• Recipe: Flower Garden Focaccia

    Recipe: Flower Garden Focaccia

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    If you joined us for our Christmas Community Night, you may have seen or even tried this beautiful bread made by our talented Bec! She uses a thermomix for this recipe, but it could also be done in a stand mixer with a dough attachment or by hand if you want a workout!   Ingredients: For the dough:  (Add in this order to your...
  • Seasonal Recipe: Roasted Fennel With Garlic and Herbs

    Seasonal Recipe: Roasted Fennel With Garlic and Herbs

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    Preparation time: 8 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutesServes: 4 Enjoy this delicious and simple side-dish recipe! Ingredients 2 large bulbs of fennel 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon thyme [optional] 1/4 parmesan   Method Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celcius Remove stalks from the fennel bulbs. Cut each bulb in half lengthwise and then...
  • All You Need To Know About 'Certified Organic'

    All You Need To Know About 'Certified Organic'

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    Organic fruit & veg, dry foods, skin products and other items are a hot topic at the moment, but what does it actually mean if something's Certified Organic and why would you choose organic over conventional? In this article, we discuss what it means if something is Certified Organic and how this benefits human health and also benefits the planet.   What Does Certified Organic...
  • The Best Way To Grow Mushrooms At Home

    The Best Way To Grow Mushrooms At Home

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    Growing mushrooms is a whole different ball game to growing fruits and veggies. It may seem a little daunting at first but growing your own mushrooms is so easy and satisfying!    The Easiest Way To Grow Mushrooms At Home We love that these Mushroom Grow Kits are so easy to use (you can grow mushrooms right on your kitchen bench!) and that they recycle waste coffee grounds collected from Australian cafes.  With a little added moisture,...
  • How To Make Yoghurt At Home

    How To Make Yoghurt At Home

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    Please enjoy this article from guest blogger Natalie Ong, a local Urban Revolutionary. Natalie has had great success with an op-shop yoghurt maker (which is awesome if you can find one)! This method can also be done using a Culturing Flask such as this one from Urban Revolution. Enjoy this article and let us know your experience in the comments!   This is an...
  • Bicarb PART 1: What Is Bicarbonate of Soda?

    Bicarb PART 1: What Is Bicarbonate of Soda?

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    What if there was one substance that could be used for cleaning, laundry, personal care, gardening, baking and more... it sounds ridiculous but such a substance exists! Learn what bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, actually is and some of the many uses of this amazing substance.  What is Bicarbonate of Soda? Bicarbonate of Soda is the common name for the naturally-occurring sodium compound...
  • Microgreen or Sprout? Best Methods for Different Seeds (and what they taste like)

    Microgreen or Sprout? Best Methods for Different Seeds (and what they taste like)

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    Microgreens and sprouts are essentially the same concept but are grown in different ways. Different seeds are better suited to either sprouting or growing as a microgreen, while other seeds suit both growing methods but may yield a slightly different result. For example, mung beans can be sprouted with a short shoot, or can be grown for its long, crunchy microgreen shoot. Click here to...
  • How To Eliminate Plastic Bin Liners In The Kitchen

    How To Eliminate Plastic Bin Liners In The Kitchen

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    60% of the average Australian domestic bin is made up of organic material, including 40% food waste and 20% garden waste (1). That means you could reduce your household waste by a whopping 60% with just one change to your home!  One awesome home solution for organic kitchen waste is the Bokashi compost system! This small, easy, and simple compost bucket takes virtually all organic...
  • How To Make A Multi-Purpose Cleaner and Liquid Hand Soap From Soap Berries

    How To Make A Multi-Purpose Cleaner and Liquid Hand Soap From Soap Berries

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    What are Soap Berries? Soap berries (or soap nuts) are an amazing little berry that can be used for all kinds of natural cleaning purposes. They are grown on the Sapindus Mukorossi tree (aka Indian Soapberry tree). The outer shell that coats the fruit contains saponin - a water surfactant that removes dirt and grease from any material. Saponin has detergent qualities and foams when agitated with water. ...
  • Seasonal Recipe: Stuffed Capsicum With Tomato And Rice

    Seasonal Recipe: Stuffed Capsicum With Tomato And Rice

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    A huge thank you to our friends down the road at Social Manna¬†- @SocialMannaVicPark - for this month's seasonal (and Christmassy) recipe! ūüėä ¬† Social Manna's talented Head Chef, Tristan,¬†sent us this delicious recipe - try it for yourself and let us know what you think! ¬† Stuffed Capsicum With Tomato And Rice Prep time: 30 min Cook time: 1 hr Serves: 6 Ingredients:...
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