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So far Willow Creek has created 28 blog entries.

NUY VALLEY WINS THE 2019 WESTERN CAPE PRESTIGE AGRI AWARDS

2020-05-04T07:50:51+00:00Articles|

NUY VALLEY WINS THE 2019 WESTERN CAPE PRESTIGE AGRI AWARDS Article from Agri Orbit Francois Cilliers from Willow Creek Olive Estate, Nuy Valley, Breede Valley region was announced as the 2019 Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards winner. This is the first winner from the Breede Valley region, making it an exceptionally special award not just for [...]

WESTERN CAPE AGRICULTURAL WORKFORCE HONOURED AT PRESTIGE AGRI AWARDS

2020-05-04T07:53:01+00:00Articles|

WESTERN CAPE AGRICULTURAL WORKFORCE HONOURED AT PRESTIGE AGRI AWARDS Francois Cilliers from Willow Creek Olive Estate, Nuy Valley, in the Breede Valley region is the overall winner of the 2019 Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards. The Prestige Agri Awards recognise the hard work, commitment and dedication of the province’s agricultural workforce. A total of 1393 agricultural [...]

FRANCOIS CILLIERS FROM THE NUY VALLEY WINS THE 2019 WESTERN CAPE PRESTIGE AGRI AWARDS

2020-05-04T07:55:24+00:00Articles|

FRANCOIS CILLIERS FROM THE NUY VALLEY WINS THE 2019 WESTERN CAPE PRESTIGE AGRI AWARDS Article from Shoprite Holdings The Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards, which has been sponsored by Shoprite since 2012, seeks to recognise the hard work and dedication of the province’s agricultural workforce. Francois Cilliers from Willow Creek Olive Estate, Nuy Valley, Breede Valley [...]

OLIVE OIL FOR YOUR SKIN? YES!

2020-05-04T07:59:15+00:00Articles, Skin and Beauty|

OLIVE OIL FOR YOUR SKIN? YES! First, let us put your mind at ease. Yes, olive oil is good for your skin! We all want a clear, balanced, glowing complexion. The pharmaceutical industry and its marketing machine would have us believe that great skin comes in the form of oral antibiotics, medicated lotions, creams, and gels, [...]

JAN BRAAI PASTA POTJIE

2020-05-18T10:18:52+00:00Pasta, Recipes|

Jan Braai Pasta Potjie #BRAAITOUR JanBraai's Cooking from the Heart, brought to you by Pharma Dynamics, health tip:  Tomatoes are the major source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduces risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin K. Willow Creek's [...]

WILLOW CREEK OLIVE OIL APPLE CAKE

2020-04-28T11:32:21+00:00Baked Goods, Recipes|

WILLOW CREEK OLIVE OIL APPLE CAKE INGREDIENTS: 2 Large Apples – peeled and finely chopped 200ml Orange Juice 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour ½ tsp Cinnamon – ground ½ tsp Nutmeg – ground 1 tsp Baking Powder 1 tsp Baking Soda 1 cup Sugar 1 cup Willow Creek Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Eggs 2/3 cup Raisins – soaked in [...]

STEAK MARINADE

2020-05-18T10:14:04+00:00Recipes, Red Meat|

Steak Marinade INGREDIENTS: • 1/2 cup Willow Creek's Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil • 1/3 cup Soy Sauce • 1/3 cup Fresh Lemon Juice • 1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce • 1 1/2 tablespoons Garlic Powder • 3 tablespoons Dried Basil or our Basil EVOO • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dried Parsley • 1 teaspoon ground Pepper • 1 Garlic [...]

ITALIAN OVEN ROASTED VEGETABLES

2020-05-20T08:47:27+00:00Fruit & Veg, Recipes|

Italian Oven Roasted Vegetables Servings: 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS: 250g Mushrooms 350g Baby Potatoes 350g Cherry Tomatoes 2 Zucchini – Cut into chunks 5 Garlic Cloves – Peeled ¼ cup Willow Creek Parmesan Flavoured Extra Virgin Olive Oil ½ tbsp. Oregano - Dried 1 tsp Thyme – Dried Salt & Pepper – To taste Parmesan Cheese for serving [...]

THE PROOF IS IN THE TASTING

2020-05-04T08:11:42+00:00Articles|

THE PROOF IS IN THE TASTING Written by our own Alinda van Dyk – Brand Ambassador within the Western Cape Lately, the QUALITY of Extra Virgin Olive Oil is more and more on the lips of the consumer, and I mean literally. This is because people are discovering that olive oil is not just another tasteless oil [...]

CHARL HAS THOUSANDS OF HEALTHY OLIVE TREES TO SHARE

2020-05-04T08:13:15+00:00Articles|

CHARL HAS THOUSANDS OF HEALTHY OLIVE TREES TO SHARE CHARL VAN SITTERT, THE FARM MANAGER OF WILLOW CREEK OLIVE ESTATE, IS UP TO HIS EYEBALLS IN OLIVE TREE SAPLINGS. AND HE WANTS TO SHARE THEM.   Charl has fifty-six thousand saplings in his nursery ready for planting. Willow Creek Olive Estate is a [...]

ASPARAGUS PANNA COTTA WITH PANCETTA & SMOKED TROUT

2020-05-04T08:14:33+00:00Fish, Recipes|

Asparagus Panna Cotta with Pancetta & Smoked Trout Panna Cotta is usually prepared as a dessert but this recipe calls for the savoury delicate flavours of Asparagus and lightly smoked Trout which pares wonderfully with the Cathedral Cellar Sauvignon Blanc. The acidity of the wine cuts through the creamy rich texture of this dish. The Panna Cotta and Smoked [...]

