The Seedless Watermelon

2020-02-12T10:42:45+10:00February 12th, 2020|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 [...]

A Super Smoothie For Good Health

2020-02-06T09:00:45+10:00February 6th, 2020|desserts, fruit, recipes|

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 [...]

Recipe – Fruit Salad

2020-01-13T11:02:53+10:00January 13th, 2020|desserts, fruit, recipes|

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

Recipe – Apple Crumble

2020-01-09T08:37:13+10:00January 9th, 2020|desserts, fruit, recipes|

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 [...]

Recipe – Blueberry Milkshakes

2019-11-13T08:12:10+10:00November 13th, 2019|fruit, recipes|

Blueberry milkshakes Blueberries – and all berries! – go great with ice cream. If you find you’ve got a few left over towards the end of a punnet, a perfect use for overripe berries is to turn them into a blueberry milkshake. There's nothing simpler and there’s nothing stopping you from using fresh [...]

Recipe – Nectarine Cupcakes

2019-11-05T11:14:56+10:00November 5th, 2019|fruit, recipes|

Recipe - Nectarine Cupcakes Cupcake enthusiasts will love this recipe using in season nectarines! The recipe makes a dozen. Ingredients 2 medium nectarines, peeled, halved, pitted, and finely chopped (about 1 1/4 cups) 1 1/4 cups plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 6 tablespoons unsalted butter [...]

The Marvelous Mandarin

2019-07-11T09:49:01+10:00May 15th, 2019|fruit, Uncategorised|

The Marvelous Mandarin It's no wonder imperial mandarins are popular - their smooth and glossy skin is easy to peel, they have few seeds (if any at all) and a lovely sweet flavour. Originated in Australia, they are mainly grown in three regions – the Murray Valley, the NSW Riverina and the Riverland [...]

The Time Of The Popular Pumpkin

2017-05-02T16:45:48+10:00February 8th, 2017|fruit, vegetables|

The Time Of The Popular Pumpkin It’s that time of year when pumpkins are popular - but not necessarily to eat. October 31 is, of course, Halloween and kids young and old love a Halloween Jack O’Lantern. You can carve any type of pumpkin, gourd or squash. You’d be surprised at the wide range of [...]

Springing Into Spring’s Fruit And Vegetables

2017-05-03T15:47:44+10:00February 8th, 2017|fruit, recipes|

Springing Into Spring's Fruit And Vegetables Welcome to spring and all the delicious possibilities of the new season’s fruit and vegetable harvests! In the truest sense, spring in Australia starts on or around September 21 which is the spring equinox, the day when the southern hemisphere receives more sun than the northern hemisphere. This is [...]

Fruit Comes To The Fore In Winter Warming Recipes

2017-05-03T15:56:12+10:00February 8th, 2017|fruit|

Fruit Comes To The Fore In Winter Warming Recipes As the final days of Autumn give way to Winter this year, temperatures on the Gold Coast have been anything but chilly. Days are gloriously sunny and warm and only a few nights have warranted extra blankets on the bed. Nonetheless, winter will arrive and the [...]

Autumn’s Arrival Brings A Fruitful Bounty

2017-05-02T08:23:40+10:00February 8th, 2017|fruit, recipes, vegetables|

Autumn's Arrival Brings A Fruitful Bounty The cooler mornings have arrived; autumn is here and brings with it the end of the summer stone fruit season and the arrival of great fresh  produce that thrives most in the lead-up to winter. Artists, authors and philosophers often wax lyrical about this season. Albert Camus called it [...]

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