What is Organic Cider?

Have you ever wondered what makes organic cider so special? From the magic of cider-making to the technicalities of apple production, let’s dive into the juicy details and celebrate the natural expression of the fruit that makes organic cider a sip above the rest!

Before you have cider, you need apples and pears, and lots of them! Organic apples are grown without the use of synthetic nitrogen fertilisers, toxic pesticides or GMOs. That means you can indulge in organic cider without worrying about unwanted chemical residues.

Winter Vegetable and Paneer Indian Curry

This hearty and fragrant curry is full of healthy vegetables and spices – a fantastic winter warmer as we slowly move toward Spring. Cauliflower, eggplant, capsicum and tomatoes are all in season right now, so this is a great chance to increase your organic veggie intake and nourish your body. As ever, do your best to pick up certified organic ingredients when shopping for this dish!

Spiced Fruit Bread Chocolate Custard Pots

This makes a delightful dessert that combines the rich flavours of spiced fruit bread and creamy chocolate custard, perfect for those who love a combination of warm spices, sweet fruits, and velvety chocolate. Serve warm or chilled, depending on your preference. There are great certified organic dairy, chocolate and sugar options available to make up this delicious recipe.

Chocolate and Poached Pear Self-Saucing Pudding

Self-saucing pudding is a delightful and indulgent dessert using simple, economic ingredients. It’s a unique dessert that offers a special twist to traditional puddings by magically creating its own sauce while baking, resulting in a delicious moist cake and a warm and gooey sauce in the one dish.

The contrast between the warm, soft pudding and the decadent sauce is simply irresistible. Do your best to use as many certified organic ingredients as possible!

What is Organic Red Meat?

What is organic red meat, how is it different and why should you consider it? Organic red meat is derived from animals that were raised according to stringent organic standards. These strict standards govern the entire process, from the animals’ diet and living conditions to the absence of synthetic hormones and chemicals. Cattle feedlots are prohibited in certified organic production.  Certified organic livestock have open access to healthy pasture for grazing and are fed only organic feed. The land on which organic livestock graze must also be free of any toxic and persistent pesticides, synthetic fertilisers, and GMOs.

What Does ‘Biodynamic’ Mean?

As a consumer you may recognise organic products, but what about biodynamic? What are they exactly, and how do they differ from organic? 

Biodynamic farming is still organic farming; however, it takes processes to another level. It is founded on the principles of self-sufficiency and a closed-loop farming system in harmony with nature. While organic farming allows bringing in organic animal feed and compost, biodynamic farming aims to minimise these external inputs, so that the farm becomes a self-sustaining ecological system.

What is Organic Baby Food (and is it better for your child?)

As parents, we all want what’s best for the baby, right? This applies to what we are feeding them. Babies have a higher vulnerability and risk for toxin exposures compared to adults, both due to their small size and the fact their organs are still developing. With that in mind, here are some potential benefits for choosing organic baby food.