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Going Solar Update


Umngazi has historically been reliant on Eskom power for it’s entire energy mix. This, of course means, power generated by coal-fired plants and transmitted through massive infrastructure spend, by way of power lines from the generating plants to the end user. … Read the rest

Oreo Cheesecake


Serves 4-6
Preparation: 20 min
Chilling: 4 hours INGREDIENTS: 176 g Oreo cookies, divided 60 g butter, melted 250 g cream cheese, softened 200 ml caster sugar 5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence 250 ml (1 c) cream, lightly whisked Extra Oreo cookies to decorate (optional)   METHOD: Grease a 20 cm cake baking tin.… Read the rest

Smoked salmon, dill & lemon paté


Ingredients 150g smoked salmon, trimmings are fine 200g tub soft cheese 1 tbsp crème fraîche, only if you have some juice half a lemon small bunch dill or chives, chopped Method
    If you aren’t using smoked salmon trimmings then chop the salmon into small pieces.
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Florentine Tart


BOIL for +- 10 min:   1 ½ cups Treacle Brown Sugar 1 1/3 Cups milk 180gr Butter 2 Cups Glazed Fruits 1 Cups Chopped Cherries 1/2 Cups Almonds   Perfect Pastry:  Makes 1x 24cm tart shells 12 Tbs butter ½ cup castor sugar Pinch salt 2 ½ cups flour Zest of ½  lemon 1 Tbs vanilla essence 1 egg 1 tbs Oil ½ tsp baking powder 150gr dark chocolate melted with 3 Tbs milk   Cream together butter, castor sugar and salt then rub in the flour, lemon zest.… Read the rest

Tomato, Feta and Pita Salad


INGREDIENTS 80ml (1/3 cup) extra virgin olive oil 4 rounds (14.5cm-diameter) pita bread, cut into 2cm-thick strips 4 medium (about 175g each) vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into 1cm-thick slices Salt & freshly ground black pepper 4 green shallots, ends trimmed, thinly sliced 100g pitted kalamata olives, halved 150g Greek feta, crumbled 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon small fresh oregano leaves 1 garlic clove, crushed   METHOD Step 1 Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.… Read the rest
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