Brussel Sprout-spiration

Traditionally, Brussel Sprouts don’t exactly bring the family running to the dinner table – Which is a shame because they’re an absolute nutritional knockout, plus they’re great quality and beautifully in season all winter long. Seasonality plays a big role in many a chef’s menu plan, which could be why we’ve noticed Brussel Sprouts popping…

Pumpkins

Summer salads were changed forever when some culinary genius cut up some roast pumpkin and tossed it through, yum! Traditionally a winter comfort food (roast pumpkin, pumpkin mash, pumpkin soup), a whole new world of salads opened up to us and then there’s the trusty pumpkin scones, always a favourite. There are three main types…

Celeriac – The lovable ugly duckling of the root veg world.

Celeriac is a variety of celery which forms an enlarged solid, edible tuber just below the soil surface; it has a gnarled appearance and is brownish white in colour. While by no means a looker, Celeriac is a very good source of dietary fibre and a good source of vitamin C. Peel, dice and boil…

Mandarins!

The mandarin, a member of the citrus family, is like an orange but is smaller in size, easy to peel and deliciously sweet. It’s the perfect snack and a good source of Vitamin C  – a great weapon in protecting against winter colds and flu. With its characteristic juicy, crescent shaped segments, the mandarin is…

Pumpkin, Sweet Potato and Leek Soup

Batman and Robin. Wine and Cheese. Potato and Leek. All are ideal pairings, matches made in heaven – Though some are more cheesy than others. Puns aside, the true superheroes here are those that pack a nutritional kapow: The humble (and ubiquitous) Potato and Leek, particularly when combined to make a warming winter soup. Potato and…

Leeks

Leeks are a true winter staple. Whether it’s Potato and Leek soup, or a thoroughly soul-warming Chicken and Leek Pie, no winter season is complete without a healthy dose of leek! Leeks, like garlic and onions, belong to a vegetable family called the Allium vegetables. Since leeks are related to garlic and onions, they contain…

Australian Bush Spice Tomato Chutney

It’s funny – In Australia, we take food inspiration from a wide range of cultural sources, yet those of our own are left largely untouched. It’s a tragedy, because our landscape is home to some truly unique and utterly delicious native flavours. Take Pepperberries, for example. These little berries pack quite a punch. Starting with…