The Spirit of Australia: My Favourite Aussie Cookbooks

Living in Australia, we are blessed with such an abundance of wonderful produce. Here are my favourite five cookbooks by Australians which take represent the essence of living simply through using seasonal produce, using basic ingredients and avoiding food wastage. I have also added the links to each if you’re keen to purchase!

Kiama Coastal Walk and the Case of the $7 Banana Bread

Earlier this year on Australia Day, I completed the Kiama Coastal Walk with a couple of my European friends, Susanne and Anna. While potentially a little ‘un-Australian’ to hike on this annual celebration (I have spent many previous Australia Day’s at pubs watching cockroach races, drinking XXXX Gold and counting down Triple JJJ’s Hottest 100),…

You don’t need dough, to knead dough

There is  some serious scaremongering going on when it comes to carbohydrate foods. With the popularity of restrictive diets that eliminate entire food groups, the public is becoming scared of eating nutritious foods such as wholegrain breads and cereals. The recent release of the 2014 Australian Grains & Legumes Consumption & Attitudinal Study by the Grains & Legumes…

Six Foot Under: Hiking in the rain.

Since moving to Sydney, I have been told by many people that it inevitably rains most Easter long weekends. This one was no exception.  I had been thinking about doing the Six Foot Track for some time. I was at the Walk21 conference in October last year and met a guy and a girl who…

Skinny dipping in the kitchen

Am I crazy, or is there a kitchen appliance for absolutely everything these days? There are breadmakers, rice cookers, slow cookers, poffertjes makers (in case you get that sudden urge to cook tiny pancakes) and the ‘I-Can-Cook-Almost-Anything’ maker (my name for the Thermomix). Sometimes I can almost convince myself that I need these things. I have no doubt they can be…