Twelve sleeps til Christmas!

Twelve sleeps til Christmas!

So this year I’ll not be doing the cooking, baking, preserving and making of gifts – instead I’m simmering stocks, stewing fruit, making chicken soup and rhubarb crumble, to help nourish and heal the very, very brave patient. Grateful for the gift of being able to have Christmas with mum, I’ve decided to outsource the making of our gifts this year. The criteria for choosing what to give is simple, they’ll still be handmade with love, from small family-owned Australian and local businesses, many founded and owned by our dear friends. With just twelve sleeps til Christmas, I thought you might like to know what twelve things are on my list to give!

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Pickled Cucumbers

Pickled Cucumbers

It was Mr G’s love of both gherkins (baby cucumbers) and pickled onions, served as an afternoon snack on crackers with vintage cheddar that introduced me to enjoying these pickled delicacies. The pickle had been the very thing I would extract and discard from my burger, but now I enjoy them and delight in pickling and bottling my own.

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Silverbeet and Triple Cheese Rolls

Silverbeet and Triple Cheese Rolls

Silverbeet is one of the easiest plants to grow and harvest in your kitchen garden. When you cut the leaves they reappear just a few weeks later, time after time. It is the plant that just keeps on giving. This recipe is a great way to use up that abundance of silverbeet. Combined with three diverse, delicious cheeses, it makes a great vegetarian alternative to sausage rolls.

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Carriageworks Farmers Market Tour

Carriageworks Farmers Market Tour

At Carriageworks Farmers Market (near Redfern), every Saturday morning, a unique experience exists, where farmers, growers, producers, artisans and chefs, gather to sell produce, either grown or raised on their farms or hand-made within the NSW/ACT region, direct to the customer.One of my great joys is to take tours to the market, introduce people like you to the farmers and growers, share breakfast together and chat about how best to utilise and cook the produce you buy. Book here

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Ferment by Holly Davis

Ferment by Holly Davis

Holly Davis' latest book, FERMENT is bursting with practical guidance and recipes for delicious live probiotic dishes and ideas for their use. Containing 7 chapters, each providing details and step by step instructions of a particular process for fermenting foods; you will find simple and more complex recipes in each of these, as well as suggestions for their use. This book represents the culmination of my lifetime of experiences with wholefoods and fermentation.

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Milkhaus Wholefoods Canteen

Milkhaus Wholefoods Canteen

Drawing inspiration from her extensive culinary travels, Dan McKeon weaves together extraordinary fusions of your favourite foods, and introduces you to new ones in the process. You’ll find her in the kitchen or the garden, armed with spatula or fork, respectively. Happily, Dan agreed to answer a few questions about her love for food and how Milkhaus came to be, and what she is looking to achieve in this small-town, wholefood canteen.

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