Queue-Ba

No amount of research or advice from fellow travellers, not any of the multitude of documentaries or published texts available in any library can prepare you for Cuba. This is one country, and I have visited several in my existence where prior research to visitation is essential, but still does not prepare you for whatContinue reading “Queue-Ba”

Cuban Jazz Adventures, Mojo and the Cubano

Disclaimer: The following blog does not contain anything related to the way Cavemen eat, is not Gluten-Free, Non-Dairy Vegetarian or Vegan. It’s not for the food-intolerants. The citrus pictured is here because is included in the Slow Roast Pork Shoulder Mojo Marinade and Mojito. Part 1: I have always believed in music and food asContinue reading “Cuban Jazz Adventures, Mojo and the Cubano”

The Wrap Artist

‘Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams’, ‘Wrapped Up In You’. Anything that comes in wrapped form usually means there is a hidden treasure inside just waiting to be revealed. Brown paper packages wrapped (yes I realise it’s actually ‘tied’ in the lyrics) up in string must be favourite things for all of us. ‘Wrap it up’Continue reading “The Wrap Artist”

Tamworth and the Mid-Festival Meltdown Salad Fix

Hitting the New-England Highway each year as I drive away from Tamworth back to Sydney, my mind is undoubtedly swimming with many vast and varied wonderful musical moments and memories.  Mixed feelings of relief and exhaustion follow due to having survived it all once again because if there is one time of the year whenContinue reading “Tamworth and the Mid-Festival Meltdown Salad Fix”

Joy McKean, Anne Kirkpatrick and the Heart-Shaped Scones

In one week from today an incredibly famous and talented woman will be visiting me and I am a tad nervous. During my recent trip to the Gympie Muster where she was also attending, I spent a little bit of time with her at the Artist World and was lucky enough to be part ofContinue reading “Joy McKean, Anne Kirkpatrick and the Heart-Shaped Scones”

Shane’s Asian Baked Snapper

There are some musicians who throw themselves into performing on stage with as much gusto and energy as they do cooking. They are as passionate about singing, songwriting and honing their craft much the same as they are at preparing and serving up a favourite recipe. One such musician is Shane Flew who I have performedContinue reading “Shane’s Asian Baked Snapper”

Roast Fennel, Eggplant and Leek Salad

Fennel is the new black and right now I am infatuated with this incredibly versatile vegetable. You can add it to almost any dish raw, roasted, steamed or sautéed and the flavour sensation any of these ways is a knock-out every time.  I particularly like roasting it as not only is the roasted texture ofContinue reading “Roast Fennel, Eggplant and Leek Salad”

Chicken Soup, Poached Mandarins and Ginger Tea

I’m sniffly, my daughter is too, everyone around us is also sick with the winter flus in Sydney that just seem to be relentless. I’ve spent a fortune on tissues, nasal sprays, panadol and other flu paraphernalia and quite honestly am a bit over it all. It’s time for action and some good old fashionedContinue reading “Chicken Soup, Poached Mandarins and Ginger Tea”