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Whether it’s laughing out loud or bringing tears to the eyes, Louise writes from the heart about life on the land and all things delicious and foodie!

Louise is a guest blogger for Love My Salad:

Jetstar features From Paddock to Plate

Jetstar features From Paddock to Plate

high steaks (delicious.)

Inspired by her foodie adventures in Western Australia, Louise FitzRoy creates a saucy steak dish. Try it for dinner tonight!

Market force

Shopping for food shouldn’t be a chore. Farmers’ markets give you the chance to buy good-quality produce direct from the growers, learn where your food comes from, and support your local farmers in a social and relaxed atmosphere. So get …
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Chocolate heaven

Have you ever tasted beer brewed from the husks of cocoa beans? Meet former Margaret River winemaker Josh Bahen. He has tried more than 150 samples of cocoa bean from farmers around the world to find the perfect ingredient for his …
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The Italian Job

WA has the Italians to thank for its first restaurants, a cuisine that extended beyond steak and vegies, and learning the difference between a finger bowl and lemon soup… read the article (p208)

Deer in the spotlight at Neerim South

DEER farming at Neerim South offers visitors an encounter with a Canadian elk, and farmers’ market customers a winter warmer. Visitors to Gracefield Cottage at Neerim South are treated to a different view to most. Nestled in the hills of …
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Nangiloc fruit juice a hit at farmers’ markets

ERIC Wright says the best part about his farmers’ market stall is introducing people to the citrus of the season. From primary school teacher to citrus grower, Eric Wright has been growing fruit for 12 years at Nangiloc in northwest …
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Macedon Park Emu Farm still going strong

WHILE most emu farmers from the 1990s have taken flight, Penny Krstev has remained grounded. During the 1990s at the height of emu farming, there were about 1800 emu farmers in Australia. That number has dwindled to little more than …
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Going nuts about walnuts

DESPITE being ravaged by floods after drought, growing walnuts is rewarding for Fiona Robertson. A dislike for walnuts at seven years of age has turned into a love for second generation producer, Fiona Robertson. She joined her mother, Lyn, in …
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Grandpa’s tomatoes – A sauce of pride

THERE’S a secret hiding under the elm trees on a farm at Bacchus Marsh. It’s a fruit affectionately known as “Grandpa’s tomatoes” and they come in an assortment of “ugly” shapes and sizes. No one knows what sort of tomato …
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