TKC Afternoon Tea in The Conservatory

TKC Afternoon Tea in The Conservatory

Dear Kitchen Cabinet friends, Janet and her team would like to invite you to join them for a new event this Autumn – Afternoon Tea in the Conservatory. Autumn is a season of abundance in the garden and the menu each week will be comprised of delicious morsels showcasing the best the region has to […]

Ginger’s Christmas Hams 2016

Ginger’s Christmas Hams 2016

We are pleased to be able to once again offer for sale some wonderful free range, organically grown hams. Bone out for easy carving, minimal salt brine, slowly wood smoked. They will cost $15 per kg, and are roughly  2 – 3 kg each. The hams are available for purchase from the National Arboretum Kitchen, […]

Merici Growers Tasty Tomato Sale SAT 29TH OCT 2016

Merici Growers Tasty Tomato Sale  SAT 29TH OCT 2016

Saturday 29 october 8.00am until sold out Tomato seedlings propagated by Merici College Sustainability students and teachers will be on sale to the public on Saturday 29 October. The sale will be held next to the Kitchen Garden at Merici College, cnr Limestone Avenue and Henty Street Braddon from 8.00am. This year the College is […]

Boxgum Grazing – Sam and Claire Johnson

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Food for Canberra, Uncategorized | No Comments
Boxgum Grazing – Sam and Claire Johnson

  Boxgum Grazing Boxgum Grazing is a farm business based on a 1500 hectare multi-generational farm at Young in an ecological landscape originally dominated by beautiful Grassy Box-Gum Woodland. It is the farm where I grew up and since returning in 2002 Claire and I have been managing the enterprises here. We created Boxgum Grazing […]

Winter at The Conservatory Restaurant

Winter at The Conservatory Restaurant

Lunch at the Conservatory restaurant is a Canberra winter highlight.  Invite family, friends, visitors, and colleagues to feast on Canberra’s fine regional food – and a fine view over Australia’s beautiful national capital. Book your table for lunch at the Conservatory – open every day! Lunch menu Bookings: 02 6130 0173 or  email theconservatory@gingercatering.com.au  

Kitchen Cabinet 2016 calendar launch

Kitchen Cabinet 2016 calendar launch

This week we launch the 2016 calendar of Kitchen Cabinet feasts at the National Arboretum Canberra, bringing to Canberrans the best of local seasonal produce. We are crossing our fingers for fantastic weather – this year the calendar will include the first ever foray into the forests of the National Arboretum Canberra. Inspired by the […]

Food for Canberra

Food for Canberra

It’s summer and the food is fabulous! Enjoy all the seasonal favourites, from stone fruit and apples to tasty tomatoes, salad greens, zucchinis, cucumbers, green beans – for ideas, check out the summer menu at the Conservatory restaurant –  even better, book a great summer lunch with friends. The Canberra food region is among Australia’s finest […]

World Environment Day Dinner May 2015

World Environment Day Dinner May 2015

7pm Saturday 30 May National Arboretum Canberra The World Environment Dinner 2015 for the Conservation Council ACT was great entertainment and a key event, with local organic Allsun Farm, biodynamic growers Ingelara Farm, and Greendale Farm providing chef Janet Jeffs with a palette of seasonal vegetables for a keynote dinner inspired by and celebrating seasonal, sustainably grown local food. We feel […]

A taste of Yass Valley at Ginger Canberra March 2015

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Food in season | No Comments
A taste of Yass Valley at Ginger Canberra March 2015

The Conservatory Restaurant, Thursday 12 March 2015 6.30pm A dinner celebrating the Yass Valley opened with a Helm riesling alongside smoked meats from Poachers Pantry with Homeleigh Grove lemon myrtle-infused table olives, and Demeter grain bread with an aside of extra virgin olive oil from Homeleigh and La Barre blood plum finishing vinegar. Chef Janet […]

Janet Jeffs

Janet Jeffs

Janet Jeffs leads an outstanding team at Ginger. Her opportunities as a young chef, working alongside Adelaide’s Cheong Liew and helping Maggie Beer establish the legendary Pheasant Farm restaurant in the Barossa Valley, gave her an excellence in technique that is her hallmark. It’s a background that also ignited the strong creativity that now inspires […]