Foraging tales

While we work towards our goal of creating the new Forage & Feast Kitchen at Tilleys Hill Farm in Brownhill Creek, where we will offer our guests the ultimate food experience, we are capturing the steps along our journey. Follow our progress by reading and/or subscribing to our ‘Derelict to Delicious’ blog.

Are we taking the fun out of fungi?

When I talk to people about foraging, the mental imagery that frequently comes to mind is looking for mushrooms. There has been a lot of attention in the media recently about the incorrect identification of mushrooms which has lead to sickness and in some cases death....

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The war on weeds has begun

On Sunday the clouds opened up and let the sun shine through for the first time in weeks. It has been raining cats and dogs this year and the sunshine was welcomed to thaw s out - even if only for a day. It was quickly evident that whilst the sun was shining, we were...

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Move over, an Italian beauty has moved in

Three is a crowd they say. It sure is. An Italian beauty has moved into our family and stolen my husbands' attention. She is young, shiny, curvaceous, agile and she is .........an Antonio Carraro. It was quickly evident that a broad acre tractor was not going to work...

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The second year of transformation

July 1st 2013 was settlement day for us and Tilleys Hill Farm. What a huge year it has been. We don't have too much time to sit back and reflect on the drastic difference we've made to this derelict land thus far as there is still SO much to do to reach our goals of...

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The olive project

The olive trees, just like the rest of the weeds around the property are prolific. It will be years of management to reduce them and even then I think it's realistic to say that we will never eradicate them completely. It's seriously demoralising thinking that we'll...

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Discovering our wonderland….

The size and nature of Tilleys Hill Farm means that we will discover new places for years to come and there are some spots that we will probably never step foot on in our lifetime. We've recently found a new spot that I think may be one of my favourite places on the...

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Patience really is a virtue

Autumn is undoubtedly my favourite season of the year for foraging. The air is cool and the figs, apples, pomegranates and quinces are in abundance. We have the usual quince trees that we harvest from in Basket Range, but this year has been particularly exciting as...

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Here it is – the chicken quesadilla recipe

WOW, What a day we had at the 2014 Tomato Festival! The festival was held in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, which could not have been a more perfect location for this type of event. On the Forage & Feast stall, we met loads of wonderful foodies who we got to share...

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The potatoes moment of truth

Potatoes are different to other crops in that there's something wonderfully mysterious about growing them. With most other crops you can see your reward for your efforts throughout the season. You can see if the crop is a failure or a roaring success. Potatoes...

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The vehicle of possibility

We're a typical married couple. My husband likes tools and tractors. My husband particularly likes things that are completely over engineered for our requirements. I generally frown upon most of the equipment and vehicles he suggests we 'need'. We 'debate' over them...

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If it has a name – you can’t eat it!

On settlement day in July we arrived on the property to find six neglected sheep wandering around. There had been no mention of sheep included in the sale so we were shocked but assumed they were neighbours sheep acting as courteous lawnmowers. Over the weeks that...

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The gnarly old blackberry strikes again

I've been describing our property to a number of people and it's hard to put into words the condition that it is in. When I tell people that out of the 155 acres approx 60 acres is covered in blackberries, their usual response is 'Oh, you are going to have so much...

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Left foot, right foot. Left foot, right foot

It's easy to get overwhelmed by 155 acres of derelict land that's full of wild olives, wild blackberries and thistle weed and we find ourselves quite frequently just looking around saying 'where do we start'. It's quite daunting. We are learning very quickly to remind...

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From derelict to delicious. A new chapter.

Forage & Feast has been quiet lately. But there is a good reason why.We are very excited to announce that we've spent the last few months acquiring the new home for Forage & Feast.We have acquired a derelict 155 acre farm 9km from the Adelaide CBD. We found...

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Trash or treasure?

Summer is undoubtedly the season that inspires seafood on menus everywhere from holiday homes to five star restaurants. We foraged some amazing fresh seafood this year and indulged in a feast or two ourselves. However at the end of these feasts we're left wondering;...

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Do you judge a book by its cover?

A great summer is measured by three things: memorable fishing adventures, epic tennis games and above all juicy and flavoursome apricots being plentiful. This summer rated highly. We were recently doing a photo shoot for our apricot, cardamon and vanilla bean jam when...

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Dude food is upon us……

There seems to be no escaping the vast number of burger establishments popping up around town everywhere at the moment. Whether in mobile vans or fun little restaurants the burger has been given a makeover. What was once a commodity product synonymous with large chain...

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