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Making: a Crostata for the Season (Rustic Fruit Tart)

February 2, 2015 | Cook It, Cooking, Food & Fermentation | 3 comments | Author:

Silently eyeing the crostata off, I did briefly think of eating it all just there and then. No one else was home you see, they didn’t know I had made it. Still eyeing the tart off, I paused for just … Continued

5 really scrummy Things To Do with Berries this Summer

October 27, 2014 | Cook It, Cooking, Food & Fermentation | 6 comments | Author:

It’s coming up to berry season, folks! There is nothing quite as good as eating a handful of summer berries picked at their seasonal best. You can taste the summer sun in their tiny delicate bodies, all the while wondering … Continued

Making: Brydie’s Sneaky Sourdough (easy Low Yeast Bread)

September 29, 2014 | Cook It, Cooking, Food & Fermentation | 16 comments | Author:

It’s pretty hard to beat the smell of freshly baked bread at dawn…

The many delights of Fresh Turmeric

August 1, 2014 | Cooking, Preserving | 18 comments | Author:

Recently we were lucky enough to score some of the amazing, earthy sunshine that are organic turmeric rhizomes. So much goodness in this plant! But like many harvests, when it rains it pours. Here’s what we did with ours. 

Meet the Makers: fermenting for Sandor Katz

January 22, 2014 | Cooking, Courses + Workshops, Fermenting, Food & Fermentation | 2 comments | Author:

So when Sandor Katz lands on our shores in a few weeks, we’ll be feeding everyone who comes along to the evening talks, sessions and workshops with fermented goodness. Crocks are bubbling across the country in readiness – thanks to … Continued

Apple and Juniper Kraut + Fermented Tomato Salsa

January 17, 2014 | Cooking, Fermenting, Food & Fermentation, Preserving | 8 comments | Author:

We had the best fun at the free little Fermentation workshop at the MCA last night! As promised, here’s the recipes from what got made. Apple and Juniper Sauerkraut and that delicious Fermented Tomato Salsa… 

Sandor Katz: the Good Doctors interview…

January 13, 2014 | Cooking, Fermenting, Food & Fermentation, Preserving | 1 comments | Author:

In readiness for joining us in a few short weeks for the Art of Fermentation with Sandor Katz tour, Sandorkraut recently recorded an interview with the Good Doctors. As usual, the interview was a great mash of folk history, science … Continued

We’re holding a Passata Day!

January 10, 2014 | Community Projects, Cooking | 3 comments | Author:

We’re celebrating the harvest on January 25th with a Passata Day in Sydney – would you like to come? 

Harvest Cafe: paddock to plate, for real

December 17, 2013 | Cooking, Farming, Fermenting, Food & Fermentation, Gardening, Grow It, Kitchen Garden, Market Garden | 10 comments | Author:

The whole restaurant-with-added-market-garden is becoming a bit of a thing. And hooray for that. Most examples I’ve seen, however, are heavy on look-and-feel, but light on actual, really truly, garden-to-plate action. Not so with Harvest Cafe in Newrybar, just south … Continued

Kombucha, round one

November 5, 2013 | Cooking, Fermenting, Food & Fermentation | 11 comments | Author:

Finally it’s time to start a milkwood kombucha brew, following the donation of a mother mushroom from a friend. We started simple, but we have vast dreams of many flavoured brews, which will adorn our every shelf and fill our … Continued

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