2 September 2014

Scrambled Tofu

Recipe by Gina Fenech

This is a delicious cruelty free breakfast option. It's great served on toast with tomato sauce, or with veggie sausages, beans and hash browns for an indulgent cooked breakfast or brunch.

Here we've served it on a toasted English muffin with a grilled portobello mushroom and tomato wedges.







28 August 2014

Tasmania Headed for Salty New Venture


Written by Katy Rohl
For thousands of years salt production has been a profitable industry. Now, after receiving approval, Alice Laing and Chris Manson are set to begin a new venture of salt flake production in Mayfield Point, Swansea. Although previous attempts have been made on salt production in this area, the partnership is hopeful that they will have success in their endeavors.

Based in a shed on the East Coast of Tasmania Laing and Manson are gearing up to create a great quality sea salt from the clear waters for the first time in almost 2 centuries. The pair is hoping to have more success than James Radcliffe, who in 1830 operated a salt works in the same area for just over a decade before it was forced to close business.

20 August 2014

Cost of Natural Disasters Could Double in the Next 6 Years


Written by Emma Luimes
The cost of natural disasters could double in the next six years according to research conducted by The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre.

The ABC reported that emergency workers have been warned that the intense weather Tasmania experienced in the last few weeks could become more common.

The CRC report recommends that funding for natural disasters needs to be reviewed because of the “recent trends in the costs for natural disasters in Australia”.

Australia has not reviewed its disaster funding arrangements since 2002.

The report says there is a “critical need” to continue research into the impacts of locked-in climate change and demographic changes.

18 August 2014

Chickpea, Lentil, Quinoa and Spinach Stew


Recipe by Gina Fenech
Serves: 2-3
Cooking Time: 25min

Ingredients:

14 August 2014

Botanists Fight to Save Tasmanian Ancient Root


Written by Katy Rohl
Lomatia Tasmanica, more commonly known as King’s Holly has been making headlines recently as potentially the worlds oldest plant. Scientists have recently been working relentlessly to attempt to replenish this endangered species and save King’s Holly from extinction.

Tasmanian explorer Denny King first uncovered the ancient species, Lomatia Tasmanica, in 1937. However, at the time, it was unclear as to the incredible age and rarity of this marvelous discovery. According to Greg Jordan from the University of Tasmania, “definitely to date it’s probably the best candidate for the oldest plant in the World.” It is believed that this unique plant is at least 43,000 years old. Therefore, Tasmanian botanists are working tirelessly to implement an intensive breeding program within Tasmania’s Royal Botanic Gardens for the root in the hopes of returning the species from its endangered status. This breeding program began in 2004 and botanists are still working to perfect the reproduction of the species.

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