These stories vary from bizarre to extremely personal; delicious little morsels from around the globe that I think you might be interested in.
Here I also chat about developments with the blog, new sponsorships and partnerships with brands and flashy events I attend – such as the unforgettable Masterclass with Tetsuya Wakuda!
My This week I’m craving posts have been hijacked today so that I can post an In My Kitchen story on the earliest day of the month ever! Somebody give me a pat on the back, I’m grinning from ear to ear. And although the date doesn’t really matter, I just like giving myself arbitrary deadlines. It gives me a sense of job satisfaction and makes my boss happy (and yes, that’s me)!
This month I’ve got a few very interesting things I have been sent as well as some of my own possessions that have been hanging around my kitchen, let’s dive in. (more…)
Let me preface this review with an apology about the photos. They do not do the beautiful plating of the kitchen any justice and I am deeply saddened by that! We dined by candlelight (which was lovely), but not so great for my unsteady hand and bad eyes when checking the camera screen – they looked in focus! (Will you allow me to blame pregnancy? I’m going with that). Moving right along…
Every week on Thursday mornings in Byron Bay there is a beautiful farmers market. I go there most weeks to get all my fresh produce needs; fruit, veggies, meat/small goods and occasionally nuts (local macadamias and pecans, of course!), condiments and seafood.
I just LOVE chatting to the stall holders, who are the farmers or producers of the product they are selling. It’s amazing.
Both locals and tourists shop at the market and it’s always enjoyable to see the tourists faces beaming at what a fantastic market it is, as well as meeting locals who have been shopping there since its inception 10 years ago. (more…)
Woo hoo, I’m back on track with my monthly In My Kitchen posts.
April features lots of personal items and only one ‘gifted’ one. I haven’t had much good stuff landing on my desk lately, so I’m sorry I don’t have a whole heap of new bits and pieces to alert you to.
Never mind, you can check out my personal stuff instead… (more…)
This post is meant to go up at the beginning of each month so I am running horrendously late – better late than never, right? Right?!! Good, I thought so.
Let’s take a peek in my kitchen then…
Above, glorious native Australian finger limes, purchased from the Lennox Head lakeside market. Have you tried these little beauties? They have a delicious sweet/sour taste and very cool texture.
You rip the pods open to reveal little lime balls about the same size as caviar that can be used in all manner of things, but are best served as a garnish or without heat (like in a dressing) so that the delicate flavour is preserved. One of my favourite native Aussie bush foods! (more…)
This article and recipe first appeared in the Autumn 2013 issue of Sample Magazine.
There isn’t a vegetable that screams Autumn more than pumpkin. At this time of year, the sheer variety and abundance of pumpkins at the farmers market, coupled with their silky smooth flesh, makes them a joy to work with in the kitchen.
The cooler evenings of Autumn call for meals that are comforting, but not too rich. That’s when I reach for my spice rack to inspire me and help avoid the temptation of fatty braising meats. After all, there are plenty of opportunities to stock up on calories over Winter with all the puddings on offer. (more…)