Fabulous Food

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…

Jamies Italian Brisbane

Jamies Italian in Brisbane

A few weeks ago after a bit of bribery and negotiation I convinced Drew and a couple of friends it was well past time we tried out Jamies Italian Restaurant in Brisbane on Edward Street in the city.  It had after all been open almost…

Blueberry Chutney

Blueberry and bourbon chutney

The weather is so hot and sticky at the moment that I’m looking for ideas for meals we can take down to the beach and eat in the little bit of sea breeze that’s down there in the evening.  To make a cold tea look…

Tangy lemon and blueberry slice

Tangy blueberry lemon slice

I’ve been experimenting with surplus fruit and a dehydrator recently.  My myer lemon tress have fruited madly all summer and now I have several very pretty little jars of myer lemon dust calling to me from my pantry. For the lemon dust I simply  peel a…

Japanese Teas

5 Traditional Japanese Teas

I’m a tea drinker, I love most kinds of tea I’ve tried over the years but traditional Japanese teas are among my favourites.  They are unashamedly bold and sometimes bitter but always layered with flavour and complexity.  On our travels in Japan we’ve actively searched…

Focaccia loaf

Recipe: Quick & Simple Focaccia Loaf

Health issues and getting older have made me a little more aware of what I put on and in my body.  I certainly won’t get to the stage of baking all my bread from scratch but this focaccia loaf tastes great and is handy for…

Creamy Mango Icecream | 2AussieTravellers.com

Recipe: Creamy mango ice-cream

I couldn’t resist a tray of ripe and rosy mangos for $15 and as I’ve been promising to either use the icecream maker again or make some space in the cupboard I thought I’d try making a creamy mango ice-cream with a couple of them….

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Great noodles at Omen Restaurant in Kyoto

Omen is one of my favourite restaurants in Kyoto, and that’s really a strong recommendation as there are a LOT of amazing restaurants in Kyoto.  I love Japanese food and we’ve found some many great options across Kyoto but it’s the variety and seasonal tasting…

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Jan Powers Manly Markets

I love farm fresh produce and with weekend markets springing up all across Brisbane city it’s now getting easier to find tasty, organic fruit and vegetables.  Jan Powers hosts a variety of Brisbane markets but the first and third Saturday of the month is our local,…