Everything to do with vegetables

My husband had a birthday recently and one of the gifts he received was this cookbook. I gave him the cookbook after checking it out at my elder daughters’.  She had a copy and was extolling the virtues of the book. I have to admit that the book is certainly a joy to look at….

Bairnsdale beetroot, not really.

I have been informed that the post I did last week about the baby beetroot from Bairnsdale is incorrect.  Yes the beetroot is processed in Bairnsdale at Vegco but apparently the crop is actually from Cowra, not local after all. Thank you Emma Field, a Gippsland reporter for the Weekly Times, for giving me the…

Baby beetroot from Bairnsdale

We do most of our grocery shopping at Bairnsdale which is the commercial centre of East Gippsland.  Bairnsdale is situated on the Mitchell River and alongside the river are the Mitchell River flats, or the flood plain.  This floodplain is a highly productive vegetable growing area.  When we make our road trips up to Canberra…

Smoothies or juice? Cold press, slow or traditional?

I have recently purchased a slow or cold press juicer.  You might be wondering what a slow juicer is. It differs from the traditional juicer in that it produces more juice for the same amount of ingredients, it has higher nutrient extraction and has the ability to juice a wider variety of fruit and vegetables, including…