Ingredients

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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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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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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Chestnuts

Chestnuts

Chestnuts are a rare and largely unused nut in Australia. Growing up in the Dandenong Ranges I was surrounded by Australian gum trees as well as many European trees such as chestnuts and oaks. When I was a child I … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem artichokes, also known as Sun Chokes, are one of my favourite ‘forgotten’ vegetables.  When I was a kid my Gran always grew them and I remember before we would go home going out to the vegetable garden and digging … Continue reading

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Thai tea supplier in Melbourne

"Number One" Thai tea leaf mix

We first fell in love with Thai Iced Tea at Land Thai in New York City. We then became addicted to it in Thailand and had to replicate it back home in Australia. You can find pre-made powdered versions made … Continue reading

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Ethnic cuisine and unusual ingredient suppliers in Melbourne

Flour Bag

Here is a list of ethnic cuisine and unusual ingredient suppliers in Melbourne. I am basing the list off a list of suppliers I found on the BestRecipes.com.au website. I will be visiting some of these places soon and adding to … Continue reading

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Chipotle chili pepper supplier in Melbourne

Chipotle Peppers

Chipotle chili peppers are smoked and dried jalapeño peppers that come from Mexico. They have an amazing deep smoked and spicy flavour that goes amazingly well in sauces, salsas, beans and anything Mexican. Having spent a year and a half … Continue reading

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