Roast Garlic and Ginger Soup (Flu-Shot in a Soup Bowl)

  There appears to be much discussion in Sydney right now about the unusually warm weather we are experiencing for this time of the year, but it’s only a matter of time before it will inevitably snap. And when it does, contrary to Summer-loving Sydneysiders  I am a self-confessed cryophilic and find gratification with theContinue reading “Roast Garlic and Ginger Soup (Flu-Shot in a Soup Bowl)”

The World’s Most Healthiest Birthday Cake

Birthday parties for kids are generally speaking synonymous with one thing – sugar, sugar and more sugar.  I shudder thinking of years gone by, gracing the lolly aisle of the supermarket investing in giant-size bags of all things equivalent to zero nutritional value and great expense resulting in short-lived sugar hit highs for all andContinue reading “The World’s Most Healthiest Birthday Cake”

Everything in Moderation and the Paleo Effect

There can’t be too many of us who haven’t ever subjected our bodies to some kind of ‘diet’ at some point in our lives. And for what ever reason it may have been for, undoubtedly would have been to lose weight. I’ve tried a few in my time – Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, The LiverContinue reading “Everything in Moderation and the Paleo Effect”

Baking Bad Scrambled Eggplant

Sometimes you need to look outside the proverbial circle to source food and recipe inspiration, or maybe it just occurs naturally if you trust your instincts in certain situations. Usually I find green-grocery shopping nothing short of a rejuvenating sensory experience with display after display of fresh, multi-coloured fruit and vegetables beautifully presented like paint onContinue reading “Baking Bad Scrambled Eggplant”

The Loveless Cafe, Music City Roots and the Missing Biscuit Recipe

There’s only one way to describe the final Bushwackers show in Nashville and that is simply Going Out With A Bang (and a broken Lagerphone). Staged live at the Loveless Barn behind the famous Loveless Cafe we performed a set of tunes on the weekly two-hour Music City Roots radio show hosted by Jim Lauderdale.Continue reading “The Loveless Cafe, Music City Roots and the Missing Biscuit Recipe”

Hot Pickin’ and Even Hotter Chicken

I was given a great tip-off for a gig tonight in Nashville. There was to be a house concert staged at The Violin Shop where none other than fiddler extraordinaire Aubrey Haynie would be appearing accompanied by a band of Bluegrass elite starring Sam Bush, Dennis Crouch, Alan O’Bryant and Brian Sutton. This gig wasContinue reading “Hot Pickin’ and Even Hotter Chicken”

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”

Yellow Polka-Dot Zucchini Linguine

Judging by warmer temperatures and Christmas decorations now appearing in department stores, Winter is officially over in Sydney. As a cold weather lover always happy to embrace the commencement of Winter I actually look forward to the oncoming months of slow cooked roasts and stews brewed up all day to be consumed in my kitchenContinue reading “Yellow Polka-Dot Zucchini Linguine”

Imam Bayildi and the Eggplant Song

In the world today it’s doubtful any more than one song exists where the subject and title is Eggplant. A quick Google search reveals that yes there is indeed more than one song with Eggplant in the title like ‘The Eggplant That Ate Chicago’. The band Train also has a song called Eggplant and thereContinue reading “Imam Bayildi and the Eggplant Song”