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We have recently come back from a short holiday in Bargara, a coastal town outside Bundaberg. Bargara is just over 4 hours north of Brisbane and the drive takes you through the communities of the Wide Bay-Burnett Region of Queensland.  The red volcanic soil means is perfect for growing  a wide variety of produce. This month… Read more

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Breakfast Sized Adventures – King Arthur Cafe

You’ll have oft heard me grumbling about not queuing for breakfast and the dire state of parking in popular hot spots around Brisbane on weekends. Well here’s an idea I hadn’t encountered…getting up early. I recently met up with some friends on Saturday morning to fuel up for a road trip out to the Scenic Rim. Whilst… Read more

Filed in: Brisbane, Restaurant Review

Baked Zucchini Fritters – Easy Peasy

I love zucchini fritters but there’s quite an art to making a decent one. If the mix is too wet, they can be soggy or doughy. Too much oil and they can be greasy. Not enough oil and they won’t be crispy (and who doesn’t love crispy?). Somewhere in the whirl of social networking, internet… Read more

Filed in: Entree & Starters

Bar Alto @ Brisbane Powerhouse

You know how it is. You meet your friends at 3pm for a quick drink to catch up and the next thing you know, it’s 7pm and your starving.  After a blazing Sunday afternoon, sitting on squat stools on the balcony of the Powerhouse to catch and shoot the breeze, talk turned to food. Maria… Read more

Filed in: Brisbane, Restaurant Review

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers via Gaiole in Chianti

OK. The first thing to discuss is how to spell zucchini. Or is it zuccini? Or zuchini? Or courgette? No matter. When I was in Chianti (travel bore, I know) I literally gasped with delight when I saw this huge tray of zucchini flowers in the local supermarket for less than 2€. I rushed to… Read more

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