Wasabi is native to Japan and is a semi aquatic perennial with long stemmed, heart shaped leaves. Its inflorescences of white cruciform leaves reach 40cm. There are a number of varieties, but all form thick, knobbly rhizomes. Grow the plants in very clean cool, slightly acidic alkaline running water, with plenty of shade. The temperature should … Continue reading Wasabi

An Evening With The Winemaker, John Faure

In 2010 Dave and I took a drive down a dirt road and discovered this lovely wine estate, surrounded by vines and beautiful old buildings. We met Chef Michael Israel who is the proprietor of Pomegranate Restaurant and after one delicious meal we booked for the harvest festival dinner March 2011. John Faure, the winemaker, hosted the dinner … Continue reading An Evening With The Winemaker, John Faure