Catching up in the south: Green Route

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It’s been a year since lockdown in SA. And time to catch up and post some photos of green spaces and places in and around Cape Town.

After being stuck at home for four months with two broken ankles (yes, two!) I couldn’t wait to get out of the house and headed for Scarborough.

Have you discovered Sunshine Cafe in Scarborough? Tucked away off the main road through Scarborough, I visited it for the first time recently. Great coffee, fresh bread and plants for sale. It’s a ray of sunshine!

Sunshine Cafe is just across the road from a long-time favourite restaurant: Whole Earth Cafe where we had lunch on the stoep.

Deliciously healthy food at Whole Earth Cafe in Scarborough.

Local lekkers from the monthly Clovelly community market: Marinella’s olives, Penny’s shortbread and granadillas displayed on a shelf made from upcycled pallet wood.

I enjoy smoking every then and now but dislike the smell and taste of tobacco. Plus it’s carcinogenic and addictive. But I’ve discovered herbal blends like the newly-launched Smokables brand. It looks like tobacco, burns like tobacco but it’s herbal. Give it a try.

Five years ago I decided to focus all my attention on eco-conscious living and set up Green Route ZA. So it’s great to feature in a story in the Sunday Times Green magazine alongside Himkaar Singh from The Compost Kitchen, Shaun Robertson (Shaun the Vegan), Joy Phala from Organic Kitchen Gardens and eco-designer Das Lyon.

Here’s to growing more organic green routes.

Get 10% off Cosmic Bazaar products with the discount code: GRZA

Get 10% off any online purchase from Cosmic Bazaar when you use the Green Route ZA discount code: GRZA at the online checkout . Apart from CBD oils Cosmic Bazaar (based in Cape Town) also sells zero-waste groceries, tinctures and a range of natural products to enhance your life.

Published by Melanie Farrell

Founder of Green Route ZA - the path to eco-conscious living. I live in Cape Town, South Africa.

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