Hello Blog – I’ve missed you. Yes, yes – too much to do, too little time to write. But I’ve missed you. I was going to tweet about what I made with my booty from the Carlton North Primary School Farmers Market, but it was going to be like three tweets so I thought I’d […]
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Look I’ve been unwell OK? And I rarely go into a supermarket these days (thank goodness!), but, but … OK so my defences were down. When I saw the innocent looking plastic jar on the shelf I thought – well I read the other day that I should eat more cashews for pre-biotic goodness and […]
How to make strawberry jam that tastes fresh and sweet? Cook it quickly. Here’s how.
I was very excited today to be going to a new Victorian Farmers’ Market Association accredited Farmer’s Market at Fairfield Primary School, Wingrove Street, Fairfield. [flickr id=”7226068404″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”true” size=”medium” group=”” align=”none”] I didn’t take the “serious” camera as it was drizzling, but I will do a wrap up for those if you who didn’t […]
Six or seven years ago I lived in (north) North Fitzroy. A bit of a wasteland, the Loaded Dog hotel had recently closed and food and entertainment options close to hand were few and far between.
A new coffee shop, Growers Espresso, opened on the corner of St Georges Road and Holden street, serving locally roasted Australian grown coffee. My initial thoughts were … blergh – Australian grown coffee? locally roasted?? why would you bother? Ten years ago, my Melbourne, and my tastebuds were very much directed towards strong, bitter, Italian roasted espresso blends.
Like much of Australia. Victoria has been having bizarre weather lately; hot and dry, hot and humid, pouring rain, it’s difficult to keep up. What in spring looked like it was going to be a promising season, has ended up being a wash-out for many producers. I’ve heard of entire crops being washed away, fruit […]
This week, as I was leaving the Collingwood Farmers’ Market, I spied an interesting sign promising vanilla pods from Papua New Guinea. Turns out it was a fundraiser for a small community off the coast of PNG which is being forced to move off their coral atoll, Carteret. This atoll is about 80km from the […]
The first time I can remember coming across Clafoutis was in the early 1990’s and I had a housemate who knew a lot about food, and who tried lots of new dishes and loved to bake. One afternoon we decided to try a cherry clafoutis recipe, which I think was from her Maggie Beer book. […]
Gasworks Park: Pickles Street Port Melbourne .. South Melbourne .. Albert Park? Middle Park? I dunno! Another of the four Melbourne Community Farmer’s Markets, accredited, friendly and as one I only occasionally visit, a few stalls that are less familiar to me. Here’s my haul.
Saturday 12 June was a chilly and rainy kinda day – with enough sun peeping through to keep a smile on my face. Anorak, scarf, produce bags and carry bags – CHECK! It got a bit muddy as they morning progressed, but it was heartening to see the line up of folk waiting when I […]