hunting & gathering in the Hunter Valley…with lots of wine drinking

hunting & gathering in the Hunter Valley…with lots of wine drinking

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Apr 29, 2017
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My idea of good time (besides gardening of course) is chowing down on quality cheese and drinking lots of quality wine. So for me, wine regions are always the best places to learn about local food, wine and the growers. Being rather fond of Verdelho and Semillon, we had four days in Hunter Valley after […]

From carb & alcohol fuelled Europe to the anxiety of exam week…I kept calm & carried on gardening

From carb & alcohol fuelled Europe to the anxiety of exam week…I kept calm & carried on gardening

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Nov 21, 2016
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What really sucks is coming home from a month holiday in Europe to a fast approaching exam week. Having jet lag and catching up on weeks of law subjects is like some kind of never ending nightmare. My last exam involved taking in over 200 pages of notes and the 3000 page QLD Criminal Code. […]

thanks for keeping it real 2015 & cheers to 2016 in the north island of new zealand

thanks for keeping it real 2015 & cheers to 2016 in the north island of new zealand

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Jan 23, 2016
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Last year was a bit crappy. This also seemed to be the general consensus of others around me. However, I live my life by appreciating that the universe gives us what we need when we need it. Should I irritate you by saying #grateful? At the same time, I was very happy to begin the […]

eating local in vietnam: fertilised duck eggs, crispy skin frogs with a dear friend on the side

eating local in vietnam: fertilised duck eggs, crispy skin frogs with a dear friend on the side

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May 31, 2015
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You know you’re in Vietnam when your best friend is sitting across the table from you tucking into a fertilised duck egg with gusto. At least this might be an indicator. Another indicator may be experiencing adrenal fatigue from drinking too many cafe sua da every morning coupled with banh mi. Damn those Vietnamese coffees […]

tasmania is always a favourite; full of locavores, exceptional produce & the best cheese served with a side of serenity

tasmania is always a favourite; full of locavores, exceptional produce & the best cheese served with a side of serenity

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Jul 3, 2014
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Wearing thermal underwear, laughing at the cold and lining up for a scallop pie at the Salamanca markets is when I know I’m in Tassie. Although people question my mental health when visiting the Apple Isle during winter; it’s my favourite time of year to visit my favourite place in Australia. MONA’s Dark Mofo winter […]

felton food festival; local produce, catch-ups with costa & alpaca poo excitement

felton food festival; local produce, catch-ups with costa & alpaca poo excitement

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May 28, 2014
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A good place to start might be where Felton is on the map. And thankfully I did find it on the map; 30 kilometres south-west of Toowoomba. This location is where Felton Food Festival happened last month on the 27th of April (now in its third year) and it was full of festival festivities! Alistair […]

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