Grow-to-Live-by-Leah-Hawker-1There is surely nothing more satisfying than growing your own vegetables.  With just a couple of hours working each week in the garden, you could be supplying your household with all the vegetables required.  If you do not know where to start, a really worthwhile book is  Pat Featherstone’s Grow to live. She’s extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of vegetable gardening, being the  founder of Soil for Life.  The book takes you on a journey into the field of organic food, a hands-on, no frills guide for the South African organic food gardener with expounding pencil drawings and stunning photographs.

The book starts off explaining the principle of organic gardening before moving on to practical aspects of preparing the soil , building flour beds, planting and pest control.  In addition there is a very interesting chapter on earthworms as well as gardening in containers for smaller areas.

Interested in buying this book? visit – Red Pepper Books – The South African online bookshop, they will be able to offer you great prices on any book you are looking for.

Wickedfood Cooking School

Sunninghill – (011)

Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studios. Classes are run in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week (subject to a minimum of 12 people). The venue is also popular for corporate events and private functions – team building cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference.

Our classes are hands-on, where every person gets to participate in the preparation of the dishes. They are also a lot of fun where you not only learn new skills, but get to meet people with similar interests. For corporate groups and teambuilding cooking classes these events are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients.