Ingredients

The Sweet Taste Of Black Garlic

The Sweet Taste Of Black Garlic

Written by Kevin Kapusi Starow Black what?????? No, it is not a product which is past its used by date or gone bad. Rather black garlic is a fermented product, some refer to it as aged. Though with technology what it is today you can make black garlic within a few days. Though in bygone days it would have taken…

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Keeping In Balance With Goji Berries

Keeping In Balance With Goji Berries Written by Kevin Kapusi Starow You may have heard of Goji berries sometime over the past 5 or so years as one of these superfoods, “you bute” cure-all ingredients. Which seemingly popped into existence, pretty much overnight. So, What Is This New Health-Food Berry? Well, actually the goji berry or wolfberry has been a…

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The Healing Powers Of Ginger

The Healing Powers Of Ginger Written by Natasha Zervaas N.P. Zingiber officinale, the spice is commonly known as Ginger, has been used as a food and traditional herbal medicine for thousands of years, as it contains a plethora of medicinal compounds which have been scientifically proven to be beneficial for health disorders ranging from nausea, circulation, and even weight loss.…

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Tofu – a friend or foe?

Tofu a friend or foe – there are always two sides to a story and there is definitely an argument for and against the consumption of soy products – and this is for a few reasons. One of the negatives of growing soybeans using current farming practices is that the majority of crops are either genetically modified or sprayed with…

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Australia’s own Rainforest Pearls

Australia’s own Rainforest Pearls

Finger Limes Written by Natasha Zervaas N.P. The Australian Finger Lime (Citrus australasica), also known as ‘Rainforest Pearls’ or ‘Citrus Caviar’ originate from the lush rainforests of Australia’s east coast. These gorgeous fruits have been a traditional bush food for many thousands of years for our Indigenous people who use finger limes for food as well as for medicine.   The…

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Blood Sausage

Blood Sausage

Written by Kevin Kapusi Starow It might sound disturbing to those uninitiated, though to millions of people around the world this type of sausage is a staple in their diet, Blood Sausage. It is the ultimate in sustainability as it utilises a part of an animal that is otherwise wasted, the blood. There are variation of this sausage through out…

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Marron An Aussie Delicacy

Marron An Aussie Delicacy

Written by Kevin Kapusi Starow When you mention the ingredient marron many people instantly think of the French marron or chestnut made popular by the marron glace. Though what we are referring to here is such a world away from that. It is a foodstuff found in Western Australia, and is a seafood product. In issue 28 on June 2020,…

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Horseradish Helps

Horseradish Helps To Clear Things Up

Written by Kevin Kapusi Starow For me, horseradish has been an important part of my life, in that my background is European and this simple little ingredient is very popular in many European cuisines, especially from where my family derives from. My childhood is filled with memories of many meals accompanied by either the traditional white or red horseradish condiment,…

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