Susan Parsons

Susan Parsons


Susan Parsons is a Canberra-based writer. She writes the weekly Kitchen Garden column for Canberra's Food and Wine magazine.

Why the Kidston family set down roots in the heritage area of Ainslie

Susan Parsons reveals why Dimity and Jamie Kidston are loving their kitchen garden in Canberra.

Eat Out | Susan Parsons | Tue Oct 06 23:45:00 EST 2015

Susan Parsons: How to grow a one kilogram tomato in Canberra

Can Mario Serenellini of Canberra grow giant tomatoes again this season? Susan Parsons reveals his variety and she starts her annual spring giveaway.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Sep 29 23:45:00 EST 2015

Dynamic bee-keeper Sam Malfroy is making a buzz in Canberra

Sam Malfroy with his nectar of the gods.

Susan Parsons reveals why the Canberra Organic Growers Society's plot at O'Connor has become a hive of biodynamic activity.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Sep 22 23:45:00 EST 2015

Down the Garden Path: Discover the Ainslie Food Cookbook, and steam-punk garden

PJ's muffins by Nova Inkpen.

You can't afford to miss David and Yvette Salt's amazing garden and taste delights from an Ainslie cookbook at a fundraising event planned for Corroboree Park.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Sep 15 23:45:00 EST 2015

Do you fear pollution in your Canberra garden? VegeSafe's soil test might help

Soil contamination is a kitchen gardener's worst nightmare, but a university testing program may offer a solution.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Aug 25 23:45:00 EST 2015

Meet Barbara Wheeler: Canberra's ultimate kitchen gardener

Barbara Wheeler's kitchen garden produce.

Barbara Wheeler is a true champion of Canberra's kitchen garden movement, and she even lets people tour her Watson garden to glean ideas.

Food News,Cook | Susan Parsons | Tue Aug 18 23:45:00 EST 2015

Pod Food chef Matt Breis serves home-grown produce for patrons in Pialligo

Roast portobello mushroom, kale goat's cheese mousse and mushroom cream.

Susan Parsons meets Matt Breis, head chef at Pod Food, who embraces the kitchen garden ethos for patrons.

Food News,Cook | Susan Parsons | Tue Aug 11 23:45:00 EST 2015

Canberra kitchen gardener Rosie Stevens shares her panforte recipe

Panforte is a traditional Italian dessert containing fruits and nuts.

Susan Parsons meets Rosie Stevens, who says she was fortunate to be born into a family with great passion for gardening.

Cook | Susan Parsons | Tue Aug 04 23:45:00 EST 2015

Susan Parsons: Tracey Ryan of Ainslie wins eco-warrior title

Susan Parsons meets Tracey Ryan of Ainslie who won the Food & Wine eco-tips competition for her recycling innovation.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Jul 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

Why Wendy McMurdo seeks the 'Contented life' from her Mawson garden in Canberra

Chris Milner holds 14-week-old Chook while Wendy McMurdo prepares  soil for planting.

Why Wendy McMurdo of Mawson seeks to share her ethos of sustainable edible gardens, foraging and resourceful living through her blog, Contented life.

Food News,Cook | Susan Parsons | Tue Jul 21 23:45:00 EST 2015

It's a matter of survival: ACT group fights to save the honey bee

Save the bees campaigner Julie Armstrong of Duffy displays a basket of bee-friendly winter-flowering plants.

There's more to bees than just honey. Susan Parsons explains why Julie Armstrong has started the ACT for Bees group.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Jul 14 23:45:00 EST 2015

Have bike, will eat: Meet Canberra's forager who peddles a nutritious food cycle

Susan Hutchinson of Lyneham is a Canberra forager of a very different kind.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Jul 07 23:45:00 EST 2015

Susan Parsons: Meet Canberra's biodynamic kitchen gardeners

Canberra Biodynamic Gardeners are spreading the word about sustainable edible gardens.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Jun 30 23:45:00 EST 2015

Petra Cram spreads the word about making organic compost for Canberra gardeners


Susan Parsons meets Rivett gardener Petra Cram, who advocates feeding the garden, so the garden will feed you.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Jun 23 23:45:00 EST 2015

Canberra's Indigenous gardener Adam Shipp reaps rewards at Greening Australia

Adam Shipp admires some freshly dug daisy yams.

Adam Shipp has been growing some tasty treats at the Koori bush tucker garden at Aranda.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Jun 16 23:45:00 EST 2015

Susan Parsons: Red winter treats to warm the cockles of Canberrans

Pumpkin potimarron grown from Diggers seed.

To warm you up for winter we wanted to share some hot tips themed on the colour red.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Jun 09 23:45:00 EST 2015

Susan Parsons: Sustainability at heart of Jane Dickenson's 'experimental' garden

Jane Dickenson, Dave Anderson, Kerri Anderson and Ruby O'Hart in their compact garden.

From home-reared chooks to growing Tuscan black kale, Jane Dickenson of Theodore, is a fitting tribute to the United Nations World Environment Day.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Wed May 27 11:10:41 EST 2015

Susan Parsons: Pialligo plot is Molly Johnson and Tom Reid's great escape

 Tom Reid of Braddon grows great carrots at his garden plot in Pialligo.

One-bedroom apartment owners Molly Johnson and Tom Reid really dig their Pialligo lot, which provides them with great ingredients for winter recipes such as slow-roasted pork.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

Patricia Georgee, Richard Horobin reap rewards from Cotter plots in Canberra

Richard Horobin checks out the edible weeds growing in the Cotter garden compost heap.

Susan Parsons meets Patricia Georgee and her husband, Richard Horobin, who are reaping wonderful harvests from long-established Cotter plots, and their own Curtin garden.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue May 19 23:45:00 EST 2015

Minders of Tuggeranong Homestead: Jenny Horsfield nurtures Canberra heritage

Jenny and Rob Horsfield have spent 30 years nurturing their kitchen garden in Kambah and Jenny is also an avid supporter of the Minders of Tuggeranong Homestead group.

Food News,Cook | Susan Parsons | Tue May 12 23:45:00 EST 2015