“ For 30 hours we battled the raging Southeaster, finally docking at Royal Cape, weary beyond belief. The next morning I woke at the foot of Table Mountain... the light crisp, sparkling - not a trace of dust or smog - the air evervescent. Our hosts in the winelands greeted us with a fine sparkling wine and handmade bread and farm butter, flavoured with Cape Garden Herbs..."
Salt, white pepper, rosemary, green peppercorns, basil, oreganum, sage: a combination designed to celebrate 'green' flavours... and all the foods that love them.
Grind onto bread, savoury scones and muffins just before baking. Add to softened butter for a bread platter. Superb in salad dressings and on white fish and meats. Great on potatoes: fried, mashed, baked or boiled.
Open CHICKEN SANDWICH with CAPE GARDEN HERBS
Grind a little Cape Garden Herb onto the raw chicken breasts and also into the butter used to saute the chicken breasts. Slice the tomato, cucumber and onion (soak sliced onion in heavily salted water for 10 minutes to take out the 'sting'). Stir a grinding of Cape Garden herb into the mayonnaise sauce. Layer up the sandwich, starting with a layer of mayonnaise...