It’s Australia Day! Sadly here in Toronto where the temps have been hovering well below zero all week (hello -32˚C with windchill = even too cold for kids to be playing outside for more than about 5 minutes!), it doesn’t feel much like it (meanwhile, Australia has been sweltering in temps well over 40˚C this […]
(Classic South Australian treats from my childhood – Farmers Union Iced Coffee and Fruchocs) When I was in Australia recently, I took a few days to head back to Adelaide, my hometown. It’s been a while since I’ve spent much time there (most visits were one or two days only over the past decade) so […]
Way back in 2009 (!) when I first started blogging, I documented a visit to the Adelaide Central Market in a series of eight blog posts. Excuse the photos – I had literally been blogging for 2 months at the time! I just returned from 2 weeks in Australia, including a few days in Adelaide […]
It all began last Friday at a wine and food pairing class I was teaching with Neil at the St Lawrence Market (check out the rest of my class offerings here). The theme was Southwest France and we had a little bit of piment d’espelette in many of the dishes, including gougères. The mild smoky […]
It’s Australia Day today and if I were home, I’d have the day off work. Sadly, it’s not the case here (and it’s also definitely not Australia Day-like weather!) but I thought I’d share one of my favourite Australian treats from my childhood here today. Lamingtons. Enjoyed at birthday parties and morning teas and a […]
Happy Australia Day! I know it’s nearly over back in Australia but it’s just starting here and what better way to celebrate than with a classic childhood treat – homemade frog cakes! Say what…? No, no, no, don’t worry – these don’t have anything to do with frogs, except a slight resemblance and, well, they […]
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