset Carols, which takes place on Sunday, 12 December. The setting is Middelvlei Wines in Stellenbosch and promises to be a magical evening for young and old. While the kids get to know the farm animals, run around on the sprawling lawn or partake…

Courgette spaghetti with creamy mushrooms, pork sausage & parmesan

With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a comforting dinner on the table in less than 25 minutes. If using fresh pork sausage, cook it first to firm it up, then slice into rounds and pan-fry with the mushrooms. INGREDIENTS 60 ml olive oil 400 g smoked pork sausage, sliced 500 g button mushrooms, sliced 2 small clove garlic, finely…

Ultimate baked potato with mushrooms, sour cream, bacon & chives

The simplicity of a great, golden baked potato is just a thing of beauty. Top it with pan-fried mushrooms and some of your favourite classic potato-topper ingredients for a killer dinner – any night of the week! INGREDIENTS 6 large floury potatoes olive oil, for drizzling 30 ml butter (plus more for serving) 250 g portabellini mushrooms, sliced salt& pepper,…

Spooktober Halloween Cocktails

We’re always looking for reasons to enjoy new and weird cocktails. October gives us more than enough reason to indulge in spooktacular drinks. Today I am sharing with you my suggestions for some Halloween-inspired drinks to try over the weekend. Even though South-Africans do not participate in the American “holiday”, in recent years we’ve taken…

Truffle Mushroom Steak this weekend!

Looking for an alternative for this weekend’s steak or braai? A steak doesn’t always need an actual sauce. This luxurious combo of truffle oil and pan-fried large brown mushrooms on a perfectly cooked matured steak are the stuff dreams are made of. Truffle mushroom steak Ingredients: (serves 1, adjust accordingly for more people) 300 g…

Zandvliet introduces My Best Friend wine-in-a-box

The celebrated Zandvliet winery has made it even easier and convenient for wine-lovers to enjoy its My Best Friend range, available in traditional bottles and now a two-litre wine-in-a-box format too. My Best Friend, which comprises a Cape White and Cape Red, is the perfect bring-your-own-wine summer companion when joining friends for a braai, sunset…

Salmon/trout steak with creamy mushrooms and pak choy

Pan-fried fish, steamed greens and a hearty creamy mushroom sauce – such a classic favourite and very easy to prepare. Choose the freshest sustainable fish you can find. INGREDIENTS 60 g butter, plus more 500 g portabellini mushrooms, sliced 20 ml cake flour 500 ml cream 1 cup parmesan cheese (or mature cheddar) salt & pepper, to taste 60 ml olive oil 800 g salmon/trout steaks/fillets, pin-boned 2 small punnet…

Creamy Cashew Nut & Mushroom Curry

The combination might seem unusual, but the addition of the Mushrooms add a meatiness to the curry which gives it body and mounts of tender succulence. Try this fragrant combination for your Meat-Free Monday. Don’t forget the toasted, warm Naan bread and accompaniments. INGREDIENTS  2 Tbsp ghee 2 medium onion, finelychopped 2 tsp garlic, minced 2 Tbsp ginger, grated 2 tsp…

Mushroom & Spinach Scrambled Eggs recipe

We’re at it again! Sharing delicious South African Mushroom Farmer’s Association recipes with you for the weekend. Spend some time in the kitchen this weekend with the easy and tasty Mushroom & Spinach Scrambled Eggs recipe. Who said breakfast should be boring? This smoky scramble should do the trick – it’s almost an omelette, without…

ENJOY DEBBIE MCLAUGHLIN’S SMOKED SALMON TROUT SALAD

WITH GROOTE POST’S #SEASALTER2021 Debbie McLaughlin, cordon bleu chef patron at Hilda’s Kitchen, the much-loved restaurant at Groote Post, has used her culinary creativity to devise a special seafood dish to perfectly complement Groote Post’s #Seasalter2021. See Below Debbie’s recipe for Smoked Salmon Trout and New Potato Salad with a Lemon Mayonnaise Dressing SMOKED SALMON…