Category: Eggs

  • Egg and Potato Salad – Creamy and Soothing!

    Egg and Potato Salad – Creamy and Soothing!

    Boiling eggs to the ‘well done’ point is easy enough. However, it can be another thing peeling them so they don’t look half destroyed. Recently we found this Internet article: The secret to peeling the perfect boiled egg. The article summarises all the issues people encounter trying to achieve perfection. It is worth a read,…

  • Joël Robuchon – Paris Reflections

    Joël Robuchon – Paris Reflections

    Joël Robuchon passed away on August 6, 2018. He is acknowledged as one of the greatest chefs of all time. Plenty has been written about him and we won’t add any more here except to say that we were fortunate enough to visit his Paris restaurant, Jamin, in 1992. Part of the letter confirming our…

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

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

    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…

  • Europe 2016 – Part 10

    Europe 2016 – Part 10

     Continued from Europe 2016 – Part 9. Alba: Its food and wine The Alba region is known for: Its food, especially truffles, hazelnuts and salamis High quality wines, Borolo and Barbaresco The Slow Food movement which began in the nearby town of Bra. We were staying in an apartment in an Agriturismo property right in the…

  • Europe 2016 – Part 5

    Europe 2016 – Part 5

    Continued from Europe 2016 – Part 4. Table d’Hôtes If you have travelled through France you are probably familiar with Chambres d’Hôtes – the equivalent of the Australian and British concept of Bed and Breakfast – and Gîtes – the equivalent of our holiday rental in the form of self-contained cottages, houses or apartments. Some…

  • Showing Friends Around – Part 5

    Showing Friends Around – Part 5

    (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…

  • Showing Friends Around – Part 2

    Showing Friends Around – Part 2

    (Continued from:  Showing Friends Around – Part 1) 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? Well of course they wanted to see Olive’s Cottage, our property at Windermere on…