How do you like your tomato, firm or soft? Round or pear-shaped? Bright red or almost black? There is so much more tomato variety than what you see on your supermarket shelf; so much more variety of all produce in fact. Continue reading “Why You Should Try Heirloom Vegetables”
Like any homegrown fruit or vegetable, herbs are at their best when they are freshly picked from the garden. Growing your own herbs not only gives you a sense of fulfillment but also, more important, helps you reduce food cost. But when you have too many herbs on hand and just want to save them for later, what are the ways to keep them from spoiling too quickly?
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Get the most out of your produce by using them from root to tip with these handy tricks. Continue reading “Top 5 Root to Tip Tricks”
Cooking with mushrooms is an easy way to add extra flavour to your favourite meals. These edible fungi are loaded with powerful antioxidants and come in varieties that range in texture, taste. and size. Continue reading “How to Select, Clean, and Store Mushrooms”
There is often a misconception made around spices. When people say they don’t like “spicy” food, what they really mean to say is that they don’t like chilli. But spices are a way to add depth and taste to your cooking. Continue reading “How to Make Spice Substitutes”
We all know how the earthiness of mushrooms can make a dish more exciting. Their odd shape and striking colour make us more eager to know what they taste like. Of course, growing mushrooms at home is another story. But once you learn how, you will understand why having them fresh is always best.
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With the growing interest in the culinary arena coupled with the increasing familiarity with exotic ingredients, it’s no wonder people are more than keen to try out something new in the kitchen. With different types of mushrooms now available in the market, they’re the perfect produce to level up your favourite recipes. The only question is, which one should you get?
Why spend money on a wooden planter box when you can make your own instead? Crafting your own wooden planter box does not have to be expensive or exhausting. In fact, you can source old crates from local farmers and repurpose them just like Aussie herbalist and naturopathic nutritionist Reece Carter does at his own home. And if you’re that enthusiastic, you can give it your own style and personality. Continue reading “Easy DIY Wooden Planter Box”
Having a green thumb is not only a matter of inherent talent. There is a simple science behind successfully growing plants anyone can learn. Continue reading “Four Things You Need for Growing Plants at Home”
In this edited extract from their beautiful book Root to Bloom, authors Jocelyn Cross and Mat Pember write about the medicinal, magical, and culinary properties of edible flowers. Continue reading “Five Creative Ways to Use Edible Flowers”