Month : December 2013

Cherry season means Christmas is nearly here! 12th December, 2013

If you could pick any salad ingredient that reminded you of Christmas, what would it be? For me, it’s cherries! In Australia, the trees are laden with this fresh, vibrantly red and succulently sweet stone fruit. Manjimup is the largest cherry-producing region in Western Australia and each year the local community holds the famous Cherry Harmony Festival. Taste the most delicious apple and cherry tart and see how far you

Hagens Organic Butcher 10th December, 2013

Chemical-free, 100% free-range and ethical are the words that Oliver Hagen uses to describe the value of organics to his customers. Hagen’s Organic Meats was established by his father, Royce Hagen, in 1999 as one of Victoria’s original organic butcheries. “We started selling organic fruit and vegetables at the Prahran Markets 25 years ago, until my Dad saw the opportunity to open a small organic butcher thanks to requests from

Organic seed supply 10th December, 2013

The last thing an organic farmer needs is to wake up one day and discover that the seed for one of their best-selling varieties no longer exists or has risen dramatically in price. Wayne and Natasha Shields are certified organic market gardeners on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, producing up to 30 different heirloom and heritage vegetables on 30 acres of land. After years of sourcing their desired seed from

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SUPERFOOD SERIES: Pumpkin

We’re in the middle of a full-on pumpkin flavour takeover. There’s pumpkin in your bagels, beer and coffee. Apparently Starbucks has sold more than 200 million Pumpkin Spice Lattes in the past 10 years. Even the makers of Pringles are getting in on the action. While most pumpkin-flavoured treats should be added to the once-in-a-while list, pumpkin itself (not to be confused with artificial pumpkin spice flavouring) is actually one of the healthier foods of the season. #FromPaddocktoPlate #feedyourmind

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