A postcard from South Africa

On a recent trip to South Africa, I was lucky enough to get a behind-the-scenes look at the pome fruit and stone fruit industry.  I met farmers and workers, visited charity projects, found out how the farmers battle with the fruit fly and best of all tasted all the magnificent fruit the country has to offer.  I’ve already shared a Malva Pudding recipe with you and as I find the time to write-up my other stories I thought I’d show you some of my beautiful pictures.  I have taken so many so there will probably be an album 2, 3 and 4 too.  Enjoy.

Delaire Graff Wine Estate
The view from the Delaire Graff wine estate
Black bean, tempura, ink pasta, cambodian curry, papaya at Indochine
Black bean, tempura, ink pasta, cambodian curry, papaya at Indochina
Keeping plants from the ground at Babylonstoren
Keeping plants from the ground at Babylonstoren
The scarecrows at Babylonstoren
The scarecrows at Babylonstoren
Nothing quite like a fresh plum, fresh from the tree at Bablyonstoren
Nothing quite like a fresh plum, fresh from the tree at Bablyonstoren

Watermelon fig at Babylonstoren Watermelon fig at Babylonstoren

Homemade lemonade from the fruits at Babylonstoren
Homemade lemonade from the fruits at Babylonstoren
Lavender, Babylonstoren
Lavender, Babylonstoren
Farm worker picking pears
Farm worker picking pears
Farmworkers picking pears
Farmworkers picking pears
'The blue crew' - overalls in the distance of farmworkers picking pears.
‘The blue crew’ – overalls in the distance of farmworkers picking pears
Sun protection South African style
Sun protection South African style
Wellington township kids on a visit to NORSA Community Centre
Wellington township kids on a visit to NORSA Community Centre

I was a guest of Hortgro, the body which represents the South African Horticulture Industry.