Sumeet Indian Mixer / Grinder in Melbourne

Sumeet

Have you ever wondered how to make silky smooth curry sauces like at an Indian restaurant, or how to smoothly blend up tough ingredients such as lemongrass, galangal, nuts, and whole spices for a Thai curry paste? Most home blenders … Continue reading

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Coconut Sugar

Coconut Sugar

Coconut sugar is a wonderful Indian / Asian sweetener with a whole lot more flavour as well as nutrition than normal cane sugar. From Wikipedia: Coconut sugar is a sugar produced from the sap of cut flower buds of coconuts. … Continue reading

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Coping with a huge fava bean harvest – freeze them!

Fava Beans

We recently harvested a massive amount of fava (broad) beans from my parent’s garden. If there are just too many to get through in a single sitting the best thing to do is pod them all and freeze them. They … Continue reading

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Coconut House Malaysian Laksa Restaurant, Melbourne

Coconut House Laksa

Laksa has always been one of Shakti and my favourite dishes. It is a spicy Singaporean and Malaysian coconut based soup served on top of noodles with different sorts of vegetables and tofu (or seafood). We are always on the … Continue reading

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Our Magnificent Farmer’s Market Plunder

Farmer's Market

While we have worked at Lentil As Anything at the Abbotsford Convent for many many months we have never actually made it to the monthly Convent Farmer’s Market. We have always just rushed through on our way to work, gazing … Continue reading

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Wild Samphire

Wild Samphire

I first discovered this curious and intriguing vegetable in France when a good friend of ours took us to a garden that grew rare heirloom vegetables and fruits.  Since then I had been on the look out for it, eager … Continue reading

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Wild Pine Mushrooms

Wild Pine Mushrooms

I found these Wild Pine Mushrooms growing in the wooded garden at our house in the Dandenong Ranges outside of Melbourne. After some quick photo exchanges with fungi-studied friends I decided they were safe to eat. They were quite subtle … Continue reading

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Heirloom Purple Carrots

Heirloom Purple Carrot

Did you know wild carrots and the first cultivated carrots were purple, yellow, red and white? Orange carrots only arose after humans selectively bred them into existence from the year 1500. We recently found these beautiful heirloom purple carrots at … Continue reading

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Seasonal Produce App for iPhone

Seasons App

We have been making an effort to eat totally seasonal recently and have been loving it. Nothing like roasted winter vegetables on a cold winter’s day! I still keep finding myself wondering when certain vegetables and fruits are in season and … Continue reading

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Wild Slippery Jack Mushrooms

Wild Slippery Jack Mushrooms

We were at the Queen Victoria Markets in Melbourne the other day when Shakti spied these beautiful Wild Slippery Jack Mushrooms for sale from afar. We were so excited that the wild mushroom season is upon us and are looking … Continue reading

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