Candlewood-Recipe # 7

Extra Gardenary: Rooibos Iced Tea

A hot summer day in December in Knysna. Candlewood is well booked and our guests relax at our pool area. What will be the ultimative refreshment at the guesthouse? We prepare our homemade Rooibos Iced Tea. Keep cool. Organic Rooibos 8 T Vanilla pod 1 Sweet Organic Garden Route Apples 2 Rhubarb nectar 250ml Bottles […]

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Candlewood-Recipe # 6

Wild Mushroom Bruschetta with Poached Eggs

Knysna is proud of South Africas biggest forests. The forest are natural grown, full of cool, shady spots in summer time and there are many small rivers and water holes. The perfect spot for wild mushrooms for Candlewoods famous Mushroom bruschetta. If we have some we prepare this speciality in our guesthouse for breakfast. Wild […]

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Candlewood-Recipe # 5

Pear and Blue Cheese Glass

The Garden Route and Knysna is famous for … well, everything that grows in the garden. Like fruits and veggies – and of course pears. A nice dish we use from time to time at Candlewoods breakfast is a kind of a salad with pears, spinach and Blue cheese. You will love the healthy dish! […]

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Candlewood-Recipe # 4

Stonefruit Tray-Jam

There are a few things reminds us on our childhood. We were young and especially our Grannies recipe come up since we moved to Knysna. Last season it was a bestseller at Candlewoods breakfeast: our Garden Route Stonefruit Tray-Jam. Plums 12, quartered Yellow nectarines 6, quartered White nectarines 4, quartered Organic brown sugar 150g Lemon […]

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Candlewood-Recipe # 3

A Shakshuka is a traditional African dish

A Shakshuka is a traditional African dish, especially from the North. It is strong and tasty and has always an egg. But we were looking for a modern and light interpretation of this traditional dish for Candlewood, Knysna. Free-range egg yolks 2 Cream 250ml Fresh milk 250 ml Butter 1 T Sugar 1 T Vanilla […]

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Candlewood Recipe#2

Marinated Bocconcini with Chilli, Orange, Basil and Poppy Seeds

Does an Italian caprese suit to South Africa? Okay, you can have a caprese all day, but we have asked ourselves if there is no other way preparing it. We have found an Afrcian way with Chilli, Orange and Basil for our Guesthouse, Candlewood.

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South African Shakshuka with Pears, Blue Cheese and Walnuts

A Shakshuka is a traditional African dish, especially from the North. It is strong and tasty and has always an egg.

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Green Garden Route Aspargus with Prosciutto and Mango Chutney

In a bed & breakfast like in Candlewood are two things important: the bed must be great, the breakfast must be great. And fresh, local ingredients is the best way to ensure a good breakfast.

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