By Nelleke Elston from her blog
I’ve always been big on breakfast, I’d go as far as to say it’s my favourite meal of the day. I mean, what’s not to love about Hollandaise sauce, perfectly poached eggs with soft warm centres, crispy dark chocolate croissants, and berries…
I’m that geek that is usually the only one at the table ordering the health breakfast when I’m out for brunch with my friends, but not for any other reason other than that I genuinely love a fruity, healthy kick-start to my day. You see, I’m kind of like a boy in the regard that I wake up hungry and the first thing I think about is what to have for breakfast. My husband has had to learn that getting in the way of me and my breakfast has dire consequences for him.
In summer I love a cold breakfast, but in winter there’s nothing that makes my heart so happy like a bowl of warm oats with fresh berries, honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Bircher muesli is something that you often see on menu’s in the last few years and a breakfast I have really grown to love for many reasons: It has so many health benefits, with oats as the base, it’s loaded with cholesterol-lowing benefits, magnesium, zinc, selenium, as well as being able to lower your chances of developing cancer or heart disease. Plus, it keeps you feeling full for longer, it’s quick and can be made ahead of time, meaning less to do in the morning.
Here’s a real keeper, a standard delicious recipe that everyone should try at least once. Even if you’re not the breakfast-eating-type. The great thing about this recipe is that you can really add your own creative flair. I’ve added toasted almonds, chopped dried peaches, dates and banana chips, but my favourite is still fresh berries with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Enjoy, and here’s to breakfast!
Serves: 2 portions
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and grated
1 Cup of rolled oats (preferably Organic)
1/2 Cup of natural cloudy apple juice
1/2 Cup to 1 cup of full cream Greek yoghurt
a Pinch of cinnamon
Fresh fruit like: figs, gooseberries, blueberries, raspberries
Honey to drizzle
Mix the grated apple, oats, 1/2 cup of the yoghurt, apple juice and the cinnamon together. Cover it and leave it in the fridge overnight or for a few hours.
Once ready to serve mix it with the remaining 1/2 cup of yoghurt and serve with fresh fruit, a drizzle of raw honey and toasted nuts.
By Yvette Delport and Nelleke Elston
Like most places, George has been swept up in the coffee hype that has hit the world in the last few years and it's all the rage to know your favourite single origin grind, where it it is sourced and know your roaster by name...
Beans About Coffee
This is the closest coffee roastery to Whispering Oaks Guest House, situated literally within walking distance in the upper part of York Street. This is a great stop if you are exploring the centre of town, watch as they roast beans from all over the world in small batches and or do a coffee tasting to taste a variety of beans and roasts. Try their famous 'Sidewalk Blend' or create your own blend with a combination of varieties. They supply to local customers as well as cafés, restaurants, lodges and hotels. The decor is simple and really gives you the feeling of being in a working roastery. Look out for the neighbouring cafe, Ciabattini, that serves up delicious artisan breads and have the delicious bakes and sandwiches for lunch - a real locals hang-out.
Beans About Coffee is situated in No.1 Van Kervel Huis
117 York Street, George
Tel: 044 813 5012
Blue & Green Shed Coffee Roasters
The Blue Shed is situated in 33 Bland Street, Mossel Bay and the Green Shed is situated in Wilderness just off the main road behind Pomodoro's Restaraunt - both these coffee roasters are all about coffee-lovers. They strive to give you the best cup of coffee each time, every time. Both have a rustic feel and serve great cakes and bakes too. I'd highly recommend the lemon meringue tart at the Green Shed and their iced coffees are also devine when coming from a long walk on Wilderness Beach - a favourite stop for my husband and I.
Address: 33 Bland St, Mossel Bay
Telephone: 044 691 0037
This roaster can be found in the industrial area just outside of Mossel Bay. Baruch’s Coffee Roastery sources beans from all over the world, using only the best quality 100% Arabica beans. These beans are professionally roasted by their Master Roaster in their drum roaster. All their coffee blends are single original and sourced from the best coffee plantations from all over the world. Visit Baruch’s Coffee Shop and enjoy the atmosphere with its eccentric vintage collectable and cosy fireplace over a freshly brewed gourmet coffee. See the roasting process unfold and visit our special garden where children are welcome. Taste our freshly prepared delicious Israeli Cuisine, scrumptious cakes and much more.
KKT Building No:4
Tel / Fax:(044) 695 2078
Cell:082 774 1728
Situated locally in George at Shop 11, St Georges Square on Knysna Road, ROOT Coffee is a Micro Roastery in the heart of Eden, run by an energetic and passionate husband and wife team. When roasting, they make sure that each batch is infused with their passion for great coffee, as they continually offer the freshest roasted coffee you deserve! With their mobile unit, that can be hired for various events, they really bring their coffee to the consumer. They also sell delicious treats and pre-packed sandwiches so Root is the perfect stop for a quick lunch break.
+27 83 661 1908
+27 83 634 0448
18 Caledon Street, George 044 8730451 0761987421 firstname.lastname@example.org