Edible Christmas Gift Cooking Classes

Gingerbread Men, Christmas Stars & Angels, White Christmas, Shortbread, Hedgehogs and Boston Candy: just some of the delicious edible Christmas gifts we’ll be making in the classes starting this Sunday November 16th. Don’t forget to book the kids in to avoid disappointment. Cooking Classes are held at my private residence in Cammeray,during school holiday periods, … Continue reading

Meditation on Lemons

Meditation on Lemons When I move house the first tree I plant is a lemon biblical dour and versatile I much prefer it to those cloying salesgirls the soft stone fruits   -      Kate Llewellyn, excerpt from “Lemon”   It’s a hot summer afternoon in the Tallebudgera Valley in the hinterland of Queensland’s Gold Coast. … Continue reading

Meditation on Passionfruit

used to be plump and glossy but his mackintosh has shrunk as he sucks in his cheeks while somewhere inside the room he is giving you the pip with a wonderfully sour sweetness like last year caught in a daydream, the tang of paradise. by Chris Wallace-Crabbe   Walking along the sand past The Boathouse … Continue reading

Cordon True Blue?

The Aboriginal flag was flying high last Sunday on Bare Island, La Perouse, at the beginning of NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) week. A brisk westerly wind ensured it remained completely extended throughout the day, a fitting tribute to the Aboriginal market and workshops taking place on the rugged island below. As … Continue reading

A Surreal Banquet

“For there is an aspect of cruelty in eating, nourishing one life at the expense of another. It is an aspect usually avoided – the crudeness of a slab of blood-red meat is disguised by cooking it, camouflaging it with sauces and garnishes.” - Barbara Santich, Looking for Flavour (Wakefield Press 1996) It was the … Continue reading
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