Monthly Archives: December 2011

December, and Christmas

And so, once the midday champagnes had somewhat kicked in, it was time to get serious. We began with bugs and tiger prawns fat and sweet, aioli for dipping. Warm sourdough and lemon wedges, outside in a Canberra courtyard umbrella-shielded, … Continue reading

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A Burringbar farmer

Lance William was forty-five when his health began to deteriorate. If he caught a cold it would turn into pneumonia; essentially, his immune system was impaired, and he knew why. Born and brought up on the land in a farming … Continue reading

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Christmas baking

Yesterday I made my first batch of mini mince pies for ‘the season’. i should of course make the fruit mince from scratch and certainly there would be nothing difficult about it ā€“ but I do make my own lovely … Continue reading

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How sweet was my corn

Hurtling towards Lismore I am perplexed by signs, black paint on small white boards, which shout out SCORN. Scorn? A protest? An underground movement? Political comment? Then suddenly my head clears at the sight of a blotch beside the S … Continue reading

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Australasian Regional Food Conference

Out of my handbag I pull a tumble of business cards. Thereā€™s the Hotel School in Sydney; a Senior Project Officer from Sunshine Coast Council; a Burringbar banana grower; a Senior RDO from the Queensland government; Obi Obi Essentials (olive … Continue reading

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Mini Mince Pies

Yesterday I made my first batch of mini mince pies for ‘the season’. i should of course make the fruit mince from scratch and certainly there would be nothing difficult about it ā€“ but I do make my own lovely … Continue reading

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