• 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 5 Ways To Grow Microgreens and Sprouts (plus the difference between them and their health benefits)

    5 Ways To Grow Microgreens and Sprouts (plus the difference between them and their health benefits)

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    Growing microgreens and sprouting are two of the easiest, fastest, most nutritious and most rewarding things you could possibly grow at home. You may need a green thumb to grow fruits and vegetables but not for sprouts! See all of our sprouting and microgreen seeds, kits and more here.   What's the difference between microgreens and sprouts? Both microgreens and sprouts are the young shoots...
  • May Seasonal Recipe: Spinach Pie In Puff Pastry

    May Seasonal Recipe: Spinach Pie In Puff Pastry

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    Another great recipe from our friends at Social Manna down the road. Hope you enjoy... a good one for those colder days! Ingredients 4 tablespoons salted butter 2 large brown onions 3 cloves garlic, minced 285g spinach (fresh from the garden or frozen) 5 large eggs, separated 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs (Italian or plain) 1 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded - can use Swiss too ¾...
  • Home-Made CoronaVirus Hand Sanitiser

    Home-Made CoronaVirus Hand Sanitiser

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    With health concerns sweeping the globe, hand hygiene has never been so imperative.  Store-bought hand sanitiser has suddenly become a hot commodity... but there are many reasons why making your own home-made hand sanitiser can be much better than the store-bought stuff. Remember: hand sanitisers are a quick and easy hygiene solution but washing your hands with water and soap is the most effective...
  • March Seasonal Recipe: Pumpkin Risotto

    March Seasonal Recipe: Pumpkin Risotto

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    A huge thank you to our friends down the road at Social Manna - @Social.Manna - for this warming, Autumn recipe. This recipe is from Social Manna's talented Head Chef, Tristan. It is a delicious plant-based meal (great for vegetarians, vegans and people wanting to lighten their dietary impact on the Earth) and is perfect for this pumpkin-harvesting time of year. Give it a try and let...
  • 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. ...
  • December Seasonal Recipe: Stuffed Capsicum With Tomato And Rice

    December 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! 😊   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:...
  • Uses of Nasturtiums (and Nasturtium Caper Recipe) and Seeds To Sow Now

    Uses of Nasturtiums (and Nasturtium Caper Recipe) and Seeds To Sow Now

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    The end of Spring is a great time for sowing a huge range of seeds. Scroll down to see a guide of Seeds to Sow Now, but first we'd love to tell you about something a bit different you can do in your garden at this time of year. The Many Uses of Nasturtiums Nasturtiums are a surprisingly beneficial plant to have in your...
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