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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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Marjoram, pumpkin & chickpea salad

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Marjoram, pumpkin & chickpea salad

Often we get sent things in the mail; letters from people, boxes of awesome things, whatever people want to send us (and this is so awesome btw, thank you to everyone who writes!).

But life gets busy, we travel, we farm, we really love and prioritise seeing our families (and there are a lot of them, that live all over the world – so this takes up a lot of time! ha) and sometimes we don’t get around to saying thank you to each person that sends us something or sends a letter. And we also realise we don’t write on this (our “journal” if you will) enough.

And recently, we received something in the mail that was a reminder, to be a bit more present. I think I mentioned it before, but this year for us is about being more present in all we do, slowing down a little. And this was our reminder. To pay attention.
 


Recently we received some bottles of wine in the mail. Truthfully, they just looked like any other bottle of conventional wine. But, as we looked into them, we realised they weren’t. In fact, it was a very special kind of winery, doing things in a really creative and sustainable way – Yealands.

Then we read Peter Yealands words, and we realised they are so much in line with ours.

“[Sustainability]: Let’s not be afraid to fail and let’s celebrate our successes, let’s applaud our young innovators, let’s be courageous and bold and let’s look after our path as best we can.” (page 18 “A bloke for all seasons, the Peter Yealands Story”, by Tom Percy).

Sustainability, is truly something that we see as forever expanding, something that requires new inspiration, new ideas, new concepts. And we can see how this winery has inspired many other wineries to follow in their footsteps, that otherwise wouldn’t have walked down the sustainability path.

And they have inspired us.


The Yealands team are also running a giveaway right now of cases of their sauvignon blanc! So we agreed not only to share with you some of their sustainable farming ideas, but additionally, to make a seasonal salad for the blog with a splash of their Sauvignon Blanc to get you all excited for that.


Normally we just drink wine, but this time we decided to explore the flavours, and include it in the dish – a super seasonal salad, with all the Autumn vegetables! It’s full of sweet, toasty, nutty and honey flavours. The wine is a bit fruity, especially passion fruity and peachy, and a little minerally, so flavours that are sweet, toasty and nutty go really well.

It’s a salad, but it’s as filling as a meal, and super wholesome. To read the full post and get the recipe head here.


PS. Win one of 90(!) Cellar Door Packs of Peter Yealands sauvingon blanc with 6 bottles! To enter and for T&C’s head here.

Additionally, if you love wine, you can get involved in International Sauv Blanc day by posting pictures with the #ExpressYourSauv.