Waterblommetjies is one of the delicacies that we enjoy especially as a stew. I went with Arina Du Plessis to photograph the waterblommetjies being harvested on a farm near Worcester in the Western Cape. The reason for this outing was for the article to be seen on page 18 of the new Boerekos.

Not only did we see the beauty of the harvesting, but we returned to Arina’s studio to do the food shoot. So whether it is used as a stew, soup, preserve or soufflĂ©, waterblommetjies is definitely on the menu this season.

Waterblommetjies (Aponogeton distachyos flowers, commonly known as Cape pondweed, Cape hawthorn or Cape asparagus) which are found in the dams and marshes of the Western Cape of South Africa.

Take a walk on the wild side. (Carnivores only)

Take a walk on the wild side of cuisine.

We have been shooting, I mean photographing, venison for the special winters edition of Landbouweekblad’s Boerekos. Normally not something that is readily available in the summer months, but Checkers South Africa has a variety of Springbok cuts. So, today’s specials are Springbok Pinotage burger with rocket, blue cheese and caramelised onions on the left. On the right we have aromatic slow braised Springbok shank and neck with Port that will be used as a venison pie filling.

I’m hungry, how about you. Please do not lick your screen. Maybe they’ll make a scratch and sniff one soon.


Boerekos Video’s

As mentioned in my previous post, I have been working on Boerekos magazine which is due to be on the shelves on 1st September.

Here are behind the scenes video’s of two of the shoots.

– Boerekos

– Braai

– Padkos


It has been so exciting to have been part of the latest food magazine to hit South Africa. On 1st September, you will find this new addition on the shelves of CNA, Pick n Pay, Shoprite Checkers, Spar. So look out for Landbouweekblad – Boerekos.

Special thanks to Arina du Plessis, food editor for Landbouweekblad, for letting me be part of this.

For more info click here.

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