La Recolte: December Newsletter
Updated: Feb 20
In this Issue >>>
-Newly elected board of trustees
-Gifting ideas for the Holiday Season
-Fun things to do in December
-Recipe of the month
I'm sure a lot of residents have wondered why construction on the Clubhouse has not started and when it will? The reason for the delayed start is that the Clubhouse increased in size from 505m2 to over 800m2 in order to accommodate the required services and amenities. When the plans was submitted it triggered a Site Development Plan (SDP) update, which was approved 2 weeks ago. The building plans are now once again circulating with the council and we expect to start with construction as soon as Steyter Constructions returns in January. Construction should still be finished in August.
As many of you might have noticed construction on the Care Centre has started with the ground floor walls already window height in certain areas. Construction is on schedule and the Care Centre should open it's doors in January 2021
Newly Elected Board of Trustees
This carefully selected group has overall responsibility for the management of La Récolte and we are excited to introduce them.
Neil van Tonder
Garden, Cleaners and Windows
Recipe of the month: Traditional Gammon
1 large gammon (approx 2-3kg)
4 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup/jar cranberry jelly
2 Tbsp butter
Pineapple rings (1 fresh or 1 can)
Toothpicks to secure the cherries and pineapple rings to the gammon
Preheat the oven to 160°C.
Rub the gammon with the olive oil and sea salt.
Cook in the oven for 30 minutes per 500g plus an extra 30 minutes.
When cooked through, remove the rind and score the fat in a diamond pattern.
Place a few cloves randomly along the diamond pattern.
Use toothpicks to secure the pineapple rings and the cherries to the fatty part of the
Heat the cranberry jelly, syrup from the pineapples (if you used canned) and butter in a small saucepan until melted.
Pour 1 cup water into the roasting tray so that the gammon does not dry out.
Glaze the gammon with the cranberry syrup, then return the gammon to the oven until the fat caramelizes.
Leave the gammon to rest for 15 minutes before carving into thin slices. (remember to take out the toothpicks).
Fun Things to do in December
Galileo Open Air Cinema
Where: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
When: Wed, Thu and Fri 6pm | Sat 5pm | Sun 4pm
Contact: 071 471 8728 or www.thegalileo.co.za
Table Mountain Cableway by Sunset
Where:Table Mountain, Tafelberg Road, Cape Town
When: From 6pm
Contact: 021 424 8181 or www.tablemountain.net
Polkadraai Popcorn Wine Pairing
Where: Stellenbosch Hills, c/o R310 and Vlottenburg Road
When: Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00 and Saturday 10:00 to 15:00
Contact: 021 881 3829 or www.stellenbosch-hills.co.za
Finding the perfect gift can be a nightmare at the best of times, but when the recipient has everything they could ever want it can feel almost impossible!
We are sharing a few gift ideas for the holiday season.
Buy a book at Exclusive books in Tygervalley Center
021914 9910 or www.exclusivebooks.co.za
Gift a pedicure from Sorbet in Tygervalley Centre
021 914 0147 or www.sorbet.co.za
Gift a Custom Canvas from Superfoto in Tygervalley Center
021 914 4333 or www.superfoto.co.za
Gift a experience or show online from Computicket
Buy Flowers from Flowers from Heaven in Willowbridge
021 914 1388 or www.ffh.co.za
Resident of the month
Introducing Steyter Construction
Recommended new years resolutions
Fun things to do in January
Recipe of the month
La Récolte Retirement Village
Contact Residentia Trust at: 021 9756794
Cnr of Old Oak & Mountainview Road, Ridgeworth, Stellenberg.