Recipes

Low-Fat Ginger & Date Slice

A guilt-free sweet treat that’s quick to make & uses home-grown ginger… low-fat ginger & date slice will have everyone coming back for more! We’ve crafted a whole new range of ginger recipes this year, to give you a range of goodies to make from your harvest. We’ve found that once once you start growing

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Best-Ever Ginger Biscuits

With a spicy ginger taste & a texture that melts in your mouth, these best-ever ginger biscuits really are the best you’ll ever make! These are quick & easy to make, and you’ll get at least 20 biscuits from a batch. This means there’ll be enough for morning teas, afternoon teas plus school and work

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Ginger & Walnut Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

Ginger & walnut cake with vanilla buttercream seamlessly blends gingers spicy warmth with the satisfying crunch of walnuts…and it may well become your next classic. Each slice is a celebration of flavours—warm ginger, earthy walnuts, and creamy vanilla. Ideal for parties or morning teas, this recipe is both simple and indulgent, catering to bakers of

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Spicy Ginger Syrup

Growing up, I vividly recall Mum’s remedy for our childhood stomachaches—homemade ginger ale. Inspired by those memories, I ventured into creating my own homemade ginger syrup, perfect for mixing with sparkling water for a refreshing vitamin boost. Homemade ginger syrup is essentially a bunch of fresh ginger infused into a sugar syrup. The syrup itself

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Potato, Paprika & Choko Soup (Vegan)

There’s nothing so comforting as the delightful combination of salt, spice & warmth, and our potato, paprika and choko soup fits the bill perfectly. Chokos can be a little difficult to know how to use. Even if you grew up with a choko vine in the backyard, those vintage recipes can be a little ho-hum.

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Choko & Roast Pine Nut Side Salad

A traditional Australian favourite yet rarely seen on restaurant menus, the humble backyard choko is experiencing a resurgence. No-one is surprised. This classic vegetable is at once unique, nutritious and filling. Its mild, buttery flavour means it can be adapted to a wide variety of sweet and savoury dishes (apple pie with choko, anyone?), and

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Spelt Bread

I think I have broken my breadmaker… Things don’t go perfectly every time in the kitchen, even with recipes you have made a hundred times- like this spelt bread. I have made this so many times, in this exact breadmaker and I still don’t know what happened. It started out so well, but ended in

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Fermented Lime & Chilli Paste (Makrut Lime Kosho)

Kosho is a (traditionally Japanese) condiment or spicy paste that is used to liven up & add flavour to a wide variety of meals. Combining the double whammy of citrus and chilli, this fermented blend usually features the north Asian fruit Yuzu. Here, we’ve swapped the yuzu out for makrut lime, better known as kaffir

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5 Ways to Drink Turmeric

Long prized for its health-boosting and purported medicinal properties, turmeric (curcuma longa) is a flowering plant in the ginger family. This heat-loving perennial is easy to grow at home if you can provide the right growing conditions. But beware- growing turmeric is addictive, and the harvests can be huge! Turmeric is a natural source of

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The Best Way to Freeze Vegetables

Being able to preserve your harvest for later use is just as big a part of self-sufficiency as growing the produce. Food preservation is the process of treating and handling food in such a way as to stop or greatly slow its spoilage, and prevent foodborne illness while maintaining nutritional value, texture and flavour. When crops

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Miso, Mushroom & Green Bean Bake

Miso, mushroom & green bean bake is a fresh, modern take on green bean casserole, which Americans will know as a traditional thanksgiving side dish. Green bean casserole is usually made with tinned mushroom soup, as it was invented during the 1950s by Campbells specifically to boost sales of their tinned soup. Here, we freshen

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Roast Zucchini w/Nasturtium Leaf Pesto

Whether you’re looking for a light meal, an unusual side dish or something different to make from your own produce, these roast zucchini w/nasturtium leaf pesto fit the bill! Tasty yet vitamin-rich, this neat little dish packs a serious punch of greens. Sure to be a crowd-pleaser for vegetarians, roast zucchini w/nasturtium leaf pesto showcases

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Vanilla Nicecream

What do you do on a dark, cold and rainy afternoon? You go into the kitchen to make vanilla nicecream, right?!I may be the only pleasantly nutty person who does this, but I’d been wanting this vanilla nicecream for a while. So when I had some free time, I just went ahead and made it,

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Grilled Figs w/Cinnamon Cheese + Blackberry

Take fancy dessert to the next level with our grilled figs w/cinnamon cheese + blackberry coulis! Figs have been a delicious delicacy for many centuries, and are thought to be one of the first fruits cultivated by humans. Integral to the history and ritual of ancient cultures, the fig has endured the test of time

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Quick Fruit Ice Blocks- Pineapple, Mint & Mango

There’s nothing more refreshing than an ice block on a hot day, and there’s nothing better than enjoying your home grown fruit at the same time. Whether you’re an adult or a child, ice blocks are always a fun treat- and you’ll happily bypass the sugar-laden commercial versions when you see how easy these are

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Double Pumpkin Pudding

This recipe for double pumpkin pudding is quick, easy, & delicious. Ever better, it uses leftover roast pumpkin, so nothing goes to waste! One part of this double pumpkin pudding is pumpkin and banana flavour and the other part is cacao flavour. Hence the ‘double’ in the name. I couldn’t choose which flavour I liked

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Banana Peel Cacao Cake

Did you know you can eat banana peels? I didn’t either, until recently. I immediately started to think about what I could make with them. My mind went straight to sweets, and after some trial and error, I decided this banana peel cacao cake recipe was good enough to share with you. When you are

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Kidney Bean Bowl

Hearty, filling, & easy to make with lots of ways to change it up! This kidney bean bowl is perfect for veggies that need using up, helping you make sure nothing goes to waste. The only thing that is a constant ingredient in this kidney bean bowl is the tomato sugo (aka passata), which brings

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Shiso Furikake (Perilla Spice Blend)

You may never have heard of furikake- but there’s a good chance that one taste will convert you! Furikake, aka perilla spice blend, is a Japanese dry spice blend that is best known as a topping for rice. It comes in a variety of flavours, and often includes ingredients like dried fish, nori (seaweed), salt,

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Creamy Purple Yam Pudding (Ube Halaya)

Creamy purple yam pudding, also called ube jam, ube pudding, and ube halaya, is one of the coolest desserts you’ll ever make! At once striking, delicious and versatile, this is definitely one to make when you want the wow factor. A traditional Filipino dessert, ube halaya is a sweet, creamy pudding dessert that is made

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