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It’s our birthday and we’ll eat cake if we want to

The Larder is turning FOUR and to celebrate we’re offering all of our loyal customers coffee and a slice of chocolate buttermilk cake for just R20 with any meal purchased*. Not…

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Our famous cinnamon buns

Have you tried The Larder’s cinnamon buns? Handmade fresh every morning, these warm, doughy, perfectly spiced beauties are usually sold out within hours of being pulled out warm from the…

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This is our jam

All of our jams and preserves are homemade in small batches the old-fashioned way. Artisanal: “The non-mechanical and unprocessed method of handcrafting food with respect to the ingredients and tradition.”…

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How to make the perfect poached egg

Perfect poached eggs are one of life’s simple pleasures and easier than you think to get right. Here are my tips for making the perfect poached egg: Start with a fresh, free…

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Free range eggs… They just taste better

  Is an egg just an egg? We source all of our eggs from Frank at I Like Eggs, who provides us with the freshest free-range eggs direct from the farm.…

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What exactly is “honest” food anyway?

The Larder: “Honest food, fab coffee” We’ve had some questions lately about The Larder’s pay-off line. What is this “honest” food we speak of? Food that’s full of wholesome goodness? Food that’s…

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Honest food, fab coffee. Where it comes from matters! Always free range, pasture reared! Homemade from scratch, local & seasonal. African Fairtrade Coffee. Packaging bio degradable

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  • Here we go... Need advise or tips during lockdown! Send it over!!! Today I was going to make a Moussaka vibe with ostrich mince is bought but I openes the vac pack and it stank to high heaven. I had to chuck it but I didn't want to waste everything else I had to make the dish so I had to think sideways....
I made some puy lentil ragu instead.... I'll post pics later but  during this time I'm sure we won't get what we need at the shops and wasting anything is just not on the cards! So let me know and I'll see if I can help!! Muchos love to @vicki_iwantthat for the idea and @andrewollheim for the push

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  • Special apple pie.... I made my usual @maggie_beer sour cream pastry but any sweet or rich crust will do
  • It was sublime... Eventhough the addition of @ozblu berries made it look like red onions 🤣💕💞
According to woman's own Cookbook

Can we skip supper and go straight to dessert?


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