harvest

Interview: Food is Free Ballarat

July

The Slowpoke: FOOD IS FREE BALLARAT // Photo: Emma Bowen In the backstreets of suburbian Ballarat runs many a laneway connecting the cute country houses. While most are sparse spaces to meander, one in particular has recently become lined with benches and baskets of free food.
Interview: Food is Free Ballarat
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Olive oil with Maggie Beer

June

The Slowpoke: GUIDE TO OLIVE OIL A bottle of olive oil is an essential in many a kitchen. With Australia’s olive harvest season well underway, this year’s fresh oils are on their way too. And given there’s a world of difference between a good (and local) olive oil and a bad one, queen of all things Aussie produce, Maggie Beer is here to teach us how to choose, care for and use olive oil.
Olive oil with Maggie Beer
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BASIC PASTA SAUCE

March

The Slowpoke: BASIC PASTA SAUCE We said goodbye to summer over the weekend and a welcome hello to the cooler, slower, calmer months of autumn. And with the change comes a time of plentiful harvest. Many summer crops will soon give their last hurrah, tomatoes being one of them. So we preserve. 
BASIC PASTA SAUCE
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CORIANDER SEEDS

January

The Slowpoke: CORIANDER SEEDS Coriander – or cilantro – is a rather useful little plant. Everything from its leaves, stalks, roots and seeds are edible and delicious. It can be a slightly tricky plant to grow for its foliage in some regions and seasons (like our current hot summer!) given it loves to bolt to seed pretty quickly. However that otherwise frustrating quality comes in very handy for harvesting plenty of coriander seed. An aromatic and commonly-used spice, coriander seeds are warm, nutty
CORIANDER SEEDS
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KIDS IN THE GARDEN

November

The Slowpoke: KIDS IN THE GARDEN Getting children into the garden, teaching them to grow, harvest and cook their own food is one of those activities in life that is highly rewarding. There is no easier way to immerse kids in the process of nature, of giving them an awareness of where their food comes from, and an appreciation for the time, effort and joy involved in growing your own vegetables. Following our visit yesterday to The Sage Garden, gardener of all things edible
KIDS IN THE GARDEN
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