Home fermentation is having a moment

June 19th, 2017

Fermentation and pickling are traditional methods of preserving food that have been practised across the globe for many centuries. With this age-old practice being the new flavour sensation we are experimenting with innovative flavour combinations on our Babel winter menu. Join us for a warm winter lunch and experience the taste of fermented beetroot with star anise, caraway or fermented orange juice during breakfast.

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We Dig the No-Dig Method

April 2nd, 2015

We are trialling the no-dig method in our garden’s veggie block. It all started with a visit from organic veggie producer, Tia Cusden, who grows ...

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Pumpkin Party

March 19th, 2015

It only took a short while for the pumpkin seeds, planted late last year, to grow into delicious plump, pumpkins. For months the garden team ...

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At Restaurant De Kas – Part 1

September 26th, 2012

In August, our head chef Simone Rossouw went on a month long international worksession for Babel, where she worked at the well-known Restaurant de Kas in ...

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A visit from Giles Guillot – Part ii

April 16th, 2012

Part II of a blog post written by head gardener of Prieuré Notre-Dame d’Orsan, after his stay at Babylonstoren in March. Click here to read ...

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Garden Harvest

March 6th, 2012

Who ever said that vegetables couldn’t be as beautiful as a flower arrangement? We love these harvest arrangements from our garden by Constance.


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Bean Season!

January 23rd, 2012

January is bean-harvesting month! We have five types of beans growing in our garden, and hope that after reading this blog post, you’ll be able ...

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Treasure!

October 27th, 2011


The potato plants started dying, which is an indication that they are about ready to harvest. Yet it is strange to plan a harvest ...

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Prieure Notre Dame D’ Orsan – Part II

August 8th, 2011

During July, our head gardener, Liesl van der Walt spent two weeks gardening at the Prieure Notre Dame D’ Orsan in France, which is the home ...

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