Slice Of Heaven

If there ever was a song best paired with a dessert there’s only one that can be attributed to this little concoction – that very memorable and unforgettable instantly up-lifting little 80’s ditty by Dave Dobbyn. No doubt some people would find the song irritating but the same cannot be said about this divine combinationContinue reading “Slice Of Heaven”

Orange Is The New Soup Ingredient – Carrot, Fennel and Orange Soup

Surprisingly several songs exist with ‘Orange’ in the title like Orange Crush by REM, Clockwork Orange by Kraftwerk, Bruised Orange by John Prine, Orange Wedge by the Chemical Brothers and Orange Blossom Special of course. My favourite is ‘Orange Juice Blues’ by Bob Dylan & The Band. Not so surprisingly the term ‘Orange’ in theseContinue reading “Orange Is The New Soup Ingredient – Carrot, Fennel and Orange Soup”

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”

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”

All-Green Broad Bean Salad; Pre-Xmas Detox

December is absolutely upon us, the finale to a lightning-speed elapsed year of 2013 and all of the celebratory carry-on and over-indulgence that will accompany the season right up to the New Year and beyond. There’s no easy escape for anyone, best just to go with it. Musicians particularly will most likely be following aContinue reading “All-Green Broad Bean Salad; Pre-Xmas Detox”

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”

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”