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Quince Slab Pie

Quince is the kind of fruit that comes into the kitchen only to mock the cook. Their fragrance is mouth watering, their flavour otherworldly and utterly delicious, but they can apparently only be used to make paste and jelly. Whaaa?? Internet, you must do better by this queen of fruits. Quince are culinary stars that can and should be used in the kitchen in as many ways as possible while the brief season lasts.

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Fruity Frozen Yogurt

My summer holiday has been cut a bit short this year, and I’m happy about it. It’s not every day that I get an opportunity to work with one of my favourite ever food brands. I’ve spent nearly two weeks developing recipes for a local yogurt company, Tree Island Yogurt – of which I have at least half a litre in my fridge at all times anyway.

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Wild Nettle-kopita

Early spring is the perfect time to forage for wild nettles. If you, like Chef Heidi Fink, find yourself short on time you can count on locally focused grocery stores and farmers markets for a supply of fresh nettles. If you haven't tried making phyllo pastries from scratch, this is the perfect guide to impressive and tasty pastries with fresh local flavour. 

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recipesChef Heidi Fink
Carrot Top Pesto

I don't know about you, but I hate wasting anything! When I was packing boxes for our weekly CSA, it seemed a sad thing that these beautiful green carrot tops were often composted as soon as they reached a customers home. I did some research and while the info is sometimes conflicting, more pointed towards them being safe to eat in moderate quantities when organically grown. 

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recipesElisabeth Bond
Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic scape pesto is all the rage right now, at least for me. I love pesto, and this is my favourite kind. It tastes so delicious, with a different edge to it that standard pesto. It makes use of an abundant but sometimes difficult-to-use crop. And if I’m going to the trouble of making Big Batch Pesto, garlic scape is the way to go: it gives much bigger yields than cloves of garlic.

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Tips for Strawberry Picking

It is strawberry season! One of my favourite June rituals is to go strawberry-picking with my children. We are blessed here in Victoria, where we have the choice of over a dozen U-Pick strawberry farms within a 20 minute drive of the city. 

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recipesChef Heidi Fink