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How to: use edible flowers

How to: use edible flowers

Eating flowers sounds exotic but in fact we do it all the time. Some are disguised, like saffron, which is the dried stigma of the crocus flower; others are obvious, like the gold flowers of zucchini.

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How to: use lemon verbena

How to: use lemon verbena

This herb is loved by cooks for the fragrant citrus scent of its leaves, which at this time of year are fresh and soft. One bonus of adding lemon verbena to everything you can think of – the more you use the better it looks! Robin Powell shares a few ideas.

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How to: use your herb harvest

As the growing season draws to a close, our herb gardens are blousy with late summer growth.

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How to: use your pea harvest

Peas are one of those crops that can make the home gardener feel smugly self-satisfied because they taste so good fresh from the garden.

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Kale pesto

Kale pesto

This tasty paste is a winter standby in the Ross family kitchen. It’s packed full of healthy nutrients, is endlessly versatile and simply delicious.

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Lamb and kumara tagine with macademias

Lamb and kumara tagine with macademias

Macadamia nuts add a luxurious touch to an easy, slow-cooked winter stew, fragrant with spice.

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Lemon and yoghurt cake

Lemon and yoghurt cake

We have declared it the Year of the Cake, so are keen to try this lemon cake. It’s from our editor, Robin Powell, who moonlights as food writer.

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Lemons: 3 ways

Lemons: 3 ways

3 delicious ways to use up your lemons.

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Lobster Russian salad

A variety of vegetables, including peas, are mixed with a touch of dill, and folded into home-made mayonnaise to become the perfect partner for seafood, especially shellfish such as lobster or prawns.

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Macadamia nuts: 3 ways

Macadamia nuts: 3 ways

Some ideas to use your macadamias.

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Mango, papaya and watermelon salad

Tom Kime says he was first served this vibrant fruit salad in south Vietnam. He loved the combination of spicy ginger, cooling mint, mouth-tingling citrus and sweet ripe tropical fruit.

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Mangoes: 3 more ways

More ways to use mango.

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Meet: Alex Elliott-Howery

Meet: Alex Elliott-Howery

Meet Alex Elliott-Howery, pickler and community builder.To say that Alex Elliott-Howery and her husband James Grant have a café doesn’t begin to tell the story. Cornersmith is not just a café, but a pickling and preserving business and school, and a trading hub for the produce gardeners of Marrickville.


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Melon sago with soy milk

Melon sago with soy milk

Chewy pearls of sago and sweet balls of melon floating in a sweetened sea of soy milk makes for a fresh and easy summer dessert.

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Melon: 3 ways

Melon: 3 ways

More of our favourite melon recipes.

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Mulberries: 3 ways

Mulberries: 3 ways

Mulberries flooding in to the kitchen? Here are some quick and tasty ways to use them.

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Olives: 3 ways

Olives: 3 ways

Olive glut? Make the most from your harvest with 3 simple ideas.

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Orange and whisky self-saucing pudding

Orange and whisky self-saucing pudding

What’s not to love about a self-saucing pudding? There’s the magic trick of pouring liquid over batter and having it transform, a short time later, to become a thick, luscious sauce under a fluffy, crisp-topped cake.

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Oranges: 3 ways

Oranges: 3 ways

Glut of oranges? Here's some ways to churn through your bounty.

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Papaya and coconut muffins

Papaya and coconut muffins

Here’s a healthy morning tea treat or after-school snack. Muffins with the sweet goodness of fresh papaya. It’s too easy!


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Passionfruit sponge

Passionfruit sponge

A summery afternoon tea treat to make your grandmother proud.

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Passionfruit: 3 ways

Passionfruit: 3 ways

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Pasta alla norma

Pasta alla norma

 This classic Sicilian vegetarian pasta celebrates the best of late summer’s vegetable harvest. 

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Pasta with asparagus and peas

Pasta with asparagus and peas

Quite simply this is spring's freshest flavours on a plate!

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Pineapple: 3 more ways

Bumper pineapple harvest? Here's 3 simple recipes.

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Plum clafoutis

Plum clafoutis

This easy batter pudding, fragrant with late-summer fruit, is delicious warm from the oven, and any leftovers are just as good served cold for a breakfast treat with a dollop of thick yoghurt.

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Plums: 3 more ways

Plums: 3 more ways

Plum tree loaded? Here are our favourite plum recipes.

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Pumpkin soup with sherry chantilly

This sweet and fragrant soup has a creamy texture courtesy of potato, and is topped with the luxurious surprise of whipped cream flavoured with cream sherry!

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Roasted cauliflower salad

Roasted cauliflower salad

Match our cauliflower salad with roast chicken or barbecued lamb. This will become a winter stalwart - trust us - you have NEVER tasted cauliflower this good!

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Salad greens: 3 ways

Salad greens: 3 ways

Salad greens going gang-busters? This is how we eat them.

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Spiced lamb on spring greens

Spiced lamb on spring greens

Juicy lamb backstraps, rolled in fragrant cumin, barbecued, and sliced over fresh salad. It’s a celebration of spring!

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Strawberries: 3 ways

Strawberries: 3 ways

Bumper strawberry plot? This is how we like to eat them!

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Strawberry ice cream

Strawberry ice cream

The only thing better than fresh strawberries with cream is fresh strawberries turned into ice cream.

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Summer pudding

Summer pudding

This classic pudding is a simply delicious taste of summer. This is the kind of recipe that reminds us how inventive the cooks of previous generations were in turning leftovers into dinner or dessert, especially bread. 

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Sweetcorn: 3 ways

Our recipes to use up that homegrown sweetcorn.

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Tomatoes al horno

Greg Duncan Powell includes this recipe for tasty baked tomatoes in his book on all things edible in the morning, ‘Breakfast: Food worth getting out of bed for’. 

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Tomatoes: 3 ways

Some more recipes for ripe homegrown tomatoes.

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