As if paying homage to its late Owner Giulio Bertrand, Morgenster Extra Virgin Olive Oil, comes out tops of South African Extra Virgin Olive Oils in the influential Flos Olei Guide.
Willow Creek Olive Oils make magic in the kitchen. Mushrooms Baked in Vine Leaves with the Garlic infused oil are just packed with flavour.
Morgenster Extra Virgin Olive Oil takes the Flos Olei 20i8 Trophy. Fine Olive Olive grown and pressed in Somerset West.
Willow Creek Olive Estate in the beautiful Nuy Valley, produce the finest oils and olive products. Perfect for your kitchen....
Willow Creek Marinated Tofu Stir Fry, using the olive products from the Nuy Valley and a glass of Penhill Two Palms Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon.
The Broad Valley Pinot Noir 2014, and a superb Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Overberg. New flavours of Pinot Noir, packed with cherry fruits. Sublime oil, medium bodied and savoury.
Willow Creek Beef Casserole in rich tomato sauce. Award winning olive oils from the Nuy Valley. And a bottle of Penhill Saw Edge Peak 2014, a red blend.
Willow Creek triumphs with more International Awards for their fine Extra Virgin Olive Oil products.
Willow Creek Extra Virgin Olive Oils, my standby in the kitchen. Try my Perfect Salad Dressing.
Nuy Valley Oxtail Inspired by a recent visit to the Nuy Valley, I bought oxtail and cooked it with two of the premium products of the valley, olive oil and wine. What you’ll need Willow Creek Nuy Valley Extra Virgin Olive Oil Willow Creek Garlic Infused Olive Oil 3 oxtails, about 750g each 2 large
Olive Harvesting on Morgenster Having grown up on a farm where my parents had a large olive grove, olives are part of my life. While I grew up in a butter based cuisine, over the last 20 years or so, we have cooked with olive oil at home. Recently I was invited to go and
The leg of Lamb before roasting The other day we had a leg of Lamb from a butchery in George called Hartmans. Roasted, as simply as possible, it was the finest piece of lamb we have had in a long time. Tender as a mother’s parting words. And delicious with a pot of real gravy
Willow Creek Extra Virgin Olive Oils & the Awards Willow Creek is still the only South African brand on the list of global champions following the publishing of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil World Rankings (EVOOWR) – an achievement the Nuy Valley olive oil producer has now repeated for the third consecutive year. More medals
Curried Chicken Patties in Tomato Coconut Sauce in the pan before garnish Chicken patties are available in some supermarkets and if you prefer to use them, this recipe works as well. Chicken Patties You’ll need 2 large eggs 2 fat cloves garlic, peeled and mashed fine 2 tsp finely chopped parsley 2 Tbs cream Sea
, Michael's Baked Marrows with Tomato & Parmesan Willow Creek Olives and Olive Oils are the product of the beautiful Nuy Valley the turnoff for which is on the national road between Worcester and Robertson. The oils, of which there is a wide award winning selection, also come infused with various flavours such as garlic,
Chicken with bacon & baby tomatoes Quite often Madeleine will play in the kitchen with what we have in the fridge. The result is usually a once off and always delicious. And I find a suitable wine, this time the Constantia Royale Sauvignon Blanc 2016. We love using the Willow Creek Extra Virgin Olive Oils,
Gabrielle Kervella, with her goats Australian Cheese Legend I have a friend, Gabrielle Kervella, who lived in the Swan River Valley, north of Perth in the Swan River Valley. She was a goat’s cheese legend in Australia, with her cheese being served way across the country in fine restaurants in Sydney. Having made frittatas at
The beautiful Nuy Valley home to Willow Creek Olives I must admit to being rather fond of Lamb Shanks – my son too. Recently we procured some real Karoo Lamb Shanks which weighted about 500g each. Preparing this dish in the simplest possible way and it resulted in a casserole with deeply dark flavours. Added
Willow Creek Chicken Thighs with Onion & Mushrooms With summer upon us we tend to move away from the hearty beef, lamb, pork and venison dishes. Though for me a chicken casserole always works well in the spring nights which are not always as warm as we would like them to be. Here is a
Willow Creek Director’s Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil I was driving through a vineyard the other day and found the rows interplanted with broad beans. If they had harvested them, they would have made a fortune! I am so in love with Broad Beans, also known as Fava Beans. What to do with the beans?
