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Culinary Backstreets Istanbul Food Tour- A Must-Do for Food Lovers!

12/05/2019 | By

I’ve said it before, no-one eats as well as the Turks – I get lucky and check out the dining habits of the locals again with another Culinary Backstreets Istanbul food tour.

Istanbul, Culinary Backstreets Istanbul

Oh dear, I’m feeling quite guilty because it’s been so long since I put up a post – but I do have a fairly good excuse. 

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Simple Cake and Magic Little Meals – Excellent New Cookbooks

29/03/2019 | By

Cake is my favourite food group, and fresh, simple cooking is my go to, so ‘Simple Cake’ and ‘Magic Little Meals’ are two cookbooks I can’t go past!

Simple Cake, magic little meals

 
Regular readers will know that I’ve never met a cake I didn’t like – and that fresh, simple food is the way I like to cook. 

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Easy Cherry Tomato and Thyme Tart

22/02/2019 | By

I can get carried away by the sight of all the gorgeous produce at farmer’s markets – but my Cherry Tomato and Thyme Tart is an absolute winner!

 

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Waking, feeling refreshed and with an empty fridge, on Saturday morning I decided to get myself to one of our regional South Australian farmer’s markets, the Mount Pleasant Farmer’s Market.

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Why I Worry About Celebrity Chefs

15/02/2019 | By

Celebrity chefs – have you ever wondered what that’s really all about? I share my thoughts on a cultural phenomenon whose impact is significant.

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The other day my daughter asked me why I didn’t go to see Nigella Lawson when she was on her recent grand colonial tour, or why I hadn’t been interested enough to go to Melbourne to see Yotam Ottolenghi on his.

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Chilling at Crush – Adelaide Hills Summer Wine Fest

01/02/2019 | By

Brilliant! The weather gods smiled on us and, after last year’s hot weather disappointment, the 2019 Adelaide Hills Crush summer wine festival was one of the very best yet.

CRUSH, 2019

If you are one of my international readers, or have been living under a rock, you might not know that here in South Australia we’ve been struggling with one of the most intense summers I can remember.

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Pantry Problems – An Invasion of Unwanted Guests

18/01/2019 | By

Holiday time is over for most of us – but not for the visitors who are seriously overstaying their welcome in my pantry.

mouse trap, pantry problems

Happy new year, dear reader – I hope the holidays were full of happiness and will reward you with pleasant memories for the months to come. Me, not so much. 

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