Category Archives: Rural South Australia & Food Nostalgia

A Morning in Time: Memories and Milking

Last weekend I drove down to Hynam and spent a couple of days with my brother and sister-in-law at Langkyne, the property I grew up on. Just three-and-a-half hours south of Adelaide, it’s always nostalgic going back and I am … Continue reading

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Metro Bakery & Café

A few weeks ago I was down in ‘The Mount’ on the Limestone Coast for a book event and stayed overnight with good friends. Mount Gambier is in the neck of the woods I grew up in – just a short … Continue reading

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On Vintage Menus

This past week has been like wading through a never-ending Chinese menu.  You know the sort – with an overwhelming number of dishes to choose from and too many decisions to make, your mind boggles with options and possibilities. If only someone … Continue reading

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To Have and to Hold

It’s just over a week ago that I held my new book in my hands, head in the clouds, my heart filled with joy. This week, however, I have arrived back down to earth with a thud. Instead of holding fresh … Continue reading

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On Jubilee George

As a child, I found such unexpected pleasure in the rambling vegetable patch that burgeoned just outside the kitchen door, pulling carrots for dinner and watching the Queensland Blue pumpkins swell. The veggie patch, however, was often the bane of … Continue reading

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A Fork in the Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure & Discovery

In the snatch of tranquil summer days between Christmas and New Year the world seems to wind down to a gentle breeze and there’s no better time to loll about with a new book. Over the past couple of days, … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls at Port Elliot

By the time we deck the halls and stuff the stockings, Christmas and summer holidays will be upon us. Cricket fans have arrived for The Ashes and shoppers have converged on city stores as Adelaide falls into Christmas madness. It’s … Continue reading

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