White Bean and Mushroom Soup

Winter White Bean soup

A tasty way to use White Beans & Mushrooms this Winter The winter pleasures of a steamy cup of soup to warm up your belly. I know some of you might view soup as an entrée only, but it can be so much more. The difference depends on the type of soup (vegetable stock or cream base)…

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Diemersdal Tapas

Diemersdal: eat your heart out!

One sunny afternoon in Durbanville Hills A short drive from Cape Town CBD and you will find yourself in between the hills of Durbanville. There are a number of very good wineries in the valley. Myself and lovely lady, Hestelle from KoekieEnCream, decided to visit one specific farm for its historical background and present popularity.…

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Winner of Avondale pairing

Winter Warmer Winner!

Thank you to all the people who entered the Avondale Winter Warmer pairing competition. The question was; “How many soil types does Avondale have on their land?” If you said 13 different soil types, you were correct! Congratulations Andrea Firth! * You will be contacted directly about the details of your prize. If you did not win…

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A Winter Pairing – Part 2

A night with a few ladies, Avondale wine, and Reuben’s soup The 6 phase pairing includes traditional classics as well as adventurous combinations of soup created by chef Reuben Riffel from Reuben’s. Each phase was carefully paired with a wine from Avondale’s selection of wine. If you are a food connoisseur or just looking to do…

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Avondale

Winters are made for Soup and Wine

Wine from Avondale & soup from Reuben’s [Source: www.avondalewine.co.za] As we stand and watch the sun setting over the beautiful Klein Drakenstein mountains in Paarl, South Africa. We are greeted with warm smiles by the Avondale family on a chilly evening. [The glass of Armilla Méthode Cap Classique might have helped a bit.] 😉 Exploring the Avondale farm! The evening started…

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