Southern Highlands Cookbook

Posted by on July 24, 2018

A local childcare centre in the Southern Highlands created a cookbook made of delicious family recipes. Proceeds from each cookbook sold was donated back to OzHarvest. Check out one of the recipes below for Chocolate Semolina from the Czech Republic.

Warm Cuddle Chocolate Semolina
This recipe has been handed down three generations so far on Wayne’s Czech Republic side. It’s important to us because back when our grandparents were growing they had many hard challenges compared to what our kids have now. They had to deal with World War II and the great depression, and food, money and warmth was hard to come by. In the back country (Czech) it snowed and was cold. Wayne’s grandfather to this day always tells us how you cannot give your children enough cuddles. You never know when the last cuddle may be and this dish reminds us of a Warm Cuddle.

Serves 3-4
5 min prep time

800 ml milk
65g semolina
75g  chocolate
50g caster sugar
Few drops vanilla essence

Heat 750ml milk

Cook semolina in the milk for 15-20 minutes

Grate chocolate, add the remaining 50ml milk and heat until melted

Stir in the semolina, add sugar and vanilla essence

OzHarvest Tree of Goodness back in Adelaide Central Market

Posted by on December 12, 2014

Starting on the 18th of December, the OzHarvest Tree of Goodness will be back in the Adelaide Central Market to spread the OzHarvest love with Christmas shoppers during the ‘seven days of goodness’ before Christmas.

The Tree of Goodness is a fun way for market-goers to share some ‘food love’ this season – decorating The Tree during the last Market trading days before Christmas helps to put nutritious food on the tables of people in Adelaide that need it.

We will have a brightly coloured market stall where people can visit the Tree of Goodness, donate or purchase a Christmas gift and help to decorate the tree with yellow. For every item purchased or donation made, a decoration will be added to the tree, highlighting the number of meals contributed.

“Absolutely every dollar counts. Every dollar donated means we can deliver two more meals for men, women and children in our community who are doing it tough” said Hayley Everuss, State Manager of OzHarvest.

The aim of the Tree of Goodness is to make it easy for market-goers to embrace their generous spirit and help to nourish their community this season.

“It’s a bit of fun and it’s also very visual, you can literally see the tree becoming more and more festive in response to community goodwill,” Hayley added.

The OzHarvest Tree of Goodness market stall will be located next to SAMTASS at the Gouger Street end of the Market from Thursday morning 18 December until Christmas Eve. Market-goers can chat with volunteers in OzHarvest yellow, make a donation or purchase one of the items available which make fabulous Christmas gifts that keep on giving.

Items available for purchase include the newly released OzHarvest Cookbook ‘Urban Harvest’ which includes recipes from 50 top Australian chefs, as well as OzHarvest Tea Towels, Shopping Bags, Aprons, Key rings and – new this year – Gingerbread Cookies in the shape of a little OzHarvest food truck.

Thank you so much to the Adelaide Central Market and the stallholders for their ongoing support. Since we started collecting food surplus from the Market in June 2011 they have delivered more than 100,000 meals to people in need.

We look forward to seeing you all in the Market in the days leading up to Christmas to spread the OzHarvest love and season’s greetings!

OzHarvest releases second cookbook – Urban Harvest

Posted by on November 8, 2014

Celebrating 10 years this year, OzHarvest has delivered 30 million meals to Australians in need, rescued 10,000 tonnes of good quality surplus food and are now celebrating the release of their second cookbook Urban Harvest.

Applauding kitchen gardens of all shapes and sizes, Urban Harvest features 100 delicious food-rescue recipes from 50 of the country’s most celebrated chefs including Guillame Brahimi, Matt Moran and Neil Perry, who share their personal journeys in the kitchen (and garden), inspiring every day cooks with meals that can be easily created at home.

A second addition to the OzHarvest cookbook collection, with the first cookbook self-titled OzHarvest Cookbook, Urban Harvest takes inspiration from the home gardens, vertical walls, community gardens and chefs’ kitchen gardens that are springing up in cities all over the world.

Founder and CEO of OzHarvest, Ronni Kahn, said the new book hopes to inspire people, families and communities to embrace local and seasonal produce, reduce food waste and to get involved in growing their own produce.

“Urban Harvest aims to encourage all Australians to get involved in growing, learning and cooking delicious and nutritious food.

“Kids are the future of our precious world. Now more than ever before, it is so important we educate the next generation on where their food comes from, the importance of reducing food waste, food sustainability and the resources it takes to get food on our plate. Plus every book sold allows OzHarvest to deliver more meals!” said Kahn.

Also included in Urban Harvest is an interview with Costa Georgiadis, celebrity landscape architect and television personality who shares his tips on growing your own produce, no matter the size of your garden.

Lovingly created by Frost* collective, the creative group under the guidance of CEO and Executive Creative Director, Vince Frost pulled together a top team of writers, editors, stylists, food photographers and paper merchants, to volunteer their services to produce Urban Harvest free of cost including top food photographers Anson Smart, Dieu Tan, Luisa Brimble, Craig Wall and Sooti Tan.

Each beautifully styled, lovingly captured and colourful page from the cookbook oozes passion, dedication and love from this top team of collaborators.

This hardcover 300-page cookbook is a must-buy for anyone interested in starting an urban garden at home and experiencing the journey from seed to plate – not to mention the perfect gift for Christmas.

All proceeds from the book will go directly to OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue charity that redistributes good quality surplus food and delivers it to more than 600 charities across Australia, providing food to vulnerable women, children and men.

OzHarvest can provide two meals for every $1 donated, so for every book purchased, 120 meals can be delivered to those in need. This is the gift that keeps on giving.

Urban Harvest is available for Christmas pre-sale orders at the OzHarvest Soul Shop RRP$60 or by calling OzHarvest on 1800 108 006.


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