What are you up to on Fat Tuesday?

Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 12:10 pm

So next week on the 9th February it’s Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, which we know better as Mardi Gras. Pancake Day happens on the eve of Ash Wednesday, the first day of the 40 day Lent fast. In many places there is an accompanying Fat Thursday where literally you eat all […]

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Stairway to Intestinal Heaven. Summer Cabbage Reading Part Five

Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 12:07 pm

Last night my friend’s 40th birthday party marked the end of a chocolate and alcohol abundant, sleep and exercise poor summer.  I’m feeling sluggish, heavier and getting out of bed for a morning ride has turned into pulling up the doona.  But from this morning and for the entire month of February I am embarking on […]

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Hema & The Big Salad. Unglut Week 3. More bonus Summer reading..

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 1:44 pm

Hema (that’s her above) is back at Fair Food.  You may remember Hema, she shared Fair Food’s customer service role with Kate. Hema came back last week after being away for 8 months on maternity leave raising her new son, Ivan. About two years ago Hema was the first person from our asylum seeker and newly arrived worker program to move […]

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A week for lenticels and a bit of summer fattoushery.

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 1:41 pm

The Seven Stars have been making their delicious Turkish and Kurdish food at CERES since 2007. Starting as a social enterprise project with AMES, this passionate group of Alevi women who wanted to get out of the house and into the world have used their strong food culture as a springboard to do just about […]

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Vince & Em’s Zucchini Achievement. Unglut Week 2. Bonus Summer reading.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 6:02 pm

Last week, after coming back from the Christmas break, I caught up with CERES farmer Vince Fitipaldi at the warehouse (that’s him above).  With such a dry start to Summer I feared I would be returning to a drought stunted field. Vince, however, seemed unusually animated and let mention that he had a few nice […]

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Pass the picante please, Pilar. Shop News.

Friday, January 15th, 2016 at 5:58 pm

Humans are amazing; for every internet-breaking Kardashian oily bottom there is somebody out there actually doing something truly extraordinary. Take for example the person who invented tibicos – who would have possibly come up with the idea of taking a crystal-like symbiotic bacterial/fungal organism that lives in the crevices of a Mexican cactus, using it […]

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Come away from the light now. Cabbage Heart of Darkness Part II

Sunday, January 10th, 2016 at 9:55 am

It’s been two weeks since we closed for the Christmas break but it feels much longer. Wherever we may have been, whatever we have done, whatever has happened to us it’s time to come back to the everyday.  Back to our roles as workers, students, volunteers, community members.  And, unless they have been truly rotten, this is the […]

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Sprouts & Seeds & Sauerkraut. Shop News.

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 at 8:35 pm

Sprouts and seeds and sauerkraut could be a line from Joni Mitchell’s classic Both Sides Now. If you want a wonderfully heart nourishing treat while you cook then set up your device and let Joni infuse you and your salad as she sings a beguilingly beautiful half hour set on the BBC’s In Concert With […]

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Say Goodbye to Kale. The 2016 Unglut Your Gut Challenge.

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 at 8:28 pm

Went too hard at work wind ups? Ate and drank things you’d never usually put in your body,and in worrying quantities? What about your stress levels? By the time Christmas rolled around were you already strung out from the end-of-year rush at work, traumatised by Christmas shopping, or mentally and emotionally “just hanging on” around […]

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Flipping festive ill-will into thanksgiving. Those dates again.

Monday, December 21st, 2015 at 2:05 pm

It’s the last weekend before Christmas and the first of the school holidays, an already tense time aggravated by a blazing heatwave, whipped to a peak by a cruel North wind.  It’s a perfect Yuletide storm; a season of ill-will to all.There are so many opportunities this week to lose it; to rail against the Gods of heat and the wind […]

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