Bush Tucker (Super) smoothies

I recently wrote about the abundant Terminalia ferdinandiana, which is a wonderful commonly occurring tree in our Savanna woodland, that is fruiting right now. It is well known to contain really high amounts of vitamin C.  The Conservation Land Management Students, studying with Yvette at Greening Australia had been collecting the seed to save and propagate…

A Darwin Dog’s Dinner

So to cut along story short, we have a big mob of dogs right now (4), which soon will be three- the ones photographed below. We share the love with our neighbours who are dog free! It’s pretty popular to have a dog in Darwin, in fact there seems to be an overload sometimes, ones…

Eat Local Feed Global- an outdoor delight

As part of our GULP project had a wonderful food share and work shop at the Mulch Pit in Rapid Creek this November for Eat Local, Feed Global Oxfam campaign that highlights the craziness of our food systems and how eating local can help others further away!. The night was a beautiful twighlight evening and raised money  for…

GULP project released!

Check out the website, face book page or contact us for more details!We starting spreading the word about the project at the food share for Eat Local, Feed Global, a fundraiser for Oxfam, hosted by the Mulch pit! Photos and more info coming up. So get in touch if you want to share your recipes…

More Mango madness

Mangoes, so sweet and wonderful- the most abundant fruit right now, in markets, veggie shops, road sides and on your trees! MAny of course are grown to be shipped interstate, but we can make the most of enjoying them freight free. Now going for $2.50- $3.00 a kilo or $25 a box, so if you…

Great Green Mango Salad

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden (SAKG) team were up in Darwin, doing kitchen training with teachers or specialists, as 5 new schools have jumped on board the program in Darwin. I ran the program at Alawa Primary School for 3 years and was really happy to be asked to lunch and see what delights were being…

Wishing for water, ok watermelons

So the build up continues and we all wish the water to fall from the sky, but the suspense will continue. Luckily to make up for the hot and humid sweaty wait, almost everything is season in the veggie gardens of the top end- OK the cucumbers and tomatoes may be suffering a little, but…

Seasonal Salads in Healthy Darwin

So many great things growing through the dry season, but you can feel the heat building- and it makes me want to share the harvest of the dry season in delicious recipes before they start to wilt and droop and we swap over to the delights of the wet season. Once again I have been…

Cool Beets for a hot place!

I am so happy to get into these beets! Trying to eat just locally grown food I do not often eat beetroots as they are pretty hard to grow in the hot climate, but luckily thanks to Ronnie,  a grower in Howard Springs who uses no sprays and manure fertilisers I got hold of these…

Aahhh Squash it

Squash it real good- Squash (Curcubita pipo) is growing near you and you can grow it too. For all of the dry season this fantastic fruit can be grown. It grows from a  plant similar to zucchini in the cucumber family in full sun and likes fairly nutrient rich growing material. There are a few varieties and the…