Here are some of the latest stories from my various blogs…

I am a sucker for a pig story. I don't know what it is but I just love pigs – both on the plate and off! If there is an opportunity to visit a farm and interact with some piggies, it doesn't take much to convince me. It was with this [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
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I love a good roadtrip, and a visit to Bunya Red Farm near Kingaroy was the perfect incentive. Having discovered Bunya Red Farm's fabulous capers and caperberries, some time ago, I was keen to find out more about their production and discover more about Mandy Evan's journey of innovation that led [...]
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
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I often say, I love all of my producers, and I do. And I know I shouldn't have favourites, but when it comes to Mighty Bean Tempeh, and the two absolutely beautiful souls behind it, Julie and Michael Joyce, I can't help it… they are one of my favourite producers [...]
Sun, Jan 29, 2017
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Our Farm to Your Plate is a pastured beef producer based at Gunalda, north of Gympie. They are relatively new to the direct beef sales industry, though not at all new to the lifestyle and hard work to make it all happen, producing quality pastured beef that has been grass [...]
Fri, Jan 27, 2017
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I recently visited the home of my favourite Sunshine Coast honey producer, Hum Honey. Lovely Leisa Samms and her husband Tony, are based in Peachester, a very pretty part of the Sunshine Coast. High on the range, you are surrounded by many wonderful vantage points on their property, one in [...]
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
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Ahhh. Whangaroa you have my heart. It would have to be one of the hidden jewels of the earth. Part of me wants to say, ‘Go there go there'. They other part wants me to stay silent so it retains its unspoilt beauty and tranquillity and it can just be [...]
Thu, Jan 12, 2017
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Visiting Sunshine Coast beef producer Maleny Black Angus Beef in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland… There is nothing quite like the taste of grass fed beef. The only problem is, what is often passed off as grass fed, isn't really, and the point of difference to observe here, is that what [...]
Tue, Jan 03, 2017
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Whangaroa is the heart of Northland, the northern part of the North Island of New Zealand. It is the more remote and the lesser known, but equally beautiful harbour, north of the Bay of Islands. What is also beautiful, is the people – they don't come much more beautiful, than from [...]
Fri, Dec 09, 2016
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This Oyster and Mussel Chowder was kindly supplied by Janet Fleming on our recent visit to Flamingo Oysters in Whangaroa, New Zealand. It is incredibly easy to make and tastes great. I adapted the recipe slightly in that I used mussels in their shells. If you would like to read [...]
Fri, Dec 09, 2016
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It is no secret, I love a good book. I love it even more when the book is celebrating locally produced food and the food heroes that produce it. Eat, Drink and be Straddie: Tales and Tastes from an Island in the Sun, does just that, but it goes that one [...]
Wed, Dec 07, 2016
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