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The Hungry Season

Towards the end of winter we all long for the warmth and sunshine of Spring.  But early Spring can be a lean time in the kitchen garden. That is why this period was traditionally referred to as ‘the hungry season’. Green vegetables are bolting … Continue reading

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Food preservation & food security

These past few weeks were spent preserving the last fruits of summer – pears, peaches and nectarines. Our neighbourhood enjoyed a fruit glut and we received over 100 kilos of fresh-picked, pesticide-free fruit which would otherwise have gone to waste. I started using the Fowlers … Continue reading

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February Share & Swap

Today’s neighbourhood Share & Swap took place in our backyard with a variety of summer fruits and vegetables changing hands as well as recipes and tips for looking after chickens. This month Rob is chook minding for two local households away on holidays. … Continue reading

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Home-made glace fruit

Reducing food miles and supporting local producers are both important aspects of a sustainable way of life but some food products are becoming increasingly hard to source locally and glace or candied fruit appears to be one of those. In South Australia, several … Continue reading

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Preserving stone fruit

In South Australia  stone fruits are now in season and this morning one of my neighbours offered me a bucketful of surplus apricots. I sorted the fruit as soon as it reached my kitchen. Fresh stone fruit does not have a long … Continue reading

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Preserving spring onions

Versatile and flavoursome, rich in vitamins and minerals, spring onions are one of the easiest vegetables to grow and preserve. This edible plant is low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium and a good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium, Manganese … Continue reading

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Preserving broad beans

Broad beans are easy to grow, versatile and nutritious – low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, a good source of dietary fibre, protein, phosphorus, copper, folate and manganese. They are not readily available in supermarkets or local fruit & … Continue reading

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