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Unique Off-Train Experiences on the Indian Pacific

15/08/2016 | By

A holiday like no other – I enjoy a unique taste of Australia as I ride the iconic Indian Pacific train from one edge of the continent to the other.

indian pacific

At nearly 4,000 kilometres across, Australia truly is a wide brown land, and a couple of weeks back The Bloke and I were privileged to ride across it as guests of Great Southern Rail on the iconic Indian Pacific.

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In My Kitchen – August 2016

01/08/2016 | By

Some delicious local products and the golden promise of spring are in my kitchen at this chilly time of the year.

Some great local food products in my kitchen

One of the things not in my kitchen this month, again, has been me. I’ve been adventuring on Great Southern Rail‘s iconic train journey, the Indian Pacific – and loving it. But more about that later.

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Psar Leu Market, Siem Reap

11/07/2016 | By

Lose a morning at the sprawling Psar Leu market in Siem Reap – an exciting spot for a truly authentic look at local daily life.

psar leu market flower seller

These blue flowers are used in cooking and tea.

A visit to local markets when travelling is one of the best ways to gain insight to everyday life, and nothing is more lively and vibrant than Asian markets. While in Siem Reap I spent a morning at Psar Leu market, the city’s largest.

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In My Kitchen – July 2016

01/07/2016 | By

Yes – it’s time for another In My Kitchen roundup. Mine is looking a little predictable in one way, and quite well-travelled in another!

In My Kitchen, pears July 16

I’d love you to join me in my kitchen again this month. To get a look at the full list of participants in this monthly round-up, head over to Maureen at Orgasmic Chef and get a an eyeful of what is making us all smile this month.

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Southern Flinders Ranges – A Surprising Food Bowl

17/06/2016 | By

The catchphrase on the Southern Flinders Ranges official website is “Naturally Unexpected” – and this fertile food bowl was certainly a surprise to me.

Southern Flinders Ranges view

I’ve got to the jaded, cynical point in my life where I’d like to think that not much can surprise me – this is despite the fact that I’m constantly being surprised. Obtuse of me, I know.

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CocoLaura – Gourmet Chocolates in the Southern Flinders Ranges

10/06/2016 | By

A South Australian confectionery favourite is back on deck after a hiatus as David Medlow recreates his fruit jellies at CocoLaura.

Rocky road from cocolaura

White chocolate and passionfruit CocoLaura rocky road

In my last In My Kitchen roundup I featured some of the products from my recent trip to the Southern Flinders Ranges. It seems spectacular scenery isn’t the only thing on the menu up there and food lovers are in for some treats.

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