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Winners – Northern Valleys Portraiture Prize

It was wonderful to receive so many colourful and creative entries to out inaugural Portraiture competition - thankyou to everyone who took the time...

San choi bow

San choi bow is a Cantonese dish which I’m sharing today for no other particular reason other than it makes an excellent autumn lunch,...

The Regen-Gen

You might have heard the term Regenerative Agriculture bandied about more often lately – it’s one of those once ‘alternative’ concepts that has been...

How we built our straw bale home

There were nay-sayers a-plenty when we announced our plan to build a house out of straw on the top of the hill at our...

Lamb shank & black barley broth

This beautiful, nutritious lamb broth is an adaptation of my late grandmother’s recipe – and when I made it for this photograph the distinctive...

Classic Moussaka

I’ve always found the idea of Moussaka a bit scary — it seems so labour intensive and I admit I cast it in the...

Food ‘shortages’ – is transport the real problem?

As the images of empty supermarket shelves flooded our news feeds the past few weeks — eliciting a mild to medium level of panic...

Baked stuffed zucchini

The Locavore store is teaming with Zucchini at the moment – largely thanks to the efforts of our youngest producer, Russell Oversby. 10-year-old Russell...

Pandemic production

A COVID lockdown project has bloomed into a productive side hustle for Tony Munns and his six sons; growers of Munns & Sons garlic...

Dave to the rescue

From ancient Egyptians to our beloved Winnie the Pooh, honey harvesting has been happening in our civilisation for a guesstimated 4500 years now, and...

Healing with hemp

An almost fatal accident five years ago has led Shay Harris and husband Clint to develop a unique product that beautifully blends both their...

Farming with compassion

The big, lumbering sows on Kusha Hill farm just south of Dallwallinu are grunting and snorting companionably in their pens; natural sunlight and breeze...
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