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Welcome to Pebbles + Pomegranate Seeds!  Pebbles + Pomegranate Seeds is my food, travel and lifestyle blog. As a published author, restaurant reviewer, photographer and prolific blogger, Pebbles + Pomegranate Seeds is where I share what I have been up to.  I hope you enjoy my stories of fabulous foodie finds, travel destinations, great walks, relaxing stops, farm visit, recipes and sometime just a bit of totally unrelated whimsy.  Thank you for visiting!

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STROM magic at Spicers Peak…

STROM… has been doing some amazing things… What is it? STROM is a traditional Czech [...]

Becoming the Chéri Blossom… exploring the magical world of burlesque…

The world of burlesque intrigues me endlessly. I am not sure if it is the [...]

Dr.Sketchy’s… finding your inner anti-artist…

So fancy yourself a bit of an artist… or not? Well this might be of [...]

Things I Heart

Peonies… the most beautiful wedding flower of them all!

I have a favourite flower… well, that is actually not quite true, I have a [...]

All I want for Christmas is a… donkey?

I recently had the opportunity to visit a number of producers while working on a [...]

Stories of my Childhood -The Nürnberger Trichter

I recently visited my dad and when scouring through the bookshelves, as I always do [...]

Between the Lines

Love and Other Dangerous Chemicals – Anthony Capella

I am a huge fan of Anthony Capella and his fabulously charming foodie fables, The Food [...]

The Last Chinese Chef

I hate to say it, but I have never really been that much of a [...]

The Various Flavours of Coffee

Coffee is a magical brew to many.  Made from the roasted beans of the coffee [...]

Recipes

Tempura Onion Flowers

My recent visit to The Falls Farm saw me come home with a bunch of [...]

Tempura Oyster recipe… yes please…

As far as I am concerned the best way to have oysters is freshly shucked, [...]

Quick and Easy Bush Ravioli Recipe

Native foods have become quite popular, especially in the way of spices. There are a [...]

Shene Estate – the spirit and soul of a grand estate… and Poltergeist Gin

By | August 18th, 2016|Happy Hour, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Travel, Urban Adventures|

I have a few favourite things… amongst them, historical buildings and gin. There is something old world and romantic about the two combined. Well, in my mind there is. That is what I love about [...]

Cape Raoul… Tasmania’s most glorious day hike

By | August 16th, 2016|Off the Track, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Travel|

Cape Raoul. Wow. The best way I can describe it is as one of those ‘take your breath away’ kind of places and definitely one of Tasmania’s most glorious day hikes and possibly one of [...]

Live It Tour’s Camels & Canapés Tour… behind the scenes with The Great South East

By | August 15th, 2016|Farm Visits, Food, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Regional Foodie, Travel, Urban Adventures|

There are lots of great food tours on the Sunshine Coast, all of them offering something unique, but I don’t know that there is anything quite as unique as Live It Tour’s Camels and Canapés [...]

Montville Coffee’s Bush to Cup Experience… appreciating coffee in the true sense of the word

By | August 3rd, 2016|Cafe Culture, Food, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Regional Foodie, Sunshine Coast Food, Travel, Urban Adventures|

The Sunshine Coast really does showcase some great innovation when it comes to the foodie scene, and I love it when I stumble upon something new and different, especially when it comes to what might [...]

Crystal Organics, the shining light of Palmwoods and the best way to get your greens

By | July 18th, 2016|Farm Visits, Food, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Regional Foodie, Sunshine Coast Food|

It never ceases to surprise me how many fabulous producers we have on the Sunshine Coast. Passionate producers creating bountiful spaces that are as unexpected as they are productive. This was especially the case with [...]

Big Heart Bamboo… edible bamboo shoots grown with love on the Sunshine Coast

By | May 29th, 2016|Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds|

I have always thought of bamboo as extremely beautiful. There is something about those freakishly straight pillars that pierce their way through the surface of the earth to staggering heights almost overnight (ok, so it’s [...]

Climbing Mount Beerwah… the prize of the Glasshouse Mountains

By | May 25th, 2016|Off the Track, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Travel|

Having climbed most of the Glass House Mountains, the only one really left to climb was the prize, Mount Beerwah. Mount Beerwah’s summit route had been closed to the public for a number of years [...]

Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed… a match made in Tasmania’s food and wine heaven

By | May 20th, 2016|Cafe Culture, Dining Devoted, Food, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Regional Foodie, Restaurant, Restaurant Reviews, Reviews|

Oysters and wine? When there was a mention of visiting Bangor Wine and Oyster Shed in Dunalley, there was no need to think twice. It is no secret amongst family and friends, just how much [...]

Bay of Fires… a blaze of Tasmanian beauty

By | May 2nd, 2016|Off the Track, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Travel|

I often hear people say that you can ‘do Tasmania in three days’. I am not sure how this is possible, as I felt like I needed a week in each destination, and this was [...]

The Pigeon Hole Café – best breakfast in Hobart AND paddock to plate experience

By | April 21st, 2016|Cafe Culture, Cafe Reviews, Dining Devoted, Food, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Regional Foodie, Restaurant, Restaurant Reviews, Reviews|

I love a good breakfast, but I am not really a bacon and eggs kind of girl. So I am never usually that excited about my first meal of the day… that is until I [...]

Grandvewe Cheese – Grand Tasmanian innovators – sheep milk cheese to sheep whey vodka – the best paddock to martini experience you will ever have

By | April 20th, 2016|Farm Visits, Food, Happy Hour, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Regional Foodie, Travel, Urban Adventures|

I love Tasmania. I love it for its beauty as much as for its diversity. But I love it even more for its innovative food industries, especially when it comes to cheese… and spirits… Now [...]

Tasmanian Food & Wine Conservatory – Tasmanian provenance at its best!

By | April 11th, 2016|Cafe Culture, Cafe Reviews, Dining Devoted, Food, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Regional Foodie, Restaurant, Restaurant Reviews, Reviews, Travel, Urban Adventures|

Tasmania do provenance well. But to do provenance well, you need to have a wonderful source of provisions to do it well with. We are talking food of course. Fresh, regionally produced and sourced food. [...]