All Natural Easter Eggs

I love these ideas if you’re wanting Natural food dyes for deep, rich, earthy coloured Easter eggs! Aren’t they beautiful? Anything from wine to onion skins can be used as an all natural dye. All you need to do is put the eggs in boiling water with your desired “natural dye” and boil away for 8 – 10mins. Your natural dye could be coffee, wine, red cabbage, spinach leaves, grated carrots, beetroots, onion skin, cranberry juice or anything else that you fancy. Great way to get the family together over Easter and create something different.

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Another great idea if your wanting Natural food dyes and earthy Easter ideas these are beautiful.  Find the instructions here.

If you like things natural make sure to check out our web-shop! We produce & sell 100% Australian made Eucalyptus Oil & other great natural products as well.  Buy Australian Made today.

 

Thanks to Megan for sharing this fantastic idea on this link. You will find other great ways to naturally dye your eggs here!

For other great natural products see our Online Store.

EASTER EGG DYE COLOR CHART – MCCORMICK

The above picture  is from McCormick and it is a very handy cheat sheet for Easter and mixing colours.

Sustainable Emu Farming – Working together supporting SA

We are proud to be associated with Wayne from Southern Emu and Andrew Fielke from Tuckeroo.  We have had a long association with Andrew and his Australian Native Produce. Andrew has developed a great new range of Emu Meat products that are available at Emu Ridge on Kangaroo Island. Wayne has been farming emus for over 20 years and we are proud to support this South Aussie battler, promoting, bottling and selling his Emu Oil. It truly is an amazing 100% pure natural Australian Product, which is what Emu Ridge is all about!

Emu Ridge believes in farming our natural resources in a sustainable way, promoting and selling PURE NATURAL AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTS.

You may find these 2 links interesting about Emu Oil  – Australian Emu Oil and more Interesting facts about Emu Oil

You can also purchase our Emu Oil here.

 You can purchase our Emu Oil here.
OUTBACK SCENE: Wayne Piltz, Southern Emu, Moorook, with some of the emus on-farm.

 OUTBACK SCENE: Wayne Piltz, Southern Emu, Moorook, with some of the emus on-farm.

Australian emu meat is making its way to more plates, after a partnership between a producer and a chef translated to more retail opportunities.

Southern Emu director Wayne Piltz, Moorok, who farms emus with son Darryn, has been in the emu industry for more than two decades and said it has been through some tumultuous times.

“I was involved in the initial build-up in the early to mid 1990s,” he said. “At that stage there were more than 100 farms. I found out last year that I’m the only licensed emu farm left in SA.”

In the past year, Wayne has teamed up with chef and native food enthusiast Andrew Fielke to supply emu meat for his Tuckeroo food brand.

While Wayne is celebrating the news of the meat partnership, he said the primary income in emus remains from oil.

“A kilogram of emu fat is worth three or four times a kilogram of meat,” he said.

The birds are killed at an abattoir at Wycheproof, Vic, which is about about an 800-kilometre round-trip, but is the closest facility available.

Wayne sells half the fat to the abattoir with the other half rendered into emu oil, with the majority of the Southern Emus oil sold to the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery on Kangaroo Island.

At one stage, the farm ran up to 2000 birds, but this year Wayne said they killed about 330, with all meat going to Tuckeroo.

They have 600 birds on the property, with about 28 hectares fenced into emu pens.

“This year we might hatch 600 chicks if we know we have the markets for them,” he said.

He has selected breeders, which can each produce up to eight eggs at a time.

Emus build up fat supplies in spring and summer ahead of their breeding season from March to June.

They are fed grain, hay, protein additives, vitamin additives and even used cooking oil to help build fat levels.

Wayne said the optimum slaughter time was before the breeding season, at about 18 to 20 months old. He aims to produce about 8.5kg to 9kg of fat per bird, with fat worth between $25/kg to $35/kg.

He said meat returns essentially covered the cost of slaughter.

 TASTE TEST: Tuckeroo’s Andrew Fielke and Southern Emu’s Wayne Piltz with emu pate at the Murray River and Lands on your table stall in the Adelaide Central Markets.

Innovative restaurants create growing demand for native produce

Consulting chef and owner of food supplier Tuckeroo Gourmet Retail Andrew Fielke says the next big trend in local cuisine is native foods.

“I’ve been a native food distributor since 2001, and in the past two years we’ve had phenomenal growth and interest in the sector,” he said.

Mr Fielke has teamed up with Riverland operation Southern Emu to produce a range of emu meat products.

He has worked with emu on and off through the years but liked the idea of sourcing a supply from an SA business.

“As a Riverland boy, I’m passionate about supporting local producers,” he said.

The range of emu products includes pate, pies, kabana and sausages, while his next project is a smoked emu in a proscuitto-style.

He wants to retail these in gourmet shops, while some will also be available in selected Riverland outlets, such as Flavours of the Riverland, as well as at the Riverland Markets.

Mr Fielke said the move towards native foods was started by leading international restaurateur Rene Redzepi at noma in Copenhagen, who set the trend for using food sourced from the local regions.

This has been taken up by high-end Australian restaurants, using native Australian produce.

“This trend then filters down to gourmet shops, hotels and restaurants throughout Australia,” he said.

Mr Fielke also supplies the emu kabana and pate to camping tour companies out of Alice Springs, NT, and Darwin.

“It allows international tourists to enjoy outback Australia with a native food inspired meal,” he said.

