Month : August 2013

Are you sweet enough? 29th August, 2013

Let’s talk about honey… and how its natural sweetness and smooth creamy texture complements the fresh bitterness and crunchy character of salad ingredients to produce a delectable combination of flavours that have you coming back for a seconds. I’ve been out several times to collect honey with beekeepers around Australia. My most memorable experience was when a swarm of 5,000 bees landed beside us on an old plough left in

Eat honey and ‘Feel Good’ 29th August, 2013

What’s the difference between sugar and honey? In episode six of ‘Feel Good Food’, I explain the pros and cons and share with you the medicinal benefits of this gorgeous golden syrup miraculously produced by our busy bee friends. Did you know that honey has shown to be effective in the treatment of ulcers, asthama, allergies, burns, skin wounds and as an anti-inflammatory to relieve pain, reduce infection, clean wounds and

Eat mint and ‘Feel Good’ 29th August, 2013

In episode five of ‘Feel Good Food’, I talk about an ingredient that has a prominent and secure position in most people’s gardens and is used just as much in winter as it is in the warmer months of summer. Did you know that mint is the most called upon herb for soothing a great deal of ailments from indigestion to heartburn and the common cold to bad breath? Did

Culinary super stars at Gourmet Escape 26th August, 2013

Here’s a sneak peek of who you can expect to see while taste testing delicious wines and sampling mouth-watering foods at the Gourmet Village being held at Leeuwin Estate in Margaret River, 22 – 24 November 2013. Go to www.gourmetescape.com.au/stars to read more about our very own Louise FitzRoy.

Popeye not the only fan of spinach 15th August, 2013

A winter super food! Popeye certainly knew it and now we’re all embracing the nutritional goodness bursting from the leaves of spinach. Also known as “the Persian Green” given its native origin to Persia (modern day Iran), this leafy salad ingredient is low in calories and a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A and minerals, especially iron. On our farm in northern NSW, the spinach is growing out of

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Underwater farms could change the future of agriculture

Don’t get carried away! We’re not harvesting pineapples or watermelons under the sea just yet, but these strawberries are certainly looking ripe for the picking. Take a look at what’s happening in the deep blue and click on the story below. It’s fascinating where farming is taking us! Source: Mashable #FromPaddocktoPlate #feedyourmind

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