Category Archives: Gastronomnom…nom

Dining out, thoughts, produce, travel

A Rubock family recipe – crumpets

When I was visiting my grandparents in Burnie over the holidays, we called in on my great Uncle Lyal and his lovely wife Heather. I like them both a lot. The Rubock family span the whole political spectrum and Lyal … Continue reading

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My Potter Picnic Party

Last month, I had a birthday. It was a fabulously random birthday, it certainly didn’t end in a big zero. I’ve had a pretty tough couple of years. I have an acquired neurological disease that is chronic and disabling. My … Continue reading

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Cooking for a year without a cent spent at Coles or Woolworths

I don’t much go into New Year’s resolutions, but this time last year a friend of mine suggested I resolve to not spend a single dollar at Coles or Woolworths for the entire year. Given my view of the practices … Continue reading

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From wild apples to cider and apple jack

A while back I posted my recipe for wild apple jelly with mint and rosemary. Well that trip was quite an outing, and really epitomises why I love foraging. I had in fact been out picking wild apples because I’d … Continue reading

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Jack Maple

I’ve been having some success with my home brewing of late. You remember my blackberry wine. This year I made cider from wild apples. From that, I made some apple jack, which was surprisingly delicious. After my visit to a … Continue reading

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My American Hot Cross Buns

You may remember my posts about Christmas in Africa. They were wonderful. But I haven’t travelled since my illness left me with a disability. That is, until now. This is my first trip to the United States, my first trip … Continue reading

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Reuben at Katz’s

You may remember me arguing that the BLT is the best sandwich ever, with the one caveat that the hot Reuben sandwich sounded pretty good. So of course, the Reuben made it to my list of must do food experiences … Continue reading

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Must do food experiences in America

I was blessed to be told, with only a week to go before my departure date, that I would be given funding to visit the United States. The trip was not food related. I would be attending a large conference … Continue reading

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Making fufu the Congolese way

I have been missing Africa lately. I was overjoyed when a friend of mine bought me some cassava flour; I knew I wanted to use it to make fufu. Fufu is the starch staple of large parts of Africa, but … Continue reading

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My Simien Sandwich

Last summer ExploreDreamDiscover posted about his adventures in the Simien Mountains, reminding me how incredible they are. I went hiking in the Simien Mountains the year I spent two Christmases in Africa. I posted about the 25 December I spent … Continue reading

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