Having a green thumb is not only a matter of inherent talent. There is a simple science behind successfully growing plants anyone can learn. (more…)
By planting seasonally, you can avoid a slew of potential problems. For instance, vegetables growing out of season are far more vulnerable to insect attack and fungal diseases. Use this planting guide, including a visual reference at the bottom of the post, to help you choose plants that will grow most optimally in each season of the year. (more…)
The love for food, from growing to making it, cooking to eating it, runs deeply in the family behind Kitchen Warehouse. Chris Murphy, company director, co-owner and chef, shares his personal recipe for Italian sausage, which he regularly makes for his family using meat fresh from the family’s farm in Pinjarra. (more…)
Fresh herbs are not only great for elevating your dishes; they are also beneficial for their medicinal qualities. Herbal teas, for one, can help elevate your mood, sooth your troubled tummy, and ease your sleeping problems. But it’s not just fresh herbs that do the job. When dried, herbs can make strong remedies for daily ailments, even ointments and lotions for the skin. (more…)
Having a dehydrator in your kitchen makes it a cinch to create your own healthy snacks. There are heaps of fruits and veggies you can dry with your kitchen dehydrator. A huge benefit of dehydrated fruits and vegetables is that they have a long shelf life, as well as being lightweight which makes them perfect to store or take along to hikes and other outdoor activities. (more…)
Food going into landfill is a big problem in Australia. Food waste impacts on our environment, farmers, and economy. The Federal Government estimates that we are throwing away 20% of our weekly groceries, or one in every five bags of perfectly edible food. Essentially, we are throwing money down the drain and putting pressure on Australia’s environmental health. (more…)
With World Chocolate Day coming up, I am quite certain chocolate lovers like me are just as excited to celebrate this all-important occasion with lots of chocolate making and eating! And while some love the fancy, more indulgent treats, I prefer to stick with the basic yet versatile chocolate—the classic chocolate ganache, that is.