winter

Spicy winter tea

July

The Slowpoke: SPICY WINTER TEA // Photo: Jess Kneebone When the days are cool and the nights are long, a heart-warming tea can lift the spirits. In search of this, we caught up with Kate Jones from The Vegan Teahouse to discover a tea recipe that’s fit for the season. Packed full of flavour, loaded with health benefits and designed to invigorate, this spicy winter tea is perfect for chilly days and long nights. Plus, it’s easy to whip up at home with ingredients you may already
Spicy winter tea
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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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Honey-roasted pumpkin + borlotti bean salad

June

The Slowpoke: HONEY-ROASTED PUMPKIN + BORLOTTI BEAN SALAD With pumpkins in abundance it’s a great time to tuck into a warm salad of them roasted with ethical and locally sourced honey. Hearten it up further with a good serve of beans and hazelnuts. This recipe is a great one from Chrissy Freer’s new book on the power of legumes, Superlegumes.
Honey-roasted pumpkin + borlotti bean salad
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GROWN + GATHERED SEASONAL CHART

February

theslowpoke_growngatheredseasonalchart1 The fine folk of Grown and Gathered, Matt and Lentil Purbrick, who we visited a few months ago, do a mighty great job working their tails off to get seasonal and local food on our plates and minds. While they tend to do it through their one-year-old chemical-free vegetable farm just outside of Melbourne, their trips to the city each week to sell to local customers, along with their all-round good spirits, their latest project takes their education
GROWN + GATHERED SEASONAL CHART
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KALE DAAL FRY

August

theslowpoke_kaledaalfrytastyexpress1 Put your comfiest winter woolies on, fire up the stove and get a pot of daal bubbling away to see you through this skerrick of winter’s remains. Making the most of the cold season’s abundance of nutritious kale, crisped to deliciousness, and hearty lentils, this warming dish is a winner from Sneh Roy from Cook Republic. It comes fresh from the pages of her lovely recent cookbook Tasty Express – a lovely tome that makes easy work of wholesome
KALE DAAL FRY
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