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Seasonal Produce – May

Kiwi fruit Kiwifruits are native to China where they are known as ‘yang tao’ or ‘chinese gooseberies’. It wasn’t until the early 20th century that Yang Tao seeds were introduced to New Zealand where they were commercially grown and eventually became known as Kiwifruit. Technically a berry, Kiwifruits have a tangy sweet green flesh and […]

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marvellous matcha

Marvellous Matcha

Coffee could soon be green with envy as a new super food challenges its reign as the brew of choice in cafes across the globe. That’s right, matcha madness has taken hold as one of this year’s biggest foodie trends and it is popping up in everything from lattes, to soups and desserts. So what’s […]

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Seasonal Produce – April

Mushrooms There are so many weird and wonderful varieties of mushrooms of many different shapes and sizing, and ranging in flavour from delicate to rich. In Australia, the most common types you will find in the supermarket are button, cup, flat, portobello, brown, shitake and enoki. Mushrooms are very low in fat and high in […]

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guide to sugar

Guide to Sugar

Sugar is an essential ingredient in the miracle of baking. Not only does it make our favourite treats taste sweet and delicious, it also feeds yeast to create that all important rise. However, our love of sugar is often conflicted by a vast amount of evidence that links it to obesity and diabetes, and current […]

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super seaweed

Super Seaweed

In the last few years seaweed has made the transition from major ick factor to the ultimate super food, and one of the biggest global trends to sweep the food industry. Used in traditional Japanese cooking for centuries, the Australian culinary scene has only just recently begun to explore a greater use of this slimy […]

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Seasonal Produce – March

Peaches Peachy keen peaches are lusciously fragrant and juicy stone fruits, from the same family as plums and apricots. Their soft fuzzy skin is dappled in the colours of autumn, from yellow to deep reds, while its flesh is yellow and studded by a large seed. Native to China, peaches have a strong significance in […]

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aphrodisiac foods

A Recipe for Love

It’s often said that the way to the heart is through the stomach, but can food really put you in the mood for love? Since the time of the Romans and Egyptians, people have believed that food has aphrodisiac powers, consuming bizarre and peculiar dishes such as cobra blood and rhino horn in an effort […]

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Seasonal Produce – February

Tamarillo Sometimes known as a tree tomato, this vibrant fruit ranges from purple to rich red and yellow, and has deliciously tangy jelly like flesh. Originating from South America and very popular in New Zealand, Tamarillo’s have only been grown in Australia in the last ten years. Packed with gut healthy fibre, calcium, iron and […]

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