WILLOW CREEK WINS GLOBAL AWARD FOR EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

2020-04-28T11:28:53+00:00Articles|

WILLOW CREEK WINS GLOBAL AWARD FOR EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL OUR SOUTH AFRICAN LOCALLY PRODUCED EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL HAS BEEN AWARDED ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS ACCOLADES IN THE GLOBAL OLIVE OIL INDUSTRY. Willow Creek Olive Estate was awarded GOLD for their Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) at the 2019 Terra Olivo Awards in Israel. [...]

#FollowTheOlive TO THIS WEEKEND’S NUY VALLEY FESTIVAL 2019

2020-05-04T08:17:41+00:00Events|

      #FOLLOWTHEOLIVE TO THIS WEEKEND’S NUY VALLEY FESTIVAL 2019 Don’t forget to indulge your taste buds with rare extra virgin olive oil when you visit the Willow Creek Olive Estate at the Nuy Valley Festival near Worcester this weekend. As a special treat for festival-goers Willow Creek decided to decant a few bottles of their precious flagship Directors’ Reserve Extra Virgin Olive [...]

8 HEALTH BENEFITS OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

2020-05-04T08:18:36+00:00Articles|

8 HEALTH BENEFITS OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL Extra virgin olive oil is recognised as one of the healthiest oils. From its antibacterial properties to its ability to remove makeup more thoroughly than your favourite beauty brand, it seems this miracle liquid can do it all. Here are 8 health benefits of EVOO 1. Healthy [...]

SAVOURY CHEESECAKE WITH TROUT TARTARE

2020-05-18T10:09:39+00:00Baked Goods, Recipes|

Savoury Cheesecake with Trout Tartare The combination of flavours and textures makes for a wonderfully fresh and interesting dish for late summer days. Serve the savoury cheesecake with local trout tartare, fresh figs and asparagus drizzled with Willow Creek Persian Lime Flavoured Olive Oil. It can be prepared well in advance. Created by Chef Mynhardt Joubert Serves: 6 to [...]

GRANNY WEST’S GREEK LAMB RECIPE

2020-05-18T10:06:54+00:00Recipes, Red Meat|

Granny West's Greek Lamb Recipe Salute the holidays and kick-off 2019 with Granny West’s Greek Lamb Recipe. This dish needs to slow cook for hours, but with minimal hands-on-attention it’s perfect for entertaining! Ingredients: 3 onions peeled and sliced thickly 8-10 garlic cloves, peeled and quartered 2-3 rosemary sprigs 1 leg of lamb 2 tbsp Willow Creek Extra Virgin [...]

TUNA CONFIT

2020-05-18T09:58:39+00:00Fish, Recipes|

Tuna Confit INGREDIENTS 350 ml Willow Creek EVVO 3 garlic cloves, peeled Lemon peel from 1 lemon 2 Bay leaves 3-5 sprigs of thyme 3-5 fennel fronds or 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds Pinch of chili flakes or a few small dried chilis 1 teaspoon of peppercorns 1 tablespoon salt 500 g fresh tuna cut into 5cm thick steaks(or any [...]

ROSEMARY & GARLIC INFUSED SQUASHED POTATOES

2020-05-18T09:49:33+00:00Baked Goods, Recipes|

Rosemary and Garlic Infused Squashed Potatoes INGREDIENTS 200 ml Willow Creek EVVO 1 kg baby potatoes 2 sprigs of rosemary, stripped and the branches discarded 3-5 cloves garlic, peeled 5 strips of fresh lemon peel 1 teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground black pepper, to taste METHOD Steam the potatoes until tender Blend the oil, herbs, lemon peel and seasoning [...]

MEDITERRANEAN VEGETABLE SWIRL

2020-05-20T08:48:54+00:00Fruit & Veg, Recipes|

Mediterranean Vegetable Swirl INGREDIENTS 150 ml Willow Creek EVVO 2 large eggplants 1-2 large baby marrows 2 red peppers 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced in half lengthwise 100 ml tomato purée 100 g of Feta cheese 1 egg, lightly beaten Salt and pepper to taste Chopped fresh parsley and basil for garnish (optional) METHOD Preheat oven to [...]

WARM SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP

2020-05-18T09:54:46+00:00Dressing, Recipes|

Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip INGREDIENTS 120 ml Willow Creek EVVO 1 large clove of garlic 100g artichoke hearts 100g frozen spinach 200g ricotta or cream cheese 1 egg, beaten 50g Parmesan cheese, grated Zest from 1 lemon Salt and Pepper METHOD Preheat the oven to 200 C Grate the garlic clove on a micro plane into the olive [...]

FLOURLESS OLIVE OIL CHOCOLATE CAKE INFUSED WITH NAARTJIE & CHILI

2020-05-04T08:27:04+00:00Baked Goods, Recipes|

Flourless Olive Oil Chocolate Cake Infused with Naartjie and Chili INGREDIENTS 90 ml Willow Creek EVVO 125g good quality dark chocolate 125g sugar 125g almond meal or ground almonds (ground hazelnuts can also be used) 3 large room temperature eggs, separated Zest of 2-3 naartjies 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 3-5 rings of naartjie for garnish METHOD Preheat the oven [...]