Revive the senses through feel-good food. Just do anything food-wise, no matter how small, that makes you zing: pour hot water over fresh herbs for a fragrant tea; buy a whole organic pumpkin for a kitchen table centrepiece; thank a farmer at a farmers' market; put your hands on warm earth; spot a local rosemary bush; snag some for your lamb roast or your hair (Why not? Go nuts!); and comment to share your feel-good spring snippet. If stuck for ideas, mine are yours. Let's unite in support of feel-good food and ethical food practices. Thanks to all too who supported my Spring Feel-Good Food Project. I had a blast! While my food interests are diverse, so is my food writing history (and lifestyle freelance writing and corporate writing, yada...). Please see below right and my new FoodLit Website. Yeah! Please also subscribe for occasional food-fuelled news, ventures and opportunities.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Up the South Gippy Highway. Day 4, 88 To Go..


It was a big day today after a weekend road trip up to the hills of the South Gippy Highway, always topped off by a stop at Paddlewheel, a great produce store in Koonwarra. They source their stuff as locally as possible and are as nuts about good local food as me. While they have a bunch of great stuff, another store at Prahran market and better photos (above) than mine (below), they also often have organic produce at feel-good prices.

While I'm not necessarily suggesting you drive 142 kilometres for your organic avos (I might be nuts but feel-good food obsession comes in degrees), I am suggesting you can get top produce, often organic, at really good prices if you've got your feel-good food radar on - and if you remember great finds at great stores. 

These avos were firm so five work just fine if you ripen them in stages, ie, some near bananas (for faster ripening), others not (for slower ripening) and then fridge-ing them when they're ripe. Fridge then unripe and they go black. 

Avo tip for spring zing: Slice some good avocado onto bread, cracker, toast, whatever and throw on a few mint leaves. The combo sends your taste buds silly. Avo & mint really is mint. 

What's your favourite produce store in the country?


Foodliterary Regards,
Julia Svoice
(Julia Hebaiter in Another Life)
FoodLit Writer, Feel-Good Food Lover & Storyteller    

                                                     Because Food Sans Story is Bland