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Lacto Fermented Granola

Lacto Fermented Granola

Making Lacto-Fermented Granola  (for the recipe click here). Preparing the mix. 2-day fermentation using the pickl-it system Dehydrated Granola.  Sprinkle over your  kefir or yogurt for that added crunch.   Granola Bar To make the Granola Bar  —   3 cups of granola,  a handful of crispy nuts, sour cherries and coconut flakes, 1/4 cup of Read More…

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Cultured Mascarpone Cheese

Cultured Mascarpone Cheese

 Thick Creamy Mascarpone Cheese Yummy dessert – Whipped Mascarpone with Blueberries Sauteed assorted mushrooms and mascarpone Mascarpone is an Italian cream cheese.   This cheese is normally made by heating the cream to 85 deg C and coagulating it with citric or tartaric acid.  There is another method in which a mesophilic culture is added to Read More…

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Coconutty Squares

Coconutty Squares

  These coconutty squares are absolutely yummy.  It is a great and easy way to incorporate good fats into your diet. Ingredients Basic Recipe 1 1/4 cup creamed coconut (softened) 1/2  cup coconut oil (softened) 1/4 cup raw cultured butter (softened) a good handful of crispy nuts (nuts which have been soaked and dehydrated) a Read More…

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Coconut Water Kefir

Coconut Water Kefir

  Delicious, refreshing Coconut Water Kefir! Note:  I prefer to use local coconuts from tropical North Queensland (photo bottom right) whenever they are available from our local organic store but on occasions have used imported ones from Thailand (photo bottom left).

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Photos on Sunday – Colourful Vegetables

Photos on Sunday – Colourful Vegetables

Colourful capsicums and eggplants bought from Queen’s Street Market in Brisbane, chillies from our local co-op in Maleny.

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Photos on Sunday (P.o.S)

Photos on Sunday (P.o.S)

Girl with chook Blueberry Bush Scarlet Honeyeater

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter
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Dinner with friends

Dinner with friends

A couple of weeks ago friends Karen & Rob invited us over to their place for dinner.    Rob who is passionate about food, loves cooking and is so creative treated us to a wonderful spread of very delicious food. These are the photos of his creations. Pumpkin soup made extra special with the use of Read More…

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The Story of Food in Australia (via Our World 2.0)

The Story of Food in Australia (via Our World 2.0)

I am reading the book Eating Between The Lines: Food and Equality in Australia about food and eating habits in Australia.  Written by Australian  social researcher and writer Rebecca Huntley, you can read an edited extract from her book here.

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Chicken Gizzards Salad (Salade de Gésiers)

Chicken Gizzards Salad (Salade de Gésiers)

Max has been hankering for gizzards for sometime but I haven’t had much luck finding them until a couple of weeks ago.   Gizzards are tough muscle meat and need to be cooked slowly at low temperature until tender.  Here is the recipe I used to make him a salade de gésiers. Step 1 – Cooking Read More…

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