Chatting fermented foods on ABC News Breakfast

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in ABC News Breakfast, Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting fermented foods on ABC News Breakfast

Every few weeks I drop in to ABC News Breakfast to chat about what’s happening in the food world. This time it was to chat about fermented foods. Have a look at the clip and see my little Q&A below. What exactly is fermentation? The chemical alteration of a substance by bacteria, yeasts or other microorganisms, often creating […]

Chatting citrus on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting citrus on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat about food with Clare Bowditch and her lovely talkback audience. This time we discussed all things citrus. Listen in below.   What’s your favourite citrus? How do you use citrus in your cooking? Let me know in the comments below. By the way, you’ll hear us muse […]

Chatting vessels on ABC Afternoons

Posted on May 17, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting vessels on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat about food with Clare Bowditch and her lovely talkback audience. This time we discussed the importance of vessels, cutlery and the devilishness of forks. Do you have a favourite spoon or teacup? Do you think it matters? Listen in.   A few fun facts: ‘Bone’ china […]

Chatting soup on ABC Afternoons

Posted on May 3, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting soup on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat about food with Clare Bowditch and her lovely talkback audience. This time we discussed soup, a very important topic as winter starts to grip. As part of my diligent research I even got a terrible cold just to check if soup really does cure winter’s ills. And guess […]

Chatting apples on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting apples on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat to Clare Bowditch about food. But Clare was on holidays so this time, I chatted to David Astle about all things apples. David is an amazing wordsmith and crossword creator, among many other talents. When I go camping in summer, my camp buddies and I have fun tackling cryptic crosswords […]

Chatting grains on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting grains on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat to Clare Bowditch about food. This time it was especially fun because she told me about her millet porridge. Goodness me, I have never milleted in the morning, but now I shall! Listen in as we discuss all things grain, and I learn the difference between grains […]

Chatting plums on ABC Radio Melbourne Afternoons

Posted on Mar 9, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting plums on ABC Radio Melbourne Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat to Clare Bowditch – and her lovely audience – about food. Listen in below as we chat about seasonal plums and how we love to cook them, eat them and pluck them straight from the tree. Also, try my Plum Syrup Cake recipe and video. Plums […]

Chatting romantic meals on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Feb 14, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting romantic meals on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat to Clare Bowditch about romantic food. Listen in below as we ponder heart-shaped steak and other Valentine’s delights. Valentine’s Day comes but once a year but there’s no wrong time to have a romantic meal. Here are some tips and guidelines, plus an insight into the Romantic menu […]

Chatting easy meals on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting easy meals on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat to Clare Bowditch about food. This time I sat on her lap while we talked easy meals. No, I didn’t really sit on her lap the whole time! Even though it’s the ABC, there are enough chairs for everyone. Listen in below… As it was back-to-school time, I shared […]

Lunchbox lessons

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 in Blog, Recipes | No Comments
Lunchbox lessons

A really bad thing happened in Term 4. The kids went to my parents for a school-night sleepover. What I was really looking forward to, more than the party I was going to, more than the minor sleep-in the next morning, was the fact that I’d get a day off the school lunches. My mum […]