Aussie Roast Chicken that’s perfect for a family dinner!

Australian Bush Tucker Bites presents a Lemon Myrtle Roast Chicken Recipe. Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) is one of Australia’s best known bush food ingredients. Here’s one way that I use the nutritious leaves and powder in the kitchen. You will need: a chicken, 3 teaspoons Lemon Myrtle powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 40 grams of… Continue reading Aussie Roast Chicken that’s perfect for a family dinner!

Hibiscus sabdariffa – Wild Hibiscus – Rosella

Drop this one in your champagne! Australian Bush Tucker Bites presents Wild Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa). This plant is not strictly Australian. Depending on the source you read, it was introduced many hundreds of years ago by Regardless, it has been around long enough for the indigenous populations in Tropical Australia to incorporate it into their… Continue reading Hibiscus sabdariffa – Wild Hibiscus – Rosella

Native Oregano: Prostanthera rotundifolia

Whether you call it Native Mint or Native Oregano, you’ll call it delicious in butter! Native Australian Bush Tucker Bites presents Prostanthera rotundifolia. This pretty, purple flowering, short-lived shrub is packed with volatile oils that are antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory. Indigenous Australians used it to treat headaches and colds. The pungent smell is released at… Continue reading Native Oregano: Prostanthera rotundifolia

Australian Native Bees: A Photo Story

A Bee’s Life in Australia Photo a Day Challenge: Week 49 — November 11th to November 17th So what happens in a bee’s life? They’re fascinating little creatures. To be clear, I’m talking about Australian bees, not European Honey Bees. The feature photo shows an Australian social bee. Australia has more than 1700 species of bee, but very… Continue reading Australian Native Bees: A Photo Story

Queensland Nutmeg – Plant Profile

Our very own Nutmeg and Mace! Australian Bush Tucker Bites presents Queensland Nutmeg (Myristica globosa). Related to the “true” Nutmeg, this nutmeg is a little less pungent but can be used the same way. The red aril is a native Mace. This stunning rainforest tree is visited by Metallic Starlings (Aplonis metallica) in a gregarious,… Continue reading Queensland Nutmeg – Plant Profile

Bolwarra or Native Guava

Copper leaves and flowers from Gondwana. Australian Bush Tucker Bites presents Bolwarra (Eupomatia laurina). This tree is a survivor from the first flowering plants to appear on the supercontinent Gondwana. With flowers reliant on weevils from the Elleschodes genus for pollination, it is like many “primitive” plants that haven’t adapted to a variety of pollinators.… Continue reading Bolwarra or Native Guava