Simple Provisions

Food does not need to be fancy to be celebrated

Dark, glossy greens are good for you. I think they’re even better when served with a generous portion of carbs and a heavy-handed dose of cheese. My new house┬áhas a vegetable garden thoughtfully planted out by the previous owners. We have rows of kale, silverbeet and rainbow chard and this gorgeous greenery is making its …

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Sometimes, even though it’s winter, a salad is all that will do. Roasted vegetables are great, and saut├ęed greens have their place, but something fresh, crisp and green should not be banished from plates for months on end.┬áThe challenge is lettuce, which bolted in veggie gardens at the end of summer, as is its wont. …

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My cousin set me the┬áchallenge of coming up with recipes for produce that she’s planting in veggie gardens right now. She’s the genius behind The Sage Garden, a company that encourages and teaches kids and their families to grow their own organic produce.┬áNow that autumn leaves are dropping and mornings are getting frosty, the winter …

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Cooking is naturally a tactile experience, where hands and fingers get busy touching, transforming, testing and arranging. There’s a lot of chopping and stirring, squeezing and shaking, but it’s quite rare that massaging is involved. Perhaps when you’re marinating meat you’ll give it a good rub to evenly distribute the marinade. And you could argue …

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