Bellissimo for Balsamic!

June 14th, 2019

If you’re a regular visitor to Babylonstoren you might have noticed that we are greatly influenced by the Italians when it comes to our food and wine. When the time came to make our very own balsamic vinegar, we again turned to the masters of la dolce vita for inspiration.

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Our new squeeze

April 29th, 2019

Our chefs have concocted freshly pressed raw juices for guests in Babel and the Greenhouse for many years. In our newly established Juicery, we bottle up cold-pressed seasonal fruits and veggies using state-of-the-art machinery and high-pressure processing (HPP) technology.

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FLOW HIVES – THE SWEET STORY

February 27th, 2019

The bee block in the historical Babylonstoren garden is abuzz with invention! As an add-on to our traditional bee hives, this ingenious creation, which makes extraction a breeze, has left us even more in awe of the wonder that is honey harvesting.

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RECIPE: Quick and easy pistachio ice cream for Valentine’s Day

February 7th, 2019

This is this the easiest ice-cream you will ever make, and the best part is, you don’t need churner! If you’re planning to stay in ...

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Must love meat – Babylonstoren Carnivore Evenings

November 9th, 2018

Every Wednesday we draw on our local culture and a hint of Italian flair to gather a host of like-minded, meat-loving guests at long tables at the Babylonstoren Bakery. This five-course, communal feast is hosted by braai masters Jaco and Eddie, who will grill each prime cut of meat from the Chianina cattle to perfection.

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All a-buzz about raw honey

September 19th, 2018

All honey we use in the restaurant and sell in the farm store is raw and unfiltered, which has inspired the question from one of our visitors: What is raw, unpasteurised honey, and is it good for you?

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The most zesty citrus varieties to know

August 1st, 2018

Citrus is the world’s most important tree fruit crop and at Babylonstoren we take great pleasure in celebrating this versatile and much-loved fruit.

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RECIPE – PANCAKES WITH BLOOD ORANGE WITH A WARM SALTED CARAMEL AND RED WINE SAUCE

March 1st, 2018

Although few toppings beat the classic cinnamon sugar, this Tuesday we’re pairing our pancakes with a combo of two of our favourite ingredients – caramel and red wine.

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3 Harvest-Time Recipes with Grapes

February 21st, 2018

Harvest season is an exciting time on the farm. Both winemaker and chef eagerly await the ripening of our bounty of grapes, the first of which is the crop of Chardonnay. The harvest is divided up to be used to great effect in the cellar and Babel kitchen respectively.

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Tips for Water-wise Entertaining this Festive Season

December 14th, 2017

Now that the December is in full swing, long feasts shared by loved ones are top of mind. Treat friends, family and the diminishing water levels by making your next get-together a water-wise one.

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