A Taste of 2014’s Farm & Food Tours

Mikey & Gypgyp waiting for our first ever visitors, who had traveled to Livingstone from Finland.
Mikey & Gypgyp waiting for our first ever visitors, who had traveled to Livingstone from Denmark in February.
A mixed bean salad, with Christmas lima beans, yellow cherry tomatoes, and handfuls of fresh herbs from the garden.
A mixed bean salad with, among others,  Christmas lima beans, yellow cherry tomatoes, and fresh herbs from the garden.
The Danish farmers.
The Danish farmers.
Mixed green salad with a lemon and mustard dressing.
Mixed green salad with a lemon and mustard dressing.
A table of agricultural leaders from California enjoying lunch under the teak trees.
A table of agricultural leaders from California enjoying lunch under the teak trees.
A summer lunch, which included my New Potato Salad with Fresh Herbs and Nasturtium Capers, a recipe that was recently featured in The Cook's Cook magazine in the United States.
A summer lunch, which included my New Potato Salad with Fresh Herbs and Nasturtium Capers, a recipe that was recently featured in The Cook’s Cook magazine in the United States.
Rare rump steak with a grilled vegetable salad.
Rare rump steak and a grilled vegetable salad inspired by Ottolenghi.
Preparing the tables for a farm lunch in the lodge.
Preparing the tables for a farm lunch in the lodge.
Mansi Vasiwala, a visitor from Livingstone, displays one of our fresh garden salads.
Mansi Vasiwala, a visitor from Livingstone, displays one of our fresh garden salads.
Bush Biscotti served with fresh strawberries.
Bush Biscotti served with fresh strawberries.
Indian children from Livingstone loving the freedom of farm living.
Indian children from Livingstone loving the freedom of farm living.
Strawberry Fool served with Mongongo Nut florentines (recipe to come).
Strawberry Fool served with Mongongo Nut florentines.
Some of the HIV advocacy group that travelled to the farm for a workshop and lunch.
An HIV advocacy group that traveled from Livingstone to the farm for a workshop and lunch.
Italian salami and Spanish jamon.
Italian salami and Spanish jamon.
Otiria Ngoma preparing nshima for our first traditional Zambian lunch.
Otiria Ngoma preparing nshima for our first traditional Zambian lunch.
Our much-loved ciabatta bread.
Our much-loved ciabatta bread.
Chris showing the farm to 85 agricultural tour operators visiting Livingstone for an ATOI conference in November. The keffiyeh was a gift from a tour operator based in Egypt, who also gave him a lesson in how to wear it! Photo credit: Daph Lindsay of Zamag Tours and Safaris, Zambia.
Chris showing the farm to 85 agricultural tour operators visiting Livingstone for an ATOI conference in November. The keffiyeh was a gift from an Egyptian-based  tour operator! Photo credit: Daph Lindsay of Zamag Tours & Safaris.

HUGE GRATITUDE TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED US … AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU ALL!

Annabel Hughes Aston is a writer and an award-winning chef in Livingstone, Zambia. She is the creator of “bush gourmet” cuisine.

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  • Fabulous round up of your year, Bella! Wonderful photos too. You have achieved SO much – well done! Happy Christmas to you and Chrissy!! All love, Kate xxx

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    • Thank you very much, Kate. You shared part of it … which made us so happy. Wishing you and your lovely family a spoiling Christmas, too. I hope 2015 brings you lots of love and laughter. There is no one who deserves it more! A massive hug from both of us … Annabel xo

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  • Annabel, Matt & I wish you & Chris a very happy Christmas. We are here in Yass ( near Canberra) with Camilla & Duncan & other animals. Mostly animals. This current blog is so good & the photos as usual are spectacular . You will soon be in Chateax & Relais. They just have to find you.
    Much love & best wishes for 2015, Kathy

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    • Thank you so much for your really kind comment, Kathy. And thank you for all your support and interest in the blog. It means so much to me. Wishing you and your whole family (including all the animals) a very happy Christmas, too! I hope 2015 is filled with happiness and good health. Lots of love from Chris and me, Annabel xo

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  • What a lovely year. Hope you have a merry Christmas!

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    • Thank you, Michelle! It’s been such a pleasure reading your blog, and getting to know you a little as I do. Happy holidays to you both … and may 2015 be filled with the Joy of Cooking! All the best to you, Annabel

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  • You have been so brilliantly busy – may all your endeavours go from strength to strength! Happy Christmas and all the best for 2015.

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    • And happy Christmas to you, dear Georgie. It’s been a pleasure reading your blogs through the year … I can’t wait to see what unfolds for you in 2015. Wishing you and your lovely family a very festive holiday season … I hope all those boys spoil you rotten! Much love from Livingstone … xo

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  • Happy Christmas to you and thank for the year of posts we so enjoy finding in our Inbox….. love the photos and the stories and the recipes….keep them flowing for 2015 xx

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    • Wishing you the very, very best for 2015, Louise! Thank you so much for your support and interest. It makes me happy to think that some of the recipes I have posted here in Zambia are now on the menu in the cafe of your beautiful gallery in New Zealand. Lots of love to you … xo

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  • Your photos make me ravenous Annabel!!

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    • Happy new year, dear Pete … and thank you for your kind comment. Are you in Zimbabwe? And if so, will you be coming in this direction? If so, I can feed you! Lots of love and all best wishes for a fabulous 2015! xo

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