Leonnie Norrington’s Garden

One fine September day, Leonnie Norrington hosted 6 women from a migrant women's program and other rural residents, to tell them all about her story living for a long time in the rural area, growing edible plants and writing books. The get together was about the ladies also sharing their stories through food, how they came … Continue reading Leonnie Norrington’s Garden

Lou Benton- Community Cook, Thai inspired

Lou Benton has had many interesting adventures and culinary experiences since she left New Zealand to explore different parts of the world. She spent 6 years in the UK and 8 years in Thailand, working and travelling. It was in Thailand that she developed her passion for Thai food with its plethora of wonderful street … Continue reading Lou Benton- Community Cook, Thai inspired

Community Cook- Dimity and Garden Ratatouille

Words by Kim Yates The benefit of cooking in Lakeside Drive Community Garden was that Dimity Foster, our local chef, could source a lot of her ingredients straight out of the ground. Within minutes, after a quick rinse, the produce would end up in the heavy cast iron pot. What Dimity didn’t get to gather … Continue reading Community Cook- Dimity and Garden Ratatouille

Community Cook- Karunika’s Sri Lankan Pawpaw Curry

  Community Cook- A Taste Of Sri Lanka Darwin community cook, Karunika creates fantastic curries with all the care and attention and wisdom that has been passed on for many generations within her family and certainly as is customary throughout Sri Lanka. She migrated to Australia from Sri Lanka in 2009 and is delighted to … Continue reading Community Cook- Karunika’s Sri Lankan Pawpaw Curry

Pedro – Taro Rostis (Torta de Macal) & SALSA

The first ‘not yet humid’ afternoon experience was held at a Darwin-style tropical house in Alawa and the small group enjoyed glasses of soda water with fragrant mint, bobbing bush tucker berries of pinkish lilly pilly fruit and slices of shrill green limes. Pedro, originally from Mexico’s tropical, humid, and jungle-like Chiapas region, shared his … Continue reading Pedro – Taro Rostis (Torta de Macal) & SALSA

Eat my Words- Tastes and Tales of Territory Cooks

Hidden right in the middle of The Mulch Pit Community Garden over 60 attendees enjoyed a sit down meal under the stars, and were served 5 courses, by volunteers and people who had chosen to get involved with the innovative ticketing system. The tables were decorated with local flowers, provided by a lovely participant and … Continue reading Eat my Words- Tastes and Tales of Territory Cooks