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Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula – How Did I Miss This?

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I’m a frequent visitor to Melbourne. I used to live there and enjoy catching up with old friends when I can, all of whom live north of the river, so my trips south of the Yarra are infrequent. All that changed a few weeks back when I spent a few days on the Mornington Peninsula [...]

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A Canadian Lobster-palooza!

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You can’t visit the Atlantic Provinces of Canada without trying their amazing lobster – you just can’t!  Lobster is Canada’s most valuable seafood export and, while the vast majority of these go to the US, there was absolutely no shortage of this delicious crustacean for me to try while in Canada earlier this year. There [...]

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Kangaroo Island Shellfish – Get Them On Your Plate!

July 5, 2013

One of the joys of travel and visiting new places – whether that is in one’s own country or overseas – is discovering the local culinary treats and indulging in them. I have no compunction in planning my holiday destinations around culinary reputations and local foods are always my first point of call in any [...]

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Postcards from Victoria, Vancouver Island

June 2, 2013

Dear readers, you are always so tolerant of my sometimes wordy ramblings that I decided to give you all a bit of a break.  I had a great many pictures of this lovely region that I couldn’t fit in to my previous post on the city of Victoria, Vancouver Island, so I’ve decided to try [...]

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Weekend cooking – Home-Made Gourmet Pizza!

August 10, 2012

Sadly for me, dearest readers, I’ve been unwell for the last couple of weeks.  Actually, it’s not just me it’s been sad for.  In general I’m a vision of robust good health and rarely ail, always being on hand to fulfill my role as (my amended version of)  a domestic goddess, taxi driver, provisions supplier, [...]

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St. Patrick’s Day – the wearing (and eating) of the green

March 19, 2012

St. Patrick’s day has always been a special day to me.  Coming from bog-Irish stock on both sides, as I do, it was always celebrated in some way or other in our family when I was growing up.  We were (and still are) very proud of our Irish heritage and it was a very distinct [...]

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