Category Archives: Produce

In my Grandpa’s garden

It’s springtime in my Grandpa’s garden. Summer is by far the best time in his garden, because as the son of an orchardist, he grows by far the best stone fruit ever. I’m not at all biased by the fact … Continue reading

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Preparing artichokes

I think artichokes are beautiful, especially the purple ones. Although I used to be disappointed about how much of the artichoke you discard in preparation, I have come to also appreciate how beautiful they are when prepared. A few weeks … Continue reading

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Tempura mushrooms

My family are Tasmanian. Every new year in Hobart there is a festival called The Taste of Tasmania with stalls selling food made with delicious local produce. There’s beer and wine too. It was many years ago, when the business … Continue reading

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Ginger crystalised with raw sugar

I was glad to finally meet the good folks behind Northern Rivers Dreaming this weekend. They came bearing unexpected gifts from the north coast of NSW. I got loads of goodies including Davidson Plum jam, dried chillies and lovely candied … Continue reading

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Picturesque market

I found it to be a particularly beautiful morning at the Capital Region Farmers Market yesterday. Rather than write about it, I thought you might get more from the pictures I took and I offer them to you now. Hover … Continue reading

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Buckwheat pasta with wild duck, chestnut mushrooms and Meredith Dairy goat cheese

I recently bought a beautiful bag of Bob’s Red Mill wholemeal buckwheat flour. It’s amazing. I made fluffy buckwheat pancakes with it a while back. I wanted to make buckwheat pasta. It was superb, but you can buy the pasta … Continue reading

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Roast quail with truffle

It is the Canberra and Capital Region Truffle Festival again. YAY! It turns out that Canberra’s frosty winters are well suited to growing French Black Truffles. The festival has been running for several years now to celebrate the fruits of … Continue reading

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Absence makes the heart grows fonder

I had a wonderful morning at the Capital Region Farmers Market today. I know they say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and I’ve missed two markets in the past month, so maybe it’s true. It was lovely to see … Continue reading

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Kill, pluck, eat

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS SOME GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS AND MAY OFFEND SOME READERS For the better part of my life, I’ve thought that if a person wants to benefit from the consumption of an animal, a person needs to be able … Continue reading

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Seeing the soul return to Lygon Street

I managed to persuade my doctor to let me out of town for a week. With great relief I headed to Melbourne for a few days, and then visited friends in country Victoria. It was wonderful. The most exciting thing … Continue reading

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