Choko harvest and processing


Zaia is a musician, homesteader, permaculturist, holistic health and wellness coach and sustainability advocate. She and husband Tom run permaculture designed farm "Kendall Permaculture Farm" on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and the not for profit organisation PermEco Inc. and teach permaculture and self reliance. Zaia loves cooking and always comes up with new and different recipes to prepare the food she grows. She is a percussionist and is involved in various musical projects, including community music projects. She writes about life on the farm and tries to post regular photos and articles.

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  1. ralph says:

    Zaia they will probably take them of you when boarding, I make chutney choco and oinion being the main ingredient, I can get reciept if you like. As well because they are fairly tasteless on there own, you can make them into a preserve with a sweet liquad like tin pears you buy at the store.Although I have not done this I should imagine you would cook first put them into a sweet syrup type liquid and preserve.

    • Zaia says:

      Thanks Ralph, I will take the chance with choko on the plane, as they will be dehydrated and in a plastic bag for transport, I hope it will be okay…
      I will try to make some chutney as well, we have so many chokos, I can try out lots of things!

  2. saravitali says:

    Reblogged this on Social and Sustainability – Sara Vitali's Blog and commented:
    Would you like to make the difference in #sustainability? Agriculture has a huge impact in our environment and life. This interesting blog is sharing about problems and problem solving in agriculture, focusing on Permaculture.. small world from Sunshine Coast. A place I will visit for sure when I’ll go back to Australia

  3. pauline.j.chant@gmail.com says:

    Choko chips, that’s different! Hi Zaia, Tom. Can I pass on this info to you, another way to use chokos? My Mum preserved them as a sweet. She would peel and core them, they looked just like halved pears. Cooked gently in Apple or pear juice then bottled, preserved for later use. With a family of 10 kids she had to be very frugal! Also, chokos quartered, steamed then added to a white cheese & parsley sauce is very nice. Hope you don’t mind my suggestions. You are both doing a great job out there and I enjoy reading your blogs. Wish I still had that much energy! Cheers…..

    Pauline Chant


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