Salt

Salt

Are we as a community eating better? Are more of us working towards healthier lives? Is there a growing movement away from fast food and towards food that is cooked using simple, nutritious ingredients. What does the research show? The CSIRO…

Autumn of course

Autumn of course

At this time of the year there are many foods to forage, but with summer ending I began to think about my native trees again and how I should get out on the farm to plant more of them. We…

Soap

Soap

I do a great deal of cooking at home and with that comes a great deal of dish washing. I don’t at all mind washing dishes, what I don’t like about it, is the detergents. I’ve tried many, from earth…

elder young

elder young

You don’t need to be old to share your skills and knowledge, nor old to be ‘elder’ like. In some cultures it takes a lifetimes work to become an elder in others maybe a little less: a body of knowledge…

Fruit protection

Fruit protection

On a recent bike ride I was overjoyed to see the efforts people were making in an attempt to protect their fruit harvest. With possums, white cockatoos and Rosella’s all competing for food in the neighbourhood people of all ages were…

A gaggle of ingredients

A gaggle of ingredients

Over the past two months the kitchen garden has kept us in an engaging momentum. With various ingredients maturing, frequent harvesting inspires frequent cooking. With friends and recipe books there is never a shortage of ideas. Carolina’s kale and breadcrumbs,…

Boysenberry December

Boysenberry December

Raspberries and boysenberries

Raspberries and boysenberries

Now on the way to school or on the way home, Ahlia picks berries for her treat. Boysenberry flowers.. Fruit beginnings.   Harvest time.

Solanum muricatum - I wish I loved you!

Solanum muricatum – I wish I loved you!

Abundantly in the garden you grow. Beautiful shaped fruit on an evergreen shrub. I wish I loved you so I could eat you…but no matter how beautiful you look I have yet to desire you… but as the chickens enjoy…

Kalamata

Kalamata

The Kalamata olives are ripe. We have a very small tree. It has been crowded greedily near Pandorea jasminoides ‘Lady Di’ and some Sedum flowers. And yet it is productive. I will harvest and bathe them until they are tasty.