Fresh Honey from Lemon Myrtle Blossoms

Autumn 2017 has brought our first harvest of lemon myrtle honey from our 3 hives. Many thanks to Meg Platte from the Bunyip Beekeeping Group for setting up and maintaining the hives for us. The honey does have a distinctive floral taste due to the large crop of lemon myrtle flowers that the bees have…

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Homemade Pizzas Featuring Native Australian Flavours

Bush Food Pizza

We had a very special family time over the June long weekend. We all worked together to bake pizza in our woodfired oven flavoured with the native food spices of Lemon Myrtle, Mountain Pepper, Native Thyme and Strawberry Gum. These recipes are featured in our new Peppermint Ridge Farm book on growing and cooking with…

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Lemon Myrtle + Ginger Tea: Cold Remedy

lemon myrtle ginger tea

With the latest cold front to arrive, I can definitely tell that winter is coming. And of course, like clockwork, I’ve come down with a nasty cold to welcome the season. When I got sick as a child, my mum used to make me boiled ginger tea with a squeeze of lemon. At the time, I wasn’t…

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Lemon Myrtle Anzac Biscuits Recipe

Lemon myrtle Anzac Biscuits

For Anzac day every year, I make these delicious Lemon Myrtle Anzac Biscuits that add a native Australian twist to this traditional treat. Anzac biscuits were originally sent to soldiers in World War I because they kept long enough to survive the long journey. It has been claimed that the original Anzac biscuits from Queensland actually had…

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