REFLECTIONS OF GROOTE POST AT HILDA’S KITCHEN
Groote Post, the historic wine farm on the West Coast, presents a wine experience with a difference. Groups, of between 10 and 20, are entertained in the Private Room of the Manor House to a wine tasting in which the farm owners give a brief presentation on the history of the farm dating back to 1706. The talk includes anecdotal references to Hildagonda Duckitt, doyenne of South Africa’s cook book writers, whose “Diary of a Cape Housekeeper” is an account of her growing up as the hostess of the Groote Post farm in the 1860s. Guests enjoy 4 white cultivars and a starter followed by a tasting of 4 red wines and a main course followed by a dessert.
Bookings are essential and can be booked through the cellar on 022 492 3430 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evita se Perron
The Theatre/Restaurant/Bar, Boerassic Park & Evita’s A en C (arts & crafts) are open Tues to Sun from 10h00 to 16h00. for visitors to enjoy the vibe.
Saturday 07 May
Open house at Duckitt Nurseries from 9h00 until 12h00. These Open Days take place every first Saturday of the month May – November. Admission is free. Complimentary tea and coffee. Various orchid pot plants, spikes and accessories for sale in pack shed. Debit and credit card facilities available. One of the greenhouses will be open to the public. Contact: 022 492 2606 or e-mail: email@example.com www.duckittnurseries.com
Please be advised that the Orchid Shop on the Oudepost Farm, will be open from May until October – Monday until Thursday – 09h00 until 12h00. The Orchid Shop has a variety of orchid pot plants and accessories for sale. Orchid flower orders can also be done directly through Lynne. Contact: Lynne Duckitt at 022 492 2368 (The Orchid Shop is separate fromDuckitt Nurseries)
MOTHERS DAY:- Sunday 08 May 2011
Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve – Mother’s Day Menu
Fresh Home-Made Bread / Cream Mushroom Soup
Leg of Lamb in Mint Infused Gravy / Pork & Dried Fruit Stew / Deep Fried Hake
Vegetables in Season / Roast Potatoes/ Savoury Rice
Apple & Pecan Nut Salad / French Salad / Curry Green Bean Salad
Tiramisu / Cappuccino Mouse
R175 per person R75 per child under 12 years
(Reservations essential) 022 451 2824/072 356 4797
It’s Mother’s Day at Lelieblom
Treat your wife and/or mother to a lovingly prepared, relaxing, laid back and traditional Mother’s Day Lunch on the farm!
Let us spoil her, make her day special…WHY… because…she DESERVES it!
R180.00p/p Children under 12 R75.00 p/c
Bring own wine.
Every Mom will receive a small gift from Lelieblom
Please book in advance: Karen 082 573 7736 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mother’s Day @ the Marmalade Cat
Smoked Salmon Potato cakes
Spinach and Ricotta crepes
A choice of:
Lamb shanks served on mustard mash
Coq Au Vin on creamy mash
Bombaystyle fish on Basmati rice
Country veg bake
R130-00 per person Bookings 022 492 2515
Sunday 15 May 2011
Owen Brits accompanied on piano by Rika Steenkamp performs at Lelieblom
Join us for an afternoon of glorious and heavenly music! Sit back, relax and sooth your senses while Owen and Rika transport you to a world filled with angelic music, perfoming a repertoire of light classical works for flute and piano from well known composers like Bach, Rachmaninov, Telemann, Chaminade and Bizet,
Owen Britz obtained his B Mus degree from the University of the Free State in 1999 majoring in piano, always being in love with the flute it was a natural progression from the piano to the flute.
Owen obtained the UNISA Performer’s Licentiate in Music (Flute) cum laude in 2010.
He has premiered works by Hendrik Hofmeyr and Christo Jankowitz and has performed as soloist at the Darling Music Experience, Voorkamerfest and various other concerts and events.
Owen is currently working on his Masters degree in Performance at the University of Cape Town.
Rika Steenkamp obtained her B Mus degree and Diploma in Organ music at the University of Potchefstroom. Rika’s love for organ started from the age of 14 and since the age of 15 was instructed by Marthie Koornhof in piano and church organ music.
Rika obtained her Higher Teaching Diploma with honours from Unisa and accompanies singers, instrumentalists and choirs.
Recently at the opening concert of the Darling Music Experience, Rika accompanied the community choir singing excerpts of Rossini’s Petit Mass Solonelle.
