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Going…. Going… Gone…. Well, that was the kitchen that was. When I was asked* by Barbeques Galore to create a recipe for the barbeque, the timing couldn’t have been better. We are now living off pre-prepared meals from our freezer and what can be produced in an electric frying pan and barbeque. Let me tell you… Read more

Filed in: Soups, Salads, Snacks

In My Kitchen… January 2015

Plop! 2015 has landed with a big fat splat. I had a great break over Christmas, with the requisite eating and drinking as well as getting quite a few posts under my belt for the year to come. I envisage a good deal more travel with work which means I need to be super organised… Read more

Filed in: Miscellaneous

Norf’k Island Life – Farmer’s Market

As the months fly by, I continue to tidy posts on my new website when I can. Mainly re-sizing photos and the occasional typo, it’s a wonderful trip down memory lane, particularly of holidays I’ve shared with Anthony. Whilst wandering down that laneway, I noticed that quite a few of the side paths led to… Read more

Filed in: Markets, Travel

Norf’k Island Life – Roadside Stalls

For a relatively small geographic area, Norfolk Island is criss crossed with quite an extensive road network.  They’re not particularly well maintained but are certainly well travelled and provide a mutual opportunity for locals and tourists alike in the form of road side produce stalls. NI is blessed with volcanic soil, a mild climate, sufficient… Read more

Filed in: Food Experiences, Travel

Oriental Vitality Soup – Random Recipes #29

Last week was a big one. We went to Darwin and ate. And ate. And ate. Four markets, one festival, a few restaurants and countless glasses of beer, cider, wine and mojitos left me in need of some lighter, simpler food to start this week.  Dom from Belleau Kitchen has been a bit poorly of… Read more

Filed in: Soups, Salads, Snacks

Winny St Crop Swap

I know what you’re thinking.  Winny Blues.  This Winny is actually short for Winstanley St at Carindale and it’s the venue for the monthly Crop Swap run by local urban permaculture specialist, food security warrior and all round nice guy ‘Green’ Dean.  Dean has turned his suburban yard into an amazing advertisement for permaculture, organic… Read more

Filed in: Brisbane, Food Experiences

Heirlooms Worth Keeping

It’s been a very busy week, food wise. I’ve been to the Good Food & Wine Show in Brisbane, cuddled up to George Columbaris and Ainsley Harriot at a meet and greet event, enjoyed a meal with my brothers at Satay Ria in Cannon Hill and went to an Elderton Winemaker’s Dinner at the Sofitel… Read more

Filed in: Brisbane, Food Experiences

Plot to Plate

Properties in the care of the National Trust come in all shapes and sizes but many have a common denominator, being the kitchen or walled garden.Some have the original plantings, particularly the orchards where you can see espaliered pear trees and old fashioned apple varieties on trees that can be well over 100 years old… Read more

Filed in: Food Experiences, Travel