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An Interview with TOFWD

A few years ago, I had the great pleasure of meeting Jeanette, who runs The Organic Food & Wine Deli (TOFWD) in Melbourne, Australia.  She’s so passionate about all things organic and is always willing to share her knowledge.   As my interest in buying…

January 8, 2011
Gourmet Kitchen Holidays

Festive Chocolate Rum Balls

Last Sunday I had a Christmas baking frenzy!  I make a few slices and these gorgeous little chocolate rum balls.  I used my Mum’s secret recipe. 😉  She always likes to prepare a large batch of rum balls a few weeks before Christmas.  The…

December 21, 2010
Gourmet Kitchen Holidays

Quick Meals for the Festive Season

I was swapping recipes with my sister the other evening and she mentioned a few useful iPhone apps and podcasts available via iTunes; so I logged on to check them out.  There are soooo many podcasts and a few great apps on iTunes.  With…

December 19, 2010
Cocktails Gourmet Kitchen Holidays

Festive Season Drink: Mulled Wine

It’s summer down here in the southern hemisphere but for some of our readers in the north, they are most likely freezing their little tooshes off.  So I thought I would share a fabulous recipe for Mulled Wine by April Bloomfield from The Breslin,…

December 12, 2010
Gourmet Kitchen

Five Tips for the Barbecue this Summer

The point of a barbie is to enjoy time with your friends with a more relaxed form of cooking and food.  The reality is that often you end up with someone spending the whole time cooking and worrying over the food and not enough…

December 1, 2010
Gourmet Kitchen Holidays Melbourne

Cookes Food Christmas Cooking Class

Just in time for Christmas!  The wonderful ladies at Cookes Food have sent me their new Christmas Cooking Class menu and it looks delicious!  I love a good cooking class where the chefs are passionate and knowledgeable.   Not only do they provide cooking classes…

November 17, 2010
Gourmet Kitchen

What in the World are S’mores?

My sister-in-law hails from the US and she’s been talking to us about s’mores for years.   Our family is travelling to New Zealand later this month to celebrate Père’s 60th birthday.  We’re all staying on a farm which overlooks the alps and has a…

October 22, 2010
Gourmet Kitchen

10 Fabulous Food Lover Blogs

A friend of mine was feeling a little lack lustre in the kitchen recently, so I sent her a list of my favourite food lover blogs.  If you’re looking for some inspiration in the kitchen, then these amazing bloggers will lift your spirits and…

September 24, 2010
Gourmet Kitchen Melbourne

The Mercatus Store

At the Taste of Melbourne festival a few weeks ago, I met the team from Mercatus.com.au.   (They had a beautifully designed stall.  I wish I had a photo to show you, sorry.)   Mercatus are an online fresh food delivery service.  They are…

September 14, 2010
Dinner Gourmet Kitchen Home

Loving Laguiole

For some reason, I started to go off silver and stainless steel cutlery.  It felt very cold to me and so I went in search of wood-handled cutlery.   I came across Laguiole – Andre Verdier in a local homewares store and fell in love. …

August 24, 2010