Play with your senses and have fun

Play with your senses and have fun

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... Read more

What vegetable is nicknamed "Pie Plant"?

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,... 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... Read more

Helping children to love vegetables - Introduction

Helping children to love vegetables - Introduction

16-05-2014

So here I am again! As I have already written on my profile, I just had a baby (..well actually it was two years ago but it feels like yesterday!) and I “had to” go through the weaning dilemma. I confess I was a little lost at... Read more

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

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

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

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

Fantastic fig salads from tree to table

Fantastic fig salads from tree to table

30-01-2014

There’s nothing more exciting than growing your own food. I popped my head out the kitchen window to pick some herbs this morning, to be greeted by these two delicious beauties hanging precariously from their branch;... Read more

Essential salading tips on steaming vegetables

Essential salading tips on steaming vegetables

21-01-2014

We saw last month that boiling vegetables in water is healthy option, but we also run the risk of losing many nutritional properties. Many water-soluble vitamins in vegetables are lost upon contact with water.... Read more

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