A Pan-Fried Cheese & Ham Toastie – With an Egg!

Robin Boyle Australian, Cheese, Lunch, Snack, Supper

One great aspect of lockdown is having the time and inclination to try old-favourite recipes. Recently The Melbourne Age ran an article on How to make the perfect toasted cheese sandwich. It provides heaps of ideas and options. So recently we have been cooking our version. It derives from a visit to Dallas, Texas, some years ago. The Lumen Hotel …

Mont Saint-Michel – The home of a very famous omelette!

Robin Boyle Breakfast, Eggs, France, From the Archives, International Travel & Photos, Recipe, Snack

This post is from an article we wrote for Club Marine magazine in 1998. Except for the food shots, the photos date from that period too. (Use the Print button at the top of this page for a hard copy or pdf of the recipe in this post.) Remarkable site Mont Saint-Michel is one of France’s most famous landmarks and …

Showing Friends Around – Part 5

Robin Boyle Australia Mainland, Breakfast, Brunch, Eggs, International, Middle Eastern, Recipe, Sydney & NSW

(Continued from:  Showing Friends Around – Part 4) Our two German friends, from Bavaria, are on a tight schedule with barely five weeks in Australia overall. So far we have spent time with them in Melbourne and Victoria (including the Great Ocean Road), and Tasmania (Launceston, Freycinet and Hobart). Then they flew to Alice Springs for a week visiting the …

Jobs and a Family Catchup

Robin Boyle Breakfast, Family, Launceston, Recipe, Tamar, Tasmania, The Cottage, Vegetables

(Continued from: An Afternoon Feast) Olive’s Cottage is both a business and a holiday house for us. This means that there are generally jobs to do when we visit from Melbourne. We try to work these into enjoying the property, catching up with family and friends and searching out new experiences in the region. Business matters Our intention had been …