Hoi An Banh Mi – The World’s Best Sandwich?

Robin Boyle Herbs and Spices, International Travel & Photos, Snack, South East Asian, Travel

  This post about banh mi is a continuation from Hoi An: The Food! A ‘sandwich’ that is distinctly Vietnamese Later in this post we will give our method for making a banh mi (pronounced ‘barn mee’) that is truly yummy and clearly in the Vietnamese style. It isn’t a traditional recipe, but it encapsulates the key characteristics from our …

Pesto, Salsa Verde, Chimichurri – Three essential green sauces

Robin Boyle Italian, Italy, Latin America, Latin American, Recipe, Sauce: Savoury

(Continued from Our Herb Garden) In this post I am writing about herbs that could be classified as ‘soft herbs’, meaning leafy, salad-like herbs as distinct from the more pungent ‘hard leaf’ herbs like thyme, rosemary and bay leaves. Just now, in the second half of February, we have plenty of these in the garden. We have too much to …

Our Herb Garden

Robin Boyle Family, Herbs and Spices, Home-Made, Miscellaneous, Recipe

We don’t have a garden big enough in Melbourne to grow vegetables, which is rather fortunate: unlike my father, I am a hopeless gardener! We do, however, manage to maintain a reasonable selection of herbs. Paradoxically, while my father had an extraordinary vegetable garden, he grew little in the way of herbs – mint, parsley and chives. Instead, like most …