Category: Appliances

Easy Hands-Free Slow Cooking

What do casseroles, braises, roasts and hearty soups all have in common? Their key ingredient is time. The slower the cooking process, the better the results for these hearty winter favourites. What's so Good About Slow Cookers? Too often we blame a lack of time for our poor results, but what if you could walk away for hours from your recipe with...

Cooking Exotic Mushrooms

While fungi foraging is a popular Autumn/Winter activity, many of the special varieties of mushrooms are commercially unavailable in Australia. Fortunately, French and Italian producers have perfected the art of drying mushrooms, and this means we can enjoy them year round by adding texture, flavour and complexity to many dishes. The Essential Ingr...

Simple Fermenting at Home

Fermentation requires very few ingredients. All you need to get started is a clean jar, some vegetables, a pack of non-iodised table salt and a warm, dark place to store it all. Fermenting becomes a little more complex if you use whey and starter culture, but this article will focus on the simple approach. Choose a vessel Your fermenting vessel c...

What is Kombucha?

Kombucha is a drink of many origins. Brewed for centuries in China, Korea, Russia and Japan, it is fast becoming an important staple of the Western diet. Kombucha is a fermented tea drink with powerful probiotic properties and is simple to make at home with some basic kitchen equipment and ingredients. Kombucha is made using a combination of green...

The Vitamix Range

Since the company’s beginning in 1921, the popularity of Vitamix has spread to more than 80 countries and is now the preferred brand of blending equipment for cooking enthusiasts, health and nutrition experts and some of the finest chefs around the globe. Both the commercial and household machines are still built at the world headquarters in Cle...

What You May Not Know About Herbs & Spices

Did you know that the flavour of herbs and spices is thanks to volatile oils encapsulated within the leaves, stems and seeds, or that the term massala refers to any kind of herb and spice blend and that a shiny peppercorn is the worst kind of peppercorn? We certainly didn’t, which is why taking on the Herbies range has been quite the learning cur...

Kuvings Slow Press & Silent Juicers

Looking to get the most nutrients from your fresh juices? The answer is the Kuving’s Silent Juicer range. Using a cold pressed juicing process, the Kuvings Silent juicer is able to extract the maximum vitamins and minerals as well as loads of dietary fibre without the pulp. Choose from the original Kuvings Silent Juicer or the NEW Kuvings Big Mo...

KitchenAid Blenders

Experience the blender that brings you high power, high style, and low effort. KitchenAid's range of Magentic Drive and Diamond blenders bring elegance to your kitchen and provide all you need to create blended creations to be proud of.   Magnetic Drive Blender Whether you're looking to blend something healthy, decadent, basic or experiment...