|Australian Bushfoods magazine - Issue 4|
500g flour, 1 kg possum meat, 300g sliced onion, 60g butter, 30ml olive oil, 300g potato roughly diced, 200g chickpeas soaked overnight, 200g carrot roughly diced, 300g whole peeled tomatoes, 1tsp paprika, 1tsp cinnamon, 1tsp coriander, 1.2tsp ginger, stock, roasted sesame seeds, sliced preserved lemon, coriander sprigs.
Place meat in seasoned flour, cover and shake off excess flour. Heat oil and butter in pan. Add meat and fry until meat is sealed. Remove meat from pan and add onions and spices. Fry until onions are soft. Add potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, chickpeas, stock and honey. Bring to boil then simmer. Add meat and cook until tender. Garnish with sesame seeds, lemon and coriander. Perfect served with a bowl of couscous.
Recipe supplied by Lawrence Street Brasserie Launceston Tasmania
Roast Wallaby With Honey Glazed Apple and Tamarillos
320g Lenah Wallaby, 1 celeriac, 2 golden delicious apples, 3 tamarillos, 200ml pepper sauce, 6 pepper corns, 1 tbs honey, 1 glass dry white wine.
Marinate wallaby in red wine with a bay leaf, pepper corns and fresh thyme. Peel celeriac, chop up roughly and cook in chicken stock until soft, strain and puree. Blanch tamarillo in boiling water for 10 seconds. Take out and plunge into ice water. Peel and slice rounds 1/4 inch thick. Peel apples and core. Slice into 8ths. Drain wallaby and cook until medium rare. Take out of pan and keep warm in tin foil.
Place apple slice in pan with honey and dry white wine. Cook until glazed. Heat tamarillos in oven. Put puree in the middle of the plate. Slice meat up thinly and place on top of puree. Place apple on one side and tamarillos on other side. Sauce and garnish with fresh herbs.
Recipe supplied by Phlilippe Pacal, Alexanders Restaurant, Lenah of Hobart Tasmania
`Traditional Aboriginal Medicines in the Northern Territory of Australia'
By the Aboriginal Communities of the Northern Territory
Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory.
650pp $60 + $6 p+p.
A sequal to `Traditional Bush Medicines - an Aboriginal Pharmacopeia' (1988), this large book is an unequalled source of information on aboriginal knowledge of the medicinal value of our native plants. Highly recommended.
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Barung Nursery - Suppliers of bushfood species, including:
Podocarpus elatus (Illawarra plum)
Davidsonia pruriens (Davidson's plum)
Syzygium leuhmanii (Riberry)
Tasmannia insipida (Pepper bush)
and many more -
Send S.A.E. for list
17 Bicentenary Lane
Maleny, Qld 4552
Rainforest Seed Collective
Anything rainforest - wild, fresh seed, a 20pp magazine issued 4 times a year. Practical and up to date info on rainforest reafforestation, bushfoods propagation collection etc. Workshops and courses.
$20 pa ( 4 newsletters)
$10 pa low income
Books, nurseries, government
departments, retail outlets, marketing firms, distributors, exporters...and more!
60 Wattles of the Chinchilla and Murilla Shires, Grace Lithgow, through the Bushfoods Mail Order Bookshop
Gurindji Ethnobotany: Aboriginal Plant Use from Daguragu Northern Australia, Northern Territory, Botanical Bulletin No. 18. Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory, PO Box 496, Palmerston NT 0842.
Aussie Bee - Bulletin of the Australian Native Bee Reserach Centre: $26.5 pa (4 issues). ANBRC, PO Box 74, North Richmond, NSW 2754.
The Conservation Farmer, Newsletter of Conservation Farmers Inc. PO Box 1666 Toowoomba QLD 4350, Membership - $50 pa (includes newsletter)
Land Management Society Newsletter - from the Land Management Society, PO Box 242, Como, WA 6152. Personal membership - $50 pa (includes newsletter)
SEQ Forestry Network News - SEQ Foresty Network, C/- DPI Forests Industries Development, GPO Box 944, Brisbane 4001. Fax: 07 3234 1200. Free.
Toona Essential Oils: www.cooloola.com.au/toona-oils
Bush Tucker Supplies: www.bushtucker.com.au
Plant Breeders Rights: http://www.dpie.gov.au/agfor/pbr.html
F@rming Online: http://www.rpl.com.au/farming/index.html
Di's Agricultural Links: http://www.wimmera.net.au/aghort/DisAg.html
Australian Agriculture online: http://www.agriculture.net.au/
GreenNet Australia: http://www.green.net.au
Online Global Garden: http://www.global-garden.com.au
Looking for Product... Dynamo House of Victoria is keen to source bushfood products for processing.
Call Stefan Mager on: (03) 9427 0955
. Fax: (03) 9428 8036
or write to Dynamo House,
4-10 Yorkshire St,
Richmond VIC 3121
Walkabout Foods Australia are suppliers and exporters of quality Australian native gourmet foods:
Native Herb Vinegars Mountain Pepper
Native Thyme Outback Seasoning Bush Tomato
Lilli Pilli Jam Wattleseed Toffee Sauce
- and more.
