Monday, January 3, 2011

Food Philosophy

The purpose of this blog is to share my food philosophy and to hopefully help people to understand better ways of farming, gardening, cooking and eating. I am confident that the leading cause of disease today is our food. We need to eat healthy nutritous food to lead healthy lives. One way to ensure that we are eating healthy food is to eat food that is produced without or with minimal chemicals. You either need to buy it or produce it yourself. I do produce a lot of our own food but I know that not everyone can. What I would like you to do though is to think about where the food you buy has come from. How was it produced? How far did it have to travel to your local shop? These are the two main questions you need to consider, however when you consider how it was produced, you need to think about so many things: organic, biodynamic, pasture fed, chemical free, hormone free, free range, and the list goes on. Hopefully through this blog you will get a better understanding of these two questions and can then make your own decisions. The food we grow on our farm at the moment includes: beef, chicken, duck, pork, vegetables, milk and eggs. We aren't self sufficient, and it would be difficult to be so as I enjoy cooking too much and need ingredients that I can't grow. I am passionate about food - from growing it, to cooking it, to eating it. I will share my adventures in these endeavours - from sharing recipes to just sharing my experiences.


  1. Hi Lucy,
    Congratulations on your Blog. We went to Calliope shopping yesterday as it was our first chance to cross the flooded Boyne River for 10 days. It occurred to us at the supermarket that had no bread, no Milk and no meat that we as a society were actually digging a huge hole in times of crisis. We however didnt need any of those essential items as we are supplying all our own milk, butter and cream, and all our own meat, chicken turkey, duck, lamb, pork and beef and since the floods we have began making bread. What a wonderfully rewarding experience to have for lunch, Bread, Ham, butter and Mango chutney all made by our own hands.
    We will continue to support Healty farming, healthy food as we believe it is fundamental to our health and well being.
    Thank You
    Bill & Toni

  2. Thanks for your support and comments. The floods have certainly highlighted out need to provide some of our own food. Even in the city, you can grow a few vegies! Although, I suppose if you were in a flood zone, they would now be under water!!!

  3. Gee, Bill & Toni, I want to come eat at your house, the ham sandwich with mango chutney sounds devine.