Author Archives: Brooke

How to store your fruit and vegetables

10 Benefits of Eating Organic Food

  In order for your fruits and vegetables to last as long as possible it’s important to store them correctly. Because our fresh produce doesn’t come with storage labels people can often get confused about the best way to store it, so we’ve put together some handy tips for you to follow: Washing: Don’t wash your fruit […]

Grandma’s Shortbread Recipe

Grandma's Shortbread

They didn’t last long and are the perfect gift to let someone know your thinking about them during the christmas period. Grandma’s Shortbread are delicious and the perfect activity for kids to enjoy too. Print Recipe Grandma’s Shortbread Recipe Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Meal Plan: Select Course to Add: […]

Meet the Farmer – Kindred Organics

Meet the Farmer - Kindred Organics

Tonight on the blog we meet Lauran and Henriette Damen of Kindred Organics Tasmania. The first organic growers of quinoa in Australia, Lauran, Hanriette and their son Peter first planted quinoa on their 237-hectare property at Kindred, in northern Tasmania 12 years ago. Over time their crop has grown to include hemp, spelt, buckwheat, oats […]

Meet The Farmer – Sheryn Mock of Mock Red Hill Certified Bio-Dynamic Farm.

Meet The Farmer - Sheryn Mock of Mock Red Hill Certified Bio-Dynamic Farm.

This week on the blog Sheryn Mock, 3rd generation Bio-dynamic farmer of Mock Red Hill orchid shares her fascinating story about biodynamic farming in the Mornington Peninsular. The family-owned and operated orchard has been producing high quality, Bio-dynamic (enhanced organic) fresh fruit, apple juice, apple ciders and apple cider vinegar for the local region and […]

Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut

We came across sauerkraut a few years after starting The Organic Place when introduced to the Kehoe’s Kitchen range. It didn’t take long for us to be researching the health benefits of fermented food and the link with maintaining good gut health. Over time it has led to us experimenting in the kitchen making our […]

Rockmelon and Prosciutto Salad

Rockmelon and Prosciutto Salad

Many years ago, pre children Ben and myself were fortunate to travel round Europe. I remember arriving in Spain and there being copious amounts of cured meat hanging from shops and restaurants and tapas in abundance. As we sat to have an afternoon drink and admire the culture were were given a piece of rockmelon […]