Fresh Culinary Herbs For Hospitality

February 2012

Visit our next destination... Click on Eco Abode above or to the right of page in LINKS below. Please note NWHT business will not continue there. But join us as we start our new edible garden & home from scratch. Share your garden ideas, help others as we learn & grow together.

August 10, 2011.

How quickly plans change...

It is with much disappointment that we have decided not to continue selling herbs this season because we are moving to Launceston.

Although the business won't continue there, herbs will be the first thing to go in along with a new orchard & veggie garden. We only wish we could relocate everything from here.

We have had a great time growing fantastic herbs & meeting many friendly people passionate about Tasmanian fresh produce. Thank you to all who have been so
inspiring & supported us.

Rob & Fiona.


Fresh Culinary Herbs grown @ Somerset. We are privileged to live near the coast with sea views, breezes and a mild climate in the beautiful red soil farmland of North West Tasmania.

Our passion for herbs has been addictive for over 20 years. Establishing in 2008, we're selectively growing the most popular culinary herbs along with a few unique ones & continue to trial. Cutting our herbs, we get a buzz knowing that our best has been done to provide the freshest quality with care taken to wash, pack & deliver within the shortest time possible.

We aim to produce a good selection & consistent supply as the business grows. Bunches are cut fresh to order & are large catering /restaurant quantity. Our season runs from around October through to May. All is dependent on the weather but that doesn't mean we stop ...We do have a rest over Winter & do all the exciting paperwork etc but we're also preparing for the coming season.

The herb garden is evolving and we are always learning and making improvements. We are environmentally responsible using biodegradable & or compostable packaging & use farm practices as close to organic as possible.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

All Things Lemon !

Zesty Citrus Herbs & Aromas

I have just a bit of an obsession with anything citrus. I love anything with the aromatic citrus zing. Lemon Thyme, Lemon Grass, Lemon & Lime Basil, Lemon Verbena, all Citrus Trees & Lemon Myrtle to start.

Really looking forward to our lemon tree (now laden with fruit), Limes - Kaffir / Tahitian & Kumquat trees maturing.....patience !

Our kaffir lime leaf trees are young at the moment but we hope they grow well in the tunnel.We freeze our leaves when they are at their best, so easy to throw into curries / Thai recipes from the freezer (they keep for what seems a long time without deteriorating). There's some fruit on the trees now so looking forward to using the zest & juice.

Preserved lemons & limes, curds, together with marinades & dressings are always an option but my favourite is lemon & lime plenty of those coming up. Always a good way to use our excess free range chook eggs up too. May even try one with the duck eggs. Lately the ducks have been laying under the sage row & one is sitting on eggs on pumpkin hill. Every morning is like Easter seeing where the eggs pop up next.The new ponds are almost full so a paradise for the ducks.

The Lemon Grass is doing well after being flattened in last years  storm and some will be recovered & big enough by this coming Summer. I have babied the Lemon Scented Myrtles grown from seed (3% germination rate) quite precious now, just over a year old. So I hope they cope with the coming Winter in the tunnel. Great dried & ground for fish & chicken. I sprinkle over a roast chicken, good with fish, in marinades, with game - wallaby etc, use fresh as a tea.........(Lemon Verbena can be used in the same way). 

The aroma reminds me of orange coloured twisted barley sugar lollies I had as a child, a strong sweet lemony scent. We can only wait now ...I know they will never grow as fast or as big as the one in our old backyard but we're just very lucky to have some in Tasmania. It's always good to try different flavours & not to stick with the norm. You often hear people say "I don't like that" food but most have never even tried it ! (they don't know what they are missing) on way.