||Tasmannia lanceolata Native to Gippsland and Tasmania
Mountain Pepper is growing on the South side, close to the
house, where it gets little sun but is usually moist.
The leaves can be used
fresh or dried.
Fresh leaves chopped roughly can be included in a marinade or a spice rub.
The dried leaf can be ground and used instead of black pepper. The berries
can be crushed and used with garlic and butter to melt over fish, steak or
chicken. The flavour of the berries is totally different from that of the
leaves, it is more fruity rather than hot. The colour when crushed is a deep
Recipe -Kangaroo with pepperberry
sauce , Pepperberry icecream
Rose leaf bramble or wild raspberry is a perfumy tasting fruit which can at times
be dry, it adds colour and flavour when added to desserts or it can be eaten
as you wander through the forest.
Warrigal greens or New Zealand
spinach is a sprawling ground cover type plant which can as the name
suggests be a spinach substitute, it needs to be blanched before eating to
remove the oxalic acid which is toxic.
We have included this with the
Kangaroo with pepperberry sauce
Native Mint or Victorian Christmas
bush is an understory shrub which has a distinctly minty and eucalyptus
||Pig face Leaves can be blanched and put in a light pickling
solution. The flowers contain a sweet nectar which can be eaten
Pigface is said to used to cut the fat of the echidna. (not that I could eat
||The traditional dish is lillypilly jelly, although the
Crimson Rosella and King Parrot enjoy the berries Raw. As well as a food
source the Acmena Smithii is a popular garden tree where the berries are
often considered a nuisance as they can make a mess.
Lilly Pilly Acmena Smithii
||Wattle Seed Acacia Melanoxylon
||Eucalyptus - Taste as we go, the medicinal purity of the
blue box, the mild sweeter taste of the stringybark and the pepperminty
scent of the river Peppermint.
||Lemon Myrtle - The crushed leaves make an invigorating tea,
they also reprise images of schoolboy treats, of lemon sherbet lollies of
years gone by.
Recipe Crisp Skinned Atlantic Salmon on Lemon Myrtle Pasta with Lemon
Lemon Myrtle Biscuits
||White Elderberry Sambucus gaudichaudiana