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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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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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