Recipes are meant to be shared with a generous heart, if for nothing more than to encourage and inspire others to discover the wonder of food; to taste life through food and all its magic.
'There's so much pleasure in making a delicious dish from something you grew yourself.'
When one of my food heroes calls to let me know they're in town and asks if I'm free for a coffee, I'm there... especially if that person happens to be the lovely Lyndey Milan OAM!
Next time I'm in Tasmania, the first place I'm heading to is North Hobart, to seek out Sweet Envy, a hugely popular, old fashioned cake shop, bakehouse and sweet parlour rolled into one!
'Imagine a world without herbs and spices! What if there were no such thing as vanilla ice cream, cinnamon buns or the aromatic flavour of juniper in gin? [And no] basil pesto, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, pickles, chilli sauce, seeded breads or tacos topped with zesty salsa!'
It's mid November (already!) and at this time of the year my thoughts turn to cleaning up the barbecue to get ready for cooking and entertaining outdoors. I'm also starting to think about menus for various al fresco events, as well as gifts for food-loving family and friends. Enter, Ross Dobson's King of the Grill.
South Australian journalist, rural storyteller and writer, Liz Harfull, says she has what is possibly one of the best jobs in the world. Indeed, I feel more than a little envious when I learn that she has spent the last four years travelling around, visiting several of Australia's country and royal shows.
Some delicious news from the team at the Capital Region Farmers Market in Canberra! As part of its tenth birthday celebrations this year, the Market is launching its very own cookbook. The Capital Region Farmers Market is the shopfront for the best food and wine that this region has to offer and the Capital Region Farmers Market Recipe Book showcases the market people, their produce and their passion for food.
'I am captivated by bees. I love bees. Bees are fascinating and working with a beehive is an amazing opportunity. You can see the girls coming and going [from the hive] with all this different coloured pollen on their legs, and [you] wonder where they've been. And what started the journey for me really is that bees are in big trouble. All around the world everybody knows about it and [people] are doing things about it. Obama just gave a whole lot of money to looking after bees in America, 20 million I think, to doing something about and [yet] in Australia people aren't really aware of it, or are only just beginning to be aware of it now...'
Cooking and writing have been a lifelong passion.
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- Liz Posmyk
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NB: I use Australian standard measuring cups and spoons in my recipes.