Knowing your Tropical Roots- A look at the roots

Thanks to the Heatlhy Darwin program (City of Darwin)- I am running another great cooking workshop this Sunday featuring our local Tropical roots- how to grow them and how to make them into delicious dishes. Growing root crops is actually the ultimate cyclone kit, if all of our plants blow away, there will we a…

Sensational Sides with Tropical Fruit- Vietnamese Style Jackfruit Salad

Jackfruit is abundant in Darwin, the largest tree fruit on earth and a staple food for so many in the Tropical world. Jackfruit (Atrocarpus heterophyllus) originates from South India. In Moraceae (the mulberry family) The fruit is versatile and can be used in many forms- ripe or unripe. Above the Jackfruit pictured is pretty fully…

Tropical Fruit Chia pudding

Yesterday I ran a workshop, with a focus all about making sensational sides from Tropical fruit that we can grow right in our backyards, with a focus on Mango, Jackfruit and pawpaw, both ripe and unripe and both cooked or raw. We actually made this Chia desert with Jackfruit- chopped up and added into layers,…

Upcoming “TOTE” workshops Late 2017

I have 3 upcoming workshops all about our wonderful seasonal produce; which are delivered in partnership with City of Darwin’s Healthy Darwin program. These workshops hope to connect the Darwin community to our local produce and climate here in the Top End, inspiring attendees to buy from local farmers, grow their own and make local…

Herbs for Health Workshop; featuring Rosella

Another fantastic botanical addition to any garden, which also grows wild- The Rosella- fruiting now – both the fleshy red calyx that surrounds the seed pod (yep the red bits) can be used in array of teas or raw to add colours in salads, it can be dried or frozen and used fresh; the leaves…

SWEET LEAF- Herbs for Health- more goodness from the garden

Coming up on Sunday 28th May is this year’s workshop “Herbs for Health” (and goodness from the garden) I will be featuring 15 of the top plants we can grow all year that have amazing medicinal properties, we will then make some simple recipes, teas and tonics that include them. Here is just one amazing…

Seasonal sides for a Festive Feast

Back by popular demand – Seasonal Sides for a festive feast; plus Gifts from the Garden. Are you sweating it out in the Top End this festive season? Well come along and learn how to make the most out of local produce, growing now in gardens or in Darwin region farms and turn it into…

Herbs for Health and Goodness from the Garden

We can grow a fabulous array of herbs an medicinal plants. So why go to a shop and buy supplements and “superfoods” when we can have them in the garden! I ran a workshop on exactly this and here is the start of the focus plants, with recipes to follow. There are so many but…

Herbs for Health and Goodness from the garden

So many people look to store bought superfoods, but we grow so many beneficial foods right here in Darwin. If you don’t grow them yourself we can connect you with where to support local growers.. Learn here how to incorporate the Top 12 into everyday cooking, teas and drinks, and learn more about their nutritional…

Beautiful Bush Tucker in photos

I am alway fascinated by people’s relationship with plants, ┬átheir importance and their place in the native landscape, and yes I am a bit of an unashamed plant geek. The stories of ┬áplants and their place is so important; not just for people, but as they are the basis of so many species’ existence. By…