Ph/fax 08 8365 0074
* = new this issue
(Australian Rainforest Bushfoods Industry Association Inc.)
Secretary: Margaret A. Bailey
Ph: 066 799 152
Fax: 066 799 179
PO Box 147
Uki NSW 2484
$60 pa full voting member
$40 pa non-voting associate member
Newsletter (4 per year).
Queensland Bushfoods Cooperative
Secretary: Janelle Turner
27 Palm St
Ph: 07 54 296 300
Southern Vales Bushfood
PO Box 344
Ph: 08 8383 6481
Rainforest Seed Collective
Co-ordinator: Yahana Treweeke
Private Mail Bag, Bellingen
Ph: 066 552 233
$20 for 4 issues ($10 low income).
Bio-Dynamic Agriculture Association
Main Road POWELLTOWN VICTORIA 3797
Ph: (059) 667 370
Fax: (059) 667 339
Bio-Dynamic Farming & Gardening Assoc. in Aust Inc
PO Box 54 BELLINGEN NSW 2454 Phone: (066) 55-0404
Fax: (066) 55-0399
Biological Farmers of Australia
GPO Box 2577 CANBERRA CITY
Phone: (076) 393 299
Fax: (076) 393 755
Coffs Regional Organic Producers Ass.
PO Box 363, Coffs Harbour
National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia Ltd
PO Box 768 STIRLING SA 5152 Phone: (08) 370 8455
Fax: (08) 370 838
Organic Herb Growers of Australia Inc
P.O. Box 6171 SOUTH LISMORE NSW 2480. Phone: (066) 291 057
Tree Crops Centre
PO Box 27, Subiaco, WA 6008
Phone: (08) 9388 1965
Fax: (08) 9388 1852
Arid Land Growers Association
Nectar Brooks Station via
Ph: 086 347 077
Seed Savers Network
PO Box 975, Byron Bay
Ph/fax: 066 856 624
Newsletter, seed exchange
Society for Growing Australian Plants
PO Box 586
Ordinary m'ship: $30 pa
Student: $22 pa
* Fraser Coast Essential Oils Association
Assists in the growing and distillation of Australian natives.
Ph: (071) 230 333
Fax: (071) 230 799
Society for Growing Australian Plants NSW
860 Henry Lawson Dr
Publishes 'Australian Plants'
Ph: 02 2773 9866
Plant Breeders Rights
PO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: 02 6272 4228
Fax: 02 6272 3650
Quandong Industry Association
President: Daniel J. Matthews
PO Box 236
Southern Bushfood Association
21 Smith St
Ph: 03 9416 7150
Newsletter sub: $30 pa
The Acacia Study Group
The Acacia Study Group is one of over 30 such Groups whose aims are to further knowledge about the cultivation, propagation and conservation of specific Australian plants.
The Acacia Study Group has been in operation since 1961 and has been in continuous operation since 1971. Members of the Group are mainly keen amateurs with no formal horticultural or botanical knowledge, although a number of professionals in those fields also participate.
As in all study groups, the members' work is mainly carried out in their own homes and gardens and in their own spare time. Since the inception of the group around 100 newsletters have been issued documenting the reports from members into cultivation issues in various climatic zones, propagation methods and natural occurrences of different species.
A booklet called "Wattles are Golden" has been produced containing 180 extracts from the newsletters and covering members reports and theories on germination, soil mixes, name changes, pruning, pests, cuttings and much more. The booklet costs $AUS6.75 posted within Australia (additional postage elsewhere).
The group maintains an extensive Seed Bank and seed is available free to members.
Information: Society for Growing Australian Plants: PO Box 410, Padstow NSW 2211
Adelaide * Cairns * Alice Springs * Melbourne * Brisbane
* Arid Lands and Aromats - a look at some of the species
found in the dry lands, plus our essential oil plants, culinary
aromats, spices and condiments.
* Muntari Wild Foods - a profile
* Tourists and Bushfoods
* More on Lilly Pillies
* Growsearch Australia
* Arnhem Bushtucker
* Native Hibsicus
Articles from Issues 1, 2 and 3 are available as photocopies. Please use the enclosed form for a list - the first three issues will be reprinted early in the New Year if there is sufficient interest - please tick the box indicated on the enclosed form.
The Bushfoods Mail Order Bookshop Catalogue will absolutely, positively be out early in the New Year -
thanks for the interest. Sammy
Editorial contributions are welcomed. Opinions stated in this magazine are not necessarily those of the editor. While the editor has taken every care to verify information, no responsibility can be taken for the accuracy or timeliness of information in this magazine.
Extracts from 'The Bushfoods Handbook' - Vic Cherikoff
Notes: Acacia - John Mason
Bunyas and the whole farm plan - John King