Truffle Kerfuffle

Truffle Kerfuffle

30-07-2014

That cheeky grin. Those mischievous eyes. Meeting television personality and chef Manu Feildel on the main stage at Truffle Melbourne was one of many highlights for me this truffle season.Holding a 500 gram truffle at Truffle Kerfuffle in the South W... Read more

Health benefits of lemons

Health benefits of lemons

01-07-2014

Don’t be alarmed the next time you see someone rubbing a lemon all over their face! Lemon contains citric acid, which is metabolised to its alkaline form (citrate), and it is this alkaline nature of citrus fruits that kills some types of bacteria k... Read more

An urban kitchen garden in the South of France

An urban kitchen garden in the South of France

30-06-2014

A few weeks ago, an ephemeral urban garden was created in Avignon. For this 4th edition, organized by  the local market association and the members of the “Brotherhood of Ensaladés” not less than 200 salads had grown at the foot of the Sain... Read more

How to get children to love vegetables – 6

How to get children to love vegetables – 6

19-06-2014

I wanted to share some "green wisdom" from my own experience. By observing my daughter’s behaviour I discovered that it’s best not to prepare big plates full of vegetables or food in general because children may thin... Read more

How to get children to love vegetables – 5

How to get children to love vegetables – 5

19-06-2014

We often hear that young children often refuse to eat fruit and vegetables - so how do we encourage them to eat wonderful fresh produce? I found some interesting advice from the internet site www.nostrofiglio.it Here are some exam... Read more

How to get children to love vegetables – 4

How to get children to love vegetables – 4

19-06-2014

Since my daughter Gaia seemed to like all the new vegetables in her diet, after a few months I also started to add small vegetable pieces in to her food. As my daughter reached 12 months old and was eating 2 course meals I gave her small vegetable cu... Read more

It’s time to enjoy lettuce -tips, recipes and inspiration!

It’s time to enjoy lettuce -tips, recipes and inspiration!

16-06-2014

Discover the joy of lettuce Who doesn’t know their lettuce? I think in my country nearly everyone knows lettuce but maybe not all the different varieties. Lettuce may sound very common, but actually it’s not and like many vegetables we shouldn’... Read more

What vegetable is nicknamed

What vegetable is nicknamed "Pie Plant"?

11-06-2014

Rhubarb is nicknamed the "pie plant", I just adore the attractive succulent rose red color of the edible stalks that actually look like red celery. They say the redder the stalk, the sweeter the rhubarb!Rhubarb is a vegetable, not a fruit, but someti... Read more

Spice up your life!

Spice up your life!

21-05-2014

Never judge a piece of fruit by its skin. You’ve got to admit, prunes aren’t the most attractive-looking fruit — dark brown, dried, shriveled-up little plums. But looks can be deceiving, because their sweet flavour and sticky chewy texture is d... Read more

How to get children to love vegetables – 3

How to get children to love vegetables – 3

16-05-2014

As I wrote on the previous blogs, I introduced a new vegetable every day, with a tasty, colourful texture. It was funny to see the different colours Gaia’s baby food was every time I added something new. After about 2 weeks, I had introdu... Read more

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