Category Archives: Food & Wine

Lion City

The merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. It became the logo for the Singapore tourism board in 1966. Singapore – Singapura means ‘lion city’ in Malay, hence the lion … Continue reading

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A Patch of Heaven

Driving through the Adelaide hills in autumn, the glorious deciduous trees are festooned in bronze, ruby and saffron leaves. We are weaving our way up the Fleurieu Peninsula to Stirling for a special birthday lunch at Patch Kitchen & Garden. … Continue reading

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A Delight-Full Anniversary

An anniversary. An invitation for a secret rendezvous. A wine bar. A degustation menu of wondrous delight. Hidden behind the petrol station on South Road is the old village of Aldinga. There you will find a bakery, a pub and … Continue reading

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And so it begins…

“The sun is up, and the early morning swimmers are trudging up the beach, damp and dripping, to gather for coffee on the veranda at the Normanville Kiosk & Café. In dribs and drabs, the dawn patrol of dog walkers … Continue reading

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A Jewel in the Crown

We have friends visiting from Spain, wonderful friends we met in Manila a dozen years ago or more. Friends with whom we have wined and dined at many beautiful restaurants that have featured in my blog over the years, usually … Continue reading

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Aspects of Food Writing

The study of food has become a hot topic in the past 25 years or so.  Most people think of food writing literally, and there have certainly been millions of words – and photographs – expended on restaurant reviews, cookbooks, … Continue reading

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Winter Frost & Saperavi

‘For we are the new nomads, the twentieth century, who wander the earth with trailing roots, our possessions portable, our dwellings temporary.’ ~ Charmian Clift And lo! We are finally on the road again, aboard our trusty VW Camper, Barney. … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

“Eating is the only thing that consoles me.” ~ Oscar Wilde, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest.’ Here in South Australia, winter has brought with it a deluge of rain and some unexpectedly chilly weather. As we shiver and quake through … Continue reading

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Savouring Sardinia

As we drive through the Sardinian countryside, we are greeted by a glorious array of wildflowers: coastal daisies and succulent, hot pink karkalla (ignominiously known as ‘pigface’) are draped in profusion over rocks and stone walls; buttercups and poppies dance … Continue reading

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Cooking in Morocco

Have you ever tried cooking Moroccan food? Perhaps you have that beautiful cookbook by Claudia Roden, Arabesque: Sumptuous Food from Morocco that I am just about to add to my cookbook collection? In the meantime, I do have an interesting … Continue reading

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