Category Archives: Thoughts

The timeless pick and pickle of wild food

One of the things I’ve loved about foraging and preserving wild foods over the summer has been the timelessness of it. It’s an activity undertaken by generations of people before me. I would love to be better connected to the … Continue reading

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Chocolat inspired dinner party

Have you seen the film Chocolat? One day I really must read the book, by Joanne Harris. But it’s one of my top 25 favourite films of all time. I like all sorts of things about the film, including Johnny … Continue reading

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Still selling something wild

Summer has well and truly passed, and the blackberry season is over. It was fabulous while it lasted. It seems everyone else enjoyed my blackberry cordial as much as I did, however there will be no more till next year. … Continue reading

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Moyston Community Dinner

In a picturesque location at the base of the Grampians, Moyston is a lovely town whose claim to fame is the birth place of Australian Rules football. I’ve only just discovered that back in the days of the Gold Rush, … Continue reading

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 I love picking blackberries

Call me crazy, fighting with all those thorny brambles, but I love picking blackberries. Recently, on days when I’ve really had to fight the system, having to put lots of energy in but getting nothing out; I found some kind … Continue reading

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Susan’s Sumptuous Suppers is selling something wild

  Eat more weeds. Perhaps we should all eat more weeds. I’ve been loving how much tasty food there is for the forager here in Tasmania. I remember my Grandma telling me about this thing or that when I was … Continue reading

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Making josterberry cordial

I was very excited when my friend bought us a punnet of josterberries at the Farm Gate Market last weekend. When I travel I have a rule I must try a new thing every day. Well, it’s not easy for … Continue reading

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Fabulous Fridays

You know, it’s amazing what eating communally can do for a family. My Nan “likes to eat something a little bit different for dinner on Friday night”. We eat together every evening, but this “little bit different” has proven to … Continue reading

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Turners Beach Berry Patch

Nan’s been dying to take me to the Turners Beach Berry Patch ever since she saw punnets of their exquisite looking strawberries for sale at the Burnie Farmers Market. It wasn’t a sudden onset thing, she’d been talking about it … Continue reading

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Babysitting Pop’s Berry Patch

I think there is no better smell than the strawberry patch in the sunshine. And a billy of raspberries never smells better than when it’s warm from the afternoon sun. These are grand statements I know. Feel free to offer … Continue reading

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