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Spencer Cocoa: Chocolate with an ethical Center (and a giveaway)

April 8, 2014 | Food, Profiles | 12 comments | Author:

It’s nearly chocolate season, my friends. But what constitutes ethical chocolate these days? It’s pretty hard to tell. Take a peek at this incredible family of chocolateers, doing it right. In a backyard shed set in a lush vegetable garden in Mudgee is … Read More


Country wine, veggies everywhere and tempeh Sandor…

February 11, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Food, Kitchen Garden | 6 comments | Author:

So this week has been a little crazy. There’s been farm vegetable harvests, amazing fermentation action, backyard veggies learning and a tempeh version of Sandor Katz’s head to deal with…


Who’s coming Fermenting with Sandor Katz?

December 2, 2013 | Courses + Workshops, Fermenting, Food | 3 comments | Author:

Yes that’s right, we’re all going fermenting with Sandor Katz next February. Join us for a rare chance to marinate in the stories, techniques and know-how of everything from kraut to kefirs to kombucha and back again, with the one … Read More


So long, Rose, and thanks for all the labneh…

May 1, 2013 | Food | 28 comments | Author:

Two good years. Two full Spring to Autumn seasons stacked with sourdough, rabbit ravioli and crazy beautiful desserts. And a quietly grounding presence for our entire farm crew, and for every student lucky enough to share a taste. Tragic (no, … Read More


To town, with a suitcase full of carrots…

April 18, 2013 | Food, Market Garden | 12 comments | Author:

[wpvideo 6ErAIIU2] Yesterday’s dawn saw me waiting by the road with a large suitcase of heirloom rainbow carrots. I don’t normally take the train to Sydney with this kind of load under my arm, but I’m happy to report that … Read More


The wisdom of the radish (why we eat the way we do)

November 16, 2012 | Food, Market Garden | 64 comments | Author:

I just wanted to flag something at this point in Milkwood Farm’s development, regarding food. You know, those beautiful shots we share of honeycomb on sourdough scones, home-cured bacon and fresh rainbow radishes. They look nice, don’t they? and they … Read More


Making Labneh (yoghurt cheese balls) with Nadia

July 6, 2012 | Fermenting, Food, Preserving | 19 comments | Author:

Labneh is a very easy to make and tasty cheese made of strained yoghurt, that can be stored in a jar of olive oil on the shelf. Cheese meets yoghurt meets olive oil meets extends shelf life (without refrigeration). And … Read More


Farmstead Meatsmith: Meat Cookery (an e-book)

June 24, 2012 | Cooking, Education, Food, Publications, Resources | 11 comments | Author:

Calling all meat eaters who are curious and committed to learning how to cook all parts of an animal in the name of ethics (produce no waste), flavor and, most importantly, adventure: Farmstead Meatsmith are writing a book on how … Read More


The dark and the light: eating different honeycombs as part of natural beekeeping

April 15, 2012 | Food, Natural Beekeeping | 9 comments | Author:

Once you start natural beekeeping you’ll soon be introduced to eating brood honeycomb – comb that has had baby bees (brood) go through it, and now contains honey. In many traditional cultures, this dark honeycomb is the most sought after … Read More


Generosity as a strategy for survival

April 5, 2012 | Cooking, Food, Harvesting, Off-Farm goings on, Small Farm Skills, Video | 16 comments | Author:

‘On The Anatomy Of Thrift: Harvest Day‘ is a video by Farmrun and Farmstead Meatsmith about honoring the the pig, the whole pig, and everything inside the pig. This is the next generation of charcuterie, done with respect for the animal … Read More