Children of the Crema.

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 at 10:19 am

In hundreds of years in post-post-apocalyptic Victoria a young humanish girl surviving with her family in one of the few green niches deep may well venture into the ruins of our formerly liveable city. Walking through building after crumbling building she would find rotting plywood furniture, mysterious pottery remnants and strange box-like steel artefacts. And […]

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Discovering our inner ScoMo.

Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 10:12 am

The other day as I watched Treasurer Morrison read out what we were doing with our almost $500 billion federal budget I thought about David Simon, writer of the television series, The Wire, who said the definition of society is what we do with the money, and it felt like we had just defined ourselves as a pretty short-sighted, […]

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I am a wok.

Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at 9:56 am

Like the search for the grand unified theory of everything, many have sought to understand the origins of the wok. Across Asia and into Turkey there exists a stand-off fuelled by apocryphal stories and faked physical evidence not dissimilar to the rancorous Australian/New Zealand pavlova origin debate. Claims and counter-claims are regularly made as this […]

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It’s been a big a week in sauce. Turn right to Dench.

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 9:54 am

As the sun went down on Saturday’s first Crowdsaucing Day a tired, happy sauce-stained sigh of relief and a little disbelief could be heard from various Fair Food staff around the city.  Probably none more so than organiser, Monique Miller, who on Friday morning an hour before tomatoes were supposed to be despatched wasn’t sure whether […]

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The cosmic cogs of Kelvin & Kumi Slade. 5 tonnes of saucers sold!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 8:37 am

Sometimes I have the feeling our lives are governed by the orbits of giant cosmic cogs turning in enormous orbits behind the red velvet curtain of our consciousness – (whoah, think I just stumbled onto Swatch astrology). forget that, anyway a week ago I was in the warehouse standing face to face with egg farmer and […]

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The odd shaped fruit we all love to love.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 8:28 am

If you quite fancy a dabble in alchemy, love potions, and alternative remedies then the humble quince might be your personal fruit mascot. Long used in home remedies for throat, lung and stomach ailments, in ancient Greece it was also regarded as the fruit of love, marriage and fertility and the gift of choice for […]

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Crowdsaucing – 1 week to get your tomatoes. Jenny & Steve’s Spanish Reds.

Sunday, April 17th, 2016 at 12:03 pm

If you’ve been promising yourself that this is the year you’ll make passata, it is not too late, but it almost is. There’s one more week to get your tomatoes for Crowdsaucing Day and sauce it up like they do at the Fitzroy Community Food Centre (that’s them above and yes, they’re hosting a Crowdsaucing if you’d like […]

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SMOKEY CORN AND THE PLANETARY PUSH NOTIFICATION

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 12:08 pm

I noticed there’s a cleaning theme going on with some of the products on special this week. I don’t know where it comes from but lately I feel like there’s something of a simplify, declutter, clean-up thing going on in our collective consciousness . With all the KonMari-ing, digital detox and “Go without months” are […]

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Nathan’s tomatoes now on sale for your Crowdsaucing Day.

Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at 11:05 am

The new Crowdsaucing website is up and the five tonnes of organic saucing tomatoes Nathan Free has been growing up at Lake Boga this summer are on sale for your Crowdsaucing Day Saturday April 30th. We’ve set the cut-off date to secure your saucing tomatoes on midnight Sunday 24th April.  And with only 500 boxes […]

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ONE TREE TO DO IT ALL

Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 4:24 pm

If you’ve ever wandered around a Balinese village you may have seen coconut trees with numbers painted on the trunks. Each year a ballot is held with the numbers allocated to households conferring the right to harvest from those trees. The ballot ensures everybody has a fair go at the most productive, the closest, the […]

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