Wednesday, May 29, 2013

No Junk, Thanks

Here is a list of the companies that oppose the labeling of GMO ingredients in their products. Please stop supporting these companies!! If you don’t, it means you actively support the polluting of the planet with Genetically Modified Organisms.

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The lovely Greg Holland, our Hepburn postie, suggests we all sticker our letter boxes with "No junk mail." Many of us have done this already (or something similar) but for those who haven't yet, Greg is willing to stencil it on your letterbox as his contribution to reducing advertising material and waste. If you live in Hepburn and are interested, please feel free to contact Greg. Alternatively, there is a sticker available from HRN for $1.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Food, Glorious Food

With the coming winter months, wholesome warm foods are usually on the menu. If you are cooking on gas or electricity, try soaking your legumes or whole grains overnight in abundant water and bring to the boil the next morning.

Once boiled, wrap the pot in a blanket then place in a polystyrene box (not nice but in existence so good to re-use) or an Esky and leave to slow cook until lunchtime when you may want to finish cooking for that meal or leave until the evening meal when it may be perfectly cooked. You will cut your energy use in the process.

Slow cooking makes for a beautiful taste, lovely texture and more vibrant food. Broken grains especially, oxidise over time and hence food value degrades. Make your fermented foods (kimchee, sauerkraut etc) now to serve with these hot pots during the colder months. Delish!

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The miso making workshop has been postponed for one week until Saturday May 18th. There are still a couple of places available. Please email us to book your spot.

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Kate and Bren at Daylesford Organics are selling boxes of mixed variety cooking/juicing apples.

$20 per 12kg box

19 Foxs Lane Muskvale Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm.

Ph: 0411 040 412 for more info.