Fynbos Flavours

Fynbos Teas_Rose-scented geranium, Round-leafed Buchu, Rooibos

Fynbos teas that are extraordinarily good for you

I’ve recently begun to explore the world of herbal teas. During an attempt to cut down on dairy, I quickly realised that the prospect of my morning cup of tea without milk was not at all an exciting one (I’ve always been a ‘good old...

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Fynbos Flavours: Delicious recipes with fynbos honey

If you live in the Cape and love being in the kitchen, you may have come across the ‘cooking with fynbos’ buzz phrase that’s been infiltrating restaurants and foodie blogs over the past few years. You may also be slightly daunted by the ‘what’ and the...

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Fynbos flavours: Tasty Rooibos rub for sustainably sourced fish

With the world’s fish stocks depleting rapidly as global fish production outpaces world population growth (ref), it’s up to us as discerning and empowered consumers to make wise seafood choices. Agreed, it’s not always as easy or simple as one thinks - especially if fish frequently...

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Inverroche Gin: Fine fynbos flavours distilled

Off the beaten track, in the little seaside village of Stilbaai on the Western Cape coast, Lorna Scott is making magic with a unique business idea born out of two things: a long-held fascination with distilling, and an awe-inspired passion for Cape fynbos. Her masterpiece is...

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Making KOS: Exploring indigenous plant foods with Loubie Rusch

We have become increasingly removed from the concept of foraging for food as we’ve evolved to rely on planes, trains and automobiles to deliver our food to us, often from halfway across the world. Foraging requires an alternative mindset, focused on the indigenous resources that we...

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Fynbos flavours: Cooking with buchu

Of all the teas I tried and tested during my recent exploration into fynbos herbal brews, buchu was undoubtedly my favourite. Its mild, minty flavour with a hint of aniseed makes it easy to drink, and admittedly, quite moreish. It has a wonderful calming and...

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Fynbos Flavours: Three courses with a touch of Rooibos

Naturally free of caffeine and low in tannins, Rooibos continues to earn ‘good-for-you’ gold stars across the globe and health fundis all over the world are happily swopping their morning coffees and caffeinated teas for guilt-free ‘red bush’ infusions.  It’s even becoming a trendy ingredient...