Food News

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 heart skipped a beat this morning…

Posted on November 5, 2012

I went out to hang out some washing on the line this morning, and even though I was a little blurry eyed, I quickly blinked open my eyes and did a double take – was that a round green lump on the vine on the fence?

Holy cow it was! An unripe passion fruit. Excitement plus!

There was much debate in this house (mostly with myself) as to IF the vine on the back fence of our newly rented place was a passion fruit vine.

When the flowers appeared it was a dead giveaway, however, I have been anxiously waiting for at least two months for any fruit to appear. (more…)

30 sec Salted Macadamia Caramel {raw, vegan, gluten-free}

Posted on October 26, 2012

Are you dubious about the title of this post? Don’t be!

I’m totally not lying this time. Promise :)

Not that I’m a frequent liar. It’s just that it might seem pretty much impossible to create a luscious creamy caramel sauce in 30 seconds – let alone make it RAW and VEGAN.

That’s right, there’s no cream or butter… there’s buttery macadamia nuts instead.

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In My Kitchen: October 2012

Posted on October 16, 2012

Here’s some lovely things that are hanging around my kitchen this month…

Above, Cobram Estate Olive Oil**. The lovely peeps at Cobram saw my cauliflower and chickpea soup post where I mentioned that I loooove their oil (no payment, I just do). Next thing I know, a big box turns up at my door with six bottles of olive oil. Happiness!

I didn’t even know they had flavoured oils… the lemon one has got the biggest workout so far, it gets drizzled onto everything – salad, pizza, roast veggies, chicken, you name it! So yummy. Thanks guys! (more…)

Sample Magazine & Food Festival, Northern Rivers

Posted on September 25, 2012

Last week I met up with Remy Tancred, who is the publisher of the local food magazine here in the Northern Rivers region (yep, I don’t waste any time!).

Sample Magazine is written by local food and travel writers and gives readers a delicious taste of the local restaurants, food producers, farmers and food events in this region. And yes, it has recipes too! (more…)

Eating strawberries I grew myself

Posted on September 12, 2012

They are small. They are ugly. They are mine.

I grew these strawberries and no matter how they look, I love them.

You might remember last week when I told you I have moved house. Our new house has a strawberry patch and so far I have not been able to eat any of the strawberries that have grown in it.

Why?

Well, there is a certain little (almost) Miss 2 year old who discovered them and hoed on in. But Mummy is smarter than her.

I started putting nice big ripe juicy strawberries (that we bought from the farmers market) into the strawberry patch to teach her that you only eat the ripe ones. Not the green ones. Not the half ripe ones. Not the leaves. Just the big juicy red ones. Which, incidentally, are much easier to pull out (because, shhh, they aren’t attached!).

She got the idea pretty quickly. And then there were some left for me… (more…)

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