Sunday, 10 April 2011

The lovely millet! - a superfood!

Moroccan Millet Slice topped with Roast Pumpkin and a Tomato, Artichoke Heart & Coriander Salsa 

I don’t remember the first time I had millet or who introduced me to it. I do remember over the years, when the cupboards got bare I would always find a jar of millet push up the back into a dark corner. It was a grain I always wanted to eat but never really knew what to do with it. This was before the days of internet so I couldn’t just ‘google it’ and see what recipes appeared. Over the years I have experimented

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Passion Fruit Bliss

We deliberately planted several passion fruit vines along the back boundary of our property that backs onto a lane way. Many children walk to school along the lane way and we planted it with them in mind. Some of my fondest memories as a kid were picking fruit on the way home from school. So I wanted to give the local kids the opportunity to experience the same thing. Almost all of our fruit trees are planted along the boundary of our double block property for the same reason.

The kids don’t seems to be taking advantage of the passion fruit vines at the moment as they are loaded up with large purple passion fruits. It gets me thinking about what to do with them all. There are only so many smoothies you can have in a day. So I decided to make

Hummus – Eco friendly style and three ways!

Cleaning out my cupboards today I vowed never to buy hummus again unless in an emergency. You know, last minute party invitation, or a late lunch on the run. We had so many plastic hummus containers I could have re-built the leaning tower of Pisa in my own kitchen! Since the hummus I buy from my local health food shop is my original recipe from when I worked there, I decided I really should be making my own. I love to play around with