The amazing Quince fruit

The amazing Quince fruit

12-05-2014

Nicknamed “the most amazing fruit that you’ve never eaten”, the once relatively unknown quince is gaining popularity rapidly in Australia. This bright golden-yellow beauty is low in calories and packed with dietary fibre,... Read more

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... Read more

Healthy salading tips on frying vegetables

Healthy salading tips on frying vegetables

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... 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 ... 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... 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... Read more

5000 meals is bringing people together to share

5000 meals is bringing people together to share

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... Read more

Discover America's "salad bowl"

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... 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... 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... Read more

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