Monthly Archives: July 2010

Seedy Business

They are smaller than the head of a pin. Food scientist Harold McGee claims that 3,300 of them constitute one gram – one wonders who even had the patience to work that out. Their Latin name ‘somniferum’ means ‘brings sleep’ … Continue reading

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Sensational Sweet Potatoes

At the heavenly Mullumbimby Farmers Market where two tango dancers swirled and spun through the sparkling morning sunshine I found a stall selling tiny vegetables. Potatoes the size of cherry tomatoes, baby zucchini – and the cutest little sweet potatoes … Continue reading

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Jumping Red Ant

You often hear about farmers ‘doing it tough’, regardless of the state of the economy, and it is eminently understandable given their reliance on forces and factors beyond their control. The weather, and specifically water availability and drought management, are … Continue reading

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Garlic Prawns

Food-wise, there are some combinations of words guaranteed to provoke a Pavlovian response (suitably salivatory) in me. Chilli chicken, cheese and wine, fat chips. Crusty bread, confit duck, white chocolate and raspberries. Crispy skin and honey cream – just to … Continue reading

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