The “Maria” bath technique is a simple way to preserve food

The “Maria” bath technique is a simple way to preserve food

16-12-2014

In the past there were many ways to preseve food, such as drying, smoking, pickling/using vinegar, salting, syrups, marinades, etc., today we mainly just use our refrigerators and freezers to keep our fruits and vegetables fresh. The boiling water or... Read more

Draw on your experience to serve something special

Draw on your experience to serve something special

10-12-2014

Hello everyone, at Christmas you'll most likely find me in the kitchen. It is one of the few times in the year that we actually have the time to prepare and enjoy wonderful meals together. I often prefer to serve tried and tested 'comfort food' rathe... Read more

Lower your cholesterol with salads rich in vegetables

Lower your cholesterol with salads rich in vegetables

04-12-2014

Cholesterol is a type of fat that occurs naturally in our bodies, and in fact is necessary for many necessary functions, such as in the production of sex hormones (estrogen, testosterone...), the formation of cell membranes, or metabolising of vitami... Read more

For the love of lettuce

For the love of lettuce

26-11-2014

The only lettuce producer in the Alice Springs region ‘fell’ into the industry 19 years ago, after climate conditions made growing flowers too inconsistent. Moe McCosker started playing with hydroponics and fancy lettuce, and the combination prov... Read more

Nicknamed the strawberry pear discover a delicious fruit

Nicknamed the strawberry pear discover a delicious fruit

23-10-2014

What fresh produce has a hot pink and spiky skin bursting with white flesh full of seeds resembling those of a kiwi fruit? It’s grown in the Northern Territory, Australia and tastes like a mix of kiwi, pears and honey. Still can’t guess? It’s n... Read more

Eggplant rocks!

Eggplant rocks!

22-10-2014

The eggplant is a versatile vegetable prepared in many special ways in different countries. Think of 'moussaka' from Greece, 'baba ganoush' from Turkey or the Middle East, 'eggplant parmigiana' from Italy and 'ratatouille' from France. Yet in some co... Read more

Community atmosphere is 'Absolutely Fabulous'

Community atmosphere is 'Absolutely Fabulous'

17-10-2014

The Absolutely Fabulous Food Festival at the #Daylesford Town Hall created a wonderful "community atmoshphere" as hundrends of people came together to celebrate the taste and aroma of fresh food as part of a healthy lifestyle. Love My Salad... Read more

Variety is the spice of life

Variety is the spice of life

15-10-2014

This summer we were at Freya van Dien and her husband Steven on their beautiful small property in central Portugal where we enjoyed the delicious vegetables from their garden.  The country is extremely suitable for growing vegetab... Read more

Experiment with Celeriac!

Experiment with Celeriac!

12-10-2014

I went to a friend’s place for lunch recently, unaware that their veggie garden had been exploding with a knobbly, ivory-coloured root throughout the autumn and winter months. Before that day, I am ashamed to say I had never eaten celeriac. How my ... Read more

Do you have a scarecrow in your garden?

Do you have a scarecrow in your garden?

07-10-2014

Does it actually scare away birds and other curious creatures eager to taste this season’s tomatoes, or does it encourage them to step a little closer?Scarecrows, the so-called ‘guardians of the crops’, have been around for over 3,000 years and... Read more

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