A New Box is Coming :)

Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 2:59 pm

A new box is coming! It will all be revealed soon …  

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Cometh the spring, cometh the spear. Job going at Fair Food.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 2:01 pm

The almond trees are in blossom at Honey Lane, broad beans are in flower at Joe’s Market Garden and the loquats on the tree across the road from my house are beginning to yellow up.  We have a wild-seeded loquat tree in our front yard, it’s quite large now but the ring tail possums that […]

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2016 Year of the pulse.

Sunday, August 14th, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Well we haven’t partied so hard at Fair Food since the UN declared 2012 The Year of Quinoa or before that in 2008 when it was Year of the Potato. Remember that? I’m still recovering from the Toolangi Au gratin Fest. So 2016 is the United Nations Year of Pulses and joking aside there is […]

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Trumping anxiety with splendid wrens, old friends and junior football

Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 12:20 pm

The cold and wet weather of the past three weeks haven’t been good for my horrible fascination with Donald Trump; I can’t stop watching the hateful  pour out of the orange-faced school bully. I can’t quite believe what I’m seeing and hearing and can’t believe there are so many people who think and feel the same […]

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Children of the Seeds.

Sunday, August 7th, 2016 at 12:16 pm

There’s so much wrapped up in seeds, so much potential, so much possibility – they’ve given us storable food, permanent settlement, specialisation, art, religion, technology, democracy, crockenbushes….. But the irony is for all that seeds have given us seeds may also be the seeds of our own destruction (…if you get my meaning). Back in […]

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If we could be like Mike….

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 12:56 pm

At a fledgling CERES site in 1984, aided by a crew of unemployed locals, Mike Hill started Australia’s first curbside recycling scheme.  Letter-boxing the neighbourhood Mike asked residents to put their newspapers, bottles and tin cans out on the nature strip in a bag.  And so people tentatively began “taking out the recycling”.  The next […]

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Recycling the world as the sun comes up.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 12:46 pm

The question has been posed, what does breakfast have in common with the general concept of recycling? Gee well there’s a few directions you could take that. There’s the path that leads to thinking about breakfast as the first meal of the day, beginning again the metabolic processes of food digestion, internal composting, and finally […]

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Germ theory, filth and a slightly fizzy revolution

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 3:40 pm

In the past 165 years we’ve developed an oddly paradoxical culture (sorry) towards bacteria.  With the discovery of Germ Theory back in the mid 1800’s humans became aware that disease was passed on through bacterial infection.  Doing things like sterilising scalpels and washing our hands before cutting patients open and rummaging around inside of them became common practice. And although less […]

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Pouring oil on troubled waters.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 3:31 pm

There is so much toing and froing on oils and fats – I once got stuck reading a never-ending web thread between Weston Price Foundation advocates and mainstream nutritionists on the merits or otherwise of a diet high in saturated fats – an all-in wrestle ensued as the protagonists belted each other with convincing yet […]

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Opium, Billy Tea and Tamil Feasting

Monday, July 18th, 2016 at 9:42 am

So about 200 years ago the British public started getting a taste for tea – it helped clothing factory workers on long shifts stay awake and not get sucked into the steam powered machinery. The Brits bought their tea from the Chinese who had discovered it along with most everything else thousands of years previously.  The Chinese […]

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