RUNNING IN THE FAMILY

RUNNING IN THE FAMILY

We get orders for heirloom tomatoes a number of times each season here at Sofresh, and I always find them intriguing to look at when they arrive at our warehouse (ie. a quick quality check in the chiller room). They’re pretty and at the same time a little strange...
WHY IS IT CALLED LADIES’ FINGERS?

WHY IS IT CALLED LADIES’ FINGERS?

A dear, long-time friend of mine recently posted on her Facebook page a mouthwatering picture of an okra dish she’d created. Not only did the pixels jump right off the screen and grab my eyeballs by their sockets, Jean also freely shared the “oh-so-easy” recipe to her...
IT’S ALL IN THE SEED (WELL, MOSTLY)

IT’S ALL IN THE SEED (WELL, MOSTLY)

It seems I’ve been doing it wrong all this time! I’ve been hacking out the most important part and dumping it: so many years of utter waste! A friend once told me he watched a group of tourists eating mangosteen for the first time at our famous Newton Circus hawker...
WHAT NOW, 2016?

WHAT NOW, 2016?

I have to admit that I’ve been struggling to write this blog entry. No, that’s getting quite far ahead of myself. I’ve been struggling to think of what I should write about – the brilliant idea, the blockbuster topic to start 2016 with – so in reality, I’m actually...