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Foraging for Edible Weeds

20 August 2014

Of the myriad of things nature grows, we only cultivate a relative handful in our farming systems. But there is a world full of edible plants out there...

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10 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

20 August 2014

Your carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide produced by your daily activities and use of material goods.  ..

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Easy Chocolate & Raspberry Gluten Free Muffin Recipe

7 August 2014

Our world famous muffins sell out so quickly we thought we better share the recipe, so here's one of our customer favourites: gluten free chocolate and raspberry muffins.  This muffin recipe is not only gluten free but also dairy and egg free (making it vegan too) and nut free as.....

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Interview with Clayton of Baron Hasselhoff's Cookies

7 July 2014

We talk to Clayton McErlane about his Baron Hasselfhoff's organic, vegan, gluten free cookies, and we try a few just to be extra sure of their deliciousness!..

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How to Cook Beans, Grains & Legumes

6 May 2014

Beans and grains are a necessary and nutritious part of our diet.  We've created a guide to soaking and cooking times for most of the beans and grains sold at Commonsense.  You can find the printed version in store - stick it to your fridge for easy reference!..

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Autumn Gardening Guide

2 April 2014

Autumn in the garden is a time for replenishing the soil: adding compost, mulch and fertilizer after the Summer crops have used up nutrients.  It is also the time to be planting out your crops for eating early next Spring.  In the deepest part of Winter nothing grows much at.....

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5 Ingredient Power Slice Recipe

19 March 2014

This easy-peasy recipe uses only five ingredients to make a delicious, nutritious bar slice.  Make up a batch and enjoy them as breakfasts on the run, morning/afternoon pick-me-ups, or lunchbox favourites for the kids...

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Sugars & Substitutes 2: The Big Guide

12 March 2014

A variety of sugars and sweeteners are available, many of which we stock at Commonsense...

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Harissa Dressing Recipe

5 March 2014

Harissa is a richly flavoured chilli paste popular in Tunisia, Libya and Algeria.  This harissa dressing recipe is based on the classic, lively flavour combinations found in these cuisines and goes wonderfully with salads, on cooked rice and vegetables, or as a meat marinade. ..

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Movie Making with Loren Taylor

28 February 2014

Did you know that Loren Taylor used to work at Commonsense?  A few years before you enjoyed her performance in the sleeper hit Eagle vs Shark you could have come in and asked her where the maca powder was...

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