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. …

Bruny Island – An isolated but idyllic foodie destination

Robin Boyle Australian, Breakfast, Cakes & Biscuits, Cheese maker, Fish & Seafood, Morning or Afternoon Tea, Recipe, Snack, Travel

Bruny Island is developing into a brand within a brand, being a subset of the clean and green Tasmanian gourmet image. With two Melbourne friends we recently spent three days on the island but still didn’t have the chance to sample all the food offerings nor experience all the activities. Activities Bruny is surprisingly large, the fourth biggest Tassie island …

As Easy As … No. 2

Robin Boyle As easy as ..., Australian, Dessert, Recipe

Meringue and Berries – A sublime summer combination There are endless recipes for meringues: from a single large one to numerous small ones, from plain to flavoured, to unadorned to magnificently garnished. I remember meringues from my childhood, not at home though, as my mother rarely made them, possibly because it was too difficult in her wood fired, cast iron …

Traditional Christmas Dinner – Part C

Robin Boyle Australian, Dessert, Recipe, Traditions-Feasts

(Continued from Traditional Christmas Dinner – Part B) For a traditional Christmas dinner we propose: a seafood cocktail, roast turkey with vegetables followed by plum pudding with brandy sauce. This post continues from an article we wrote for Club Marine magazine in 1993. (Use the Print button at the end for a hardcopy or pdf of the recipe in this …