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Peel Me A Grapefruit
Grapefruit is a very popular diet fruit. Many people will have tried the grapefruit diet, which includes grapefruit in every meal, and many other diets start off with grapefruit for breakfast. The link between weight loss and grapefruit is to do with
Good Organic Gardening5 min cititeCooking, Food & Wine
Herbal Dexterity
asilea Living Herbs is a wholesale plant nursery in Burpengary, just north of Brisbane, offering hydroponically grown herbs, salad greens and edible flowers. It’s run by Sarah Heath, a businesswoman of grit and tenacity who’s also raising three child
Good Organic Gardening2 min cititeRegional & Ethnic
CHICKEN CURRY WITH YOGHURT & MINT
Here’s another gentle curry that’s so easy to prepare. There are no hot spices so it’s perfect for baby and toddler. If you want to spice it up when serving just to adults, add a chilli to the spice paste at the beginning. Serve with poppadoms and a
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Out Of Tune
The regent honeyeater is forgetting its song. Already critically endangered, this beautiful east-coast native may become extinct if males can no longer attract a mate with the species’ distinctive call. Scientists are concerned that the bird is now s
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Frogs And Lizards
Nothing signifies a healthy garden more clearly than the presence of frogs and lizards. Skinks and lizards, whether darting about or sitting motionless in the sun waiting for passing prey, are an assurance that your backyard will be relatively free o
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Busy Izzy’s Free-range Rescue Chickens
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Ribollita
This is a heartwarming and nutritious soup. Cavolo nero is pretty much a given if you are adding greens to your ribollita, but curly kale and silverbeet (Swiss chard) are great alternatives. Some cooks add zucchini, diced prosciutto, leeks, thyme lea
Good Organic Gardening3 min cititeCooking, Food & Wine
Cover To Cover
As explained by Nik Sharma, creator of the famed food blog A Brown Table, the “flavour equation” behind the science of cooking isn’t really all that mathematical or scientific, as a large part of it consists of subjective emotion and memories. The re
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The Exotic Tropical Orchard
Two hours south of Perth, Dalyellup is a semirural outer suburb of Bunbury on the edge of the Indian Ocean. With beaches to the west and Tuart Forest to the east, it’s a thoughtfully planned, fast-growing neighbourhood. Donna, a hairdresser, and Kev,
Good Organic Gardening1 min cititeCooking, Food & Wine
Fresh And Local
Apples, avocados, bananas, cumquats, custard apples, dates, grapefruit, kiwifruit, lemons, limes, mandarins, nashi, olives, oranges (Navel), papayas, pineapples, pomelos, quinces, rhubarb, strawberries, tangelos Asian greens, beetroot, broccoli, Brus
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This Issue
In Australia, the price we pay for our wide-open spaces and big skies is our, er, interesting wildlife — and sometimes the great outdoors comes indoors. During that unprecedented deluge over summer and autumn, because the ground at our place was like
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The Pulse Of The World
You may have already grown chickpeas in your garden without realising. That’s because this legume is often one of several crops in mixed green manure that we grow, cut down and turn back into the soil to improve it over time. But don’t just put chick
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What’s hot RIGHT NOW
A horticulturist, writer, presenter and passionate organic gardener, Chloe uses her social media profile Bean There Dug That to educate and inform like-minded gardeners, using fun, creative videos and posts. Find her on Facebook and Instagram @beanth
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A Cut Above
A ustralian plants are rightly assuming a much greater prominence in gardens across the country as exciting new varieties emerge that broaden their potential range of uses. Distinctive, iconic flowers such as banksias, waratahs and kangaroo paws are
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Pick Of The Crop
Chai is a centuries-old beverage and an important part of everyday Indian life. Black tea and pepper boost the immune and digestive systems, while Ceylon cinnamon and cloves are said to help you retain good mental health and boost immunity. Chai is b
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Plant Remedies
One of the safest ways to combat plant diseases in the garden is to prevent them from occurring. While organic gardeners want to limit the use of sprays and deploy them only where significant amounts of crops may be lost, there are some treatments th
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Think Outside The Box Hedge
Foodscaping fruiting plants into hedges is a creative way to cram more tasty organic food into a garden. And, from a design perspective, there’s the colour and interest of fruit and flowers. Speaking more generally, hedges can screen out ugly views a
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Rad And Reddish
Fast and super easy to grow, radishes are a reliable year-round staple that will add their inimitable peppery crunch to salads and sandwiches. Best sown directly from seed, they will be ready to harvest in as little as 35 days during warmer weather o
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Foul-weather Fowl Care
There’s little pleasure in being buffeted by wet and windy weather. Ducks may be oblivious, but chooks seek out protection. We owners are tasked with the welfare of our flock, so we have a responsibility to provide a safe and comfy environment. If we
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Moon Planting
Winter is all about nourishing, warming brassicas and root vegetables, along with rich herbed tomato sauces. Lighten up your dishes with peas and winter greens. Moving towards the end of our official winter, it’s time to start thinking about preparin
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Blooming Brews
The first floral tea I drank regularly was the Persian beverage often referred to as “sour tea”. I call it simply my flower tea. It’s an infusion of the calyces of hibiscus flowers — not the ornamental kind, but Hibiscus sabdariffa, also known as ros
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Time Plant
Artichoke, asparagus, broad beans, broccoli, cabbage, endive, fennel, Jerusalem artichoke, lettuce, mustard greens, onion, peas, radish, shallots, snow peas, spinach TEMPERATE Artichoke, asparagus, broad beans, broccoli, cabbage, celeriac, celery, en
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Backyard Orchards: A Better Way
The biggest mistake home gardeners can make when growing fruit trees is to adopt the practices used in commercial agriculture. A farmer’s objectives are completely different from those of a home grower. The intention of commercial fruit growers is to
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All Across The World
There are two completely different types of magnolia grown in gardens, both beautiful and highly desirable. The one that may be flowering now, in late winter, in your own garden or neighbourhood is the deciduous magnolia. These small trees are specta
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Comforting Pork Ragu
This is family comfort food at its best. The cream soothes the acidity of the tomatoes and beautifully softens this dish. The ragu is delicious served with pasta, gnocchi or polenta. • 120mL olive oil• 1 brown onion, finely diced• 2 garlic cloves, cr
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THE Grapevine
Jo is an environmental scientist, photographer and writer. She has worked in the environment movement for decades and is co-ordinator of the National Toxics Network, an organisation dedicated to creating a toxic-free future. She has written many arti
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Purple Reign
lack mulberry (Morus nigra) is a fruit not readily available at the greengrocer or supermarket. You may find these delicious berries occasionally at a farmers’ market but, to enjoy the fruit and the other benefits of this easy-to-grow tree, grow your
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Sleepy-time Herb
A herb that links the Pied Piper, both world wars and a good night’s sleep has to be a clever crop. A medicinal herb with at least a 1000-year history of human use, valerian does all that and more. The tale of the Pied Piper, who purged the town of H
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