Tales From A Kitchen Gardener

Here we are again, the beginning of a new term. Everyone is fresh and eager to get their minds and bodies back into the land of learning. I have to say I’m no different. Week two, term 4. Full of enthusiasm I leapt into the shop front of the Northey Street Nursery, ready to buy […]

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Kids Connecting With Nature

Kids Connecting With Nature ‘To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves’. ~Mahatma Gandhi In today’s world we seem to be programming our kids to a world of structure and routine and to a phrenetic paced lifestyle. Down time almost seems taboo, allowing our kids time to […]

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Australian Natives: Lemon Myrtle

Many of us don’t think to use Australian Native plants in our cooking. They are slowly becoming a little bit more accessible to us with nurseries and garden shops now selling them. Lemon Myrtle is probably the most commonly used of the bush foods. It is grown naturally between Brisbane and Rockhampton, most commonly around […]

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More than just a good taste………..

For many of us spices are just apart of our culinary repertoire. But for generations spices have been used in some cultures for their medicinal properties and the word is spreading. Spices can be used to assist in the treatment and recovery of ailments, injuries and detoxing just to name a few. Turmeric for example […]

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The Maggie Beer Foundation

One of Australia food greats, Maggie Beer has launched the Maggie Beer Foundation ‘A good food life for all’.  Maggie, 2010’s recipient of Senior Australian of the Year has passionately undertaken the quest to better improve food in aged care. Maggie believes that the pleasure of good, nutritional food should be available to all people regardless […]

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The Little Veggie Patch Co gardening cards

        These ‘How to gardening cards’ by the Little Veggie Patch Co are perfect for the home gardener. These guys have made a business out of setting people up with their own raised vegetable garden beds at their homes, giving more people the ability to grow their own kitchen gardens.  These cards […]

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Noosa Farmers Market

The Sunshine Coast is just bursting with great food and produce and whilst my expectation for my recent visit to the Noosa Farmers Market was filled with anticipation for the amazing fruit and veg, i was more excited to find the most wonderful artisan producers. I found myself laden with buffalo haloumi, garlic infused olive […]

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Home Grown

                There is no greater satisfaction than going to your own garden and picking salads and veggies for your next meal. I know i seem to bang on about it but it’s so healthy for your family on  so many levels to be able to to this. Your […]

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Maleny Dairies

On a recent visit to the Maleny Dairies my girls and i had a great morning seeing this beautiful local sunshine coast farm. The 3rd generation business showed off their beautiful property nestled in lush, green Maleny countryside. the cows where so content and happy you couldn’t help but want to go out and buy […]

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Pop Up Patch

This is a yarn I have been looking forward to telling for a while. On a recent visit to Melbourne I visited Federation Square’s Pop Up Patch. Melbourne based Matthew Pember and Fabian Capomolla of the Little Veggie Patch Co’s passion for a more sustainable, greener lifestyle led them to embark on this idea and […]

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