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The Truffle Journal

Source: Tucked away in Elgin, just after Peregrine off the N2 is a little known spot called Terra Madre. Run by the tenacious Nicole Precoudis and her parents Chris & Koula, this slice of heaven really is all about the farm to table experience and the quality of produce speaks for itself.   I first heard about Terra Madre through a friend. She guessed that it would be right up my alley, and she was…

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Natures Bounty – Food & Home 2017

IN ELGIN LIES A PIECE OF EARTH WHERE NATURE PROVIDES BOUNTIFUL BLESSINGS. AT TERRA MADRE, FOOD IS MADE WITH LOVE AND FRESH PRODUCE, RIGHT OFF THE LAND BY MALU LAMBERT RECIPES AND STYLING BY NICOLE PRECOUDIS PHOTOGRAPHS BY HEIN VAN TONDER I swore never to open another restaurant in my life,” states Nicole Precoudis emphatically. She’s showing us around her vegetable garden. Artichoke plants cut royal silhouettes among the spinach, chives, red lights and chillies.…

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Elgin Valley Wanderings

Source: The Elgin valley in Grabouw, commonly know for it’s apples, pears and grapes, boasting lush quiet scenery and cool climate, expertly crafted wines. This area offers various activities for travelers, some include quad biking, vineyard cruises, open air concerts, art browsing and of course wine tasting. Head to the Elgin Valley Tourismpage for all the information you may require. I had the honor of attending the Elgin Wine and Country Festival in style, thanks to the organisers…

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