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Julie’s Kitchen

This is where I share my love of cooking with the season’s best from your backyard harvest. There will be lots of ideas on getting the most out of your kitchen garden and plenty of ways to reward your gardening efforts with simple tastier meals. The emphasis will be on cooking quick, easy to prepare meals with lots of tips for adding flavour and of course, how to use your home grown herbs to make every dish taste great. Get on board, get in the kitchen and enjoy your food.

Julie Ray


Cauliflower winter salad

cauli salad

I cannot get enough of roasted cauliflower, its a big hit in my household. Its so simple and so rewarding. Roasting brings out a creamy nuttiness to this veg. You can serve up the roasted cauli with any roast meats, … Continue reading →

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Whole bbq fish Asian style

Serves 4

1 x 1.5-2kg whole fish, scaled and gutted

2 tablespoons macadamia oil

1 stalk lemongrass, cut into 5cm lengths

4 coriander roots, cleaned and bruised

1 small knob of ginger, thinly sliced

1 red chilli, bruised

1 lime,

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Kale Bruschetta

Serves 4-6

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 red chilli, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 red onion, finely chopped

2 small bunches Cavolo Nero–stems removed from mature leaves, roughly chopped. If young leaves keep stems and … Continue reading →

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Vietnamese Sugarcane Grilled Pork Skewers

Makes about 20

1 kg Pork mince

4 cloves garlic, crushed

4 green onions, finely sliced

4 tablespoons fish sauce

1 teaspoon white pepper

1/3 cup mint leaves, finely chopped

1/3 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped

macadamia oil

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Roasted Pumpkin Risotto

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Gail has just requested our pumpkin risotto recipe. She first tasted this recipe at  Sydney’s Royal Easter Show in 2010. Here it is and coincidently we are back for our fourth year. Come and say hi and get some great … Continue reading →

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Roasted broccoli salad with avocado dressing

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Roasted broccoli saladWe love roasting garden fresh broccoli. The flavour is different from steamed or boiled broccoli. It takes on a nutty flavour. You can eat it straight from the oven with a squeeze of lemon or have fun making this salad. … Continue reading →

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Lemon, Ginger Four Herb Salad with Lemongrass Chicken Satay Skewers

Organic Gardener - MookWe had a ball presenting on the Lindemans Open Garden stage over the weekend at the inaugural Australian Garden Show Sydney.

This recipe was a bit hit with the lovely people who came to see us … we hope you … Continue reading →

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Enchiladas

Phil & Juls @ Food Imaginarium Regional Flavours, Brisbane

Phil & Juls @ Food Imaginarium Regional Flavours, Brisbane

Phil and I had a great time at Regional Flavours, Brisbane on the weekend in the Food Imaginarium. We took kids around the world with gardening and cooking. They got … Continue reading →

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Preserved lemons

I love preserved lemons. They are great in tagines, salads and  loads of other dishes. This must be one of the simplest things to make. So a few weeks ago, I decided to make my own. All you need to … Continue reading →

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Lime delicious pudding

Lime delicious pudding

Lime delicious pudding

There is nothing better than to have your taste buds woken up from a jolt of citrus.  One of my favourite citrus wake ups is in a self-saucing pudding.

It is comfort food at its best with … Continue reading →

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