From Field to Plate

July 17th, 2015

Every winter our master baker and chef Karen Pretorius flies abroad to work alongside fellow artisan producers. This year she left little Trompie and the chicken brood heartbroken to spend time with animals of a different feather.

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Say Cheese!

October 3rd, 2014

Karen Pretorius, our baker, spent the month of August in Italy making cheese in a little village called Roncà in the Province of Verona, located ...

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From Grains to Bread

October 15th, 2013

Every day our master baker, Karen Pretorius, conjures up loaves of bread for sandwiches served at the Greenhouse, for lunch at Babel and to sell ...

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Breadmaking in Milan

September 10th, 2013

Our baker Karen has been spending time in Milan, Italy learning the secrets behind the wonderful Italian breads and pastries. Karen shares her experience.

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March 5th, 2013

Every morning at 05h00 Karen, our Baker starts baking all Babylonstoren breads in a wood fired oven and depending on what’s in season in the garden ...

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Earlybird Catches the Worm!

May 31st, 2012

Every morning at 05h00 Karen the Baker starts baking all the bread available at Babylonstoren after taking the embers out of the wood fired ...

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