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The Grocer: Star Anise

This distinct spice has a variety of uses that you may not have ever considered. A pinch of star anise can add a unique element to your home-cooked dishes and kitchen experiments. more

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The Grocer: Dandelion Greens

The prettiest of weeds, the dandelion is tempting to pick, if only to simply to blow on its delicate globe head, sending the seeds floating into the breeze. But this common weed is also edible, and with it growing prolifically in backyards around the globe, it’s a quick and easy way to add a dose of greenery to any home-cooked meal. more

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Become food waste aware with Salvage Supperclub

The issue of food waste is a big one – from the farmer to the supermarket to your plate, up to 40% of food gets wasted. Studying design for social innovation at university with a focus on waste reduction, Brooklyn-based Josh Treuhaft began a supperclub with a difference, using salvaged foods to prepare a six-course dining experience. Held each month in Williamsburg, Salvage Supperclub utilises food donated by local stores and farm stands that have been slated as trash due to being overripe, wonky or bruised. At the supperclub, guests are invited to sit at a long table set inside a repurposed dumpster for $50 a head. more

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Eggcettera: a free-range love story

Founded in 2014 by Tim Somes and Nick Proud, Eggcettera is a free-range egg farm located near Allora in southern Queensland. Commencing as a small plot of about 80 hens supplying eggs to an office in Brisbane, Eggcettera has since grown, expanding into a bigger venture while maintaining its focus on sustainable farming. more

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The Grocer: Wasabi

While we may all have a moment in our history where we foolishly overindulged in wasabi for the first time, those who recovered post-tears to try the fiery green paste again will find it an essential ingredient in any Japanese meal. more

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Around the world in 13 urban rooftop farms

Open space in cities is shrinking and density is rising. But while living on a tiny pocket of land may be necessary, urban dwellers are also seeking a connection to nature and see empty concrete rooftops as potential greenscapes. Not only does the rooftop farm offer fresher, more nutritious food with diminished food miles, but these gardens in the sky too provide insulation for buildings and conquer the urban heat island effect. Here’s a quick glimpse at the range of rooftop farms operating around the globe to perhaps inspire your own patch. more