Category Archives: Gastronomnom…nom

Dining out, thoughts, produce, travel

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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$100 Christmas challenge at the Capital Region Farmers Market

Imagine my excitement to be offered a chance to participate in a $100 Christmas challenge at my beloved Capital Region Farmers Market, Canberra! Sometimes people think that shopping at the market is too expensive. Well, I normally spend $50 per … Continue reading

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Parsley ravioli filled with fish and capers

It can be hard to source really fresh fish in Canberra from trustworthy sources. My favourite place to get fish is from Narooma Seafood Direct at the Capital Region Farmers Market. Narooma Seafood is a family business. Vicki and Hayley … Continue reading

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Mid winter magic – hunting for truffles

I have wanted to go on a truffle hunt for years. I didn’t know much about truffles before moving to Canberra, but their heady scent soon pulled me in. I am now incredibly proud of the Canberra region truffle industry. … Continue reading

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Mushroom and chestnut soup with crisp toppings

Did you know there are two mushroom farms on the doorstep of the ACT? Majestic Mushrooms of Murrumbateman and Canberra Mushrooms of Yass are both farmed within 50 kilometres of Canberra. In terms of food miles, that’s pretty damn good. … Continue reading

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The timeless pick and pickle of wild food

One of the things I’ve loved about foraging and preserving wild foods over the summer has been the timelessness of it. It’s an activity undertaken by generations of people before me. I would love to be better connected to the … Continue reading

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Chocolat inspired dinner party

Have you seen the film Chocolat? One day I really must read the book, by Joanne Harris. But it’s one of my top 25 favourite films of all time. I like all sorts of things about the film, including Johnny … Continue reading

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Still selling something wild

Summer has well and truly passed, and the blackberry season is over. It was fabulous while it lasted. It seems everyone else enjoyed my blackberry cordial as much as I did, however there will be no more till next year. … Continue reading

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Moyston Community Dinner

In a picturesque location at the base of the Grampians, Moyston is a lovely town whose claim to fame is the birth place of Australian Rules football. I’ve only just discovered that back in the days of the Gold Rush, … Continue reading

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 I love picking blackberries

Call me crazy, fighting with all those thorny brambles, but I love picking blackberries. Recently, on days when I’ve really had to fight the system, having to put lots of energy in but getting nothing out; I found some kind … Continue reading

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