The Good Food & Wine Show

The Good Food & Wine Show at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre beckoned us again this year. It’s  always such a fun day with friends discovering new ideas, products, tips and hints to inspire your next foodie adventure. The program was packed […]

Five Steps to Ensure the Perfect High Tea

Five Steps to Ensure the Perfect High Tea There’s something enchanting about the sound of a high tea room. It’s in the tinkling of teacups, the chime of silverware on butter dishes and the sweet tones of ladies chatting without the interruption of […]

Carolina Kitchen = Happy BBQ Zombies

In a recent post I spoke about baking a housewarming present for a party hostess I didn’t know very well. We were merely acquaintances, but when I discovered the catering chosen for the party I knew that this was a woman I […]

Our changing view on food – a book review

Book: The Eat Real Food Cookbook Author: David Gillespie / Reviewer: Greg Cary About the book: (Pan Macmillan, 2016) For nearly ten years, David Gillespie has warned us of the dangers of sugar, and Australia has listened. More recently he has alerted […]

Belly Bliss at Blackbird

I was recently asked to choose a restaurant for a dinner catch up with friends who were stopping by BrisVegas on their honeymoon tour. I asked what their budget was, and when they said they just wanted a good meal, I gleefully […]

My invitations have changed: now I bring cookies

Now that I’m in my thirties, I qualify for invitations to legitimate adult parties. Instead of pre-drinking, I now attend housewarming parties. Rather than Sunday sessions, I am invited to baby gender revealing celebrations. My Saturday afternoons are often taken up with […]

Heard of Teff? Is this the new superfood?

It’s the tiny grain that’s gone under the radar. Super-foods quinoa and chia normally steal the show, however Teff is hitting mainstream healthfood status. Now available at major supermarkets there’s no excuse for the time-poor who can’t make it to the boutique […]

Mavis’s Kitchen – three thumbs up!

After a long sweaty climb to the summit of Mt Warning, I needed a snack. The winding Murwillumbah Road that leads to the national park is rather lacking in convenience stores, and my climbing buddy and I were lured in to Mavis’s […]

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