Taste Tests

The best perk of being a food blogger is getting to eat lots of scrumptious things (usually for free) and then writing about them.

My personal favourite though, is receiving fresh produce or condiments to experiment with in my cooking adventures.

Thank you Shima for my free Wasabi!

Posted on April 8, 2009

tasmanian grown wasabi

It’s wasabi week! Strap yourself in.

I am extremely excited to inform you that fresh wasabi grows right here in Australia. Did you know that?

And let me also tell you, it’s a million times better than that thick green goop you get at the supermarket, or your local Japanese restaurant for that matter.

The wonderful people at Shima Wasabi absolutely made my week when they posted me a fabulous little package with a fresh wasabi stems, wasabi leaf stems, wasabi leaves and a ceramic grater inside. (more…)

5 great ways to enjoy Pineapple Jerky

Posted on March 20, 2009

Jerky.com
[Pineapple Jerky]

Have you ever heard of fruit jerky? Me neither.

That’s until the guys at Jerky.com posted me some samples of their newest product – pineapple jerky. I’ve heard of beef jerky and even kangaroo jerky, but never a fruit based jerky! So I was intrigued to try it.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth then you’re going to love this. It’s got a firm texture and is sweet without being cloying. If you’re concerned about health (aren’t we all?) then think of it as dried fruit with a jazzed up jerky name. (more…)

Vitamin water saves the day!

Posted on December 23, 2008


[Glaceau Vitamin Water – don’t you just love the posh box?]

Last night was our office Christmas party. So when a big box of Glaceau Vitamin water got delivered yesterday morning we knew it was going to come in handy! (more…)

Christie’s Favourites: Cherries

Posted on December 14, 2008

So many recipes, so little time!

I thought a good way to keep track of all the gorgeous recipes I find everyday at my favourite food blogs was to start posting a weekly round up featuring a theme ingredient.

That way I can share my discoveries with you and save a load of bookmarks for myself. Clever, huh?

If you (or I) ever want to find a particular archived ingredient in this series, the nifty little search bar in the top right hand corner will prove very helpful.

This week’s ingredient is CHERRIES. (more…)

Christie’s Favourites: Figs

Posted on November 10, 2008

So many recipes, so little time!

I thought a good way to keep track of all the gorgeous recipes I find everyday at my favourite food blogs was to start posting a weekly round up featuring a theme ingredient.

That way I can share my discoveries with you and save a load of bookmarks for myself. Clever, huh?

If you (or I) ever want to find a particular archived ingredient in this series, the nifty little search bar in the top right hand corner will prove very helpful.

This week’s ingredient is FIGS. (more…)

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