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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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Local Heroes in Yukon Food Production

23/03/2015 | By

Takhini River - Yukon

Takhini River – Yukon

Farming and successful food production in Whitehorse, where the average annual temperature is -0.1C and summer can be as short as 60-90 days, is no mean feat – although it helps when those summer days enjoy 20 hours of sunlight.

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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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