Fabulous Food

Hakodate morning market

Eating your way through the Hakodate morning market

I opened my hotel window to some morning drizzle and a sea of umbrellas passing by down below.  We only had 24 hours in Hakodate and the number one item on my agenda, like any enthusiastic foodie, was the Hakodate morning market located down near…

Sunflower farm in Bundaberg

Meeting the farmers with Bundy Food Tours

A few weeks before I headed up to Bundaberg a girlfriend was telling us about a farm tour she’d done in the region and how much we’d love it.  So you can imagine I didn’t hestiate when the opportunity came up to join Suzie Clarke…

Sunrise on Kellys Beach Bargara

A Foodies Guide to Things to Do in Bundaberg

Wondering what to see and do? There’s a lot more than you might expect, we’ll take a look at the top things to do in Bundaberg, and where to eat, stay and play while you’re here. Off the coast of Bundaberg is the Southern Great…

Fabulous food experiences on Norfolk Island

Looking for a guide to the best Norfolk Island restaurants, cafes and artisan producers? Try our top 7 picks and you won’t be disappointed! An island by definition can be expected to have some limitations with fresh food availability and choice.  I’d expected Norfolk Island to…

The O'Reillys Canungra Valley Vineyards

An afternoon at Canungra Valley Vineyard

A wine tasting, a gourmet picnic basket packed with tasty local treats and a leisurely summers afternoon to spend between the vines and the creek in the Gold Coast hinterlands. Yes, I’d say life is looking pretty good.

Baileys Ice Cream Recipe

Smooth and creamy Baileys Ice Cream

Summer, beach days and ice cream.  They’re just made to go together.  When the temperature starts hitting over 30° on a regular basis, I guess thats over 85° for those that work in farenheit, my mind turns to  new ice cream creations and this past…

Noosa Beach House - Peter Kuruvita

Sri Lankan Curries from the Master on Noosa Beach

It’s been over a year since we last visited Noosa’s Hastings Street and slightly longer since we were last at Noosa Beach House.   It’s a stunning location and we love a good curry so we had no hesitation in accepting this weekends invitation to join other local…

Rhubarb and white chocolate crumble recipe

Rhubarb and white chocolate crumble

Rhubarb and white chocolate crumble was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the big bunches of bright scarlet rhubarb for sale at our local farmers market this weekend.  It was an old winter favourite in New Zealand but it’s not something…

Spicy roasted edamame

Spicy roasted edamame

Oh my goodness, these spicy roasted edamame beans are the bomb! Edamame are young soybeans and are a really common bar snack in Japan.  They are usually served still in the pod, steamed lightly and dressed with a little salt.  I love them and as…

Caramel coffee syrup

Caramel Coffee Syrup

I’d got into a bit of a habit of buying a bottle of caramel coffee syrup in my weekly shop recently.  It really does make sitting out my garden with a cup of coffee feel a little bit special and indulgent.  Those little bottles of…

Love this delicious kaffir lime and vanilla ice cream

Kaffir Lime and Vanilla Ice Cream

I came up with this kaffir lime and vanilla ice cream recipe recently to use a batch of limes off my tree.  I planted the kaffir lime for it’s leaves, a key ingredient of many Thai dishes.  Fortunately it’s a very vigorous little tree because I’m…

Chai spice sugar cookies

Chai spice sugar cookies

As our taste buds continue to circle the globe this week I couldn’t go past the evocative aromas and flavour of India’s masala chai tea. While it’s so delicious and calming to sip on I was looking for a way to invoke those same senses in the cookie tin with this weeks baking. What I came up with are these chai spice sugar cookies, they have a double hit of spice and are oh so good!