Category Archive: Bird on a wire

A Change of Seasons

Months just seem to roll by so quickly to create another season! A change of season is not only about escaping the air conditioner of summer or biding time waiting for the crackling of winter,Its also about leaving behind the hiss of steaks and snags on the barbie and welcoming the heavenly infused flavours of …

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“Spice It Up” at the Newcastle Farmers Markets.

The Newcastle Farmers Markets has become a Newcastle institution, it is a great place to meet local creatives and source out gourmet produce. I always like to “veg out” in and around the fresh  produce stalls.The trestle tables are laden with fresh seasonal produce, from the vibrant orange flesh of pumpkins to the glorious apples,that …

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Darby St Essential

I love to stroll down Darby St, hip little shops, great coffee, cafes and people watching, what more could a girl want? But I have two favourite haunts that for me, go together like cheese and crackers! Cooks Hill Books & Records and The Essential Ingredient….. I love reading cookbooks, and Cooks Hill Books have …

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Lets talk about herbs

Recently on a trip to Sydney, my daughter the “starving artist” decided she wanted to grow herbs on her balcony, as she was finding them too expensive to buy from the supermarket. So we went to Bunnings and purchased a variety of herbs, even buying her a watering can to make sure the herbs were …

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Australian Food: A brief history

In the early days of European settlement in Australia, food was scant. The British settlers left England with what they thought were enough supplies to last the long journey but it wasn’t to be. They consumed over half of their supplies with the remainder becoming rancid. However, what they did have was flour and this …

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