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…

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

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…

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…

Top Ten of The Top End Bush Tuckers (plant based)

Just now it is an amazing time to be out and about in our native landscapes, which I have been doing over the last few weeks, with work and bushwalking. Our native plants are incredible and many are flowering after the last rains. Sadly I did not take my good camera walking, but nearer town…

The Food of Love

What better way to celebrate love than with food; whether it is a romantic meal or a wedding, a family meal or a special feast, food brings people together and is cooked with love! Food is such a central part of every culture, and there are traditions, even if it is a family favourite or…

Tasty Tomatoes

Enjoy enjoy, tomatoes are here, we have just a few in our garden, but I have seen them pumping in many other gardens, our lovely neighbours Meegan and Nung gave as a heap of them when they went away for a week. There are just so many huge zig zags ¬†of them at Karama Primary…