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Day 59: Best Seller is … Colour in!

The numbers have it, and they’re telling us colouring in is cool! Over the last few weeks, Amazon’s best selling books are colouring in books for adults. And to be honest, who doesn’t love a good colour-in session?! Herbie certainly does, download your FREE printables on the HOME page, print and colour in until relaxation …

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Day 58: Food = Mood

Hello Readers, Herbie and I have been offline with school readings, market visits, and planning our up coming Prahran Market School Holiday Lunchbox Workshop! We’re super excited for October 1, at 10:30am and 1:30pm, with the help from our lovely and delicious friends, Health Bowl Cafe! And I spied a great article literally confirming our …

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Day 53: To market, to market, to meet a kindred spirit

I went to an organic food market on the weekend. Hubby went to order coffee while I minded a vintage wine barrel and four stools for us plus a dear friend, Mr S,  and his son. We had Mr S’s dog, Massa, a beautiful Golden Retriever, with us, and as I was waiting, the man …

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Day 47: Sweet enough, naturally

I love pears, especially the beurre bosc varietal. They are the colour of comfort food, and that was tonight’s dessert: diced pears cooked on the stove with butter, caramelised in their own natural sugar. My mum has type one diabetes so when we were growing up, we rarely added sugar to our dessert. Peaches straight …

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Day 36: 5 Food Myths

Last year, I was interviewed by news.com.au about some of the common mistakes we make with our food choices. As a former food marketer who worked on children’s dairy and juice products, I worked closely with nutritionists. While I am not a qualified nutritionist or dietician, I learned something – that food, and not food …

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Day 35: Eat the way your grandma did

Last year, I was asked to write a piece for a publication about healthy eating. At the time, my Nan was about to celebrate her 100th birthday (and now she’s two months from turning 101!) I wrote about Nan and what I have learned from her. I wrote that our grandmother’s were resourceful, clever women …

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Day 33: How did Herbie come about?

Today I want to share how Herbert Peabody came to be. It was while I was sitting in the garden at our farm, which just happens to be very much like Herbert Peabody’s farm. I have always appreciated healthy food and developed a marketing career across several food companies in Australia, including dairy and fruit …

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Day 32: How to get the best food straight from the farmer

Last year, Herbert Peabody was invited to visit the Farmers’ Markets throughout Victoria. And they were amazing! Produce was at its peak – in season and picked exactly when it should be. In between readings and book signings, I talked to apple farmers, pumpkin farmers, chicken farmers and beef farmers, and they all had one …

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Day 25: Partnering with awesome people

Last year, I was very lucky to meet Ronni Kahn, CEO and Founder of OzHarvest, the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia. http://www.ozharvest.org/ Ronni is a visionary, and her enthusiasm and tenacity is inspiring. She invited Herbert Peabody and I to join OzHarvest at the Growers’ Market Pyrmont in Sydney. It was a wonderful day, sharing …

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Day 20: Herbie’s new friend, Bee

Herbert Peabody has a new neighbour – Bee! And Bee is the main character in Herbie’s new book. I wanted to share the importance of bees with Herbie’s young readers because bees are vital to sustaining our food system. Almonds, pumpkins, blueberries and apples are just some of the crops that are 100% reliant on …

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