Super Food Detox Salad February 06 2023

Get ready to fuel your body, mind and gut with the ultimate combination of nutritious ingredients in our Super Food Detox Salad! This salad packs a punch with semi activated almonds and kale, we think, two of the healthiest and most flavourful ingredients you can find.

These almonds are a step up from regular almonds. Soaking them removes phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors, making them easier to digest and allowing the body to absorb all the goodness, like healthy fats, protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals.

Kale is the king of leafy greens and for sound reason. It's loaded with the good stuff, including antioxidants, vitamins K, A, and C, and minerals like iron, calcium, and potassium. Plus, its high fibre content make it a top choice for anyone looking to maintain a healthy diet.

So, dive into the Super Food Detox Salad and get ready to feel your best! 


  • 2 cups blanched chopped kale
  • 1 cups chopped raw broccoli 
  • 1/2 cup soaked raw almonds, chopped
  • 1 finely chopped chilli
  • 1 cup cooked black pearl barley (cooled)
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped coriander
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Maldon sea salt and cracked black pepper, to taste


  1. Blanch the kale for a minute or two in boiling water, then rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Remove the kale from the water and squeeze out any excess moisture.
  2. Remove the stalks from the kale and chopped into 1.5 cm pieces.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the blanched kale, raw broccoli, activated almonds, chopped chili, black pearl barley, coriander, and avocado.
  4. Squeeze lime juice over the salad, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Toss everything together until well combined. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Post Script:

To properly soak your almonds, put them in a bowl and cover with filtered warm water. Let the bowl sit on your countertop overnight or for 8-12 hours. Then, drain and rinse the almonds and pat dry with a clean kitchen towel.

Birthday Grilled Peach Salsa March 22 2021

Those who know me know that I am one of many Pisceans in our friendship group and so for the month of March we tend to eat with friends a lot. We discovered this darling salsa during one of our impromptu Birthday dinners, we’d been eating so much over previous days we all felt like we needed something a little bit fresh to go with our Birthday champagne! It was perfect!


  • 6 peaches ripe but firm peaches
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 red cayenne chilli, minced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped into 1 cm pieces
  • 2 limes - juiced
  • 1 pinch Maldon salt flakes
  • Handful chopped fresh coriander leaves


  • Heat a char grill pan on medium-high heat and add a little olive oil. 
  • Cook peaches for 2 minutes each side or until they have the nice char lines on them from the pan.
  • Cool for 2 - 5 minutes. 
  • Cut into 1cm pieces.
  • Combine the cayenne chilli, red onion, tomato with the peaches.
  • Squeeze over lime and season with salt flakes.
  • Let sit for 30 minutes (optional).
  • Stir though the coriander leaves .
  • Enjoy with corn chips, friends and champagne!


 - Pony Black

Margaritas in a Tasmanian Winter. August 11 2020

We find that our lime tree provides us with so many limes over Winter that is has become a yearly tradition to enjoy a margarita or two in the depths of a Tasmanian chill. I like to crank the heat up and pretend it's summer - call me a denialist - but it gets me through the cold. 

 A shaker
 Cocktail glass

2 parts blanco Tequila (we used Espolon - mainly for the pretty label)
1 part Cointreau
1 part freshly squeezed lime juice

Cubed ice

1.Chill your glass
2.Run a lime wedge around the rim of your glass before rolling it in salt.
3. Put a handful of ice and all of the ingredients into a shaker, then shake hard for about 30 seconds to chill the liquid really well
4.Strain the mix into the glass being careful not to disturb the salt rim. 


Hot tip - You'll want to enjoy in moderation.