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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

Eat Drink and be Straddie… tales and tastes from an island in the sun

It is no secret, I love a good book. I love it even more when [...]

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 [...]

Recipes

Oyster & Mussel Chowder

This Oyster and Mussel Chowder was kindly supplied by Janet Fleming on our recent visit [...]

Wasabi Cured Kingfish Recipes

I love curing fish. I have previously posted some recipes of some cured kingfish, but [...]

Tempura Onion Flowers

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

Rhodavale Pork… ethically farmed, pastured pork direct to the public

By | February 20th, 2017|Farm Visits, Food, Nose to Tail, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Regional Foodie, Sunshine Coast Food|

I am a sucker for a pig story. I don’t know what it is but I just love pigs – both on the plate and off! If there is an opportunity to visit a farm [...]

Bunya Red Farm… Capers, Caperberries and a roadtrip to the beautiful South Burnett

By | February 19th, 2017|Farm Visits, Food, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Regional Foodie, Sunshine Coast Food|

I love a good roadtrip, and a visit to Bunya Red Farm near Kingaroy was the perfect incentive. Having discovered Bunya Red Farm’s fabulous capers and caperberries, some time ago, I was keen to find [...]

Mighty Bean Tempeh – the Sunshine Coast’s mightiest bean of all and best tempeh ever!

By | January 29th, 2017|Farm Visits, Food, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Regional Foodie, Sunshine Coast Food|

I often say, I love all of my producers, and I do. And I know I shouldn’t have favourites, but when it comes to Mighty Bean Tempeh, and the two absolutely beautiful souls behind it, [...]

Our Farm to Your Plate… grass fed beef, quite literally from their farm to your plate

By | January 27th, 2017|Farm Visits, Food, Nose to Tail, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Regional Foodie, Sunshine Coast Food|

Our Farm to Your Plate is a pastured beef producer based at Gunalda, north of Gympie. They are relatively new to the direct beef sales industry, though not at all new to the lifestyle and [...]

Hum Honey… a passion for bees, honey and the Sunshine Coast

By | January 24th, 2017|Farm Visits, Food, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Regional Foodie, Sunshine Coast Food|

I recently visited the home of my favourite Sunshine Coast honey producer, Hum Honey. Lovely Leisa Sams and her husband Tony, are based in Peachester, a very pretty part of the Sunshine Coast. High on [...]

Maleny Black Angus Beef… grass fed and grass finished beef direct from the farmer

By | January 3rd, 2017|Farm Visits, Food, Nose to Tail, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Regional Foodie, Sunshine Coast Food|

Visiting Sunshine Coast beef producer Maleny Black Angus Beef in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland… There is nothing quite like the taste of grass fed beef. The only problem is, what is often passed off [...]

All I want for Christmas is an oyster farm… in Whangaroa…

By | December 9th, 2016|Farm Visits, Food, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Regional Foodie|

Whangaroa is the heart of Northland, the northern part of the North Island of New Zealand. It is the more remote and the lesser known, but equally beautiful harbour, north of the Bay of Islands. [...]

Oyster & Mussel Chowder

By | December 9th, 2016|Cooking for my Cherry Babe, Food, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Recipes, Recipes - Starters|

This Oyster and Mussel Chowder was kindly supplied by Janet Fleming on our recent visit to Flamingo Oysters in Whangaroa, New Zealand. It is incredibly easy to make and tastes great. I adapted the recipe [...]

Altitude on Montville… sensational dining overlooking the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

By | December 6th, 2016|Dining Devoted, Food, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Regional Foodie, Restaurant, Restaurant Reviews, Reviews, Sunshine Coast Food|

I think I have a new favourite… Altitude on Montville recently opened its doors and we dropped in for an awesome lunch visit. Located on the edge of Montville – on the way out, or [...]

The Cooking School Noosa… cooking up a Japanese storm with Wasabi’s executive chef, Zeb Gilbert!

By | November 26th, 2016|Food, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Regional Foodie|

I love Japanese food. There. I have said it. In fact, I love most things about Japanese cuisine, culture and arts. I think it is the attention to detail, and the simplistic extravagance that comes [...]

Shima Wasabi… for the love of ‘real’ wasabi, and Tasmania

By | November 16th, 2016|Chopping Block Stars, Farm Visits, Food, Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds, Regional Foodie|

Tasmania is a treasure trove of so many wonderful things, especially in the way of producers. Innovation is key and Tasmanians take pride in innovation often looking to climates of countries similar to their own [...]