Tag Archives: vegetarian

Mushroom and chestnut soup with crisp toppings

Did you know there are two mushroom farms on the doorstep of the ACT? Majestic Mushrooms of Murrumbateman and Canberra Mushrooms of Yass are both farmed within 50 kilometres of Canberra. In terms of food miles, that’s pretty damn good. … Continue reading

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Nettle and potato frittata

I was very excited to discover my first patch of wild nettles recently. I had been taken for a stroll in some forest near a friend’s house. She assured me she had a good crop of blackberries we could raid … Continue reading

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Wild fennel and lemon ‘pesto’

I was very excited when I saw fennel in flower on the side of the road when we drove south to Hobart. It’s everywhere! If it wasn’t in flower, I wouldn’t have realised that’s what it was: the leaves are … 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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Mushrooms stuffed with pecorino and thyme

I was very excited to bring home a wedge of proper, sheep’s milk pecorino from Grandvewe Cheeses in Tasmania. It has a wonderful earthy pungency that I thought would be perfect in stuffed mushrooms. I bought some lovely portabello mushrooms from the … Continue reading

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Tomato and preserved lemon salad

This is a great accompaniment to a Moroccan meal. It’s delicious: flavourful, fresh and complex. I made it to include in my goat wraps. 2 tomatoes 1/2 preserved lemon 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh coriander, chopped 1 … Continue reading

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Brunch at Grandpa’s house

My Grandpa has always had a wonderful garden. At the moment he has silverbeet gone to seed all over the place. My grandparents were always very healthy eaters. When I found a bulb of garlic on the back bench I … Continue reading

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Cauliflower pakoras with minted yoghurt

I’ve been wanting to make these since I made onion pakoras. I loved the onion ones, but thought cauliflower would work beautifully too. They certainly didn’t disappoint. I upped the spices in this recipe which meant the pakoras were delicious, … 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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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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