Author Archives: The Stock Merchant

In The Kitchen With: What To Cook’s Sophie Thompson

Sophie Thompson is one-half of the father-daughter team behind What To Cook, a subscription based cooking website. Soph and her dad, Andrew, turn out incredible recipes (we’re looking at you Vietnamese prawn rice paper rolls!) each day to help you avoid … Continue reading

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Tara’s Tips for Feeding Babies

We recently had a chat with Tara, the university-qualified nutritionist and all round wonder-woman behind The Nutrition Guru and The Chef. Between being a mum to her adorable Lucy-Belle and setting ridiculous food myths straight, we’re not quite sure how she finds time … Continue reading

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Stock and Bone Broth – what’s the difference?

Stock. Bone Broth. Kissing cousins. Similar. Interchangeable, yet still not quite the same. What is the real difference between the two? Whilst there’s no huge contrast between our Bone Broth and Stock varieties, there are a few significant differences that venture beyond … Continue reading

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Ginger and Miso Poached Salmon

Shiitake and salmon fillet are a match made in heave. According to The Flavour Thesaurus, it’s something about that ‘forest floor mustiness’ of the ‘shrooms that brings out the earthy flavours of oil fish. All we know is that this … Continue reading

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Three Steps to Understanding Umami

We’ve got a new stock in the family. You might have heard; it’s our Umami Rich Mushroom Stock and it adds remarkable depth of flavour to any dish in which stock is called for. But what even is umami, and … Continue reading

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Garlicky Rainbow Chard with Lemon and Parmesan

A quick and easy stovetop side dish that’s at home with nearly any meal and a great way to use up leftover stock. Throw an egg on top for an quick and delicious breakfast. Garlicky Rainbow Chard with Lemon and … Continue reading

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What To Do With Leftover Stock

What to do with leftover stock Food waste. If there’s one thing that grinds our gears, throwing out perfectly good food that could have easily been re-purposed would have to be it. Buying stock also be tricky because required amounts … Continue reading

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12 Delicious Ways to Support Small Businesses This Christmas

Alarmingly, 70 cents of every dollar spent in Australia ends up in the pockets of Coles and Woolworths. We’re under the impression that we need to shop in supermarkets and their affiliate stores for reasons of convenience, variety and price. … Continue reading

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Roast Beet, Red Wine and Parmesan Risotto

Rich, earthy beets mingle with sharp Parmesan in this speedy weeknight dish. Whilst risotto does tend to monopolise attention in the kitchen, what you give in twenty minutes of monotonous stirring you gain in a gloriously creamy, tender finished product. … Continue reading

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Cheddar Polenta with Wilted Greens, Eggs and Pesto

This is the perfect sort of thing to make when you’ve invited your gluten intolerant and/or vegetarian friends over for brunch and are trying to reconcile the idea of a weekend breakfast sans bread or bacon. Cook the eggs however … Continue reading

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