Potato Patties

In a bowl put 4 large pre- boiled and already mashed up potatoes. Add some bit of finely chopped parsley or Dhania. Add 1 cup of bread crumbs ; 1 tbsp of tomato paste; 3 cloves grated ginger ; 1 tbspn red pepper flakes ( optional); 1 tbspn of ground black pepper and add salt to taste. Mix it all up with your fingers. Take pieces from the mixture and form patties.

In a separate bowl, whisk 1 egg and a bit of salt . Dip the patties into the egg mixture before putting in the pan with hot vegetable oil for deep frying.

I hope you enjoy.


Kachumbari ( Tomato And Onion Salad)

In Africa this is a very common salad that is prepared to be eaten as a side dish with lunches or dinner. See The recipe below;

Dice 1 medium size or large onion. Place the chopped onion in a small bowl and fill it up with water. Add 2 teaspoons salt and stir lightly. Allow it to soak for 30 minutes. Chop 4 to 5 tomatoes,  half a cucumber and and a handful coriander leaves very finely.Cut the chilli in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds( chilli is optional ). Nicely dice 1 avocado. Place the chopped onion and the water in a sieve. Shake the sieve a little to remove every drop of water. Allow to drain for 10 minutes.Transfer the chopped and drained onions, cucumber, chilli, coriander leaves, avocado and tomatoes into a large bowl and stir gently. Add 2 tablespoons of lime juice, salt and black pepper to taste.

The Solar Though!!!

Its been so hot of late. Calls coming in now inquiring about our veg basket. Sadly we cant deliver 🙁 .Not even a single drop of proper rainfall since January . Our few crops on the farm are barely surviving due to the extreme weather conditions. We halted on planting a lot infact we have only planted a small section of the farm with tomatoes, cow peas , white onions, spring onions ,leek onions, sweet potatoes ,beetroots and abit of chives ; just to mention but a few. At least the mentioned crops can withstand the current heat that we are all experiencing.

According to the weatherman, rains are expected to fall in the month of April but towards the end.. [ LORD HAVE MERCY ON US]. We are praying that the rains fall soon. We want to plant a lot . We want our dams to fill up . We want to feed the nation with healthy food. We want everyone to be happy consuming fresh organic vegetables harvested directly from the farm. Guys , lets all go on  our knees and pray for the rains .

By Caroline Moko,

Farm Manager.

strawberry compote

Strawberry Compote

Cut the strawberries into fairly large chunks and put them in a medium sized saucepan, along with the sugar. Place over medium heat and, stirring occasionally, bring just to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and cook the mixture, stirring occasionally, until the strawberries are soft and their juices are thick and syrupy ( for about 10- 15 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Place in a covered container and refrigerate.

The Strawberry Compote can be stored in the refrigerator for about 10 days.You can apply the compote on toasted bread, you can add it to plain yogurt to add the flavor ; you can eat it as a dessert with ice cream on the side. Its very yummy . Try it

Billy is born !!

At exactly 0900hrs, mother goat gave birth to her kid .. we named him billy!! Y’all have heard about billy the goat .. yes; So we saw it fit to name the kid billy. He is such a tiny kid but very energetic. He will turn out just fine as he grows up . His body is just beautiful. Its white in color with black patches on its body. He is always bleating if he is not resting or jumping up and down.

I frequently check up on his progress just to see if he is well and in good health. We recently lost two kids on the farm that were newly born and that disheartened us very much. We learnt our lesson of being extra keen with the young ones since they are very delicate creatures!!

So far so good. Billy is jovial and everyone around the farm adores him. When you visit the farm be sure to say hello to billy !!


Caroline Moko.