Willow Creek Chicken Fricassée I remember asking one of my teachers at the London Cordon Bleu Cookery, the legendary Rosemary Hume, what a fricassee was and she came up with such a complicated reply, that I have never actually known what it is. My French dictionary this morning gives the English description of fricassee, so
Morgenster White Truffle enhanced Extra Virgin Olive Oil There is a lovely Spanish proverb “Let a salad-maker be a spendthrift for oil, a miser for vinegar, a statesman for salt, and a madman for mixing.” Truffle hunters with their dogs The clever cook when using Morgenster White Truffle Enhanced Extra Virgin Olive Oil will fall
A pair of Porcini When a foraging friend brought us some mushrooms from a ‘secret place’ and I looked at them lying in a colander, I thought Porcini Frittata, and then Wok fried Pine Rings. Cepes are thought to have come here as mycelium around the tree roots which were brought out here in boxes.
The beautiful Nuy Valley I wrote recently of the annual harvest at Willow Creek Olive Estate in the beautiful Nuy Valley. The harvesting and pressing season goes on for another couple of months as much of the production goes through their cutting edge Pieralisi Press. Freshly pressed Willow Creek Extra Virgin Olive Oil The golden
The Olive Tree about to break into blossom The olive tree is surely the richest gift of heaven - Thomas Jefferson Willow Creek Olives in the beautiful Nuy Valley is going through the most interesting time of the year. The estate is planted to the following classic varieties - Coratina, Frantoio, Leccino, Barnea, Koroneiki, Favoloza,
My Smoked Pork Fillets with plums I just love plums, whether they are the sweet little Agen plums, which are used for drying, and turning into prunes, the dark fleshed Satsumas or blood plums or the plums I used in this recipe, large round and yellow fleshed with a lovely sourness in the skin. Smoked
Mulderbosch Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2015 I read an article on the Internet recently, which said that winemakers make the best Olive Oil. I think it is a pretty broad-brush generalisation, there are some excellent oils produced by wine producers and Mulderbosch is one of them. The olives for the Mulderbosch EVOO 2015 come from
Baked Marrow in Bolognaise Sauce I am a great fan of Willow Creek Olive Oils, and enjoy using their infused oils particularly, the garlic, jalapeno and the parmesan being amongst my current favourites. For my recipe below, you will need a marrow at least 40 cm long. Perhaps one which hid itself under the leaves
The White Truffle of Alba To find the elusive white truffle of Alba, you need only one thing. That is a truffle dog. Oh, and a basket and a little spade. And a torch because you are going to be doing this at night. You don't want some other fellow to find your hunting grounds.
Willow Creek Chicken I had the perfect opportunity to make a dish with chicken and mushrooms in a creamy sauce with tarragon. A German chef once taught me to make mushrooms with a splash of Worcestershire sauce, and I thought this was the ideal time to use Willow Creek’s delicious Cabernet Sauvignon Balsamic
Pork Neck Steaks with Spicy Plum Sauce With plums in high season new, and utterly delicious, I made this delicious sweet and sour sauce to go with pork neck steaks. What you’ll need… For the spicy plums & the sauce 90g soft brown sugar 120ml Willow Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Balsamic Vinegar 60ml Red
Willow Creek Gourmet Squeeze - one litre It was Pliny the Elder, the Roman philosopher who legend has it said “ex Africa semper aliquid novi” – there is always something new out of Africa. Pliny the ElderRoman philosopher Andries Rabie, the CEO of Willow Creek, invented one of the cleverest little
The beautiful Nuy Valley Willow Creek, an Olive orchard of over 200,000 trees, I situated in the Nuy Valley just outside Worcester in the Western Cape. On this, one of the largest olive plantations on the southern hemisphere, there is no lack of passion. A handful of olives about to be pressed
Producers of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tel: +27 021 869 8571 Email: email@example.com Website: www.vesuvioestates.co.za I grew up on a farm which had a huge olive orchard and while we pickled our own olives for home use, the bulk of the crop was sold to an Italian family in Paarl who turned the