I love Jerusalem artichokes steamed and served with mum's cheese sauce

I love Jerusalem artichokes steamed and served with mum's cheese sauce

24-04-2014

There’s something refreshing about getting dirt underneath your fingernails, as you dig in the rich soil of the veggie patch in search of an edible prize that you have been nurturing for months. You suddenly have to brush a piece of hair away from ... Read more

Frying vegetables: Healthy tips from Chef Orielo

Frying vegetables: Healthy tips from Chef Orielo

17-04-2014

In our journey through the different methods of cooking vegetables, we could not skip the option of frying. Although it may be very delicious, it is the least healthy cooking method. Too much fried food can be responsible for many... Read more

Salad lover triumphs at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

Salad lover triumphs at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

17-04-2014

Every year at the Sydney Royal Easter Show Australia, Hunter Valley grower and salad lover, Di Hinchcliffe enters the hotly contested fresh produce competition in the lettuce category.This year Di entered the red Salanova but... Read more

My new vegetable way

My new vegetable way

10-04-2014

I realized that I am eating too many carbohydrates..I guess because they are quicker to find/prepare. Now I changed my plans: at least half of my plate must be vegetables! I will add my new menu everyday! If you have any suggestions, please share the... Read more

Passionfruit and spinach salad with mango and avocado

Passionfruit and spinach salad with mango and avocado

07-04-2014

“Growing passionfruit is just like milking cows. You’ve got to be there all the time.” These are the words from Keith Paxton, who has more than 22 years experience growing passionfruit in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterlands, about 100 kil... Read more

Fascinating figs. Are they the perfect salad ingredient?

Fascinating figs. Are they the perfect salad ingredient?

31-03-2014

I am enjoying the last of the fresh figs in my garden as the autumnal weather arrives. (I have dried plenty of figs for the winter months). This ‘From Paddock to Plate’ fig salad is one of my favourites:Combine washed rocket leaves, with sliced r... Read more

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The "5000 meals project"

20-03-2014

It’s called the 5000 Meals Project and it brings together teachers, students and chefs to produce healthy and nutritious meals for those in need using surplus and donated fresh produce.The ‘Prepare Produce Provide’ initiative started last year ... Read more

Discover America's

Discover America's "salad bowl"

10-03-2014

The Salinas River stretches out in front of me as far as the eye can see. It is the largest river along the central coast of California, USA, running for about 270 kilometres. We discovered the mouth of the river flowing into Monterey Bay as we drove... Read more

The healing power of cabbage

The healing power of cabbage

27-02-2014

Native to the countries of Central Europe, Cabbage and its culture has since spread throughout the world. Centuries ago the ancient Greeks, Celts and Romans used cabbage for its many medicinal properties.Its invaluable level of nutrients and vitamins... Read more

I love the idea of edible crockery

I love the idea of edible crockery

20-02-2014

As I write this blog I am sitting in the Denver airport, Colorado. Our plane has been cancelled due to an unexpected snowstorm. Large snowflakes cover the tarmac outside as we wait to find out when flights will resume.I have been travelling around th... Read more

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