To GMO or not to GMO

GMO’s or genetically modified organisms have been part of our food system since 1994. The humble tomato was the first recipient. In genetically modified products,  the genetic material of the plant or animal is altered or changed. Why do we do this? To make the...

Plentiful Ways With Pesto

Autumn. The most prosperous time in the vegie patch. And the time when Bob and I chose to sell our home and move way north, leaving my much-loved beautiful garden to its new caretakers. You can imagine my surprise and delight, when I was meandering through my newly...

Wild About Nuts

I love eating nuts – cashews, pecans, almonds, macadamias, walnuts, pine nuts and brazil nuts. I add them to my salads, mueslis, yoghurt, chocolate, health balls, bread and stand alone as a snack. But it hasn’t always been this way – I can remember when I would...

Just Add Water

“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water” (W.H. Auden)  Next to oxygen, water is essential for our survival. Our body is 65 – 70% water – even losing just a small amount through sweat and elimination, without being replaced, can result in...

The Golden Oil

I can recall my first introduction to Ghee. Ever curious about the benefits of Ayurvedic Medicine, I enrolled in an Ayurvedic Cooking School here in the Adelaide Hills, run by Stephen Galpin, to learn ways of incorporating this Science of Life tradition into my...

Soup, Glorious Soup!

In the middle of winter, there is nothing better than coming home to a warm house and a bubbling pot of hearty soup. Soup nourishes us on a soul level, is highly nutritious, smells divine and warms the belly. The aroma can often take us back to our childhood,...