Asara The Vineyard Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 & Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Lamb Pilaf with Dates & Cranberries – 19.06.2017

Asara The Vineyard Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Asara Wine Estate and Hotel is situated on the rolling Polkadraai Hills west of Stellenbosch at in the heart of its Wine Appellation.  These rolling hills provide many aspects and facings and soil types for the selection of wine grape varieties grown on the estate. The main supply

ASARA – one stop Stellenbosch Wine Estate

The Asara Wine Estate and Hotel In the undulating Polkadraai Hills, east of the town of Stellenbosch and in its eponymous Wine Appellation, lies a gem, The Asara Wine Estate and Hotel. This award-winning wine estate. and its luxury hotel, has no Cape Dutch Houses, white walls or generations of family winemakers.  It is a

Asara scores at Top 100 Wines…

Asara Wine Estate Vineyards looking East Asara Wines Estate in the Polkadraai Hills in Stellenbosch has already nearly filled its medal and awards cupboard for 2017 with both local and international awards for their wines. Janette van Lill, Danielle le Roux CWM & Christiaan Nigrini Now the Asara Winemaking team, headed by Danielle le Roux

Asara Vine Dried Sauvignon Blanc 2014 & My Kitchen Cake – 30.03.2017

Asara Vine Dried Sauvignon Blanc 2014 I must declare an interest here, I love sweet wines. They don't have to be Noble Late Harvest, Fortifies sweeties or Natural Sweets, old Ports or lovely Spanish Sherries. The grapes for the Asara Vine Dried Sauvignon Blanc 2014 come from a single vineyard block planted in Tukulu soil

Asara The Bell Tower 2012 & Alida Ryder’s Bolognese Pasta Bake – 12.01.2017

Asara The Bell Tower 2012 I was out at Asara Wine Estate and Hotel today with a visitor. It was the most idyllic day and the views over the vineyards and east to Stellenbosch and the Helderberg just beyond description. We do live in a lovely country. Tasting the wines with the winemaking team was,

Pak Choi & Tofu in a Spicy Peanut & Coconut Sauce – Kate Liquorish

Pak Choi & Tofu in a Spicy Peanut & Coconut Sauce – Kate Liquorish Kate says; " Simple, vegan, moreish and crunchy - gluten-free and wheat-free, but not fun-free." Pak Choi & Tofu in a Spicy Peanut & Coconut Sauce serves 2-3 without rice & 4 people with rice Ingredients 200g Baby Pak Choi (washed)

Roast leg of lamb with sweet onion marmalade – Dianne Bibby

Roast leg of lamb with sweet onion marmalade – Dianne Bibby Dianne says: "The combination of savoury and sweet is a familiar concept to most South Africans. Fresh and dried fruits have been mainstays to many local favourites for centuries, often appearing in lamb, chicken and beef recipes. Rather than the traditional use of fruit,

Iceberg Slice with Blue Cheese, Pears & Pecans – Ina Paarman

Iceberg Slice with Blue Cheese, Pears & Pecans Ina says: “A salad is the healthiest and most painless way to start any meal; especially when the main course is substantial. Iceberg lettuce is back in fashion!” Iceberg Slice with Blue Cheese, Pears & Pecans You will need ½ cup (50 g) pecan nuts, roughly chopped

Jalapeno beef burger with guacamole – Lizet Hartley

Jalapeno beef burger with guacamole by Lizet Hartley Lizet says: "Burgers, done properly, are a thing of beauty. They’re super easy and cheap to make. Best of all? They’re actually quite healthy. Now before the fast food insults start flying, let me qualify. A burger is healthy IF you make it yourself, because you’re in

Roasted Red Pepper & Cannellini Bean Dip – Justine Wall

Justine Wall's Roasted Red Pepper & Cannellini Bean Dip Justine says: "I am rather undecided what the best name for this little dish is: it is a sort of hummus, but has so many other lovely bits in it that have settled on calling it a dip- it’d be perfect with fresh vegetables, but, as

Mussels in White Wine & Garlic with Frites – Carey Boucher Erasmus

Carey Boucher Erasmus's Mussels in White Wine & Garlic with Frites Carey says: “The first time I encountered mussels and frites was in Nice, France some years ago. I remember finding it a strange combo but once I tucked in, it became a foodie revelation in my books. Fresh mussels simply steamed in a flavourful

Camembert Baked in Vine Leaves, with Verjuice-Poached Grapes – Jane-Anne Hobbs

Jane-Anne Hobbs Baked Camembert with Poached Grapes Jane-Anne says, "Need a gorgeous Christmas curtain raiser? Try my jewel-bright starter, which combines hot oozing Camembert with sharp-sweet grapes lightly poached in Verjuice.  (If you don’t have fresh vine leaves, use blanched baby spinach leaves to wrap your cheese.) I do hope you'll put this showstopper on