Tag Archives: bush foods

Sweet potato croquettes with roo tail and native herbs

I like cooking with native ingredients for Australia Day. It gives me pause to reflect on the Traditional Owners of this land, give thanks for their custodianship and recognise their knowledge. I had great success with my first ever batch … Continue reading

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Crocodile with sweet and sour quandong sauce

You may have figured by now, I love to use native foods in my cooking. I think it has environmental benefits, supporting maintenance of native flora and fauna; maintains knowledge of the land, and shows respect to the indigenous knowledge … Continue reading

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Wild rice paper rolls

I was recently inspired by a Food for Hunters post on Vietnamese Spring Rolls filled with teal. I knew I had to make an Australian wild food version of this delicious Vietnamese favourite. I wanted to fill them with yabbies … Continue reading

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Bush béarnaise

Last week I bought home both a steak, and some yabbies from the farmers market. I knew I wanted to make a sort of outback surf ‘n’ turf. But I realised that I could give an Aussie bush twist to … Continue reading

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Great Southern Land Fried Chicken

The U.S. Embassy in Canberra threw a hell of a party for the 4th of July this year. They bought an amazing chef to town to cook up a southern feast. Tory McPhail is the Executive Chef at the iconic … Continue reading

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Pepperberry crackers

These crackers are the pair to the pepperberry leaf crackers I made a friend for her birthday. Those were diamond shape- a bit like the leaves of Tasmania’s native plant, these are round shaped- like the berries themselves. I think … Continue reading

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Wallaby tacos

Taco Tuesday went Australian this week, to celebrate this great land. I visited Hobart’s Farm Gate Market on Australia Day, and have been carrying on the theme all through the week. I was chuffed to meet Ross O’Meara from Bruny … Continue reading

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Pepperberry leaf crackers

A very dear friend of mine recently celebrated her birthday. Sadly I couldn’t afford to buy her a gift and I did think I was the one getting the treat when she said she’d come and visit me in Tasmania. … Continue reading

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Quail barbequed with pepperberries

I love cooking quail. People think of it as fancy food, but I happen to think they’re much better cooked and eaten at home so you pick them up with your fingers and not need to worry about the fussiness … Continue reading

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Brown sugar and wattleseed meringues

These little bite sized meringues were a creation I decided on to take to my farewell high tea. I tried my first brown sugar pavlova at the most wonderful office Christmas party last year and have been wanting to give … Continue reading

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