Surrender to the benefits of edible seaweed

Surrender to the benefits of edible seaweed

19-05-2015

In countries like China, Japan, and Korea, seaweed has formed part of the typical diet for centuries. In the last few years, the West has surrendered to the benefits of seaweed, a food of great importance in other countries.There are numerous edible ... Read more

Sky gardens lift health and liveability to sustainable heights

Sky gardens lift health and liveability to sustainable heights

17-05-2015

As cities expand in size and precious farmland is buried below layers of concrete, it’s hard to imagine how the world will continue to feed its growing population. The concept of “sky gardens” is well established in Europe and North America and... Read more

Bitter vegetables making a comeback

Bitter vegetables making a comeback

08-05-2015

Food watcher Anneke Ammerlaan about 2015 food trends. She said that innovation is occurring everywhere. “We tend to think that trends move very fast and that is indeed the case with trendsetters, but it always takes a while before everyone has caug... Read more

Colourful capsicums are sweet and delicious

Colourful capsicums are sweet and delicious

30-04-2015

Throughout my “foodie” adventures, I never stop learning new and interesting facts about salad ingredients; where they come from and how they are grown. For instance, did you know that the capsicum is actually a fruit? Green capsicums are unripen... Read more

Cucumber Fun Facts

Cucumber Fun Facts

28-04-2015

Who knew cucumbers were good for more things than just our health?  Yup, anything from curing a hangover, bad breath and CELLULITE?  Most people know that cucumbers are good for you, but this just takes it’s goodness to a whole new level.... Read more

5 Ways To Enhance Salads

5 Ways To Enhance Salads

15-04-2015

Even salad lovers can get bored over time with their usual medley of greens. Here are some ways to perk up their taste. Today's salads come in all sizes, flavors, and types. You can have a hot bacon dressing salad, crumbled blue cheese topping, or ev... Read more

'Sukuma wiki' an African salad discovery

'Sukuma wiki' an African salad discovery

13-04-2015

A few years ago I was lucky enough to go on a trip to Africa, travelling the southern region of the continent through Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. I fell in love with the cuisine; deliciously simple and very tasty! One nigh... Read more

Go foraging for fresh greens

Go foraging for fresh greens

04-04-2015

I’ve taken up a new hobby. Foraging. But don’t think you have to look too far. All I had to do was venture into the back garden after a decent fall of rain to discover big leafy greens with a new lease of life and vibrant colour, and succulent fr... Read more

Bright colours stack on salading goodness

Bright colours stack on salading goodness

30-03-2015

My challenge for you is to find the five most colourful seasonal salad ingredients you can get your hands on and create salading goodness to enjoy. The bright redness of the capsicum, the cheerfulness of squash encased in yellow, the vibrant intensit... Read more

Meet La Signora Melanzana

Meet La Signora Melanzana

26-03-2015

Over twenty years ago, not long after getting married, I wanted to ignite my passion for vegetables and especially recipies with eggplants because our family are eggplant growers. I set out to find traditional recipes and started to experiement and b... Read more

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