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Melbourne Christmas Markets 2017

Melbourne Christmas Markets 2017

Melbourne Christmas Markets 2017 Go shopping & get into the spirit of Christmas at these annual festive markets in Melbourne   Christmas time in Melbourne has an undeniable buzz about it. Shops windows with festive themes, stores full of Christmas themed products and packaging, even the odd appearance of fake snow (despite it being summer) –...
Making Your Own Christmas Cookie Box

Making Your Own Christmas Cookie Box

Making Your Own Christmas Cookie Box The Perfect Way to Execute a Homemade Christmas Gift Many, many years ago I was an exchange student in Germany. I was living with my host family in Bavaria during winter time, and got to experience the traditional Christmas we read about in story books and movies, namely that...
German Christmas Cookies Recipe

German Christmas Cookies Recipe

German Christmas Cookies (Weihnachtsplätzchen) Fun and simple, and essential to every Christmas baking schedule German Christmas Cookies are a fun and more traditional alternative to the Aussie white christmas slices and rum balls we’ve all grown up with. The recipe to make German Christmas Cookies is incredibly simple and makes a reasonably sized batch that’s perfect...
Hazelnut Horseshoe Biscuits

Hazelnut Horseshoe Biscuits

Hazelnut Horseshoe Biscuits (Nusskipferl) How to make delicious and simple horseshoe biscuits, German style A good addition to your Christmas bake mix is Horseshoe biscuits or Nusskipferl. They’re super simple to make and the shape makes them look much fancier than they actually are. I actually first learnt to make them back in high school...
Foodie Profile: NATIF Native Foods

Foodie Profile: NATIF Native Foods

NATIF Superfoods – Kakadu Plum, Davidson Plum and Desert Lime, Quandongs, Bush Tomatoes, Fingerlimes, Lillypillis, Saltbush, Lemon Myrtle and Wattleseed   Foodie Profile: NATIF Native Foods We chat to NATIF founder, Julie Merlet about how and why she started her business, the health benefits of native foods, and how you can grow them on your own balcony....
Foodie Profile - David Laity of Goodwill Wine

Foodie Profile – David Laity of Goodwill Wine

Image supplied by Goodwill Wine Foodie Profile David Laity of social enterprise Goodwill Wine   1. David, could you share the story of how you started Goodwill Wine? In the weeks and months following Black Saturday I found myself for the first time on the receiving end of assistance. Having been a volunteer for most of my adult...
10 Australian Ethical Food Stores Online

10 Australian Ethical Food Stores Online

10 Australian Ethical Food Stores Online By Paul Hellier of Fair Food Forager   Generally, if it’s better for you it’s better for the planet. Fair Food Forager helps you find ethical and sustainable food online, and has listings all over the world with businesses trying, like you are, to reduce the impact of food...
Red Beard Bakery Workshop

Red Beard Bakery Workshop

Red Beard Bakery Workshop  For the aspiring baker. By Jen Curcio Flour, salt and water produces one of life’s simplest edible pleasures. The ingredients may be simple, and the act of eating it may be effortless, but anyone who has attempted baking bread knows there is no edible pleasure without some pain. This may sound...
Melbourne for Conscious Foodies Food Guide

Melbourne for Conscious Foodies Food Guide

STOCKISTS Melbourne for Conscious Foodies is currently being stocked at the following locations: MELBOURNE The Boroughs Store – 345 Lygon St, East Brunswick Safari Living – 579 High St, East Prahran Shokuiku – 120 High St, Northcote Auction Rooms – 103 – 107 Errol St, North Melbourne Rudimentary – 16/20 Leeds St, Footscray Candied Bakery...
Conscious Christmas Gifts

Conscious Christmas Gifts

  Christmas is such a special time. I love the traditions and the excitement that builds in the lead up. It is also a time where people seem to embrace this concept of giving. When I was in primary school, the festive period was a time when we were also made aware of others less fortunate than...
Cooking Classes Melbourne

Cooking Classes Melbourne

Cover image by Shelley Price   For those of us who love home cooking, an occasional short course, workshop or cooking class is the perfect way to learn new dishes and techniques, as well as sharpen existing skills. Thanks to upskilled.edu.au, I’ve rounded up some of the key cooking classes in Melbourne for you below, and where...
Foodie Profile #29: Edible Flowers with Flowerdale Farm

Foodie Profile #29: Edible Flowers with Flowerdale Farm

Rocket flower is a popular savoury variety – image credit: The Weekly Times Farm Magazine In our latest Foodie Profile, we chat to edible flower grower, Lauren Richardson of Flowerdale Farm. We ask her about the process of growing edible flowers, her journey in the industry and the history and growing trend behind edible flowers....