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The Difference Between Cold & Hot Smoked Salmon – & a Winter Salad Recipe

17/07/2015 | By

Discover the difference between cold smoked & hot smoked salmon & try this delicious Hot Smoked Salmon, Orange & Couscous Salad.

Smoked salmon salad

Hot Smoked Salmon, Orange & Couscous Salad

We all know that we’re supposed to eat plenty of omega 3-rich oily fish – this good fat helps to reduce triglycerides thus reducing the risk of heart disease, protects the brain from memory loss and dementia and reduces inflammation associated with arthritis, among other things –  but I’m just not much of a fishy person. However, one oily fish I am happy to eat is salmon.

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A summery Smoked Salmon Salad with Saffron Mayo

13/02/2015 | By

Summery smoked Salmon Salad with Saffron Mayo

Summery smoked Salmon Salad with Saffron Mayo

With the very notable exception of the January bush fires, this summer has been relatively kind to the Adelaide Hills, with mild days and cool nights.

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Fennel, Orange & Salmon Bake

06/06/2014 | By

I know one shouldn’t do this, but I frequently experiment with my new recipes on unsuspecting dinner guests. This may or may not put you off if I invite you for a meal but, in my defense, I’ve never had to throw the dinner out and order pizza. Neither have I had any gastric disasters that I’m aware of, although my friends may just be too polite to say.

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The KitchenAid Gourmet Summit Cookoff

16/05/2014 | By

As I mentioned in my first post about my time at the KitchenAid Gourmet Summit, we spent a lot of time learning new cooking skills from the chefs at Enderun College. We honed those skills through three separate hands-on workshops, discovering some of the wonderful shortcuts the range of KitchenAid products offers, with a view to competing on the final day in a cook-off. And what a cook-off it was!

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

25/11/2013 | By

Sunny Ridge Farm, Mornington Peninsula

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 – leaving me wondering why I didn’t know about this glorious food basket. While the food scene in Melbourne is wonderful, it is well worth the short drive down the expressway to the lush, rolling paddocks and orchards and breathtaking coastline of this region. They have a wealth of goodies there to tempt you.

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A Canadian Lobster-palooza!

21/10/2013 | By

Kris Krug atop giant lobster

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 are 45 lobster fisheries throughout the Atlantic Provinces, all of them using carefully managed and tailored conservation measures to ensure the sustainability of the catch.The American Lobster differs significantly from the Australian Rock Lobster and is distinguished by their enormous pair of edible, fat claws and their smooth shell – as opposed to the smaller claws and very spiny shell of our own tasty shellfish (who are not true lobsters at all, according to my somewhat limited research). The American Lobsters can live for decades and can grow to over 60cm with the largest weighing in at over 18 kilograms – and they taste wonderful.

Anna-Marie Weir and a little lobster mate.

American Lobsters

Lobsters

I like to mind my manners when travelling, so was most careful to never refuse such a noteworthy food when it was on offer – one does not wish to seem ungrateful, after all! 😉 I discovered it is possible to eat lobster for every meal of the day while I was in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and I was happy to go with the flow. We were presented with lobster dishes in just about every  form you can imagine – all of them splendid.

Lobster Benedict

Lobster rolls

The lobster roll is practically a staple in this region in the summer months and is traditionally made with a soft bun similar to a hot dog roll, mayonnaise and chopped celery and/or spring onions. They are available everywhere, are affordable, simple and a fresh, delicious way for everyone to enjoy a proud local food product.

Lobster & fries

 Lobster Thermidor

I think our lobster feasting peaked on the day we went out with Anna-Marie Weir of Roads To Sea Tours. Picking us up early in the morning (and I mean really early, 0600 hrs) she loaded us on to her bus and we headed to Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, to see the worlds highest tide, firstly at low tide and then later in the day at high tide. Here, it is possible to walk on the sea floor at low tide and come back later in the day when the tide has risen. The tides vary in height from day to day, but they can be as high as 16 metres!

Sea floor, Hopewell Rocks

High tide Hopewell rocks, Bay of fundy

Hopewell rocks

In between tides we stopped off for lunch at the Bay Of Fundy fishing village of Alma. This town is famous for it’s seafood and most particularly noted for it’s seafood chowder and – yes, you guessed it – lobster. We were able to meet up with one of the local fishermen who was lunching before going out to get the day’s catch and then to embark of something of a lobster feeding frenzy of our own.

Alma fisherman

feeding frenzy

I’m just glad I didn’t have to clean up after all of us.

Lambs’ Ears and Honey was a guest of the Canadian Tourism Commission.

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