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Charles Barnhoorn and Jane Griffiths to Speak at the Grand Designs Home and Garden Show

The Bulb BookJane\'s Delicious HerbsCharles Barnhoorn, author of The Bulb Book: A South African Gardener’s Guide, and Jane Griffiths, author of Jane’s Delicious Herbs, will be speaking at the Grand Designs Home and Garden Show later this month.

The event is being held at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg from Friday 24 May to Sunday 26 May and tickets are available from Webtickets. They will be speaking at The Gardener Theatre with Barnhoorn speaking on Friday 24 at 11 AM and Griffiths speaking at 1:15 PM on the Friday, 12:30 PM on the Saturday and 2 PM on the Sunday.

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Join Jenny Morris for Lunch at Pure Restaurant in Hout Bay

Cooking with Jenny MorrisYou are invited to join the Giggling Gourmet, Jenny Morris, for lunch at Pure Restaurant in Hout Bay on Saturday 25 May from 11:30 AM to 2 PM.

Morris will be discussing her journey to success, as well as the setbacks along the way. All guests attending will receive a special gift.

Tickets cost R320 for members, R350 for non-members. Please RSVP before Monday 20 May.

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Bernadette le Roux and Jane Griffiths at the Franschhoek Literary Festival (17 – 19 May)

Bernadette le Roux, author of Roots, Shoots & Leaves and Jane Griffiths, author of Jane’s Delicious Herbs, will be at the 2013 Franschhoek Literary Festival, which takes place from 17 to 19 May.

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Friday 17 May

Great Gardens of South Africa
10 AM – 11 AM (Congregational Church)
Horticulturist Ida Raimondo discusses their gardening books with Nini Bairnsfather Cloete (Remarkable Gardens of SA), Jane Griffiths (Jane’s Delicious Garden, Delicious Herbs and Delicious Kitchen) and Bernadette le Roux (Roots, Shoots & Leaves).

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Jenny Morris and Kobus Mulder to Speak at the 2013 South African Cheese Festival (26 – 28 April)

Cheeses of South AfricaCooking with Jenny MorrisKobus Mulder, author of Cheeses of South Africa, and Jenny Morris, author of Cooking with Jenny Morris, will both be speaking at the South African Cheese Festival 2013, which is being held on the Sandringham Farm in Stellenbosch from 26 – 28 April. Tickets are available from Computicket.

Mulder will be discussing artisinal cheeses and launching Cheeses of South Africa on the Friday while Morris will be cooking up a storm in the Checkers Theatre throughout the three days:

Friday 26 April

BBC Lifestyle Centre
11 AM: Discover great artisinal cheeses and launch of book Cheeses of South Africa (Kobus Mulder)
7:30 PM: Discover great artisinal cheeses and launch of book Cheeses of South Africa (Kobus Mulder)

Checkers Theatre
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM: Jenny Morris & Shaleen Surtie-Richards
5:15 PM – 5:45 PM: Jenny Morris & Brümilda van Rensburg
8:15 PM – 8:45 PM: Jenny Morris

Saturday 27 April

Checkers Theatre
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM: Jenny Morris
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM: Jenny Morris & Brümilda van Rensburg & Shaleen Surtie-Richards
5:15 PM – 5:45 PM: Jenny Morris + Shaleen Surtie-Richards

Sunday 28 April

Checkers Theatre
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM: Jenny Morris
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM: Jenny Morris & Brümilda van Rensburg & Shaleen Surtie-Richards

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Jane’s Delicious Herbs by Jane Griffiths Launched at Kalk Bay Books

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The gardeners of Cape Town’s southern suburbs laid down their trowels and their secateurs, donned their finery and hastened to Kalk Bay Books earlier this week. There they feasted on a series of fabulous anecdotes with gardening guru, Jane Griffiths, who was joined in conversation with Nancy Richards at the launch of Griffiths’ latest book, Jane’s Delicious Herbs.

Jane Griffiths and Nancy RichardsJane\'s Delicious HerbsAnn Donald, owner of the bookshop, welcomed the author and her publisher, saying that Griffiths’ previous books, Jane’s Delicious Kitchen and Jane’s Delicious Garden, had done extremely well. She described the newest one as “absolutely beautiful”.

