Category Archives: Eating out

Gnocching on the door of sauce heaven

This recipe was inspired by a dish we enjoyed in the stylish café at Jones Winery in the famous Rutherglen region of Victoria. Soon after we returned home, we took some ideas for a wine sauce from Beverley Sutherland-Smith and developed them … Continue reading

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Next morning, a visit to Geelong

The morning after our wonderful dinner at Il Bacaro, we departed from our hotel just after 9am. We had opted out of paying for breakfast – we had a better offer. After I had plotted a slightly tricky exit from … Continue reading

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24 hours as tourists in our home city

Anyone who has followed this blog will know that, as well as visiting other countries, Maggie and I like to explore various corners of Australia. The most recent, and shortest, of these adventures was to spend an afternoon, evening, night … Continue reading

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Healing journey for a heavy heart

(This post begins with some sad stories but eventually opens out into some pleasant travel and food experiences.) In a short post late last month, I said that I would be having a quiet period, blog-wise, due to a task … Continue reading

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Busy-ness but not as usual

Out for dinner, three times in nine evenings. Working for a political party for the first time in 25 years. No new recipes to share. Definitely not the usual program! Not that we’ve suddenly come into some money and commenced a tour … Continue reading

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NE Victoria: food & wine

A leading commentator on televised matches of Australian Rules football is renowned for his quick-witted quips and puns as much as for his football knowledge. Possibly the best known of the terms he has coined is “centimetre-perfect”, which is used … Continue reading

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Out of town, out to lunch

Maggie’s birthday is 7 September. So, every now and then, it falls on the first Sunday in September, which is celebrated as Fathers’ Day in several nations, including Australia, the United States and Great Britain. For personal reasons, Maggie wanted … Continue reading

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