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…

Fourteen Fabulous Fruit from NOT faraway

Today the local food supply situation was brought to my attention once again, by an acquaintance and journalist. I have been pretty busy working in our native bush and my local food fascination sometime slides a little to the sidelines. Today I started making contacts about wanting to re-boost our local food stories and featuring…

A Taste of Tiwi

The Tiwi islands are just 80 km north of Darwin and in many ways a world away.  The islands consist of 2 islands- Bathurst (smaller) and Melville (larger) and have and always will be owned and governed by the Tiwi people, the land is split into 8 areas that are run by 8 family groups….

Jack Fruit

More Jackfruits have been coming off our tree and now it needs a prune. I popped Jackfruit in the NT News “what the fruit” this week, so here it is again .We usually deal with ours and take out the seeds on the verandah or in the garden, as it can be a messy business!…