What’s in the Fridge? No. 9

Robin Boyle Australian, Cakes & Biscuits, Dessert, In the fridge?, Morning or Afternoon Tea

Christmas Sink Cake The Olive’s Kitchen recipe for Summer Fruit Cake is very versatile. You can modify the ingredients in many ways, keeping the key cake ingredients (dry and wet) to roughly the same proportions. The fruit, including the apple, can be varied according to what you have on hand. The recipe came in handy before Christmas for Rhonda’s family’s …

El Calafate – Glacier Country!

Robin Boyle Australian, Cakes & Biscuits, Dessert, Latin America, Morning or Afternoon Tea, Photos: Food, Travel

This post follows on from: Torres del Paine Calafate and El Calafate The Calafate berry is symbolic to Patagonia, being indigenous to the region. Around a metre tall, the bushy plants produce edible berries that look a little like blueberries and have a taste that some describe as hinting of black currant, mulberry and/or blackberry. You will find them in …

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 …

What’s in the Fridge? No. 2

Robin Boyle Australian, Cakes & Biscuits, Dessert, In the fridge?, Morning or Afternoon Tea, Recipe

We love to cook with leftovers or with what’s in the fridge or freezer or on the pantry shelves. Last week we had friends coming for afternoon tea. We had an apple, two plums and some strawberries that needed using, along with some cream heading towards its use-by date. We also had a stock of frozen berries that needed using …

Showing Friends Around – Part 3, After Olive’s Cottage

Robin Boyle Fish & Seafood, International, Produce-Supplier, Recipe, Tasmania, Tassie Businesses & Attractions, Travel

(Continued from Olive’s Cottage:  Showing Friends Around – Part 2) Our two German friends, from Bavaria, are on a tight schedule with just five weeks in Australia overall, and just six nights in Tassie! What to do, where to take them in Tasmania? So far they have stayed at Olive’s Cottage, our property at Windermere on the east Tamar, seen …

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 …