Fabulous Food

Styles of sushi

The many forms and styles of sushi

We adore Japanese food and nothing beats fresh sushi whether it’s served up near Omi-Cho in the coastal city of Kanazawa or in a tiny sushi restaurant outside Tokyo’s famous fish market.  To be honest we’ve had some amazing sushi all across the country.  We adore…

Chocolate brownie slice

Fast chocolate brownie slice

This slice is quick to make and it’s always popular.  We spend most of our free time in the summer exploring the local and not so local area so I like a fairly robust slice to take in the picnic box.  I hate it when…

Cranberry & Balsamic Sauce

Festive Cranberry and Balsamic Sauce

Well the decision’s been made to move away from our southern hemisphere tradition of a seafood based Christmas lunch to have turkey and all the trimmings this year.  I’ve already stocked up on cranberries and started experimenting with sauces and chutneys to accompany the Christmas…

Strawberry coated chocolate truffles

Festive strawberry dipped chocolate truffles

I grew up as a Kiwi kid and nothing else says Christmas and summer parties to me like freshly picked strawberries dipped in chocolate. Here in Queensland we get some of the biggest, juiciest and sweetest strawberries I’ve ever tasted but they all ripen in…

Brewing the perfect Soy Matcha Latte

I posted a while back about all my favourite Japanese teas and that while I love the pungent and slightly bitter edge to a well made traditional matcha my own efforts never lived up to my memories of those perfect brews in Japan. They failed…

An interview with Adam Liaw - love this mans cooking style

An Interview with Adam Liaw

At last months Brisbane Good Food and Wine show I was fortunate enough to get to sit down with Adam Liaw and ask a few questions about his food journey. Many Australian Foodies will know of Adam Liaw.  He was the winner of Season 2…

Sweet corn fritters with fresh herbs

Herbed Sweet Corn Fritters

It’s that time of year for casual outdoor lunches with friends and picnics at the beach.  This recipe is super versatile making a light meal with the fritters served hot along side a salad with sides of chilli dressing, sour cream or guacamole to heap…

The Brisbane Good Food and Wine show - Cooking demo with Adam Liaw

Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show

The Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show is on again from the 26th – 28th October 2018.  If you’re thinking of heading along or wondering what to expect here’s our guide to get you underway. One of the highlights of travelling, at least in our…

Green Smoothie

Are you a green smoothie convert?

When I first decided to get on board with the green smoothie crowd I was quite prepared to hold my nose and drink it down in the interests of improved health and giving my immune system the boost it needs.  You do what you have…

Simple hacks for packing a picnic or campsite feast

The Bunya Mountains is a gorgeous spot in inland South East Queensland.  It’s a perfect escape for a long weekend of hiking, sunsets and the most intense starry night sky.  I love it because it’s remote but that also means there aren’t shops and restaurants…

sesame maple toffee

Tasty treat or wonder food? Sesame Maple Toffee

I love the flavour of sesame seeds in Asian cuisine.  Whether its the heady aroma of sesame oil hitting a hot wok or the delicate tang of a Japanese sesame sauce it’ll be guaranteed to get my attention.  But did you known these amazing seeds…