Wine O’clock: Fox Creek Wines, Barossa Valley

Just a short bike ride off the Shiraz Trail in McLaren Vale lies this wonderful winery gem. Originating from a group of doctors and their wives, the families have created some fabulous award-winning Shiraz.

Wine O’Clock: Tscharke Wines, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Just a short drive (or a nice bicycle ride) from Tanunda (the main township of the Barossa Valley), lies Tscharke wines. Owned by Damien and Eva Tscharke, the wine and vineyard shows uses sustainable practices to produce quality wine, at very affordable prices. Visiting Tscharke’s Place cellar door is a real delight, the building itself…

Wine O’clock: The Shiraz Trail, McLaren Vale, South Australia

The Shiraz Trail is a 7km stretch of shared path (i.e. for pedestrians and cyclists) that stretches from McLaren Vale to Willunga and is part of 37km Coast to Vines Rail trail- a historic steam train line that graced the region about 40 years ago. This stretch of the trail offers a backbone for a…

Spicing things up: ingredients for your gourmet camping feast

I love intense flavours in my food. Give me a strong coffee, a heavy red wine, a spicy curry, a smelly cheese, a smoky sauce or a floral sweet treat and you basically have my heart. Although camping can limit your ability to produce technical meals, the great thing is that you can add some…

‘Cheap and Easy’: Strawberry Pancakes

Pancakes are such an easy recipe and very affordable too- you only need basic ingredients. I’ve used strawberries in this batch (we got these from The Big Strawberry farm when we were on a road trip). The fantastic thing about strawberries in Australia is that you should be able buy them 12 months of the…

The Big Strawberry, Koonoomoo, Victoria

Australians love ‘big’ things: the Big Banana, the Big Pineapple, the Big Merino… One to visit is the lesser known Big Strawberry close to the Victorian-New South Wales border. One to head to if you like berry, berry delicious things…

Market Special: Jan Powers Farmers Market, Brisbane

What: Jan Powers Farmers Markets are a number of open air farmers markets located around Brisbane. With four locations (Queen St, Powerhouse, Manly and Mitchelton), you can find quality produce and “the most interesting food and plants, kitchen goods and wine, breads, meat, fish and fowl under the sun” at affordable price. Where: Powerhouse Location:…