Hi, I’m Bee and I live in Australia.

Food is my passion.  I love growing it, cooking it, preserving it and eating it. I love looking over fences to see  people’s fruit trees and vegie gardens. Food connects me to my heritage, my community, my family and this big blue Planet we live on. My food choices can be a political statement or a way of expressing my creativity. I love that feeling that comes from cooking a beautiful meal for people and then seeing how much they enjoy it as they eat it.  If I’m stressed I cook, if I’m relaxed I  garden.  Farmers’ markets fill me with happiness and cook books are my joy.

Welcome to Tales from a Well-Stocked Larder.  Make yourself a tea, have a bite to eat, enjoy the reading and stay for a little conversation….

18 Responses to About

  1. purebebe says:

    Hello there! Thank you for stopping by my site. I do plan to look around yours, too, as food is also one of my passions. 🙂 I love cooking from scratch and filling my kids’ bellies full of wholesome, healthy meals. -Heather

  2. Grant says:

    Great blog, Bee. Thanks for both taking the time to stop by FoodstuffMelb and post a comment. I’ve enjoyed reading my way round Tales from a Well-Stocked Larder and look forward to future posts. Enjoy!

    • Bee says:

      He Grant. thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you enjoyed yourself. You’ve got some great stuff over on FoodStuffMelb too – I’m glad I found it.

  3. joyrox says:

    Do the farmers’ markets tout their stuff as organic? The idea about the stuff being fresher makes good sense. I hate supermarket produce. The fruit often tastes like paper!! Don’t know what it’s like in Australia but it’s dire in UK.

    • Bee says:

      Hi Joyrox. I don’t know about all farmer’s markets but the ones I go to the farmers are either organic, biodynamic or what they call “low spray”. Farmers are vetted by the organisers of markets I go to before they are allowed to sell their produce. I also have quite lengthy discussions with some of the farmers about the systems they use to produce their food. My sister lived in the UK for a few years – she said the produce there was what turned her on to organic food. Here I think supermarket food quality is generally OK – well it sounds better than in the UK anyway- but it just goes bad relatively quickly because it may have taken a while to get from farm to the shelves. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. maidominna says:

    absolutely beautiful blog, I haven’t read much of it yet but I’ve bookmarked it and will return later. I’m lucky to have been raised in a family that appreciates good food so your blog really strikes a chord! I found your post on farmer’s markets particularly interesting since my parents have recently started going to more and more of them. Glad to see some instinctive arguments against farmers markets refuted!

  5. Hello Bee, getting ahead with the blog. But perhaps you can help me. How do you add pictures to your posts and get the picture to show? I tried adding a poster to my blog entry (Trek to the North Pole with Dwayne Fields) but it added the link. Not that that is a problem but when you click that link it opens in the same window instead of in a new window. What did you do to get your food pics to show as actual pictures? Thanks.


    • Bee says:

      Hi Joy, I’m glad your blog is going well. It’s not too difficult to add photos to your post but would take a little longer than a comment generally is. So I’ll send you an email.

  6. twistedvines says:

    Just found your blog…look forward to calling by and having a look around..!Happy blogging! Yvette

  7. Lovely to find another like minded soul… Great blog.

  8. Bee says:

    Hi cityhippyfarmgirl. Thanks for dropping by. It’s great how the internet allows all of us widely dispersed but like minded people to commune, isn’t it?

  9. epicurienne says:

    Hi Bee – I can see from a quick look around your site that you and I share a fascination for markets. Isn’t it great to find people on the other side of the world who share our passion for food? It’s one of the aspects of blogging that I like best. Will be back soon and meanwhile I think I’m going to try your salmon recipe this weekend. Those vegetables look divine.

    • Bee says:

      Welcome! I completely agree with you epicurienne. One of the reasons I started blogging was so I could connect with more people who shared my interests. I hope you enjoy the salmon.

  10. eremophila says:

    Lovely to connect with you Bee. Your writing and philosophy very thoughtful, and digestible – perfect to accompany home grown food.

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