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The Bee Friendly Garden – You Can Help Bees Thrive

16/09/2016 | By

Not all of us can keep bees, but “The Bee Friendly Garden” by Doug Purdie shows us how we can all help our most important pollinators to thrive.

Doug Purdie's "The Bee Friendly Garden"

Earlier this year a friend of mine wandered out into her large garden and was met by a horrifying sight.

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Kickstart for Kids Breakfast Program

09/09/2016 | By

Kickstart for Kids provides breakfast & lunch for the 1,000’s of disadvantaged small Australian children who go to school hungry. YOU can make a difference in their day.

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Before I sat down to write this post today I made sure my brain was switched on and fueled up by having breakfast – nothing flash, just some Weetbix with skim milk and a couple of cups of tea. 

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Cambodian Food Production – Three Rural Producers

29/08/2016 | By

Cambodian food production is still largely in the hands of small producers. I met three of these & observed a less industrialised form of food production.

Cambodian food production and a cow

Living our busy lives in our heavily industrialised world, It can be easy to forget that not everyone gets their food the same way we do.

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Australian Seafood Labelling – The Fish on Your Plate Might Not Be What You Think it Is

16/10/2015 | By

The loophole in Australian seafood labelling laws means that the food service industry (restaurants, cafes etc.) is exempt from country of origin labelling.

fish and chips

Image from Wikimedia

Last month I shared with you, dear reader, the launch of a new website  called Seasonality – a site which will help us all to make sure we are eating the very best of the great seasonal and sustainable fish species that we can find here in Australia.

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Tfaya – Yes, Onions Can Be Sexy!

18/09/2015 | By

A recipe for Tfaya – the divinely aromatic Moroccan garnish which makes the humble onion the star performer!

A recipe for Tfaya

Hands up those of you who think onions are sexy. Just as I thought – not too many of you out there at all. Well, what if I told you that there is an utterly divine way to sex them up, that it’s simple to prepare and that you can make a ton of it and freeze it for later? Yes, I thought that would get your attention.

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Buzz Honey – “Eat Honey, My Child, For it is Good”

29/05/2015 | By

Meet the sweet folks at Buzz Honey, another great Adelaide Hills food producer.

Buzz Honey

The quote above is from the bible (Proverbs 24:13) and spot on – honey is good in every sense and the tiny, incredibly industrious, creatures that make it for us are vital to our food security. With this in mind I decided to get to know another Adelaide Hills food producer a little better and set out to catch up with Annette Ferris of Buzz Honey.

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