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)”

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”

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”

Tangled Up In Darwin and Rudd

The life of a full-time travelling musician is rarely dull. Not only are we lucky enough to have the privilege of performing alongside greatness on stage, we also on occasion get to travel to some tasty destinations for work and today is no exception.  Just the mention of the name Darwin conjures up exotic imagesContinue reading “Tangled Up In Darwin and Rudd”

Govindas and The Gympie Muster

Driza-bones, Cowboy Hats, Bundaberg Rum, Pluto Pups, XXXX, Boots, Dust and Country Music. These are just some of the elements in no shortage at the Gympie Muster where I have spent the last four days performing.  Set in the beautiful location of the Amamoor Forest Reserve in Queensland Australia, this festival is not for theContinue reading “Govindas and The Gympie Muster”

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb Baby :-)

When it comes to fruit and vegetable selection, I like to follow their seasonal habits so they are at their absolute best. This way you are getting them in their full glory, they taste better and are also cheaper. For instance, I wouldn’t attempt a Jamie Oliver Thai Mango Salad in the middle of winter,Continue reading “Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb Baby :-)”

Meat and Three Veg

It’s an easy past-time whiling away hours on the internet googling information or downloading apps in relation to anything about food if you are concerned about your diet and GM factors, weighing up varying statistics and getting bamboozled with conflicting information from countless sites to do with food and nutrition. The Internet is now aContinue reading “Meat and Three Veg”