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Like Them Apples

Like Them Apples

It’s my observation that there are three kinds of people; those who like green apples, those who like red apples, and those who like oranges.

Which Pumpkin?

Which Pumpkin?

The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival will be entertaining thousands of festival-goers on Sunday, May 31, and I’ll be there performing cooking demonstrations.

It’s Like Apples & Oranges

It’s Like Apples & Oranges

It’s true that you can’t compare apples and oranges; but you usually have to be in the mood for either.

Carrots Are Tops

Carrots Are Tops

Carrots have the unenviable status of being common; so they are often taken for granted.

Bring Home The Bacon

Bring Home The Bacon

Bacon is the main reason why I’ve never become a vegetarian.

What Came First … The Egg Or The Plant?

What Came First … The Egg Or The Plant?

Aubergine is often referred to as “eggplant” and is commonly used as a vegetable, but it’s actually as a fruit related to tomatoes and potatoes.

Perilous Prawns

Perilous Prawns

I’ve discovered over the years there are just as many people claiming to be allergic to prawns as those who can’t eat enough of them.

Little Red Beauties

Little Red Beauties

Although strawberries appear to be at their best and cheapest in summer, they are available all year round.

Going Bananas

Going Bananas

Unfortunately for me, I can’t eat raw bananas without upsetting my stomach.

Pointy End Of The Pineapple

Pointy End Of The Pineapple

Pineapple is a cylindrical shaped tropical fruit with a thick, prickly, diamond-patterned skin crowned with green, spiky leaves and got its name from its resemblance to a pine cone.

Succulent Sea Scallops

Succulent Sea Scallops

Scallops are named after the fanned, fluted appearance of their shell.

The Sweet And The Sour

The Sweet And The Sour

Balsamic vinegar is very popular because of its rich, sweet characteristics, and it features prominently in many Italian recipes.

Spring A Leek

Spring A Leek

Leeks are a vegetable that belongs to the same family as onions.

Food Of The Gods

Food Of The Gods

Honey is one of the oldest ingredients used in cookery.

A Taste For Olives

A Taste For Olives

My first taste of olives was on vacation, as a young teenager.

The Good Egg

The Good Egg

Eggs are one of the most inexpensive, versatile and nutritious food; with the greatest packaging nature has to offer.

The Nutty Oil

The Nutty Oil

For centuries, peanuts have played an important role in the cuisines of many cultures.

Christmas Rules … Okay?

Christmas Rules … Okay?

The festive decorations adorning our retail stores are a stark reminder that Christmas Day is just around the corner.

The Humble Pumpkin

The Humble Pumpkin

A well-known food identity once told me “pumpkin doesn’t belong in desserts”.

The Hip Fruit

The Hip Fruit

Limes must be the world’s hippest citrus fruit.

Look Sharp!

Look Sharp!

Besides your hands, knives are the most commonly used tools in the kitchen.

Feeling Blue?

Feeling Blue?

Personally, I don’t think blueberries are actually true blue.

The King Of Spice

The King Of Spice

I’m a pepper fanatic. By my estimate, it’s the king of all spices.

Heavenly Camembert

Heavenly Camembert

There aren’t many cheeses that are as heavenly, soft, rich and creamy as Camembert cheese … besides Brie, of course.

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