Good Food - Susan Parsons

Susan Parsons

Writer

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

Rick and Jane Smyth's communal gardens

Rick Smyth in his vegetable patch in Narrabundah.

Rick and Jane Smyth love sharing, so they helped create a wonderful communal garden in Narrabundah, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Sep 30 23:45:00 EST 2014

Beans: A bed full of sex without strings

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A bed full of sex without strings beans and a Nimmitabel garden book caught the attention of Susan Parsons this week.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Sep 23 23:45:00 EST 2014

Canberra's king of compost reveals his secrets

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Rodger Gorey, of Torrens, has created a worm-wriggling mixture that is perfect for our plants in the capital.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Sep 16 23:45:00 EST 2014

Prince Charles' Highgrove gardens inspire Canberra couple

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Prince Charles' Highgrove gardens inspires John and Danielle Hyndes of Gundaroo.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Sep 09 23:45:00 EST 2014

Aquaponics: Edwina Robinson shares her secrets

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Edwina Robinson, a landscape architect who resides in O'Connor, has dipped her toes into something very different.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Sep 02 23:45:00 EST 2014

Small Space Organics: Josh Byrne is a tasteful read

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A book on creating edible home gardens is ideal for like-minded Canberrans, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Aug 26 23:45:00 EST 2014

City of food: How Canberra can feed itself

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A couple in Watson are championing the cause of urban agriculture, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Aug 19 23:45:00 EST 2014

Harvest exhibition in Brisbane whets appetite

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To escape winter's chill, readers should visit Brisbane to feast on the celebration of food in art, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Aug 12 23:45:00 EST 2014

Chinese gardens a fertile ground for Canberra region

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Chinese market gardens in the Canberra region have a telling history of community spirit.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Tue Aug 05 23:45:00 EST 2014

Greg Johnson's science behind Canberra gardens

Greg Johnson with his early editions of  <i>Canberra Gardener</i> and home-made pumpkin scones.

Greg Johnson, of Aranda, has had a deep connection with all things plants since the age of nine, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Mon Jul 28 00:15:00 EST 2014

Seaweed and algae are to dive for

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Catching on to the benefits of seaweed or algae is a welcome sea change, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Mon Jul 14 17:55:03 EST 2014

Chinese gardens boost Celestial City exhibition

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The establishment of market gardens for the Celestial City exhibition reveal the historic importance of Chinese produce for more than 100 years.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Mon Jul 07 08:55:44 EST 2014

Superfoods: Lost crops of the Incas are missing link

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Jill Gready, of the ANU, is on the hunt for produce that has huge genetic potential, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Mon Jun 30 10:59:54 EST 2014

Gabrielle Tryon's French kitchen garden

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Historic research was unearthed and French connections were tapped into with wonderful results, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Mon Jun 23 16:29:04 EST 2014

Food foraging tips for Canberrans

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Kathryn Stuparich, mother of three and a keen permaculturist, shares her foraging tips with Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Mon Jun 16 15:01:56 EST 2014

A walk on the Wyld side

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Dianne McGowan, of Red Hill, reveals her unique home-made products for food markets.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Mon Jun 09 10:27:32 EST 2014

Sunflower avenues adorn Oracle building

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So who is the mystery gardener who cares for sunflowers at the Oracle building in Northbourne Avenue?

Food News | Susan Parsons | Mon Jun 02 14:06:40 EST 2014

Cooma garden secrets revealed by the Robertsons

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Mark and Helen Robertson live on a large block in north Cooma, where they have been for 20 years.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Mon May 26 17:04:35 EST 2014

Secret to growing feijoas in Canberra

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Exceptionally large feijoas by Canberra standards are being grown by a Downer resident.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Mon May 19 10:55:31 EST 2014

How to grow wasabi in Canberra

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Harvey Marchant shares the secrets of growing and making wasabi in the capital.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Wed May 14 18:28:21 EST 2014