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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. 


Making Biltong for the first time

April 27, 2014 | Preserving | 12 comments | Author:

What do you get when you leave a paleo, a gypsy and a South African alone in the Milkwood Farm kitchen for 5 minutes? Plans for making Biltong, that’s what. Biltong is a South African delicacy composed of salted, spiced … Read More


All of Summer is now stored…

April 23, 2014 | Preserving, Vegetable Gardening | 18 comments | Author:

There comes a point in every Autumn when the tomatoes are finally, finally done. We’ve passata-ed and dried and preserved and cooked to the point where all of summer is stored, and on the shelf. Last weekend was our final session of … Read More


Photos from our Passata Day

January 27, 2014 | Community Projects, Preserving | 8 comments | Author:

Here’s some photos from the downright awesome Passata Day we had on the weekend. It was a beautiful, hands-on, all-in day of tomatoes, squishing, bottling, boiling, waiting, playing dominoes, eating, drinking, learning and community… 


Meet the Makers: fermenting for Sandor Katz

January 22, 2014 | Cooking, Courses + Workshops, Fermenting, Preserving | 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 … Read More


Apple and Juniper Kraut + Fermented Tomato Salsa

January 17, 2014 | Cooking, Fermenting, Preserving | 6 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, 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 … Read More


We’re holding a Passata Day!

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

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


You are a superorganism (and I can prove it)

December 9, 2013 | Preserving | 6 comments | Author:

Due to my antennae being tuned to all things ferment related just now, I have become a little obsessed with the human microbiome. Because that’s what we all are, you see. A symbiotic community of microbes. There are 10 times more … Read More


Preserving Strawberries: hello disaster, meet success

October 28, 2013 | Cooking, Preserving | 45 comments | Author:

It was too good to be true – a large supply of organic strawberries, and all for me. To turn into the sweetest of christmas gifts – after all, what says ‘thank you for everything’ better than a jar of … Read More