Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I have found a great site 'How to Grow Australian', they have lots of resources that will help you find indigenous stock wherever in Australia or overseas you may be. On this Australia Day why not do something truly Australian and make a difference to your life, grow Australian....
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Monday, January 23, 2012
Vegetables, try cucumber, leafy greens (except spinach), cooked beetroot, cabbage, celery, potato, sweet potato, sprouts, fennel, asparagus, beans, zucchini, carrot, artichoke, snow peas, coriander, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, rocket, watercress, lettuce, endive, pumpkin, kale, radicchio and parsnip.
Herbs, try coriander, mint and basil.
Fruits, of course watermelon, mango, cherries, lemons, oranges berries-blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, grapes ...anything high in water content
Interestingly these foods contain a high water content, which helps thin the blood and release the heat...
Want to stay cool as a cucumber: AVOID salty and fried foods..
Why not relax with a Watermelon and mint juice or a Fattoush Salad, perhaps a lemon granita or some fresh homemade lemonade
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The desire for sweetness is an inbuilt one in humans, an innate understanding that sugar = energy in the form of simple carbohydrates, once broken down provide fuel for all the cells in the body. (interestingly most big food companies know that, and that's why you find sugar as the main ingredient in most foods, even savoury ones.)
In the 18th century, scientists found that root vegetables, in particular sugar beet were sweet as 'sugar'. By mid 19th century most of the sugar in Europe was produced using beetroot. Even Melbourne had a go, constructing a railway from St Kilda to Oakleigh that was to be dedicated to sugar beet production, finally Maffra in Victoria's east was the production mecca, that was until 1948.
Now most of our sugar (sugar cane) comes from South America, in particular Brazil with no commercial quantities of organic sugar any longer being farmed in Australia. All of the commercial agave coming in from Mexico. Sugar beets are still grown commercially, and Genetically Modified crops have been approved for cultivation...ouch.Why not make your sweetener at home?? Get local, get organic and get cooking....
Step 1. Grow your own, we will have the organic sugar beet seeds available soon.(Organic Empire).
Step 2. Plant in early spring and harvest in autumn.
Step 3. Add the leaves to your salad.
Step 4. Wash and chop, slice or grate beetroots finely.
Step 5. Cover with water and simmer till soft and tender, this is usually around 30 mins.
Step 6. Strain beetroots and RETAIN the water, this is your sugar syrup. Do not discard the beetroots instead using in a salad or for preserving.
Step 7. Return the beetroot water to the stove and simmer till liquid thickens up and produces the syrup. Remove from the heat.
Step 8. Cool then place in a container. This beetroot juice/syrup over time will then crystallise just like honey does. As this process occurs its important to break them up and over time forming sugar crystals. Or you can further reduce syrup so that this process is sped up, and this is done by cooking for longer until the crystals begin to appear.
NB You can just use from Step 7 as a sweetener in a syrup form.
100kg fresh sugar beet can give 12 - 15kg sucrose, 3.5kg molasses, 4.5kg dried pulp and varying amounts of filter cake.
Bearing in mind that even though this sugar is made from beetroot, its still a sugar just like any other sweetener and has the same effect on the human body, raising blood glucose, providing simple pure carbohydrate to our bodies... this is not the best, so like everything in life use in moderation.
Thanks to Lorri for opening up the conversation.
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Friday, January 20, 2012
I am known in many circles as the Salad Queen I could live on them.. I virtually do most of the year, so for me salads need to be everything, satisfying, full of texture, appealing to the eye and most of all nutritious... Without further adieu allow me to give you just a taste of the 3 summer favourites at the moment.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
What do you believe in? Do you believe that humans and life on this planet are meant to thrive without mass corporations controlling our world...with people in charge of our most important commodities...us and our lives
Why do we poison our waterways?, make extinct so much life? think its ok to patent our food, to create sterile seeds? to genetically modify our foods? Why do we give control of our lives to mass corporations that grow our food with chemicals that make us sick then medicate the masses with more toxins.
I believe that we can live the best life with good clean food, grown organically, I believe that we can change, that everyone can have access to food, health giving food...
When people are healthy, they think better, with clarity, we can create a new world, one where hunger and famine don't exist, free of disease, full of possibilities....let's get to it! Lets get informed, speak up, connect with others, eat well, feed those you love well with organic fresh produce..
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Monday, January 16, 2012
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Saturday, January 14, 2012
Look after the earth in which we live peoples, we are the blessed one's who can make educated decisions to make this earth a wonderful place... our own heaven
when all the animals have been hunted,
when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money.
~ Cree Prophecy ~
Melbourne's fresh food is truly affordable! We really should count our lucky stars, I know that the quality of Victoria food is revered the world over but its not until you step outside the comforts of our border can you truly appreciate the value and privilege of our food. It tastes better, and is better.
Just a bit of interesting information...the majority of fresh organic food in Sydney comes from our Victoria farmers...that's how good we have it!
My wish for you this year is that you choose fresh local organic foods over dry processed packaged foods, because often when people are watching their dollar, they choose these foods to provide satiety, but its the fresh foods that give life, I hope that you realise how blessed we are to have all that we have, to enjoy your foods, to savor every bite and eat more live fresh foods because we are amongst the luckiest people on this earth.
We head back to work on the the 30th January and we have for you growing right now the freshest organic foods to deliver to nourish you and your families, we look forward to serving you then xx
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Happy New Year, hope that 2012 brings you all; health, happiness and good living. Its nice to start a new year, turn a new page, write a new chapter in your life story.
There are lots of changes going on around here, keep turned to learn all about them, change the way you shop and live, we are about making your life and our world a better place with organics.
Its time to get healthier and the most important change you can make in your life is to eat fresh, alive organic foods, (that in conjunction with drinking clean water). So don't hesitate, make a change now, become who you want to be, the healthiest person that you can be.
Without your health you have nothing, your health is everything, so nurture your body in the best way that you can....with organics.
ORGANIC TIP FOR THE DAY
Enjoy your day, be happy, breathe deeply, stop, this day is yours. Eat some fresh organic foods, laugh often, drink some fresh water...enjoy your summer days. Start your day with a beautiful organic fruit salad, recipe for it is here
Why not go raw just for one day a week. Have fruit for breakfast, vegetable juice for morning tea, salad for lunch, nuts for afternoon tea and salad for dinner. Help cleanse the bowels and give your real enzyme energy, real nutrition and real live foods=life...