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Mushy Peas and Bacon

Mushy peas and bacon is a tasty combination. This pea and pork matching takes many guises, the most familiar being pea and ham soup, although the peas are dried, split peas rather than fresh in that hearty soup. Cooking a bag of frozen peas and blitzing it with a tablespoon of butter is quick and…

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TOMATO know sow grow feast

Tomato – know, sow, grow and feast by Penny Woodward, Janice Sutton and Karen Sutherland is a comprehensive new book to guide you through every aspect of the tomato. The tomato is a favorite of many people and heirloom varieties are increasing in popularity as tomato lovers search for the great flavours of a time…

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Cues From Nature For Christmas

Take a few cues from nature to create inexpensive ways to decorate your Christmas. Christmas preparations can be expensive and wasteful but it needn’t be, especially when you use a little of your creative skills and make the whole process an enjoyable preparation rather than a stressful consumer exercise. Years ago I sat in the…

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Farewell To Glenora Heritage Produce: The Future Of Our Farmers Markets

One of my favorite stalls at farmers’ markets around Melbourne was Glenora Heritage Produce. I say was because I just heard that Glenora are no longer attending farmers’ markets. Lots of customers will miss their produce this spring and summer, especially as they were well loved for the quality and variety of their spring greens…

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Kitchen Scraps – A Virtuous Cycle

My previous post covered a great option for saving kitchen scraps from landfill with a community based deposit system called ShareWaste. In the absence of a council collection ShareWaste is one option but another way of directing food waste away from landfill is to privately organise a food waste bin collection for your house or…

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