Winter Warming Potato & Fish Pie -Skinny

Winter Warming Potato & Fish Pie -Skinny

I've noticed a chill in the air of evening lately. When the weather cools I start looking for warming comfort foods such as this Potato and Fish Pie. The problem with a lot of winter comfort foods is they are high in calories and fat. This Fish Pie recipe is surprisingly light.  If you omit the Continue reading

How to Make Wood Fired Pizza

How to Make Wood Fired Pizza

Have you ever wondered how to make pizza in a wood fired pizza oven? We make pizza from scratch quite regularly at home so when we had the opportunity to road test a wood fired pizza oven on a recent gourmet getaway we were very excited. I have quite often considered buying or making a pizza oven Continue reading

In My Kitchen May 2016

In My Kitchen May 2016

In My Kitchen is a monthly story which enables participants to share what's going on in their kitchen each month. The host of the series is the lovely Maureen from Orgasmic Chef. This month is a little quiet in my kitchen but I thought I would share anyway. In my kitchen is a big bowl of Continue reading

Bike Riding Taronga Westerns Plain Zoo Dubbo

Bike Riding Taronga Westerns Plain Zoo Dubbo

So many times our family has planned a holiday which involves visiting Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. Unfortunately something has always presented a road block! So when my husband suggested we "Go West" for the school holidays, we designed our itinerary to include Dubbo Zoo. Our Continue reading

Chocolate Mint Brownie w Peppermint Crisp

Chocolate Mint Brownie w Peppermint Crisp

Chocolate Mint Brownie with, Peppermint Crisp, I finally made a dessert my family love! My family doesn't really like sweets. I know I have mentioned this before but it's the source of disappointment for me because I love making desserts and feeding them to people. I have noticed though, the Continue reading

Esca Bimbadgen Estate Hunter Valley

Esca Bimbadgen Estate Hunter Valley

Bimbadgen Estate is one of the beautiful vineyards of the Hunter Valley.  Gorgeous white rose bushes line the winding driveway, which snakes it's way up the hill past the vines. Each time we visit the Hunter Valley we stop by the cellar door to purchase some of the Bimbadgen wines. Today, we are Continue reading

Sapphire Fossicking Family Fun Inverell NSW

Sapphire Fossicking Family Fun Inverell NSW

Have you every thought about Sapphire fossicking? Gourmet Getaways is on a bit of a country adventure at the moment. We're doing some exploring out west! Given that it's NSW School Holidays we decided to take the opportunity to visit Dubbo Zoo. While en route we're checking out what the bush has to Continue reading

Giant Caramel Rolo Cookie w M&Ms

Giant Caramel Rolo Cookie w M&Ms

I really need to share this recipe! Everyone needs a giant caramel Rolo cookie in their life. Especially this one which is also studded with Banana M&M's. If you follow me on Facebook you would know I was looking for a name of this amalgamation of candy. I got some awesome name such Continue reading

Art of War & Bisous Bisous – Vinomofo Wines

Art of War & Bisous Bisous – Vinomofo Wines

This is my second article on Vinomofo wines. I have to say I just love the "mofo's" taste in wine! This is very important when you're asking someone to select a wine for you. Just a bit of background information, Vinomofo is an online wine retailer. The guys operate a website which sources Continue reading

How to Make Smores in Australia

How to Make Smores in Australia

Is it just me or do American's LOVE Smores? In Australia we hear so much about S'mores on movies and television series that I have always been rather curious. I figured Smores must be a taste sensation if so many Americans love them.When we go camping we usually just toast marshmallows on the fire. Continue reading

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