Fire cider is a pungent and fiery tonic packed full of aromatic antimicrobial herbs and spices. Traditionally taken to ward off respiratory infections such as colds and flu. It is a modern form of an ancient herbal medicine called an oxymel. What’s more, this humble homemade remedy has also had its fair share of controversy!
Wild and free! Beneath your feet – in gardens, reserves, along waterways and roads, you will find an entire world of wild edible leafy greens. What better way to celebrate all this spring goodness than with fresh pesto?
If you are like me and love a deep umami punch to the palate, then kimchi is the ferment for you. It showcases the spicy slow burn of Korean chilli and the fermented funkiness of fish sauce. Let’s learn all about kimchi, then I will step you through making your first batch.
Take your next meal to a whole new level with these healthy flavour bomb dressings. Bursting with flavour and dense in nutrients they are the antidote to bland. I use Sunday afternoon to ease my way into the busy week ahead. An hour or two of batch cooking is well worth the effort,…
My two pantry apothecary essentials for winter are honey fermented garlic and elderberry syrup. Garlic gets to work on microbial (including bacterial) infections while elderberry works against the cold and flu virus.
Over the last few years I have read about black garlic. Not only has it become an “it” ingredient for chefs around the world it has also being touted as a superfood. On a recent trip to Canberra I was lucky enough to visit the Capital Region Farmers Market and come across local producer, John…