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Victoria
Australia

Believers in traditional food preparation, ecological farming, trade without money and living a waste-free lifestyle. | We are all about thoughtful consumerism.

We produce organic, waste-free, vegetables, fruits, flowers, pastured eggs and raw milk and provide our produce directly to people and restaurants. No middle-man.

We forage wild foods, hunt wild game and hand-milk our cow.

We make long-ferment sourdough bread, raw dairy products, natural wine, pickles and preserves.

We run workshops and dinners, consult and speak about real food, traditional ecological food-raising and pre-industrial food preparation.

We love living like this and we couldn’t imagine it any other way.

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Vegetable & fish curry, a giveaway, and pictures from the road

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Vegetable & fish curry

As I write this, I am sitting on the banks of a river (terrified I am going to get sand in my computer, not going to lie). It's just us (Matt, me and Pepper), a fire-pit and our little van behind me.

We hit the road a week or two ago, as a part of our plan for 2017 to start to take things a bit slower, to be more present and make sure we are only doing things we care about everyday. 

Since being on the road it's taken me 3 hours to make and eat breakfast + coffee daily, and I have realised that I am not a morning person - and I don't care. We have also taken up playing squash (you know, that game from the 80's where you hit a small not-so-bouncy ball against a wall?), I have started taking photos with my film camera again, swimming often, and our meals have been increasingly inventive based on what we have at the time. Turns out these are the things I care about.
 


At any one time in the car, our food consists of a mixture of: food from the farm (preserves, ferments, and other stable foods such as - potatoes, pumpkins etc); vegetables/fruit/eggs from the roadside, a local market we pass by or a friends garden; and local/seasonal foods from wherever we are (if we are at the ocean, we eat fish, in the tropics, we eat coconuts - you catch the drift).

We just hit the northern coast of NSW, and it's all about oysters, fish and sub-tropical fruits. It's hot, and perfectly, this is what our bodies are craving. So we got some fish, coconut (not quite that far north but this is about as close as we're gonna get this trip!) and limes (turns out there really aren't lemons around here, it's all about the limes!) locally, we had some pumpkin and spices from the farm, our friends gave us loads of tomatoes and chillies from their garden - and we used it all to make this simple curry. We have made many things on the road, but this is the favourite dish so far.

Click here to see the full post and get the recipe.
 

P.S. This week we are giving away 5 DVD's of the movie "Captain Fantastic" which may in fact be our favourite movie ever made! It is about living life, living it well, and living off the land. 

All you have to do is head TO THE SHOP PAGE, add an entry to your shopping cart and when you're done shopping, head to the check-out! Easy as. 

Movie details: A father devoted to teaching his six kids how to live off-the-grid in the forests of America is forced to bring his family back into mainstream society, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent. Viggo Mortensen stars in the hilarious and heartfelt Captain Fantastic.

You can watch the trailer/read more about the movie here. Good luck!