1 just enough love | straight up vegetables & greens
$6 / 1kg
$7 / 1kg
grown by gerard kath at lecker farm in mereeba, tropical north queensland. these red papaya (much different to paw paw!) are sweet & juicy with a light perfumed flavour. so juicy you should keep them in the fridge for a chilled refreshing treat. I love them so much.
$7 for one whole fruit
take a lemon from the basket if you like a citrus squeeze.
(everything is linked!)
1 fresh produce!
2 a salad spinner
3 really good extra virgin olive oil
a good quality one (you deserve it!) the sky is the limit depending on your personal tastes. 09 olive oil will be popping up on the rooftop. your best one to finish with & a good but not so fancy one to use to make your vinaigrettes.
in the next few weeks to talk about olive oil
4 a few awesome vinegars
balsamic preferably barrel aged for 25 years
w aceto balsamic di modena on the label
champagne sweetens bitter & peppery leaves & cuts through sweetness of pumpkin, sweet potato or eggplant
sherry strong sharp flavour good w goats or feta cheese
Or a knife you respect enough to always keep sharp. come & have a chat on market day if you need advice on knives & sharpening.
I like to stop by The Essential Ingredient in Surry Hills because it has most of what I need & a lot of nice things that I don't (they also stock herbies) and have cheese.
Murray River Pink Seasalt or Olssons is my preferred seasalt as they are mild & not too salty lol
If winter has your favourite jeans feeling too snug and you feel like you need to take a little digestive holiday to keep the good vibes rolling then stop by for a few tips on how to improve your flow through how you eat, drink and live. If you’re mindful of your lifestyle choices you shouldn’t need a massive overhaul,
Simple things that are easy to find around you. I don't know what reishi, ashwatanga, cordyceps or lions mane is so none of that kind of thing. sorry.
Most importantly the following is a holistic approach to maintaining your edge. Staying sharp and keeping your flow steady and strong. Eating well is a major part of it but not something that flies solo in staying healthy. I'm no expert but over the years have spent a lot of time personally fine tuning my lifestyle. These are things I like to do.
Famously easy way to improve digestive flow. More easily absorbed by the body which means faster hydration. There is no scientific evidence to suggest drinking lemon water in the morning improves digestion but it does create an appetite to contintue a fresh approach during the day.
I use the 750ml size Swell bottle. Keeps hot in winter for 12 hours and chill in summer for 24 hours. Sprig of mint is nice and also a digestion ally.
A fact rather than a shameless promotion! Fibrous, full of magnesium and ridiculously easier to digest than meat plus they taste better. Cooked beetroot, butternut pumpkin and zucchini are especially good for digestion, as are root vegetables.
Vegetables take between 30-50 mintutes to digest, pulse and grains about 2 hours. Too many pulses will not help you though. Meat takes about 12 hours (^&#!). Add leafy greens, herbs and evoo for extra goodness. Try splitting your meals half and half over a few hours.
I personally don't advocate eating meat at all or if so very, very rarely for a myriad of reasons of which I would be happy to talk about in person on market day. come and see me!
Eat more. Especially rocket mint, coriander, parsley and dill. Cooked kale is better than raw if you’re feeling the bloat.
Carter Were's Carter's Cookbook (soon to be released Dec 2019)
- follow her on instagram until then!
Especially good quality extra virgin olive oil & avocados. Reasons are obvious.
Packed with potassium which is awesome for smashing water retention and moving things along. High in fiber. Tasty with Coyo yoghurt and prunes.
Replacing a few evening meals with plain oats, raw honey & probiotic
yoghurt. I prefer Coyo because it has nothing added, just straight up coconut plus ABC probiotic cultures and tastes the best.
Oats are packed with melatonin and potassium, two things that help increase relaxation. Oats also cleanse the palate too and are easy on the digestive tract.
sauerkraut, kimchi & miso.
Movement melts the tension stuck in your muscles and joints and practised meditation and breathwork improves oxygen to the heart increasing blood flow thus improving digestion. Less stress is the best.
Asanas work to twist your torso, build strength in your core and encourage over all flow in the body. Yoga flow.
I am a member of One Hot Yoga in Potts Point. The studio is set at 37 degrees and the flow is slow, with longer held poses and definitely combines a mind and body workout. If you are keen to try a hot yoga practise be well hydrated beforehand and remember to breath! The heat is just a sensation and a deep calm breath will help overcome this.
Every Saturday when you pickup your whole foods there is an amazing opportunity to take your effort to the next level. The Locals Market is the only market in Australia that is located within a space that can improve your well-being in more ways than one. Paramount Recreation Club offers something for everyone.
They also run a 30 day trial for $30
Setting an intention for your motivations is the best way to begin and receiving direction from a meditation teacher is ultimately where you should begin.
Vedic mediation teacher's based in Sydney and respected worldwide.
So many apps, so little time! The word is out - mediation is the modern way to turn on, tune in, drop out. A few good ones to start with would be:
The Broadplace is a great place to start for approachable and relatable introduction to meditation with online workshops and e-books.
If you would like to further incorporate plants as medicine in your life I would only recommend connecting with Erin. A herbalist, nutritionist, health expert and wellness writer. She resides in Byron Bay but is regularly in clinic at Orchard Street in Bronte. She also conducts face-to-face appointments via Skype.
This is a sneaky one at the very end, a contentious subject. I don't drink and after 15 years of more than a little friendly nudge I just don't anymore and am a genius in hindsight. Yay for me and you're welcome to internally roll your eyes.
If you like a drink to chill then at least drink good quality wine. Life is too short to drink shit wine, I'm sure you've heard that before. Organise yourself and have a little stash so you don't have to hope for the best at the nearest bottle shop upon a recommendation from whoever is there on the night pushing a variety that they need to move.
One bottle of cheap and thoughtlessly made wine under the guise of a pretty label can surely turn all your other good intentions south especially in your gut. Towards the end of my drinking career I only purchased wine from Joel at DRNKS he only pushes the best organic or biodynamic, sourced from family-owned labels and is made with limited to no additives. You can then educate yourself a little in the long run and they can deliver the same day etc. Have fun and don't forget to hydrate.