Dec 03 2021
The Valencia orange is the most important commercial variety in the world. Sweet and juicy, some call it the King of Juice Oranges.
The basic variety came originally from China, and was transported to Portugal and throughout the world. But it was in America that it gained its name.
William Wolfskill was born in Kentucky in 1798 […]
Nov 08 2021
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 […]
Nov 03 2021
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 […]
Oct 20 2021
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 […]
Feb 15 2021
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 […]
Nov 26 2020
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 […]
Nov 26 2020
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 […]
May 28 2020
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 […]
May 28 2020
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 […]
Jan 13 2020
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!
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 […]
Jan 09 2020
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 […]
Dec 23 2019
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.
3/4 cup of your favourite pasta
1 medium eggplant, peeled and cubed
4 tablespoons of […]