Backstage with a Vegetable Voyeur

Making friends with the family that owns my local Canberra greengrocer – Ziggy’s Fresh – has been one of the unexpected foodie highlights of my year.

Sriracha Prawn Noodle Salad

Even though it’s now autumn, I’m still savouring summer tastes while the warmth lingers. This Sriracha Prawn Noodle Salad is an easy please.

The Scoop on Chestnuts

My antipodean foodies, you needn’t be daunted nor should you refrain. Roaring fires,  plane tickets and even Christmas music are not required to enjoy the chestnut!

Mexican Sweet Potato Bowls

Even if you’ve been hiding under a lettuce leaf somewhere, I’m pretty sure you’ve noticed an increasing trend in serving whole meals in bowls. Rice bowls, quinoa bowls, poké bowls, smoothie bowls. Heck, soon they’ll be serving soup in bowls!

Polenta with Mushrooms

For me, the idea that polenta is somehow ‘cool’ or ‘fancy’ is a bit like if you heard that in Mongolia, fine dining restaurants serve rissoles with gravy.

Zucchini Club Frittata

Long have the zucchini gods frowned upon me… until this year. I’m finally in da club.

Whole Box of Ferrero Brownies

Mid November, I could devour a Ferrero Rocher. But come January, I physically can’t put another one in my mouth. At Christmas I counted eleven boxes given to our family as a collective. That’s too many. What are we supposed to do with all of these?

Kembla Cherry Orchard Royalla

Looking for a cherry orchard without the long drive? There’s one right on the outskirts of Canberra. Warning: cherry spam ahead!

5 South Coast Seafood Eats

Want to know where to get a seafood fix on the South Coast? If you’re heading down around Batemans Bay, here’s my top 5!