I spent the weekend at my parents’ farm, an hour of Cape Town. One of the few downsides to having my own business is how hard it is to take time off and get away, but thanks to the long weekend, I managed to to do just that. And one of the highlights of any […]
The last ten kilos of strawberries that we shall get this summer arrived at the kitchen this morning. Hermanus, a smallholder in Stellenbosch, grows them, and we get them at a (much) better price if we buy them through Franci, his friend, colleague and our herb and melon grower. He dropped them off at the […]
Last week we were at our first-ever three day market. It was exhausting, physically challenging (two steep flights of stairs to our stall. Why???) and really, really wonderful. We almost sold out of our entire stock (read: every 2.4L ice cream container we had, at the market, in the kitchen freezer, in existence). We met […]
NOTE: This is a post I wrote last month, in the eye of the storm that was setting up our kitchen, but never got round to posting. Better late than never! Last week we started receiving deliveries from different ingredients suppliers. We also had a couple farmers pop by to see our kitchen, and chat […]
A quick visit to Cocoafair last week turned into a forty minute whirlwind taste tour of some of the beans that Nino, their chocolate maker in chief, has been playing with recently. That’s Nino in the photo below, the rakish Italian with the dazzling, cheeky smile. And a factory full of chocolate. *Melt* I tried […]
Always wanted to work with/eat loads of ice cream? Well, we’re hiring scoopers to man our scoop counters over the summer season, at Saturday markets, and at special events. THE DETAILS: This job is for every Saturday, and is based on 8-hour day time shifts. There will also be opportunities for some scoopers to work […]
Yesterday we welcomed our new manager, Marianne, to the office. Although Tuesday was technically her first day, she’s already been scooping for us for two weeks at the market as a warm up. Welcome, Marianne! We’re so excited to have you with us at The Creamery.
Today we visited the Rosetta Roastery. Like us, they are a small company working with small batches of carefully sourced, high quality ingredients. Only, their passion is coffee. They select the best beans from each major coffee growing region every season, and roast them in small batches in their beautiful Diedrich roaster, right here in […]