Diggings 4 May 2019

'Bloody good': Royal Easter Show honey competition tickles taste buds While the competition is an opportunity to recognise the best native honey, it is also important to remember that Indigenous populations have "prized it for thousands of years", Dr Smith said. Native bee hives, which are not as common as European ones, only produce an …

Diggings 9 April 2019

A brief history of indigenous fishing While the importance of fishing as a way of life is obvious to many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, there have been few attempts to translate their experiences into a narrative that governments, non-Indigenous fishers and the general public can immediately understand and appreciate. An excellent site in which to …

Olives and I

The first olives I cured at home were kalimata that I helped mates harvest from their small grove in Orange.  I had long had a book on curing olives and cooking with them and went to it for a method. Doing the scoring and soaking and so on seemed too much effort so I chose …