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Fresh Tips & Storage Instructions

These will help your delicious ingredients last longer and go further – they’re too good to go bad.

RAINBOW CARROTS

~ IN ALL BOXES~

Carrots with their leaves are a testament to how freshly harvested they are – but left on too long, they will turn the carrots soft. Chop off the tops, wash them, and keep in the fridge for juicing, a carrot top pesto, a veg stock, or simply toss them into the compost. Store the carrots in the veg crisper drawer of your fridge, although they are at their sweetest when eaten fresh.

FRESHLY BAKED BREADS

~ IN ALL BOXES~

Freeze one of your breads for now. When you’re ready to eat and enjoy, defrost your loaf, spray it with some water (so it doesn’t dry out), pop in the oven at 180°C for 15 minutes, and voilà! You've successfully stopped time.

You will notice we’ve added some cumin flatbreads – these are delicious and versatile. Heat them up on a hot pan, with or without your favourite oil, before eating.

MILK

~ IN YOUR MEDIUM, LARGE & VEGETARIAN BOXES ~

Your fresh milk comes from the pristine Langvallei family farm in the mountains surrounding Roberston. Their cows enjoy fresh green pastures and they munch on good green grass, just as cows should. Your milk is preservative-free and should last up to a week in the fridge, but can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

OAT MILK

~ IN YOUR PLANT BASED & LARGE BOXES ~

Your dairy alternative this week is Oat Milk. Produced by SOMA, Oatify is fresh oat milk produced right here in the Mother City. Oat milk is a highly sustainable replacement for cow’s milk. Plus, it tastes absolutely delicious (use liberally). Please note that because Oatify is preservative-free, it requires refrigeration and should be consumed soon after opening – but we don’t reckon you’ll have any trouble with that.

NEW ZEALAND SPINACH

~ IN YOUR VEGETARIAN BOX ~

It’s totally unrelated to regular spinach, but it’s eaten just the same: fresh in a salad, wilted over a stir-fry, or juiced in a smoothie. This unique perennial vegetable, not found commonly in any food basket, is tender, nutritious, and packed full of vitamin K.

PINK LADY APPLES

~ IN ALL BOXES~

The first of the season, and one of South Africa’s finest exports. We are proud to add them to our boxes, grown and harvested for you just over the hill in the epically beautiful Elgin valley. With a naturally sweet crunch, a special blush colour and a wonderful fizz, Pink Lady apples are everyone's favourite.

PECANS

~ IN YOUR VEGETARIAN BOX ~

Featuring in the Vegetarian and Vegan box, these nuts were harvested on the Bergsoom family farm with 50 odd trees, which were planted 30 years ago just outside of Citrusdal. With a local and unique microclimate, this farm enjoys some of the earliest fruit in the region. Crack them open by pressing two nuts together in the palm of your hand – enjoy as a snack, raw or dip in honey.  

FIRE ROASTED RED PEPPER HARISSA

~ IN ALL BOXES~

This sauce has been made with the finest local ingredients – think: confit garlic, flamed grilled peppers, spices and blood red tomatoes. Whether it’s a fresh, crunchy harissa slaw, buttermilk marinated fried chicken or a steaming harissa aglio e olio pasta, the harissa possibilities are endless. More simply, it can be used as the base to a sauce or mixed with yoghurt to make a tasty dipping accompaniment – this is certainly one of our favourite ingredients to date.

Because we believe that you should know the food you eat on a more personal level.

LAMB CHOPS

~ IN YOUR LARGE & MEDIUM BOXES ~

Our lamb is certified as Karoo Free Range Lamb and we specify the fat content and size of each animal. This allows us to cut a number of different chops from one animal (ribs, loin, arm, and shoulder), all of which have their own nuances. Lamb chops are arguably the easiest way to pick up the herby, floral flavour of proper lamb, which is 100% determined by the animal’s diet. Don’t be shy to eat this lamb “pink” – for best results, cook on an open fire or start them in a pan and finish under a grill. Thyme, rosemary, oreganum, and even dill will work really well with these beauties. 

LAMB MINCE

~ IN YOUR LARGE & MEDIUM BOXES ~

Beef mince gets all the headlines – but if you're looking to add depth of flavour to a number of dishes, ground lamb is the answer you seek, with extra richness due to the higher fat content (this fat is good, don’t worry). Consider switching up a traditional spag bol, or mix your mince with breadcrumbs and serve as a meatball on top of some polenta. As an extra kicker, we’ve seasoned the mince with fresh herbs and garlic, which we confit for five hours to soften – what’s left is a sweet, nutty flavour. 

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WHOLE CHICKEN

~ IN YOUR LARGE   BOX ~

These chickens are pasture-reared and free to roam about as they please. They are not confined to coups, or only allowed a limited number of hours of sunlight – they get to live out natural, normal chicken days. Plus, you get a whole chicken – hello Sunday roast. 

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JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES 

~ IN ALL BOXES~

Yip, those knobbly tubers in your box are edible. This vegetable is not actually an artichoke, but a variety of sunflower – with a lumpy, brown-skinned tuber that often resembles a weird potato or a ginger root. Contrary to what it implies, the name of this vegetable has nothing to do with Jerusalem, but is derived instead from the Italian word for sunflower, girasole.

Its white flesh is nutty, sweet, crunchy, and a good source of iron. Considered a superfood, Jerusalem artichokes are rich in potassium, magnesium, calcium, carbohydrates, and Vitamins C & E. They can be baked, boiled, used in soups and stews, or thinly sliced and tossed into salads.

DATES

~ IN ALL BOXES~

Use dates to satisfy your sugar cravings, the healthy way. Your dates have been grown naturally without pesticides, and there is no additional drying or processing of these fresh but shelf-stable fruit. The best part about dates is that they are low-to-medium on the glycemic index – rare for something that tastes so sweet. The trick to eating sugar is to be sure that it is accompanied by other nutrients and fibre which slows down the uptake of glucose – ideal for anyone who wants to avoid unhealthy blood sugar spikes and crashes. Our favourite way to enjoy them is on their own with a dark, rich cup of coffee and some raw almonds.

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EGGS

~ IN YOUR MEDIUM, LARGE & VEGETARIAN BOXES ~

Your eggs are laid by pasture-raised chickens that feed on non-GMO seeds. What that means is that these birds are free to roam with no fences locking them in. They have a warm protected coop to shelter in at night and lay eggs in during the day. By following the cows around the ranch, these chickens fulfil a niche role, while scratching and searching for grubs and seeds in the lush pastures of Spier Wine Estate. 

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