First Luncheon of 2024

Yesterday marked the commencement of our home luncheons for the year 2024, albeit with a small hiccup - a typo on the table menus indicating 2023.Which if you havent noticed with my typing and spelling there will always be mistakes.

Bountiful Harvest: utilising beautiful ingredients when in season - Peaches and Plums

Embracing the bounty of the current season is a delightful food adventure, and this week has gifted us with peaches and plums.

The Bush Apple Berry : Muntries: Elevating Your Kitchen Creations with a Dash of bush flavour

As we approach the Muntrie season, the anticipation of using these native apple berries in culinary delights is truly exciting.

Cultivating Change: A Gardener's New Year Resolution

As we embrace the promise of a new year, the age-old tradition of crafting resolutions takes center stage. While I'm not one for grand "new year, new me" declarations, I've chosen to focus on a specific facet of my life—the garden beds that have become my personal sanctuary.

Day 4: Friday – The BIG Event

We rose early to start the big day of finalizing prep and small bits for the dinner. Arriving around 7:30am, we did our regular stop-off at the camp kitchen to pick up our croissant, iced coffee, and say hi to Frankie.

Day 3: Culinary Foraging Adventure in Fitzroy Crossing

The sun had already painted the Kimberley sky with its golden hues as I woke up on Wednesday, the third day of our adventure in Fitzroy Crossing. The anticipation of the day ahead filled me with excitement.

Day 2 Journey from Broome to Fitzroy Crossing

The adventure continued on the second day of our journey from Broome to Fitzroy Crossing. For me, a visitor from Victoria, the time difference had me up bright and early at 3:30 am, eager to embrace the day ahead.

Day 1 of the Journey to Fitzroy Crossing, WA: Fulfilling a Bucket List Dream

Every now and then, life presents us with the chance to check off a long-cherished item from our bucket list. For me, that moment arrived when I was offered the opportunity to head  to Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia, to assist with a food event.

A Journey into Mbabaram Country: Exploring Bush Foods with Dear Friends

During the last set of holidays, I had the pleasure of venturing back to Mbabaram Country to reunite with my dear friend Gerry Turpin and his lovely family.

Karkalla In Brine Makes It Shine

Craving for a unique and delightful ingredient on my menu lately and Karkalla has become my absolute favourite! This beautiful sea succulent offers a delightful crunch that's hard to resist.

Dietaries for Days

For the 2023 Steampunk Festival in Dimboola we organised and hosted a Five Course Meal on the Friday Night, which was paired up with Fossey's Gin.  The event was held at the VRI hall, which we were familiar with since our previously hosted lunch there. We were confident of the old kitchen's capabilities to prepare just under 500 plates of food.

Woke to Wattleseed

 I consider myself fortunate to have grown up on Wotjobaluk country, where I was exposed to the use of bush foods that have been around for centuries. One of my favourites is wattleseed, which grows naturally throughout western Victoria and offers numerous health benefits such as potassium, zinc, calcium, and iron.