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It's generally agreed that Forest Orchards grow the best and most sought after organic apples in Australia. Their super sweet, wonderfully crisp Galas, Fujis, Pink Ladies, Jonathans, Golden Delicious and Granny Smiths are one of the highlights of autumn / winter produce. We enjoy them so much that we stock Forest Orchards' varieties exclusively while they're available- usually from about March through to September each year.
Forest Orchards is a family enterprise run by third generation orchardist Graeme Schultz, his wife Fiona and their sons. The property is
Pumpkin, sage, walnuts, cranberries and sourdough bread make a delicious Christmas stuffing: whether you're vegetarian or just after a lighter, less complicated version with the all the punches try this salad for a satisfying substitute.
Ingredients (serves 4 as a side)
½ Jap pumpkin (about 1 kg), cleaned, deseeded & cut in 3 cm² chunks
1 Tbsp olive oil, plus a little
Although it's available almost all year round garlic, being harvested annually in September and October, is a harbinger of spring. At this time of year the bulbs are fresh and spritely: celebrate the season by showcasing sweet, whole roasted cloves in this simple tart. This recipe can be easily adapted to a larger 22 cm tart tin- just extend the cooking time, baking until the eggs are set.
Dazzling oranges, luminous yellows, blushing pinks and electric green: citrus brightens up winter with beautiful colours & refreshing flavour
Citrus fruit have a very high Vitamin C content - and perfect timing for warding off winter sniffles! An average size orange contains twice the recommended daily intake and because citrus are generally consumed raw heat sensitive Vitamin C is not depleted.
Citrus contain a variety of essential nutrients, namely significant amounts of folate, potassium and calcium. An average grapefruit contains one quarter of
Vegan, Gluten free
Easy organic stir fry
Stir fried pak choy makes a great accompaniment to Asian meals, from warm noodle salads to braised meats and steamed fish. Like all members of the brassica family (which includes broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower) pak choy doesn't take kindly to overcooking: be sure not to overdo it in the pan and serve immediately for best results.
Ingredients (serves 4)
2 Tbsp tamari
Keep the winter sniffles at bay with these Vitamin C rich foods
Top five vegetable sources of Vitamin C
1. Red capsicum
4. Brussel sprouts
5. Kale varieties
Top five fruit sources of Vitamin C
Tips for maximising your Vitamin intake
1. Choose organic
Generally speaking, organic and biodynamic produce is nutritionally superior to conventional as it comes from rich,
Vegan, Gluten free
Homemade organic tomato sauce all year round
Tomato sauce is a pantry staple, absolutely necessary if you're putting hamburgers, hot chips or pies on the table!
This homemade version is guaranteed to impress, and it'll make quick dinners like those above that much more cosy. Made in summer when tomatoes and basil are in abundance it will last all year round if stored in the fridge.
Ingredients (makes 750 ml)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 brown onion, peeled and diced
1. Concentrate on nutrient dense organic wholefoods
Think vegetables that you can eat lots of without feeling full: leafy greens are number one, and then there's carrots, radishes, cucumber, tomatoes, capsicums, beans, cabbage... the list goes on and on!
Best of all, the most nutrient dense foods tend to require nothing but a good rinse in preparation.
Choose organic wherever possible- it's the natural way to ensure maximum nutrition without compromise.
2. Include complex carbohydrates in your breakfast & lunch
Wholegrains, from barley to
Vegan, Gluten Free
These yellow zucchinis are show-stoppers! Bright and beautiful they make an easy side to go with a barbecue lunch and look wonderfully cheerful on the plate. They'd also make a great addition to vegetable stacks or sandwiches.
Direct from Dennis at Albion Park these local zucchinis travel just over an hour to get to our door.
4 yellow zucchinis
freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp marjoram leaves, roughly chopped
lemon wedges, to serve
1. Heat barbecue to hot. Halve
A delectably creamy & surprisingly versatile healthy food
Healthwise, avocados are nutrient dense, low in sugar & very high in fibre. They're particularly rich in potassium and vitamins C, E and K.
Avocados have a notoriously high fat content, especially for a fruit, but don't let that deter you. It's of the beneficial kind and actually helps the body to better assimilate certain nutrients and antioxidants. Naturally cholesterol free, avocados provide the body with essential fats known to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol while raising HDL (good) cholesterol. The bottom line