Category Archives: Food & Wine

Pad Thai, Penang & a Proton Wira

Last night, I dined with our lovely new friends next door, who served up a fabulous Phad Thai and an equally delicious pear crumble. This was accompanied by hours of armchair travel, as we reminisced about various trips to Asia. … Continue reading

Posted in Food & Wine, Malaysia, Travel | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Conspicuous Consumption’

Ayers House, now run as a museum by the National Trust, illustrates one of the early success stories in the history of South Australia. Situated on North Terrace, a tree-lined boulevard in the city of Adelaide, Ayers House is an … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Food & Wine, History | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Heading North

This time last year I was in London, in a city full of covid free people and lush green parks, strolling through Borough Market on a bright summer’s day. Today I am in Burra, South Australia. I am surrounded by … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Food & Wine, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Sweet Escape

While current news reports still place covid at the top of the list, in South Australia we have been – dare I say it? – corona free for many weeks. Although we are currently keeping the Victorians at bay, visitors … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Food & Wine, Local Culture, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’

While the beaches in England are chock-a-block with holiday makers – for let’s face it who can believe in the myth of a killer virus on a toasty summer day? – here in the southern hemisphere, winter has set in. … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Food & Wine, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Once Upon a Time in Fiji

Earlier this year there was a plan afoot to join a friend in Fiji for a significant birthday in June. Then life got in the way: hunting for a new home; moving in; Covid 19 – and like so many … Continue reading

Posted in Fiji, Food & Wine, Travel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Foraging for Mushrooms

Caterpillar: … One side will make you grow taller… Alice: One side of what? Caterpillar: …and the other side will make you grow shorter. Alice: The other side of what? Caterpillar: The mushroom, of course! ~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Food & Wine | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘You’re the avocado to my toast!’

“Truthfully this is one ‘recipe’ … I make and eat most often! … It’s the holy trinity of Vegenaise, avocado and salt that makes this like a favorite pair of jeans — so reliable and easy and always just what … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Food & Wine, Local Culture | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Let Them Eat Pie!

‘Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie…‘ ~ traditional nursery rhyme Back in the fourteenth century, long before fridges and freezers came into existence, there was pie. Pie crusts … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Food & Wine | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Paella with a Pinch

Moments away from packing our bags and heading home to Australia, we first needed to fulfill a promise made in Rome over two years ago, to meet our dear friends in the south of Spain. Airbnb provided a super little … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Food & Wine, Spain | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment