I was lucky enough to win a double pass to Taste of Sydney from The Agenda Daily. The food festival was held at Centennial Park over the weekend. It was a beautiful day for it and first up we grabbed some lunch.
The first dish I chose was the Regal King Salmon curado with chilli and star anise from Aperitif. Aperitif is a restaurant found at 7 Kellett Street, Potts Point. The salmon was amazing! So fresh and very simple but mouth watering flavours.
Next up I chose the Black pepper and curry More >
In the recent The Australian Coeliac magazine there was an advertising lift out for Well & Good which included a recipe for gluten free scones using their self raising flour. I got rather excited about this as I tried making gluten free scones last year at some point and they were a complete failure. I had a feeling that the Well & Good scones would be better, after my success with Well & Good’s Crusty Bread mix to make bagels.
I purposely made the scones when I was having friends over for a BBQ, (a) so I didn’t eat them all More >
Gluten Grain Free is a company which produce gluten and grain free pasta and cereal.
Leah Regner, the owner of Gluten Grain Free, was beginning a pasta business and her friend asked her if she could develop a true, grain-free pasta for her son. The result – Gluten Grain Free Pasta, a quick cooking pasta based on clean, grain-free ingredients including quinoa, amaranth and potato flour. Quinoa and amaranth are highly nutritional – high in protein, amino acids, antioxidants and fibre, gluten free, grain free and easy to digest (sounds good right?!).
Leah sent me a bag of her Quinoa & Amaranth More >
The Treehouse Hotel is one of North Sydney’s more recent editions to the food and drink scene. I found out about it from a client who is based in North Sydney and we decided to go there for lunch one day.
The Hotel is situated on the corner of Mount and Miller Streets on top of the cafe. As soon as you walk in the bright colours of the umbrellas catch your eye.
Everything in the interior has been well thought out from the range of greenery to the garden gnomes on the table used for booking names.
While in New Zealand recently for a friends wedding I tried a number of local products. Here are my reviews of the stand-out ones:
My aunt bought some mixed berry Piako gourmet yoghurt which I decided to have for breakfast one morning.
The yoghurt was very tasty and I had to control myself from eating the whole container in one go!
When choosing a tub of ice-cream for dessert, I decided to try a local brand and flavour, Killinchy Gold’s manuka honey and almond ice cream.
The icecream was delicious, full of flavour with lots of almond More >
I was meeting an old school friend for lunch while visiting Auckland for a friends wedding and came across Constant Cravings in Epsom (on the Coeliac New Zealand website). The blurb mentioned that they offer a number of gluten free options including sweet and savoury muffins, pumpkin, date, ginger & maple syrup scones, slices, friands, salads, risotto cakes, frittata, and quiches.
When I arrived I asked the ladies what was gluten free and they said everything but the sandwich. I was so excited but there were so many options it was hard to choose. In the end I decided on the pumpkin More >