Richards, presenter of the daily radio programme, Otherwise on SAfm, kept the audience in stitches as she skipped from learning to use Twitter, to working at Fair Lady magazine in days of yore, from learning how to make a tincture from beetroot and vodka that would “go down a storm” to how to transform your unused tennis court into a vegetable garden!

Griffiths held her audience in rapt amusement as she talked about how her interest in herbs developed over the years and the various challenges to her equanimity, including shooting a promo for Home Channel, which required four takes at pulling up the potatoes… When quizzed about her latest tomato crop, she bewailed it as her “disastrous year – the worst ever!”

She urged people to revisit their use of pesticides, which destroy the balance in the garden, encouraging the use of home-made anti-pest measures made from garlic, chili, rhubarb and elderberry. “The bad guys of the garden are much harder to kill than the good guys, so inevitably, you’ll find when you spray aphids, that you kill off the ladybirds that eat the aphids.”

Griffiths also urged gardeners to make their own compost and to keep worm farms. She offered various fascinating tips about weeding, in particular. One should yank up the offending plants but leave them right where they are, roots up in the air. “That way the nutrients in the plant will return to enrich the soil,” she said.

She suggested another easy way to get rid of a lot of weeds was to cover a patch with wet newspaper, and then to cover it with compost. This is a fantastic way to smother the weeds and to speed up the process of their rotting and returning to the earth.

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Liesl Jobson (@LieslJobson) tweeted from the launch using #livebooks

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Launch of Jane’s Delicious Herbs by Jane Griffiths at Kalk Bay Books

Jane's Delicious HerbsKalk Bay Books and Sunbird Publishers invite you to the launch of Jane’s Delicious Herbs.

Nancy Richards, presenter of SAFM’s “Otherwise”, will be in conversation with author Jane Griffiths, discussing her most recent book, Jane’s Delicious Herbs. Griffiths’s first two books, Jane’s Delicious Garden and Jane’s Delicious Kitchen, have been bestsellers, and this latest book is sure to follow suit.

The event will be held at Kalk Bay Books on Tuesday 12 March at 6:30 PM for 7:00 PM.

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Jane Griffiths to Host a Session of Green Drinks at Food and Trees for Africa

Jane's Delicious Garden: An organic guide to growing your own foodSunbird and Food and Trees for Africa are delighted to be hosting a Green Drinks session with Jane Griffiths, author of Jane’s Delicious Garden, on Thursday 21 February at 6PM.

Join us for some wine and inspiring talk as Jane Griffiths divulges some of the knowledge she’s gained having grown organic herbs and vegetables for the last 15 years.

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  • Date: Thursday, 21 February 2013
  • Time: 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Food and Trees for Africa, 94 Bessemer Street
    Wendywood, Johannesburg | Map
  • Cover charge: R30
  • RSVP: 011 656 9802

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Launch of A Chimpanzee in the Wine Cellar by Pat Cavendish O’Neill at Cavendish Square

Invitation - Launch of A Chimpanzee in the Wine Cellar

A Chimpanzee in the Wine CellarExclusive Books Cavendish Square is pleased to invite you to the national launch of A Chimpanzee in the Wine Cellar. Pat Cavendish O’Neill will be in-conversation with Jane Vorster at the launch and will be available to sign books afterwards.

The event will be held at Exclusive Books in Cavendish Square shopping centre on Thursday 1 November and will start at 5:30 PM.

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Launch of Jane’s Delicious Herbs by Jane Griffiths at Munch Restaurant

Launch invite - Jane's Delicious Herbs by Jane Griffiths

 
Jane's Delicious HerbsJoin Jane Griffiths and Sunbird Publishers to celebrate the launch of her latest book, Jane’s Delicious Herbs.

The event will be held on Thursday 25 October at 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM.

Don’t miss it!

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  • Date: Thursday, 25 October 2012
  • Time: 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Munch Restaurant, GardenShop
    Cnr Main and Halifax Road
    Bryanston
    Johannesburg | Map
  • RSVP: andream@jbp.co.za, 011 601 8087

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Launch of Roots, Shoots & Leaves by Bernadette le Roux at Kalk Bay Books

Roots, Shoots & Leaves: Cooking with VegetablesKalk Bay Books and Sunbird invite you to the launch of a fantastic vegetarian cookbook, Roots, Shoots & Leaves by Bernadette le Roux.

The launch will be held on 11 October at 6PM for 6:30PM at Kalk Bay Books.

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