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Cabbages: the raw and the cooked

I’ve been appreciating cabbages recently – raw, cooked and sauerkraut. Richard Cato has been selling superb savoy cabbages at Hamilton Farmers’ market. And also at the market, there’s Marea Smith’s delicious GoodBugs sauerkraut. Savoys are among the prettier members...

Parsley and her cousins

I have a favourite plant family. Apiaceae or Umbelliferae – both names are commonly used. It’s also known as the parsley, celery and carrot family. So many plants I love to grow and eat belong to this family. Parsley is my favourite green herb, as readers of this blog...

Free fruit – foraging ethics

I’ve just come home with a bag of superbly ripe mandarins. And they were free. My friends Melissa and David have a huge mandarin tree, which produces far more than their family can eat. It’s having a bumper year. I love foraging. Otherwise known as getting food for...

Black garlic magic

One of my favourite treats is black garlic. The grey, slightly soft black garlic heads don’t look appetizing on the outside. But inside, the bulbs are dark and soft and miraculously sweet. All I can say is, try it for yourself. Cato’s Potatoes sell black garlic at the...

The mighty quince

This post is about quinces. There’s a garden in my neighbourhood with a quince tree on the front lawn. At this time of year it’s festooned with fat yellow quinces. And the grass around the base of the tree is covered with windfall quinces. Quinces look like big blobby...