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.

Home-grown taste of Italy

Vittorio Montebello's pasta dish, penne alla campagnola.

Vittorio Montebello's vegetable garden in Bungendore fuels a rich cooking experience.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Wed Apr 23 03:00:00 EST 2014

Seasonal offerings

With Palm Sunday leading the way to Easter, we'd like to start with some food for thought before suggesting gifts of kitchen garden boots, book, bag and herbs.

Good Food | Susan Parsons | Wed Apr 16 03:00:00 EST 2014

Festival of the tomato at Crace

It was all tomatoes on deck for a lively session of passata-making at the organic community garden in Crace.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Wed Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2014

Community grows as one

A book has been published to celebrate The Kingston Organic Community Garden's first five years, writes Susan Parsons.

Good Food | Susan Parsons | Wed Apr 02 03:00:00 EST 2014

Three to see in Monaro

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There is something about the Monaro with its peaks and plains, writes Susan Parsons.

Good Food | Susan Parsons | Wed Mar 26 03:00:00 EST 2014

The need for seed

Sam Robinson is likely to be the winner of the biggest tomato - his weighed 673 grams.

Good Food | Susan Parsons | Wed Mar 19 03:00:00 EST 2014

Permaculture's healthy harvest

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As part of the permaculture ethos, many plants are allowed to go to seed and beds are not vigorously weeded, writes Susan Parsons.

Good Food | Susan Parsons | Wed Mar 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

Canberra and coast

On a posting to Washington DC in 1991 Bronwyn Rose's love of edible gardens was piqued, Susan Parsons writes.

Good Food | Susan Parsons | Wed Mar 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Breaking new ground at Holder

Susan McCarthy found more than she bargained for on holiday in Saigon in January.

Good Food | Susan Parsons | Wed Feb 26 03:00:00 EST 2014

Rich harvest reward of tender care

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For Suri Talip, gardening has a spiritual side, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Wed Feb 19 00:01:00 EST 2014

Backyard bounty in Queanbeyan

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Slow Food members John and Lorraine Bockwinkel take us on a tour of their burgeoning Queanbeyan garden.

Good Food | Susan Parsons | Wed Feb 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Chooks, herbs and apricot wine

Sigrid Drescher and Rodney Therkelsen's organic garden.

Sigrid Drescher and Rodney Therkelsen open their organic garden in Yass this weekend. Kitchen Garden checks out their sustainable town block.

Good Food | Susan Parsons | Wed Jan 29 03:00:00 EST 2014

Queen of marmalade: cumquat

In my rounds of Canberra's kitchen gardens I often see cumquat shrubs.

Good Food | Susan Parsons | Wed Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2014

Farrer school's a hotbed of green activity

More than 300 children at Farrer Primary School are blossoming thanks to its Environment Centre.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Wed Jan 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Step closer for ACT's sustainable city farm

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The Canberra City Farm's quest for a garden hub is a step closer to reality, writes Susan Parsons.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Wed Dec 18 03:00:00 EST 2013

Jam from a wild rose

Homemade rose petal jam.

France Meyer, the youngest of seven daughters, was born in France while her parents were on holiday, and raised in their home in Agadir, Morocco.

Good Food | Susan Parsons | Wed Dec 11 03:00:00 EST 2013

Our nutritious harvest

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Susan Parsons shares some tasty edibles that are rich are nutrients

Food News | Susan Parsons | Wed Dec 04 03:00:00 EST 2013

Santa's kitchen ideas

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For gardeners with a kitchen bent, here is a Christmas tree of gift ideas, writes Susan Parsons.

Christmas Gifts | Susan Parsons | Wed Nov 27 03:00:00 EST 2013

Crace community plot cultivates friendships

A flourishing organic community garden is nurturing a sense of The Good Life.

Food News | Susan Parsons | Wed Nov 20 03:00:00 EST 2013

Campbell's tomato king shares his secrets

What's the secret behind Adrian van Leest's success?

Food News | Susan Parsons | Wed Nov 13 03:00:00 EST 2013