Filling your gumboots with goodness. Crowdsaucing more of the very latest

Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 8:15 pm

What is “goodness”?  Is it like “attractiveness” or “tastiness” or “weirdness” – hard to define but you know it when you see it, eat it, feel it? There’s a day each year at CERES, more than any other, when you walk around and the overwhelming feeling is “goodness”. This day is CERES Harvest Festival and maybe it feels “good” because Harvest tries to reflect the […]

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Shop News – Miso Eggplant / Bee Hoon Now!

Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 3:13 pm

In China’s remote Yunnan Province where southern Asia, eastern Asia and the Tibetan Plateau join, three of the world’s great rivers – the Jinsha (Yangtze), Lancang (Mekong) and the Nu (Salween) come very close to meeting.  For one hundred extraordinary miles they run parallel through deep gorges and high mountains creating a landscape that UNESCO […]

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Hopeful photos from the heart-land. Crowdsaucing latest

Monday, March 13th, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Last week  Dori from Tamil Feasts gave us a couple of feast double passes to give away for the two most inspiring and hopeful food photos.  The picture above with the rhubarb about to be fermented is from the first of our winners, Elizabeth Long. Here’s Elizabeth’s story….. “On a visit to my mother’s house today I […]

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Shop News – Baked zucchini risotto / Embracing Pazoynd Day

Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 2:04 pm

Put a Zucchini on Your Neighbour’s Doorstep Day (March 25th)  Over the last three years Pazoynd Day has greened-up, matured and filled out to become a tradition, a moment in time where the people of Melbourne clutch a marrow to its collective bosom and then just take it next door.  All over the city not […]

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AFSA: Fighting the good fight for farmers / Tamil Feasts goes up flights, reaches new heights.

Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at 3:00 pm

I often wonder how many Tammi Jonas’s there actually are.  That’s Tammi above on the left in the brown chequered shirt surrounded by volunteer helpers in a barn/classroom raised especially for Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance’s (AFSA) recent sellout fundraiser at Jonai Farms.   Not only is Tammi a farmer, a retailer and a parent, she has also […]

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Shine your bulk light on me

Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at 2:56 pm

Josh, Fair Food’s produce buyer, is a fan of purchasing things in bulk.  Sure it’s his job, but at times his passion borders on evangelical.  In his Seinfeld-ish accent he will often decry, “I don’t understand it, why people don’t buy trays of peaches, apple boxes, potato sacks?  You save money, you always have something to eat […]

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Sap Rising: The Complete Urban Farmer. 21 Days of Crowdsaucing

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 11:44 am

Everything feels political these post-truth days – if you search the phrase “gardening as a political act” you will discover no end of articles talking up vegetable growing as an avenue of resistance.  You may even come across “Gardening is Gangsta” a Texan rotary-hoeing rap crew’s call to community gardeners world-wide to opt-out of the financial-military-industrial complex and plant […]

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Shop News – The Big Frittata / Living each lettuce leaf like it’s your last

Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 9:39 am

Life is short, but it goes for a long time.  For most of the 29,967 days we’re likely to live on this earth there are a million compromises distractions, obligations detouring us down so many side streets and backways that it’s easy to forget where it was we were going in the first place.  But […]

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Diary runneth over / No box left behind > 2018 Target

Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 12:10 pm

There’s so much going on over the next month I had to make a program…… Passata Making Workshop –  Sunday 26th February I’m not sure how many tomato saucing devices Monique Miller has at home, but she’d easily be in the highest percentile of sauce equipment ownership in Australia. Monique, in preparation for this year’s 21 Days of Crowdsaucing, […]

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Shop News – Kasundi / On the origin of muesli

Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 9:03 am

“Let’s be clear” as our political representatives are often fond of saying before they completely muddy the waters, in this instance it’s the difference between muesli and granola – which is – muesli is raw while granola is toasted, sweetened and has oil added, which sounds a lot like toasted muesli.  Anyway, now all that’s […]

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