Showing Friends Around – Part 1

Robin Boyle Australia Mainland, Greek, International, Melbourne & Victoria, Recipe, Salad

In 2014 we received some surprise news: our two German friends, from Bavaria, would be visiting us in Australia in August 2015. They are perhaps the two most travelled people we know, and since meeting them for the first time in the late 1980s we have received numerous postcards from their exotic and mysterious destinations. We have been fortunate to …

Recipes for Australia Day

Robin Boyle Australian, Bread & Yeast, Miscellaneous, Nibbles & Hors d'oeuvres, Recipe, Traditions-Feasts

This time of the year, at least in the southern states of Australia, the flowering gums are glorious. It is also when we celebrate Australia Day, on January 26. It is a contentious date because it celebrates white settlement in Australia. The issue has been thoughtfully addressed here. In 2015 the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition took steps …

Life’s A Peach!

Robin Boyle Family, Fruit, Recipe, Tamar, Tasmania

Are peaches the most delicious of all fruits? I won’t answer that question as I can’t. Finding the perfect peach What I do know is that my father, George, grew the best peaches I have ever tasted. He didn’t really have to grow his own as he had free access to the stone fruits grown in the various Tamar Valley …

For New Year’s Eve

Robin Boyle Finger Food, Miscellaneous, Nibbles & Hors d'oeuvres, Recipe, Traditions-Feasts, Vegetables

We will spend this New Year’s Eve at a friend’s apartment which has a wonderful view over Melbourne. There will be a dozen or so of us, starting around 8.30 pm. The aim is to make it through to midnight, waiting for the fireworks. Everyone will ‘bring a plate’ and, no doubt, there will be partaking of celebratory drinks. If …

Special Experiences

Robin Boyle Berry Farm, Fruit, Produce-Supplier, Recipe, Restaurant-Cafe, Tamar, Tasmania, Tassie Businesses & Attractions, Thai, Wine

(Continued from: Jobs and a Family Catchup) Tasmania is known for the quality of its produce and there are more and more outlets willing to showcase what the State can do. While it is renowned for its berries, it isn’t really known for Thai cuisine. A showcase of Tassie produce Wednesday was our last day. We had arranged with my …