Billy Goat Plum Territory Treats

Billy Goat Plums, or more recently “Kakadu Plums” are Terminalia ferdiandiana and have hit the mainstream headlines as a super food. Of course these have always been eaten by the people of northern Australia and fruit around May. I have been lucky enough to be able to collect some (with a permit), and even accompany Larrakia…

Top Twelve Top End Bush Tucker

The following article is based on something I published 4 years ago and it seems the surge in interest for Bush Tucker is growing. This was a “Top Ten” and I have added 2 more and related to the “Top End’ – Darwin, Kakadu and  Katherine region. I would also like to add that I…

Grow your own natives, talk and taste

There is something magical about sharing stories of the edible and useful plants in our native landscapes. It adds a tangible value and engages people that may not instantly be inspired by our beautiful ecosystems. I have had the privilege of being taught about bush tucker and native edibles by indigenous people on country as…

Christmas Kraut

This year I have been making Sauerkraut from green pawpaw with a touch of cabbage and his has been pretty successful. It all started after buying a weekly jar of very yummy Sauerkraut every week all the way from Byron Bay, with a good price tag on. After some research I decided it could not…

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…