Aren’t we a lucky bunch! Life is so easy for us really, isn’t it? Sure we have plenty that we can complain about, but when all is said and done, living here in New Zealand is pretty cruisy. Just think about food for example. Our supermarkets are full to the brim with more calories than you could care to count. We can pop into a choice of hundreds…Continue
Added by Pete Russell on June 9, 2012 at 2:09pm — No Comments
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Target needs four enthusiastic souls to test four different line trimmers (weedeaters/strimmers... there are about 4000 different names for the things) at an amazing location we have found…Continue
Conference to radically rethink New Zealand’s way of life
Permaculturists have created forests in the desert, provided free emergency water and hygiene facilities in international emergencies and are revolutionising farming in small pockets of land all over the world. Now a major international event aims to spread permaculture thinking and practise throughout New…Continue
Added by Pete Russell on March 12, 2012 at 1:01pm — No Comments
Many of you will be aware of the Food Bill that is due to be passed through Parliament shortly after the summer holidays. This Bill directly effects Ooooby and its members.
'In a nutshell, if the new Food Bill is passed then 'unexempted' trading of homegrown food could be treated as a criminal…Continue
Added by Pete Russell on October 31, 2011 at 1:17pm — No Comments
Added by Pete Russell on September 10, 2011 at 8:47am — No Comments
Our dear friend Steve has innovated a window sill salad tray. Just add water and voila!
It's a great way to keep your salad fresh and as soon as you're ready to serve just whip out some scissors and snip away. This…Continue
Community Fruit Harvesting was started by Di Celliers on the North Shore of Auckland when she noticed fruit rotting on the ground in backyards in her community at the same time as reading newspaper reports about the growing demands on local food banks and charities…Continue
Added by Pete Russell on September 8, 2011 at 10:11am — No Comments
Roasted Cauliflower – serves 4
1 cauliflower, cut into even sized florets
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Mix together the oil, garlic and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Placecauliflower in a baking pan and toss in this mixture.Bake in an oven preheated to 180°C for about 30 minutes or until cauliflower istender.
Tip: Try this recipe with fennel instead of…
Added by Pete Russell on September 5, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Come and Celebrate our Food Freedom by getting in on the BIG DIG.
Macadamia and Pear Upside Down Cake – serves 12
50 g butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 pears, peeled, cored and sliced into eighths
150 g butter
¾ cup(150g) brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
3 free range eggs
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup finely chopped macadamia nuts
Line a 22 cm spring form cake pan with baking paper.
Melt the first measure of butter and sugar…Continue
Added by Pete Russell on August 30, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
A quick note to let you know how everything is going in the Oooobyverse.
Did you know that there are over 4,000 of us Oooobsters in the online community? That's a lot of food gardeners all in one (cyber)place. It's a labyrinth of great people and information, so take some…Continue
You can read the rest of this letter here.
It is very important that we give strong due diligence to this Food Bill before we allow it to go through Parliament.…Continue