A European City in the Southern Hemisphere!

Robin Boyle Latin America, Travel

A five-week tour of southern South America We flew to Buenos Aires mid-March, 2017. It would be the start of a five-week tour covering the huge region of Patagonia (in both southern Argentina and southern Chile), the Atacama Desert in northern Chile and the wine region of Mendoza in north-west Argentina. We will make a series of blog posts covering …

Is Flying Business Class Worth It For The Food And Wine?

Robin Boyle International Travel & Photos, Latin America, Miscellaneous

We use a recent business class flight experience to make a judgement. Why no blog posts for some weeks? In the second week of March, 2017, a group of 16 of us, all friends, headed off to South America, flying in and out of Buenos Aires, for a four-week tour of Argentina and Chile. It was my intention to submit …

Duck Breasts With Red Cabbage

Robin Boyle Barbecue, Dinner Party, European, Melbourne & Victoria, Recipe, Travel, Vegetables

The Grampians National Park – Gariwerd The Grampians are a monolithic like geological feature in western Victoria: they just emerge out of the surrounding fertile farming land. They have always been popular with campers and bush walkers. While we had completed a number of walks through the ranges over the years, we hadn’t been there for some time. However, just …

What’s in the Fridge? No. 6

Robin Boyle Australian, Dessert, In the fridge?

Trifle with cookies, kirsch, poached apricots and custard cream The old-fashioned trifle is one of the forgotten great desserts. The recipe or technique probably arose from the need to use up left over cake. At one extreme, trifles can be flavourless and gluggy. However, at the other extreme, it is easy to make an elegant light version. It is a …

Festivale 2017 – Launceston’s Carnival of Food and Wine!

Robin Boyle Australian, Cheese maker, Launceston, Produce-Supplier, Restaurant-Cafe, Traditions-Feasts, Travel, Wine

“Festivale, one of Tasmania’s premier summer events, is a three day celebration, designed to showcase the very best of Tasmanian food, wine, beer, arts and entertainment. Staged in Launceston’s historic and picturesque City Park the ambiance of the outdoor event is unique.” You can read more on the Festivale website here: Launceston Festivale. The peacefulness of City Park is transformed. …