New Produce fact sheets

Just to let you know if you go to the tab ‘Local Prodcue list’ There are some funky looking fact sheets looking like this being added in, just click on the produce you want to find more about… Slowly I will add more and more, starting with the wet season goodies. Please feel free to use…

What’s Growing in the garden of number 99 (now)

Well considering it is peak season right now for growing and I was hoping our garden would show case what you could do on a small block, the garden could be doing better. The important things that maybe out of whack are the right amount of water and good soil composition with heaps of nutrients….

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…

Open Garden- Edible Eden

My friends Kate and Michael have opened their garden this weekend as part of the Darwin “Open Garden Scheme” at their family home. Their house is in my suburb of Alawa and show cases so well what you can do on a (large) suburban block. The house is an old school ground floor government brick house…

Healthy Darwin Workshops

Healthy Darwin is a program run through Darwin City Council and right now I am coordinating the kitchen and garden program. This runs for a couple of hours on a Wednesday for 6 weeks and covers the very basics of growing food plants and cooking local produce. The sessions alternate cooking one week, gardening the…

Saturday- Cycle for your supper! (the chicken crossed the road)Day 6

Well the day started with a meeting, and then another meeting (all food and community garden related) and tempted by great fair trade coffee and cakes at the amazing Mulch Pit and Frilies I resisted untiI I got home to make this salad, it turned out be very delicious and made up on the spot- Cucumbers, pineapple, lime…

Fruity Fishy Friday (day 5 food challenge)

So Friday was pretty action packed (not cooking and photographing food action). I went out plant collecting on a native re-veg project I am working on in the morning and then had a radio interview about our 100 mile trial in the afternoon. I had not really prepared any food. I had a smoothie for…

Day 4 Food Challenge- Lunch

So, Thursday, working from home again made it easier. I do eat fruit and muesli and toast, but not everyday, I often struggle to find something I fancy for brekkie anyway, so with out those bits and pieces I was not more complacent than usual. I made a tasty juice for Jon (who is painting) and…

Day 4 Fishy dinner banana parcels

So dinner came around pretty quick and my neighbour did not manage to catch us any fish for namas (booo), so I got the local frozen barra out and defrosted and had in my mind similar flavours to how I would make namas (raw fish cooked in lime, in coconut milk).. I cut off banana…

Day one food challenge

Well luckily today was a holiday, so time for food for thought, or thought for food. I started the day by laying out the goodies for the week to feed myself and Jon. There is quite a lot of food there, maybe not too many fillers. Along the way we will swap produce with friends and also…