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[18 Aug 2014 | 5 Comments | ]
Mandarin Glut!

What do you do with a treeful of mandarins or other citrus?

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[12 Feb 2014 | One Comment | ]
Blackberry Pie

If there’s anything better than a bucket full of free blackberries, it can only be blackberry pie!

Gleaning, Headline, Preparing Food »

[7 Feb 2014 | 5 Comments | ]
Bunya Nuts: Preparing and Cooking

How to extract bunya nuts from the bunya cone, and how to prepare, cook and eat them.

Frugality, Gleaning, Household »

[22 May 2012 | 10 Comments | ]
Free Firewood

You can save a lot of money by heating your home with wood, especially if you can get the wood for free. Here’s where I get mine – where do you get yours?

Frugality, Gleaning, Illawarra Businesses, Keeping Animals »

[16 Feb 2011 | 15 Comments | ]
The Cost Of Raising Your Own Pigs For Meat

A complete summary of the costs for our first foray into raising our own pigs for meat, from piglet purchase right through to slaughter and butchering.

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[4 Apr 2009 | 10 Comments | ]

My mate Discopig and I have been talking for a while about picking some lillypillies (also known as riberries) from the trees around our workplace on campus at the University of Wollongong. We noticed this week that the lillypilly right outside our back door is dripping with fruit, so we thought it was time for some action.

We took a container out at lunchtime and started picking the berries. It was an interesting experience. Most people that walked past looked to see what we were doing, and a few stopped to …

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[9 Mar 2009 | 19 Comments | ]

A while ago I noticed some fruit trees growing on the side of various roads around Jamberoo. They looked like peach or nectarine trees, but I couldn’t be sure without seeing the fruit. I kept checking on them every month or so, and early this year saw young fruit that showed they were peach trees.

Once a week or so I took the “scenic route” to work through Jamberoo, to check on the progress of the fruit.

Finally in late February, the fruit was ripening and beginning to fall from the trees. …

Gleaning, Growing Food »

[12 Jan 2009 | 43 Comments | ]

Would you eat escargot (i.e. snails) in a fancy French restaurant?

Would you buy prepared snails from a deli and cook them at home?

What about eating snails from your garden?

I was doing some research, trying to figure out how to get rid of snails in gardens, and discovered that the garden snails we get around here are the helix aspersa variety. These are known as petit gris (“little grey”) to the French, and prized as one of the two main escargot varieties.

That got me thinking – could you eat garden snails?

I’ve …