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Bianca C Ross

Day 46: Herbie’s diary

The quest to spread Herbie’s magic of growing food means meeting people across many vocations: gardening, writing, education, food and journalism. And today, I met with Stonnington Library. I delivered copies of Herbie’s books to librarian, Ms P, this morning, and was ecstatic to learn she had already become acquainted with Herbie via his website.

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Day 45: Sharing Herbie’s magic with children at Stories Up High

The great American comic, W.C. Fields, once said, “Never work with children or animals.” However, if he had been at the Stories Up High children’s writers festival this weekend at Cloudehill in Olinda, he may have thought otherwise. Reading chapter one of Herbert Peabody and His Extraordinary Vegetable Patch, followed by painting pots and planting

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Day 40: Quick, healthy and do-able

Stir fires are fantastic. They are quick to cook, quick to clean up and deliver on taste! Weekends are about convenience for me and Herbie, and today there was a lovely leek and curly kale sitting in our veggie bowl. I pulled out the fry pan, chopped the leek and kale, and by the time

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Day 39: 8 days to go!

This time next week, it will be one sleep until Herbie’s Children’s Writer’s Festival debut! “Stories Up High” is a fabulous festival in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, just one hour from Melbourne. I am thrilled to have been asked to attend thia festival. I will be reading and signing both of Herbie’s books, and involving

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Day 36: 5 Food Myths

Last year, I was interviewed by 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 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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