Since 1991 we have believed that farming our natural resources in a sustainable way is our greatest asset. Eucalyptus is but one of the things that grows naturally on our property. The government is making it very hard for us to farm this way on Kangaroo Island! Our Wallabies and Kangaroo’s are culled (shot ) and left to rot in the ground. They revoked our Emu Farming licence and we are now only permitted to sell emu eggs for both edible and hollow eggs sales, not for meat and leather. We will continue to fight these regulations. Farming our natural resources is far better for the environment. We used to be sheep farmers way back in another life!
I hope you enjoyed this story ~Bev~
Source – some of this Story was in the Stock Journal written by  Elizabeth Anderson News

Eucalyptus Oil Is Good For Your Health – Learn How

We sometimes forget that a lot of people don’t know the amazing uses of our Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil. Here is a few amazing benefits for Health, Skin and Hair.

Why is Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Good for Health?

The following list will give you an idea about extensive medicinal benefits of eucalyptus oil:

1. Eucalyptus oil is a vasodilator by nature. Hence, massaging the body with it regularly will help you improve blood circulation throughout the body.

2. The aromatic oil is a blessing for diabetic patients as it can keep their blood sugar under control efficiently.

3. When it comes to getting rid of the intolerable pain of kidney stones, eucalyptus oil is considered as one of the best solutions. Massaging the lower abdominal area with it will give you almost instant relief.

4. The anti-bacterial property of eucalyptus oil makes it a true remedy for all types of infections. It is also an amazing anti-inflammatory agent that can fight against issues like diarrhea, ear inflammation, and so on.

5. Eucalyptus oil is known to be highly effective in treating lung infections. You need to massage your chest with it in order to keep your respiratory organs, such as nasal cavity, lungs, etc. clear from congestion.

6. Inhaling eucalyptus oil or getting a chest massage with it slowly is helpful in curing asthma.

7. The fragrant oil is also capable of providing instant relief in bronchitis and other related symptoms.

8. It has also been found that eucalyptus oil can heal regular cold and cough.

Eucalyptus Oil Massage

9. You can easily get rid of muscle fatigue and muscle sore by channeling the lactic acid all the way through the lymphatic system and it can be done effectively with the eucalyptus oil massage.

10. The scented oil has great effects on measles. You can either massage the reflex points of your feet with it or spread it throughout the home.

11. Eucalyptus oil can cool down our body and keep us away from ailments like heat strokes, sun strokes, etc. during the scorching heat of summer.

12. If bad breath makes you embarrassed, just add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to your mouthwash and see the difference!

Why is Eucalyptus Oil Good for Skin?

Important skin benefits of eucalyptus oil are listed below:

13. Mix a few drops of eucalyptus oil with sweet almond oil or pure coconut oil and massage your skin with it. It will rejuvenate your skin and make it softer.

14. Due to its antiseptic properties, eucalyptus oil can be used for treating minor cuts, wounds, blisters, bumps, boils, insect bites, and other similar skin problems.

15. Eucalyptus oil is considered as an indispensable part of aromatherapy. You can combine it with bath salt or whole milk and inhale the aroma through steam so that your skin can absorb it easily and turns naturally beautiful.

Why is Eucalyptus Oil Good for Hair?
Apart from skin, eucalyptus oil can also benefit our hair in the following ways:

16. A mixture of this essential oil and olive oil can stimulate our hair follicles and boost the flow of blood throughout our scalp. Consequently, we get long and strong hair.

17. You can blend eucalyptus oil with vinegar and massage your scalp with this mixture in order to get rid of dryness and itchiness.

18. The vapor of eucalyptus oil has long been used for killing head lice and spoiling their eggs.

19. Regular application of eucalyptus oil can help you avoid scalp infection by preventing the clogging of skin pores.

20. The amazing essential oil can improve the overall health of our hair by making it longer, thicker and glossier

Also check out this link re Emu Ridge Emu Oil for your scalp and hair

We found this info here  http://bit.ly/Ul3AG2

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Mel from Mels Balance Beauty & Massage on Kangaroo Island we highly recommend her http://melsbbandm.com.au/beautyandmassage/

 

Celebrate St Patricks Day at Emu Ridge on Kangaroo Island

If your going to be on Kangaroo Island on March the 17th come and Celebrate St Patrick’s Day Emu Ridge!

We are looking forward to entertaining you on St Patrick’s day. We are so sorry to inconvenience anyone re our evening event, It has unfortunately been cancelled. We will still be serving our St Pats inspired Menu all day !

 

Children friendly.

St Patrick’s Day Menu

St Patrick’s Day Menu pdf

$30 per head for 3 courses including a complimentary tea and coffee

Entrée: Pot of Gold Soup (Creamy roast garlic, broccoli & vintage cheddar, with gold flaked pepper) $8

Main: Deconstructed Guinness Beef Pie with St. Patrick’s Colcannon Potatoes and pea, mint & feta salad. $16

Vegetarian: Spinach, mushroom and feta Quiche

Dessert: Bailey’s ice cream Cheese Cake/Gluten Free available  $8

gluten free &/or vegetarian options available on pre-booking requests.

Our everyday and St Patrick inspired Menu is available and till 5.oopm. 

St Patrick’s Day Drinks available all day including:

Irish Illusion

Baileys on Ice

Local Wines

Kangaroo Island Ciders

Local Drunken Drone Beer

Beer Hahn Super Dry Beer

Coopers Beer

Soft drink/Water

St Patrick’s Day is an annual observance that is popular in Australia on March 17. … Many Australians come together on St Patrick’s Day to celebrate Irish culture and remember St Patrick’s life and achievements. Find out more about the history behind St Patrick’s Day

Stay up to date with the event on our Facebook page or on our Facebook event