Alvin Leung – Xtreme Chinese Cuisine the Australian way…

Flowerdale Sprout Farm is a farm based in Victoria which grows the most gorgeous edible flowers and micro herbs… which are inspiring chefs such as Alvin Leung who is infamously known as Hong Kong’s maverick chef, creator of X-treme Chinese Cuisine in his Hong Based restaurant, Bo Innovation. In this video he is inspired by [...]

2017-08-20T11:53:36+00:00January 18th, 2013|

The farmer goes to market…

In the early hours of the morning, while most of us are still asleep, farmers and producers from around the Sunshine Coast are making their way to various locations, their vehicles laden with fabulous array of edible goods, special, fresh, delectable offerings that are presented to a regional community of market goers. Fruit and vegetables [...]

2017-08-20T11:54:31+00:00January 16th, 2013|

Mushroom Tart

Tonya, from Cooking on the Bay Cooking School made one of these delicious Mushroom Tarts on a recent visit while she was on the coast.  It is easy to make and perfect for a light lunch or a starter.   Ingredients Parmesan Pastry: 600g plain flour 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese 480g butter, roughly [...]

2017-08-20T11:55:32+00:00January 15th, 2013|

Rose Meringues

I have done so many different version of this with different fruit and cream combinations. I used to have a lot of trouble making pavs and meringues, this is my favourite fail safe recipes. However, this is my favourite, the rose water giving the meringue a beautiful light muskiness... and you can't beat delicate miniature [...]

2017-08-20T12:03:08+00:00January 12th, 2013|

Something to wine about…

Is the thought of being handed a wine list, laden with the expectation you will choose something your date is going to love, enough to elicit a cold sweat? You’re not alone. Wine list phobia is right up there with snakes, spiders and running out of gas halfway through an Australia Day barbecue. Here’s five [...]

2017-08-20T11:58:12+00:00January 10th, 2013|