A Food & Travel Blog

Contaminated Frozen Berries & Misleading Food Labelling in Australia

20/02/2015 | By

Nanna's frozen berriesThe current Australian scandal surrounding the hepatitis A outbreak caused by contaminated, imported frozen berries has served the topic of food safety generously on to everyone’s plates this week. 

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Buffalo Dairy Herd – A First for South Australia

31/10/2014 | By

The boldest buffalo lady in the herd.

The boldest buffalo lady in the herd.

Back in the last century, when I was a mere slip of a thing, the entirety of my cheese experience consisted of the nasty blue boxes of Kraft “cheese” that were found on every school sandwich and the Coon or crumbly Cracker Barrel that my mother brought out for special occasions. Cheese stores were unheard of and the idea of a goat cheese or, god forbid, a buffalo curd was utterly unimaginable.

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Back to the Bees – the Fairmont Waterfront Bees

27/09/2014 | By

I’ve been very happy to find myself back in Vancouver this week and even more happy to have a chance to check up on how the bees on the roof of the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel are getting along. I first visited them about 15 months ago, in early summer, so this was a great chance to see the rooftop garden and what’s left of the bees at the other end of their season.

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OzHarvest Adelaide Milestones & A Delicious Recipe for Left-Over Moroccan Lamb Parcels

05/09/2014 | By

Food security is a pretty big issue world wide these days and regular readers will know of my ongoing support for OzHarvest, the Australian food rescue organisation that does such a brilliant job of keeping fresh food out of land-fill and placing it in the bellies of those who need it.

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Book Review – Backyard Bees – A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper

25/07/2014 | By

I’m not going to beat about the bush with this review of “Backyard Bees – A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper” by Doug Purdie (Murdoch Books, 2014) – I absolutely love this gorgeous, comprehensive and timely book about backyard beekeeping.

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Joel Salatin at Tasting Australia – Succession and Sustainability

04/05/2014 | By

Joel Salatin is a farmer – possibly the most famous farmer in the world today. He has been here in Adelaide for the last week, as a guest of Tasting Australia, spreading the word about how to ensure a viable future for the localised food system and it’s sources.

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