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Category Archives: Soapbox

Meaty thoughts….

In the past few months there’s been a flood of information in the Australian media focussing on the ethics of eating meat.  I’ve absorbed a whole raft of information, some … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · 38 Comments

Slow Braised Veal Shin

WARNING: soapbox speech! The morals issues associated with the consumption of veal are divisive. Images of doe eyed calves fuel emotional animal rights arguements that subsume the facts about veal … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 38 Comments

Apple Taste Test – Part 2

 After my apple dessert loving husband recently taste tested six common apple varieties found in Australian fruit shops and supermarkets, we decided to subject apples purchased from the Melbourne Slow … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · 19 Comments

Apple Taste Testing: Part 1

 There has been a lot of discussion about apple desserts in my kitchen in the past week or two. I‘ve recently posted two recipes, Apple Tarte Tatin and Apple Walnut Pie, … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 25 Comments

Apple Tarte Tatin

Autumn is apple season in New Zealand. M loves apple desserts so it was no surprise when he ordered Apple Tarte Tatin during our recent holiday. The first was very … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 33 Comments

A rant, a recipe, a result!

It’s soapbox time! It’s two years since I quietly entered the blogging scene and in that time, sadly, I’ve become increasingly cynical and critical of the celebrity chef movement. Always … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 20 Comments

Mindful Consumption: Cherries

Plump fresh cherries were a childhood Christmas luxury. Cherries heralded the imminent onset of summer, but sadly their season was short, by New Year they had all but disappeared. Imported … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 9 Comments


I know these garbage bins are not a pretty sight, but their contents are adding to the mountains of perfectly good food that’s sent to landfill each week in Australia. … Continue reading

October 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

Think before you shop

The article below is from the “epicure” lift out in today’s newspaper “the Age” October 23rd 2012. It’s a timely reminder that we could all be more mindful as we … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · 2 Comments