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 […]
I’ve always loved a good potato salad. Growing up it was a dish I was introduced to from a friend in my early high school years. It was such a simple dish to make full of tender potatoes, fresh boiled eggs and lots of creamy mayonnaise. It was a side dish enjoyed by us all […]
Pork Tonkatsu is a Japanese dish. It is traditionally served with shredded cabbage, pickled vegetables, rice and miso soup as a set. I recently visited Japan for the first time in ten years and fell in love with Tonkatsu again. I never fully appreciated cabbage until I experienced it in Japan. It is a side for many dishes there and demonstrates that something as simple as shredded cabbage with a sauce can be a delicious accompaniment. It can be a welcome alternative to green salad.
The Tonkatsu set was also very popular with our children in our travels, mostly because of the deep fried crunchy meat, and the sticky rice. It is a good meal to practise using chopsticks for that reason. Whilst Tonkatsu usually uses pork fillets, it is also just as nice with chicken.
The end of the year and Christmas is upon us. This usually means a long list of events for work, school, sport clubs, friends and families. The majority of these events involve indulging in both food and drink. Whether you are dreading weight gain or just that unhealthy feeling from overeating, here are five ways […]
As we near the end of the year and Christmas, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the array of activities, events and errands. Don’t despair. Keep things as simple as possible with these five ways to stay zen and by the time Christmas rolls around you will still be one happy, carolling Santa elf. Her […]
There’s nothing like getting a big, delicious avocado in The Organic Place fruit and veggie bag. I love how they can add that extra tasty goodness to almost anything, as well as all those amazing health benefits. Vitamins, folate, magnesium, potassium; you name it, avocado has it. We love it at our place as a […]
My mother-in-law is the most amazing cook and has very generously allowed me to share this recipe with you. Even the humble home cook like me can make it. As the title suggests, it works best with apricots, which will come into season during summer. But if you can’t wait until then, it can also […]
Alisha is our new administration officer at The Organic Place but she is no stranger to an organic lifestyle. Very early on in life, Alisha cottoned on to the fact that her body reacted badly to pesticides. Ever since she could cook for herself, Alisha has purchased organic produce. She loves that her family reap […]
Hands up if your children love ice cream? Hands up if you get the guilts dishing it out for dessert multiple nights in a row? Guilty as charged here. My children will ask for ice cream every day of the week, whether it is thirty plus degrees or three degrees! Strange little weirdos. . .Their […]