Festive Season 2018 – Wrap Up!

Robin Boyle Miscellaneous, Recipe, Traditions-Feasts

On the last day of December 2018, with New Year’s Day pending, we thought a summary of some of our Christmas and New Year food experiences might be in order. The Lead Up Our local farmers’ market fell at the right time, mid-December. So we stocked up for pending functions. Our purchase of Swiss chard and baby leeks led us …

Made At Home – No. 1

Robin Boyle Australian, Herbs and Spices, Home-Made, Moroccan, Preserves: Savoury, Recipe

We have just returned from staying at Olive’s Cottage in Windermere for several days. With autumn well under way in Tasmania, the herbs were looking a little ragged and needing trimming while the lemon tree had a handful of fruit that needed to be picked. We were thus prompted to make three items we regularly make at home in Melbourne. …

A Salad for Christmas Day

Robin Boyle Miscellaneous, Recipe, Salad, Traditions-Feasts

This was one of the surprise dishes for us in 2015. It is what we will be preparing this Christmas. Rhonda’s family have their Christmas dinner in the evening and there is always a big crowd. Always our role is to prepare the entree, while others contribute with turkey and ham, vegetables in different guises, and traditional pudding with brandy …