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Food festivals in Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra

Australia has a year-round calendar bursting with fabulous food and wine events. Part One of this series on Australian food festivals and major events focuses on Sydney and New South Wales, Adelaide and South Australia, and Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

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Happy Food

Wednesday October 31, 2012

tomato saladSometimes food just makes you happy.

Well, to be honest, all good food makes me happy.

But some food is especially delightful to look at.

I saw these tomatoes at my local greengrocers and they were so charming I just had to bring them home with me.

You can make this Colourful Tomato Salad with regular tomatoes but please do use the most flavoursome tomatoes you can find.

Do this and I guarantee this salad will bring a smile to your face. Enjoy!

Dreaming of Dubai

Wednesday October 31, 2012

ricotta honey pistachiosI recently spent a week in Dubai on a famil (media trip), exploring the wonders of this fast-growing, fascinating Middle Eastern city.

On our final night we ate at a local Lebanese restaurant, enjoying a variety of grilled meats, seafood and fish and salads.

For dessert, the waiter prepared this dish -- Ricotta with Honey and Pistachios -- at the table.

I'd eaten it before in Australia without realising its origins. It's a absurdly simple and delicious dessert so well worth a try. Enjoy!

My Favourite Go-To Salad

Thursday October 18, 2012

chickpea salad

Do you have a stash of go-to dishes?

You know, those dishes you go 'go-to' whenever you're wanting to make something simple, quick and fool-proof?

This Chickpea, Avocado and Spinach Salad is one of my favourite go-tos. It's filling, delicious and so good for you.

Why not give it a go today?

An ode to oysters

Thursday October 18, 2012

oystersI adore oysters.

So when I saw some gorgeous specimens at a local farmers' market I just had to snap them up.

Are you an oyster lover? Here are four great ways to enjoy oysters - simple, delicious and done in a flash.


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