The Survivor - Derek Aitken You might be sitting there swilling a well-earned post COVID lockdown Corona, watching the footy, clicking Add to Cart, doing your knitting, sipping a Martini or maybe you're wondering if there really is a virus after all. Let me tell you the true tale of a dear friend in L.A. located at the other end of the giant lap pool that is the Pacific Ocean. Derek Aitken is an innocent sigh-stander if you will, a man who may well have breathed his last breath if it … [Read more...] about The Survivor – Derek Aitken
If lockdown left you low-down and listless, you had no idea what day it was and the only lighthouse of the week was Vika & Linda's Sunday Sing Song, then you were not alone. Over ten weeks, thousands of viewers in search of a signpost swiped their social screens and tuned in to the divine voices and elegant antics of Australia’s beloved songbirds. From Many Rivers to Cross to Bridge Over Troubled Water we cried, we sighed, we laughed and cheered as the veil of viral uncertainly was … [Read more...] about The Songbirds – Vika & Linda
Beautiful Sadie Kingman has always been interested in staying healthy and fit. About a year ago she had the realisation that food was something she was really passionate about, loved, and wants to pursue this further. Her father Brett is a terrific cook and has inspired Sadie by always cooking different meals for the family. Her desire for next year is to undertake a course in nutrition and qualify as a card-carrying nutritionist and eventually a dietitian - and we welcome that with open … [Read more...] about Sadie Kingman’s zucchini fritters
Here's a sunny, healthy soup for any season but more so for the cooler months. Make a double batch and freeze portions so you always have this immune boosting healthy soup at hand. You might like to add chilli, cayenne or more smoked paprika. Turmeric is a common ingredient of traditional oriental medicine for use as a stomach tonic and blood purifier, and was used for a variety of skin conditions and minor injuries. Today, turmeric is considered potentially beneficial for use in … [Read more...] about Healthy immune boosting carrot and ginger soup
So there I was tweaking a few recipes when a Black Betty Bam customer pings out of the blue on Facebook and shares this great story - and recipe! Thanks Cathy Mueller! "Hi there, I just wanted to let you know I have developed a little recipe using your lovely Black Betty Spread. It’s a “Black Betty, Peanut and Date slice and it’s delicious and super nutritious. Feel free to share with your customers. The Black Betty adds a kick of salty Umami flavour like a salted caramel taste. I love it and … [Read more...] about Black Betty, peanut and date slice
Love bacon but think pigs are nice? These little rashers of sweet crispiness are a squealing good masquerade of that decadent piggy treat. Did you know that most conventional bacon contains gluten? Let alone all the other nasty nitrates and nitrites that preserve. You'll need a dehydrator for this one but it's a small price to pay if you're a recent convert to veganism or just want to have a healthy start to your day. Eggplant 'bacon' - who knew?! This recipe as first published in … [Read more...] about Eggplant Bacon
In the midst of Covid19, meet the Melbourne woman who is the Florence Nightingale of the food world and a beacon of hope to the jobless, the frightened and the tearful in an industry once overflowing with joy, frivolity and a dash of controversy. As an example of Dani Valent's tireless campaign for connecting people in this crisis, she writes on Facebook: "Lots of people have been asking me how they can support temporary visa workers who aren't entitled to any government support. This is one … [Read more...] about Who is Dani Valent?
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Charlie is driven by a conscious connection and connecting people. His greatest joy in life is knowing he can meet people’s needs. This, coupled with his intention to generate a cultural shift in agriculture so as to improve the relationship between farmers and eaters, is the legacy he hopes to be remembered for. Charlie Arnott burst on my radar serendipitously, just like a nexus point where destiny and opportunity collide. My two great loves - food and music - have brought us to … [Read more...] about Who’s your farmer? Charlie Arnott
Baker’s Delight What's the difference between baking powder and cream of tartar? Well, if you’re of the gluten free variety and ditching the spelt, wheat and other rising stars then chances are you might be sprinkling a few pinches of rising agents such as baking powder or cream of tartar into your magical mix. So let me level the playing field when it comes to chemical leavening. You’ll need to have your science hat on for this. Yeast According to my main man on the shelf Harold McGee … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between baking powder and cream of tartar?