Category Archives: Spring

Savoury muffins

I was recently gifted a huge bucket of Kristen Allen’s incredibly delicious buttermilk ricotta that is sold at the Country Valley stall at the Capital Region Farmers Market. As such, I’ve been trying to come up with a range of … Continue reading

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Weed omelette

Today I led a weed walk for the Canberra Environment Centre.  It was a great morning down by the Jerrabomberra Wetlands. We picked loads of wild greens. We found wood sorrel, sheep sorrel, dock, wild fennel, dandelion, salsify, plantain and … Continue reading

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Spring vegetable tempura with sencha salt

I was very excited when the postie knocked on my door to deliver a parcel of goodies from the Australian Asparagus Council. New Australian asparagus can only mean one thing, the beginning of spring!!! I do so love asparagus, and … Continue reading

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Lentil, kale and green garlic patties

Shopping seasonally brings me a great number of joys. The sweetest kale in the winter frost, the first spears of asparagus in spring, soft summer peaches and autumnal chestnuts. But with the joy of these first arrivals, comes the pain … Continue reading

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Stuffed zucchini flowers

The Old School Farm have some wonderful big zucchini flowers for sale at the Burnie Farmers Market. My Nan (my current market companion) commented that she hadn’t eaten zucchini flowers, and seemed quite excited by the idea of me preparing … Continue reading

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Black snapper and tabbouleh pita

  I am very glad there’s a new seafood stall at the Capital Region Farmers Market. Narooma Seafood Direct are a family operation. They own a boat and catch fish. Now they also bring it to Canberra and sell it … Continue reading

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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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Angelico’s artichokes

Spring is here. The artichokes are at the market and they are still young and tight, absent the hairy choke they develop later in the season. I was also overjoyed this morning to see piles of fresh, sweet peas in … 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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Silverbeet quiche with young garlic in a parmesan shortcrust

I was given some homegrown rainbow chard (silverbeet) as part of a beautiful bouquet of herbs and vegetables. I knew I wanted to use it in a quiche and thought some of the new season, young garlic I’ve seen around … Continue reading

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