Monday, October 18, 2010

My kingdom for a herb garden

This weekend saw my first visit to Walkersons Country Hotel & Spa.
Well hidden away in Mpumalanga’s velvet, rolling hills 10 kilometres outside Dullstroom, my very first forage was into the walled herb garden reminiscent of a monastery’s.
A cappuccino and butter biscuits with head chef Adri van Wiering as he explained that the garden was being replanted. (I’m planning a revisit with the month.)
My fingers crushed time, fennel, oregano, rosemary sage and many others, leaving their pungent, exhilarating scent on the tip of my nose and around my nostrils.
My kingdom for a herb garden like this one.    

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