Monday, 4 January 2016

Food glorious Food;

A simple process called cooking, is the key to healthier, natural food. 

Spend your money to buy the best food  you can find; unrefined, grown in your own country;

Wonderful Australian grown  Macadamia oil; Virgin Olive oil, first cold pressed;
Coconut oil; unrefined, organic, cold pressed.

My hens have a large run to spread their wings in the sun, sit under trees in the shade, take a dust bath to keep their feathers healthy. They forage the grounds for specials! Get good food, clean water and they love special treats like everybody else does.

Do not support egg producers which keep their hens in small cages. Free range eggs are better. The best if it is possible to keep a few hens and to let them forage give them a happy life for giving you eggs, It is said you are what you eat. 

From the kitchen garden, Tomatoes; 

Buy Honey raw and  unadulterated. The best, cultured butter you can find, it has the best taste. Fine cheeses made in your country. 

From the kitchen garden; Potatoes;

I make my own Yogurt in the Thermomix; easy,  because it keeps the aquired Temperture to make  a fine natural yogurt.

. If you buy it, buy a good brand natural yogurt and add some fruit yourself. 

From the kitchen garden; Strawberries for dessert

If you can not produce some of your own food, try to buy food what ever possible grown in your own country; It helps the farmer and the food producer in your country. Try to avoid huge global food producers and GMO products.

From the kitchen garden; Pitaya/dragon fruit; tastes delicious. Sadly bought from the shop they are mostly tasteless and bland.

Plenty of food is available. Most of it is carbs and sugar, bad for you. Fruit and vegetables, even if they come from the shops they are still better for you.

Home made Pesto; Basil from the herb garden.

From the kitchen garden; salad greens ready for a simple salad sauce; naturally home made, herb salt, pepper, apple vinegar and the best cold pressed oil of your choice.

From the orchard; I love Persimmon, so delicious.

From the kitchen garden; pickled cucumbers.

From the orchard; Pomegranate; I juice them with a orange juicer and make  Pomegranate Molasses in the Thermomix, 

Cooking and good food invites a nicely set table.

From the kitchen garden; Silverbeet makes a delicious vegetable dish.

From the kitchen garden; homegrown Beetroot, sweet and tender, such a difference to store bought ones.

From the kitchen garden; snap beans cooked perfectly are very delicious. Not half raw, not mushy, cooked with onions and garlic; steamed they make a delectable salad.

From the kitchen garden; Fennel, a fine vegetable to create many tasty dishes.

From the kitchen garden; ready to be roasted.

From the kitchen garden; glorious Aubergines; versatile and delicious.

For the sweet tooth; little Apricot tartlets.

  Ditch the cheap, manufactured breakfast cereals, just more carbs and sugar.  

Cheap chocolate is full of additives and never melts properly on  the tongue. Splurge on the  best quality chocolate to replace cheap desserts, such as packaged baked goods and other empty carbs. 

Believe it or not:

Food, glorious food!
What wouldn't we give for 
That extra bit more --
That's all that we live for
Why should we be fated to
Do nothing but brood
On food, 
Magical food, 
Wonderful food,
Marvelous food,
Fabulous food,

Oliver Twist, Musical.

©Photos/Text Ts Lavender & Vanilla


  1. Your food is glorious. I do so admire your ability to produce such a bounty. I tried for a few years but gave up. Travelling and gardening don't mix.

    1. Diane; you are right, if you like to travel a lot, it is not possible to have a veg garden. Peter has never been a traveller; sometimes I am surprised that he made it to Australia! But he produces a good crop of vegetables. I always traveled alone, still do if I travel. I used to love it, but now I am not so keen anymore.

  2. Liebe Titania

    Was für ein wundervoller "gluschtiger" Blogbeitrag! Echt, das Wasser läuft mir im Mund zusammen (lach). Wenn immer möglich kaufe ich Bio Gemüse und Eier nur von Freilandhühnern. Vor allem der Salat im Beitrag, die Bohnen und die köstlichen Erdbeeren haben es mir angetan. Und vom Früchtekuchen habe ich sowieso ein kleines Stückchen stibiezt-:)

    Herzliche Grüsse in euer australisches Paradies