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For the love of chicken

For the love of chicken

For the love of Chickens! Here is a message we would like to pass on to you from our friends at Flavour Crusader.

chicken ceramics

Once chicken was a rare treat, yet today, we gorge on it. Australians are the fourth largest consumers in the world, eating 600 million chickens a year, or 45 kilograms each.

From supermarkets to fast food, the message is the same, ‘Eat chicken, it’s cheap!’

‘Eat more’.

Intensive production is the industry’s aim—40,000 birds live... Read More

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No Bees in Darwin!

No Bees in Darwin!

This is a post written by friend and supporter of Artisan House, Apiarist Adrian Iodice of Beekeeping Naturally: No Bees In Darwin!

 

Hi everyone, I got back from teaching in the Northern Territory a couple of weeks ago and I was very surprised to hear that people are having to hand pollinate their vegetables and fruit trees due to the lack of bees in Darwin and Katherine!! This is Australia i’m talking about!

This is a very serious situation!! I believe it... Read More

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It Ain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)

It Ain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)

It Ain’t What You Do (It’s The Way That You Do It)

At Artisan House we believe that food is not a commodity and every product displays varying degrees of quality, depending on numerous factors. 

When a food producer relentlessly pursues the creation of a masterpiece, it will inevitably taste, look and be of excellent quality.  Whether it’s a bushel of wheat or a washed-rind cheese, a conscientious producer will harness nature’s offerings respectfully to achieve... Read More

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The 10 best milk brands in Australia

The 10 best milk brands in Australia

When I say milk, what do you think of? Probably the image of cows happily grazing lush pastures of clover and wild herbs, milked by a farmer with a smile on her face. This is the image that most brands market to us … the good news is that there are some dairy producers that make this vision a reality.

We at Artisan House have made it our mission to identify and showcase such producers, and here’s how we do it.

In line with our firm belief that food is not a commodity and that... Read More

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Liquid Gold Rush

Liquid Gold Rush

Olive trees are some of the oldest trees ever harvested by humans, a practice that is thought to date back more than 8,000 years. Today, olive trees are grown both for their fruit and oil.

Like wine, the flavour, colour and taste of olive oil will vary depending on the type of fruit used and the climate, soil and geographic location of cultivation. The variety and degree of ripeness of the olive influences the colour of the oil, so green olives produce grassy,... Read More

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Each cup of perfect coffee is a little miracle!

Each cup of perfect coffee is a little miracle!

I start each day with a power-walk & meditation followed by the most aromatic, delicious cup of café latté … I admit it, I’m hooked but I love it! I especially love indulging in the coffee at the iconic South Melbourne based StAli. I always assumed that the superior experience I have there is due to their choice of milk used in the latte, but it wasn’t until very recently that I happened to ask a few specific questions regarding the coffee itself that I understood that there’s so much... Read More

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Milk by Name, Chicken by Nature

Milk by Name, Chicken by Nature

– The Origin Of A Great Meal –

Daisy’s Chicken with baby vegetables and herbs de Provence

Located in the foothills of Victoria’s Great Dividing Range, within the Shire of Hepburn, stands the beautiful town of Daylesford. Known as one of Australia’s premier spa towns, it is a notable tourist destination and more recently a haven for diners. This story’s focus will appeal particularly to those with a palate for... Read More

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The Healthy Lunch Box Low Down

The Healthy Lunch Box Low Down

Written and kindly shared with us by The Nutrition Guru, Lindy Cook, Naturopath and Nutritionist who has created a website, My Green Lunch Box, that is a great place to find tips and ideas on all things school lunches and lunchboxes.

Every parent knows about the week day grind of packing a healthy lunch box that ticks all the right boxes – nutritionally balanced, tasty enough to get eaten and without any extra packaging. It can feel a little daunting at times and a bit too easy to keep including... Read More

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mt zero olive leaf tea continues a time honoured tradition

mt zero olive leaf tea continues a time honoured tradition

 

Words by Jane Seymour

The ritual of drinking tea has been an important part of Eastern culture for thousands of years before its popularity spread to the Western world and now the rediscovery of the appealing flavor and health benefits of green tea has a new generation loving this ancient drink.

“If you just taste what’s in the cup, where do you find value? The value comes when you connect to a story.” Mark Thirlwall in an article on Chinese tea from Jetstar... Read More

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