Older residents of George still remember raids into the apple orchards at Fairview -when it was finally decided to develop the suburb of Bergsig there was much debate whether to call the suburb Appelboord or Bergsig! Wwe still have one apple tree left.
By popular request: the easiest apple crumble recipe you will ever try. Foolproof , with such basic ingredients that you’ll be able to whip it up in a flash. Delicious served with custard, cream or ice cream.
switch oven to 180°Celsius.
Open two cans of tinned 410 g apple slices (or...
Bergsig developed out of the farm Niepothsdale – in 1894 the property was sold to Koos Stander, mayor of George from 1926 to 1932. In those days it was a big apple and cattle farm on the Eastern edge of George. The homestead was named Fairview and the house stayed in the Stander family from 1894 to 1974. By 1936 the farm still supported a substantial apple orchard, but was already surrounded by a number of subdivided smallholdings. When it was finally decided to develop the suburb of Bergsig there was much debate whether to call the...
Guests I’ll always remember? Well, shortly after I opened doors I received a booking for three policeman to share the family room. Now that sounded a bit weird, but the agent confirmed: three gentlemen and they had to share a room and could I please confirm the private entrance and secure parking…
It was just getting dusk when my front door bell rang and there were the three “policeman”: one smelling of beer but accompanied by two overly charming gentlemen. Dressed like gangsters, I thought, but charming gangsters....
Sunday Times Live April 2012 Article by Paul Ash: Lord of the manor in a rambling Cape-Georgian mansion
Paul Ash plays lord of the manor in a rambling Cape-Georgian mansion
I’M tired of boxy hotels, and I’ve had enough of drek little B&Bs owned by poxy, unhelpful pinch-faced landlords and stuffed with décor from hell. There, I’ve said it.
Running a B&B should require a licence, where applicants are subjected to the same vigorous scrutiny as those who wish to own automatic weapons. Sadly, that is not the...
Secrets first: we cook apple slices in a small quantity of water with one heaped teaspoon of sugar. These apple slices go into the bottom of the cake tin. This is how Probst Bakery used to do it in Walvis Bay and the Benkies love cheese cake this way. Bake a day before you want to serve it to allow the flavour and texture to develop.
Geheime eerste: ons kook appelskywe (so 2 appels) in bietjie water met 1 opgehoopte teelepel suiker in en sit dit onder in die koekpan. Dis soos Probst Bakkery in Walvis dit maak by en vir die Benkies net ‘n...
500ml Mashed potato;
Salt and Pepper;
2.5ml Baking powder.
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Cook waffles on waffle iron until golden and crisp. Cut into wedges.
2 Cups self raising flour;
1 Teaspoon bicarbonate of soda;
2 Teaspoons sugar;
¼ Cup buttermilk.
Sift self raising Flour, bicarbonate of soda, sugar and pinch of salt. Whisk the eggs and add the melted butter gradually mix until smooth. Add the buttermilk. Make a well in the center...
We hosted a Travel journalist forum a month ago – 16 journalist came to George to see what the Outeniqua Hop Route was all about and the following article appeared in Tourism News.
“Beer is made of barley and hops. But why is a hop called a hop? No-one on the Hop Route in George was able to tell me, and even a dictionary of etymology (the history of words, Miranda) was tantalisingly vague. Seeing that hops were first grown about a thousand years ago in the area of Europe now called Bavaria, it is likely that it comes from a...
Blanche in the light coloured dress with her sister Ethel Stander.
In The Oudshoorn Courant and Het Suid-Western on Wednesday September 27, 1978 Brenda Hartdegen reported:
GEORGE: A magnificent leather-bound 260-year-old Bible was sold for R535 after brisk bidding at an auction of mostly antique furniture. The Bible was bought by a Cape Town dealer, Mr H A Lammers , who flew to George especially to attend the sale.
And he is confident that he will sell it immediately to one of several Dutch dealers who are out in South Africa from Holland to...
Gert and Johannes earning some holiday money by doing the edging for us – the building industry closed early this year and they were very glad about this ‘stukwerk’. We were so impressed with their craftsmanship.
My daughter is a food stylist and opened my eyes to the importance of food presentation. We eat with our eyes before we taste with our mouths… A few rules:
• Garnishes should be edible. Yes, that goes for flower and / or leaves too…
• Keep it simple : if you have tomatoes and fresh herbs providing color , it is really unnecessary to add a circle of orange with a sprig of parsley too.
• Yes, definitely lose the sprig of parsley on the orange or tomato slice!
• Leave a clean rim on the plate: a rim full of sprinkled paprika or finely...