Strahan – Remarkable Remoteness!

Robin Boyle Australian, Fish & Seafood, Recipe, Travel

This post continues on from: Hobart to Strahan – The In-Between Bit. Strahan has, on average, 15 clear days a year. On our visit we had three of those – just fabulous weather, as the photos attest. It was our first visit to Strahan in over fifteen years, and while much was the same, there was much that was different. …

Canada – Three Recipe Ideas!

Robin Boyle Fish & Seafood, North American, Photos: Food, Travel

This continues on from Canada – Maritime Provinces! We had spent 11 days in the Maritime Provinces. It is worth a detour if you are fanatical about fresh seafood. We had excellent examples of lobster, clams, mussels and local fishes (mainly halibut and haddock). We came across three interesting recipes to try when we were back home. Pasta with Preserved …

Canada – Maritime Provinces!

Robin Boyle Fish & Seafood, North American, Photos: Food, Travel

This continues on from New Hampshire & Maine! There are three “Maritime Provinces” in Canada: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Combined with Newfoundland, the four are referred to as the “Atlantic Provinces”. The direct flight distance from Fredericton (capital of New Brunswick) to St John’s (capital of Newfoundland) is around 1,100 kilometres, almost as far as flying …

Patagonia – Chilean Lakes

Robin Boyle Fish & Seafood, Latin America, Photos: Food, Salad, Travel

This post follows on from: Argentinean Lakes The Google satellite map below (click to enlarge) shows the extensive lakes system in northern Patagonia, stretching from Bariloche in the east (Argentina) to Puerto Varas in the west (Chile).  The snow-capped Andes and various volcanoes are quite apparent. In the west, Puerto Montt is a major port, with sea connections past the …

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 …

Traditional Christmas Dinner – Part A

Robin Boyle Australian, Entree, Fish & Seafood, From the Archives, Recipe, Traditions-Feasts

This post, and the next two, are from an article we wrote for Club Marine magazine in 1993. (Use the Print button at the top of this page for a hardcopy or pdf of the recipe in this post.) What is a traditional Australian Christmas dinner? There is no strict formula for a traditional Australian Christmas dinner but there is …

Europe 2016 – Part 4

Robin Boyle Dessert, Dinner, Dinner Party, Entree, Fish & Seafood, France, French

Continued from Europe 2016 – Part 3. We went to learn French and learnt a lot about Sancerre The name ‘Sancerre‘ is well-known in the wine world, being a wine region south west of Paris famous for its sauvignon blanc. However, we hadn’t realised that there was also a small town called Sancerre until we discovered a language school located  …

Seafood via Adelaide

Robin Boyle Adelaide & SA, Australia Mainland, Entree, Fish & Seafood, Indian & Sri Lankan, International, Latin American, Main course, Recipe, Soup

We visited Adelaide in February and had three superlative fish and seafood dishes – one cooked by our friends and two others at restaurants. We have managed to obtain all three recipes, including the two from the restaurant chefs! The recipes are some of the best examples of their type that we have come across. In particular, if you have …