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Wild brassica and potato gnocchi

With all this summer rain, the edible weeds are going gangbusters. At this time of year the wild brassica is usually quite peppery. I simply adore the taste of wild brassica flowers during winter, when they taste just like broccoli. … Continue reading

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Three weed pie

All this summer rain has done wonders for the wild greens. I was at a friend’s house the other day, they’re building from scratch, and the weeds in the garden were looking delicious! They had loads of wonderful looking fat … Continue reading

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Pumpkin pasties

I’ve been working on this recipe for a year or so now. It’s part of my pages to plate project, bringing to life the food of my favourite children’s books. Pumpkin pasties are, of course, from Harry Potter. They are … 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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Pumpkin Juice

In the world of witchcraft and wizardry, pumpkin juice seems to fill the same role orange juice does in the muggle world. It is served at breakfast, lunch, a feast or any other occasion. In the Chamber of Secrets, when … 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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Pineapple fried rice

I often feel like eating Thai food as the weather warms up. Australian pineapples are coming into season, and I’ve found myself with enough of a hankering to buy them fresh. Of course a properly ripe pineapple is delicious as … Continue reading

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Three sisters tacos

Have you heard of the three sisters? It’s a gardening technique used by native Americans. First they plant corn. When the corn is established, they plant beans that climb the strong corn stems and steady the corn in strong winds. … 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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Pumpkin chips

These crunchy pumpkin chips are AMAZING. I made them to go in my ‘three sisters tacos’ but they are delicious by themselves. I think they’d make a great beer snack, something to munch during a sports game, or an after … Continue reading

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