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Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. * I love the innovation and variety offered by A-Z contributors. I hope you can spare some time to… Read more

Filed in: A – Z Guidebook, Travel

Havanna Good Time

Alfajores – ‘two round sweet biscuits joined together with mousse, Dulce de leche or jam, coated in black or white chocolate or simply covered with powdered sugar.’  Al-fa-horrr-ays. Heard of them? Nah, neither had I.  I like to think that I’m well travelled and across a wide variety of exotic and traditional foodstuffs but somehow… Read more

Filed in: Food Experiences, Travel

¡Hola! Roasted Sweetcorn Popsicle Recipe

TIFFIN’s been a bit quiet this week as I was preparing for the Gastronauts Supper Club, that was held at my house last night.  There were a few posts that I thought about writing but I didn’t want to give away my surprises to those who may be dining on the night. Gastronauts is a… Read more

Filed in: Baking & Dessert, Brisbane, Food Experiences

Always a Chance to Make a Peso

The day before we went on our fabulous Rancho Relaxo adventure, we went on decidedly less fabulous tour of the Valle Calchaquies in Northern Argentina.  The reason it was less fabulous was because we had been led to believe we were going on a wine tour, with a day of tasting of Argentinean wines.  In… Read more

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Rancho Relaxo

Sometimes, being on holidays can be hard work.  The 3am starts to beat the Bolivian Miner’s Blockade, the 10 hour driving day in Peru only to find you have another tomorrow, bad plumbing, bad food, bad company….the list is endless.  So, sometimes it’s good to have a short holiday from the holiday.  When we were… Read more

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Dispatches from Sydney – Gardel’s Bar

What I really wanted to call this post was ‘There’s A Guy Work Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis‘ but it wouldn’t fit, so I’ve stuck to the usual format.  ‘There’s A Guy’ is a wonderful song title from 80’s British songstress Kirsty MacColl who also covered ditties by Billy Bragg and sang with… Read more

Filed in: Restaurant Review, Travel

The Whispering Land – Chimichurri Sauce

Gerald Durrell is one of my favourite authors.  The books tell of his adventures around the world collecting, capturing and nurturing animals first for other zoos and then for his own. His use of language to paint captivating scenes and amusing anecdotes is masterful and wherever I go in the world, I often recollect tales… Read more

Filed in: Sweets & Preserves, Travel