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May 2009

That’s what my backyard banana plants are doing at the moment – blooming. Last year was the first time our two banana plants flowered. We had two huge bunches of bananas – they were about 1 m long! I was delighted given that I was sceptical they would fruit so well this far south. We had a freezer full of bananas for months – banana bread, banana smoothies, banana muffins, and Little Eco’s favourite – just simple chopped frozen bananas. This year I’m determined to do a better job of ripening the fruit so that we can actually eat more... Read more →

With all the mushrooms we have been harvesting (almost a kg a day!), I have been craving Beef Stroganoff - but I could not bring myself to make it given that I no longer eat farmed red meat due to its ecological impact…So I thought I would try Kangaroo Stroganoff. Kangaroo meat has a significantly smaller ecological footprint than farmed red meat such as beef or lamb. I used this beef stroganoff recipe and substituted kangaroo steak for the beef. It was yum! Just as good as the beef version – but without the eco guilt. Read more →

Very! I received the pocket size guide a few weeks back. At only $9.95 I highly recommend it. It is an easy to use quick guide to choosing sustainable seafood. It categorises seafood into: Red = Say no Orange = Think twice Green = Better choice As I suspected, some of my past seafood choices were ‘say no’ or ‘think twice’ choices, including Tuna, Barramundi and Prawns. I love that the guide tells me why they are not sustainable choices. For example, for prawns, high levels of bycatch is the main concern, with bycatch being as high as 10-20kg for... Read more →