R150.00 pp LIGHT LUNCH included Advance booking essential please
Saturday 21 May
Time to get moving if you want to enter the Darling Half Marathon and 5km Fun Run!!
Pack the car with the kids, ouma and yes even the dogs for the annual Darling ½Marathon, 10 km run, 5km fun run and Doggie Dawdle. Not only is it the canine social event of the year but one in which the whole family can enjoy a happy, fun day in the country. For the serious fitness lover there is the 21 km run and for those who like to smell the coffee along the way there is plenty of time to walk it. For those who enjoy a stroll get those feet a-moving with your furry family members and stand in line to win lots of prizes and surprises with stalls, Darling’s famous pancakes and good clean country air.
For more info phone Mary on 0826845575 / 022 492 3401 www.darlinghalfmarathon.co.za
Saturday 21 May
Darling Museum Open Day
Each year the Darling Museum celebrates International Museum Day by holding an Open Day and this year is no exception.
All welcome. Free entrance to the museum on this day.
Time: From 10h00 until 14h00
Traditional Crafters at Work
Local crafters will showcase their talents in a variety of old-fashioned crafts such as quilting, spinning and weaving, butter making, flower pressing, beadwork, and much more.
Visitors can watch these crafters as they demonstrate their work and perhaps purchase a San or Xhosa beaded necklace, homemade butter, a mohair spun & woven scarf, etc. Car Boot Sale
All kinds of interesting items for sale in the parking area opposite the museum! Please contact us if you would like to book a space!
Bring the family for a treat in our new garden area; tea, coffee, sandwiches and snacks or Boerewors rolls.
Bring the family, bring friends – discover and enjoy our wonderful museum in Darling!!
For more information phone 022 492 3361 or e-mail email@example.com.
Saterdag 21 Mei
BEKROONDE SKRYWER ILSE SALZWEDEL KUIER OP LELIEBLOM
Ontmoet vir Ilse Salzwedel in persoon en luister na haar vetellinge van
die stories agter die stories van haar nuwe boek Seerowers, kameelkoppe en chillies vir tee, en hoe die boek ontstaan het.
Daar is heelwat humor in die boek, en jy sal beslis anders dink oor mense wat hul heil buite SA gaan soek. Dis sommer ‘n informele reis na die res van die wereld.
Moenie die geleentheid misloop om een van ons eie bekroonde skrywers in lewende lywe op Lelieblom te ontmoet nie! Ilse skryf gereeld artikels vir Rooi Rose Lees gerus haar artikel oor ma’s en dogters en hul lywe in Rooi Rose!
Sukkel jy om jou lyf te aanvaar (of jy nou maer is of minder maer)? Lees dan llse se artikel oor ma’s en dogters en hul lywe in die Rooi Rose wat op die rakke is. Ilse deel die ware verhale van ‘n paar vroue, en was verstom.
“Ma’s met dogters, ons het ‘n baie belangrike verantwoordelikheid teenoor ons dogters.” se Ilse
Come and meet Ilse Salzwedel in person and listen to the story behind the stories of her new book, “Seerowers, kameelkoppe en chillies vir tee” and how the book came about. The book is humorous and you will surely think differently about the people who looked for their welfare outside SA. It is an informal travel to the rest of the world.
Ilse regularly writes articles for Rooi Rose, such as mothers and daughters and their bodies. Ilse shares true stories of a few women. “Mothers with daughters, we have a great responsibilty towards them.” says Ilse
R100 p.p. ligte verversings ingesluit
Thurs 26 May
Flora Group walks take place in the Reserves in and around Darling/Yzerfontein as follows:
Darling: the last Thursday of each month with Helene Preston 082 222 8135 .
Yzerfontein: from June on the first Wednesday of each month with Libbes Loubser 022 451 2504.
We explore the reserves for whatever is flowering that day, also to find anything new, and to discuss anything botanical as we go along. These are gently walks, so anyone can come along.
Saturday 29 May
The Darling Country Market
This community market has its home at the Nitrophoska Building in the Main Road of Darling. The market opens promptly at 10h00 and trades until 12h30. With the emphasis on home made, home grown and hand made; stallholders sell fresh produce, flowers, home bakes, special breads, preserved olives, arts & crafts including pewter and much more…. Why don’t you join us?
Contact Con Meyer 082 927 6225 for information or to book a stall
Please note: Some of these events are subject to change – to avoid disappointment please enquire/make a booking with the contact person above before making arrangements to attend an event
Dianne le Roux
+27 (0)22 492 3361