Author archive for Deirdre McDonald

  • Spotlight on a Bakery: The Bread Gypsy

    By Deirdre McDonald on July 23, 2018
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    On a verdant oasis of a farm north-east of Pretoria, three Allen Scott woodfired ovens have been slogging away every day inside the humble bakery of The Bread Gypsy for the past seven years. Each morning the ovens are loaded up with large logs (wood sourced from felled invasive alien trees) and fired up, burning continually throughout the day until […]
  • #WarmYourHeart Competition Terms & Conditions

    By Deirdre McDonald on July 18, 2018
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    GENERAL TERMS   The competition is open to all South African Residents who are aged 18 years and older. The competition starts on 16 July and closes at 12pm (noon) on Friday, 7 September 2018. The Promoter is Eureka Mills (Pty) Ltd, herein after referred to as “the Promoter”. Excluded from entering this competition are employees, directors, members, consultants and partners […]
  • Stoneground for Home Baking

    By Deirdre McDonald on July 4, 2018
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    Why I don’t use anything but Eureka Mills flour for home baking I have a friend in Pringle Bay who keeps bees and owns a lovely shop. Every weekend, she bakes the most delicious askoek, fresh from her pizza oven. The first time I tried her askoek, four years ago, I ate them warm and without any butter or toppings and wondered […]
  • Our GMO Statement

    By Deirdre McDonald on October 17, 2017
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    Many people probably don’t realise that when they are munching on some or other prepared food, it more than likely contains at least one genetically modified component. Genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) are pervasive throughout the world today and have saturated the food chain at almost every level. However, even though genetically altered food has been lining grocery store shelves for […]