Category Archives: Health

Welcome to 2013

Hello everyone, How are you?  I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing Christmas-New Year period.  At Chez Bee it was all about family, friends and food.  Oh and soaking up the way that time seems to slow down … Continue reading

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New organic magazine find

In the peacefulness of the week between Christmas and New Year I took myself off to my local library.  I was looking for light reading, you know, books to flick through, magazines, nothing to strenuous, maybe a light novel at … Continue reading

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Baked salmon deliciousness

Last weekend I missed my usual Farmers’ Market  because I had to work all day Saturday. They are only on every two weeks in my area so missing one means 4 weeks between visits.  And this week I was having … Continue reading

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Shove the diet, it’s food culture all the way

Last week I was listening to one of my favourite food podcasts, Good Food and they had an interesting guest on.  Dr Thomas Robinson and his team research ways to ensure people eat healthily and stay within a healthy weight … Continue reading

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Home economics of farmer’s markets

When people find out we shop at farmer’s markets I get a number of responses but one of the most common is “we’d love to do that, but it’s too expensive”.  So I thought I’d do a little verbal analysis … Continue reading

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A farmer’s market cornucopia: August

We buy most of our fresh produce from farmer’s markets.  There are two that are close enough, big enough and are real farmer’s markets with stalls manned by the farmers or their family that it is worth our while frequenting … Continue reading

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Healthier Toasted Muesli

I love eating muesli for breakfast (or granola when I’m visiting the US).  The toasted stuff. Only problem is it’s laden with fat and sugar.  So I came up with my own toned down version.  By my reckoning it only … Continue reading

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Lunch quest

Have you noticed a bit of a theme on my blog?  That I seem slightly obsessed by all things breakfasty and brunchy? I have decided that blogging shows up your inner obsessions that you didn’t even realise you have. 🙂 … Continue reading

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Plastics and BPA

Finally, it seems that Australia is waking up to Bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics and it’s endocrine disrupting effects.  A number of major chain stores have just agreed to voluntarily phase out BPA in baby bottles.  It’s a start.

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Ode to my cast-iron pan

A number of years back when I was looking for a new frypan, a lady in a department store told me that teflon pans were perfectly safe as long as you didn’t heat them any hotter than the temperature water … Continue reading

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