Bloomim Brilliant Bakery and a BOY

THE SLOW MARKET IS THE PLATFORM TO DEVELOP ENTREPRENEURS Yummi is a passionate baker’s creation. It started out of Eric’s pure passion for baking, pastry and confectionary. The story of Yummi goes like this…

After starting baking at home for fun, the family regularly ended up with a fridge full of cake and brownies with which they did not know what to do. The baker’s mother told him one night at the dinner table that he should start selling all the things he was baking… and that’s where it sparked! A way to do what the boy loved without the fridge overload! After searching around, the baker boy found a selling point at the most loved Slow Market. It was not long before the brownies took ove

Saltare - dance with the bubble's

Saltare means ‘to dance’ in Latin Carla’s intention is to create wines with honesty, authenticity, luxury, texture and simple beauty. Her first edition of Cap Classique sparkling wine in 2003. Four years later she started Saltare as an independent winemaker and today she produces 10,000 bottles per year. Carla selects grapes with natural minerality and carefully nurtures her wines with minimal additions and attention to detail. Saltare means to dance in Latin, which embodies the flair, movement and passion of her wines. Early in January 2003 Carla invited a few of her friends to come and help her harvest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. They used a basket press to gently squeeze enough juic

Chrisna's olives a food story to tell

Back then the olive industry in South Africa was in its anti-natal stage. The only countable olive trees were in and around Paarl, on the farm of Mr Costa — who was the father of the olive industry in South Africa. (He started planting olive trees after arriving here from Italy and the only olive oil could be found in a chemist in a small 100ml bottle.) The serious olive farmers only started planting trees years later. In the meantime I had travelled to Italy and France and was totally in awe of their fresh food markets and the abundance of different olives on offer. I could not wait to get back home and start with my own olive products. The problem was: where to get them? I gathered olives

9 Toxic Chemicals in most Processed Foods.

Have you ever wondered what is really in the food that is sold at the local Spar, Pick and Pay, Shoprite or even Woolworths? The list below shows some of the ingredients that you are likely to find in a typical shopping basket. While it is true that not every box, tin or bottle of processed food will contain these chemicals you are bound to run into them sooner or later…the key thing is to read the ingredients labels and reflect on what you buy before it ends up in you or your family. 1. Acrylamides – Toxic, cancer-causing chemicals formed in foods when carbohydrates are exposed to high heat (baking, frying, grilling). They’re present in everything from bread crusts to snack chips, and becau

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