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  • That sweet ‘rough berry’ the raspberry

    The raspberry is thought to get its name from raspise, which was a sweet wine in the 15th century.  But it may also come from the old English word ‘rasp’ which means rough, so ‘rough berry’.

    Ever wondered why they’re sort of hollow in the middle? It’s because the stem remains on the plant when it’s […]

  • Where did the choko go?

    There was a time when every other Aussie backyard could be virtually guaranteed to have two specific things in it – a Hill’s hoist and a choko vine.

    The Hill’s hoist or similar designs are still fairly popular, but you don’t see the choko vine much anymore.

    That’s a pity because chokos are low fat and contain […]

  • Four Steps To A Healthy Spring Diet

    Though we’ve been having a lot of rain and cool nights, it might come as a surprise that Spring is half over already and Summer is on the horizon.

    Recent times have caused many of us to put on a few extra kilos, not to mention the usual weight gains of Winter. So have you given […]

  • The Chinese New Year Lion Dance

    Here at Yuen’s Fresh Market, we celebrated the Chinese New Year this weekend just gone with the Lion Dance.

    It’s a traditional dance in Chinese and other Asian cultures in which performers mimic a lion’s movements in a lion costume to bring good luck and fortune. As you can see from our photos, it’s also great […]

  • Fruit – Nectarine or peach? Not so confusing after all.

    Two summer fruits that are often confused with each other are peaches and nectarines.

    The fact is they’re nearly identical in genetic terms. But they’re really so, so easy to tell apart because nectarine skin is smooth while peaches have a fuzzy coat.

    Why are they genetically close but also different? Because peaches originated naturally in Asia […]

  • Fruit – Candy Melons

    We’ve recently had candy melons on special. Very sweet eating and just fabulous for a dessert in an Aussie summer.

    And good for you too – one of the major health benefits of melons is they’re a good source of fibre. But did you know you can also eat watermelon skin?

    Don’t throw it away – it […]

  • Fruit – The Seedless Watermelon

    People often ask how you can have seedless watermelons. They were created in the 1940s by an American plant geneticist called Orie ‘O.J.’ Eigsti.

    A myth to get out of the way immediately is that seedless watermelons are genetically modified. They are not.

    A seedless watermelon is a sterile hybrid which is created by crossing male watermelon […]

  • Recipe – A Super Smoothie For Good Health

    Can you protect yourself from cancer with a red cabbage, oranges and beetroot juice smoothie? Yes, you can, according to Best Herbal Health.

    Made with only three ingredients, what makes this drink so special and why does it possess healthy potential?

    The secret is intertwined between the combination of red cabbage, beetroot and oranges. The cancer-preventing effect of […]

  • Recipe – Fruit Salad

    With all the fruit that’s available in an Aussie summer, how about a refreshing cool fruit salad? Here’s a recipe that’s easy as!

    Serves six
    Ingredients

    1 cup strawberries, hulled and halved
    1 cup blueberries
    1 cup rockmelon, balled or diced roughly to 2cm cubes
    1 cup cherries, pitted and halved
    1 apricot or nectarine, pitted and […]

  • Recipe – Apple Crumble

    A crumble is super easy to make and can be sweet or savoury, although the sweet versions are the most popular. They contain stewed fruit topped with a mixture of butter, flour and sugar.

    It’s then baked until the crumble topping is crisp and often served as a tasty dessert with ice cream or custard.

    Apple crumble […]

  • Recipe – Eggplant Pasta

    Here’s a great way to enjoy the meatiness of eggplant and, by using it as a substitute for meat, you can cater to the vegetarians in your life. It’s a mere 10 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook.
    Ingredients

    3/4 cup of your favourite  pasta
    1 medium eggplant, peeled and cubed
    4 tablespoons of […]