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Category Archives: Herbs and Spices

River Mint

[caption id="attachment_79" align="alignleft" width="180"] River Mint[/caption] River Mint Mentha australis (Lamiateae Family) This rambling mint bush is found across south eastern Australia in moist forests and around waterways. The thin, soft serrated and pointed leaves are found in pairs on long running branches, tipped with delicate mauve florets. This is a subtle Australian native herb…
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Aniseed Myrtle

[caption id="attachment_74" align="alignleft" width="154"] Aniseed Myrtle[/caption] Aniseed Myrtle To me this native herb is full of surprises. I love opening the bag when I need to pack it for an order and that wonderful licorice smell fills the room. It brings back so many childhood memories of eating licorice and those yummy Choo Choo bars…
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Bush Tomato

[caption id="attachment_75" align="alignleft" width="156"] Bush Tomato[/caption] Bush Tomato This bush food is also known as the desert raisin because of its appearance when dried, they have been eaten by Aboriginal desert dwellers for centuries and a staple bush tucker. The Anmatyerr women gather them when dried to reduce the level of alkaloids, then grind them…
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Pepperberries

[caption id="attachment_78" align="alignleft" width="184"] Pepperberries[/caption] Pepperberries Wild harvested native Pepperberries are so delicious you will wonder how you managed without them. Hot and spicy with a chilli-like flavour these pepperberries are a lot of flavour to any meal. You can also mix with your regular black pepperberries if you want to soften the flavour a…
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Wattle Seed

[caption id="attachment_80" align="alignleft" width="157"] Wattleseed[/caption] Wattleseed Wattleseed is a bush food that has been used by Aboriginal people for thousands of years, it contains 33% more protein than wheat. It's gluten-free and has a low glycemic index. The bush tucker herb is good for you, it contains magnesium, zinc and calcium. The coffee, chocolately flavours…
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Mountain Pepper

[caption id="attachment_77" align="alignleft" width="183"] Mountain Pepper[/caption] Mountain Pepper The Tasmanian Mountain Pepper tree (Tasmannia lanceolata) is an endemic shrub/tree to Tasmania, Australia. It can be found growing anywhere from sea level to alpine regions. As such, it tolerates frosts and requires moist soil. It also grows in full or partial sun. Male and female trees…
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Lemon Myrtle

Lemon Myrtle This is a combination of flavours, lemon, lime, lemon grass. This bush tucker herb has it all! A handy one to have in your panty and sprinkle on any dish to add a "lemon" zing. Lemon Myrtle is found in the Australian rainforest, the aroma of this herb conjures up images of lush…
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