Month : March 2014

Figs digest wasps… it’s true! 26th March, 2014

Figs have digested wasps in them! This jaw-dropping statement (for some) arose after I was asked what ingredient makes the perfect salad. For me, it’s all about the lusciously sweet fig with its chewy flesh, smooth skin and crunchy seeds. Unlike other fruits, figs are uniquely different in that their flowers blossom inside the actual fruit itself! It is these tiny flowers that produce the crunchy edible seeds that give

Pomegranates on the “foodie trail” 14th March, 2014

The next producer to be added to our “foodie footsteps” mobile app, Paddock2Plate, not only grows pomegranates but produces beef, lamb and eggs as well. We are excited to be adding Cameron Phillips and family of Pomegranate Farm to our growing list of farmers that can be found along our food trails in Victoria and Western Australia (…so far).   Here’s a little bit of info about the business: Pomegranate Farm

5000 Meals Project 11th March, 2014

It’s called the 5000 Meals Project and it brings together teachers, students and chefs to produce healthy and nutritious meals for those in need using surplus and donated fresh produce. The ‘Prepare Produce Provide’ initiative started last year thanks to a group of dedicated Australian teachers who wanted to make a difference. School students learn the skills and knowledge to assist them in pursuing career options within the food industry,

The Healthy Chef 10th March, 2014

The Healthy Chef is making the most of premium organic ingredients in its quest to create unique, delicious, functional and “the first of their kind in Australia” foods for optimum health and wellbeing. “The use of organic and natural whole-foods is at the heart of our philosophy at The Healthy Chef. It’s important to know where you’re food has come from and treat it with the love and respect it

Green Eggs on the “foodie” trail 6th March, 2014

Guess who are the latest producers to join the ‘Paddock2Plate’ mobile app, aka “foodie footsteps”! We are excited to be adding Alan and Shelley Green of Green Eggs to our growing list of farmers that can be found along our food trails in Victoria and Western Australia (…so far). Here’s a little bit of info from the Green Eggs website: Located at Great Western near Ararat on the foothills of

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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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