Spiced Chickpeas, Pearl Barley,
    Parsley Salad and Cold Beef Platter

    December 6, 2018

    This is a quick and easy lunch or barbecue platter idea for the busy Christmas period and when you want to take things easy in the kitchen over the holidays. Pulses and grains are a natural flavour-match for all types of beer, especially barley. Purchasing sliced cold beef from the deli cabinet of a good grocer and using drained and rinsed tinned chickpeas cuts the preparation time down for this lovely cold platter considerably. For a meat-free version, double the…

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  • Goblin Swamp
    Carey Brook, Western Australia

    Not long after we moved to Pemberton in the South West of Western Australia at the beginning of 2005, locals told us about Goblin Swamp. Their description of it being a place you’d definitely…

    December 4, 2018
  • Pink Lady™ Apple, Brie, Jamon and Witlof Wraps

    On the 40th anniversary of the Pink Lady™ Apple variety, I was commissioned to develop some recipes that celebrate this world-favourite apple. It’s sweet, crunchy tart taste matches deliciously with ingredients that are creamy,…

    December 1, 2018
  • Big Brook Dam
    Pemberton, Western Australia

    Having a place in the natural environment to celebrate special moments in the year or to simply rest your defences is a necessity. Somehow it scoops you up, invites you to breath directly from…

    November 28, 2018
  • Carrot, Almond and Buckwheat Cake

    The classic carrot cake recipe generally has a lot of oil and is dense, sweet and heavy. This gluten free version, based on a recipe from the wonderful Jude Blereau’s Wholefood Baking, is much…

    November 28, 2018
  • Cherry and Pine nut Dolmades for Christmas

    This recipe is a wonderful meat-free and gluten-free option for Christmas feasting but can make a precious from-the-heart gift. It was inspired by friend and talented chef | food blogger Emma Galloway. I’ve added…

    November 25, 2018
  • Coil Basket Making

    Earlier this year I took an afternoon coil basket making course with indigenous textile artist Lea Taylor. Lea is a proud Wadandi/Minang/Koreng English yok of the Bibbulmun nation and an award winning Aboriginal weaver…

    November 25, 2018