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Chef Outta Water Sails into Sammys on the Marina for a Seafood Extravaganza

Chef Outta Water Sails into Sammys on the Marina for a Seafood Extravaganza All Aboard! Sammys on the Marina hosts a seafood extravaganza with Oregon’s Chef Outta Water Chris Holen and wines from The Lane Vineyard. ‘Close your eyes and remember the best meal you’ve ever had.’ The dining room at Sammys on the Marina […]
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Sammys on the Marina Degustation with Hentley Farm Wines – The Beauty and The Beast

What better way to spend a winter’s evening than enjoying great food and wine? Sammys on the Marina teams up with Hentley Farm Barossa Valley Wines to provide guests with a very special degustation experience. Founder Keith Hentschke shares some of his finest wines and the ethos behind them.  Sammys on the Marina’s upstairs ‘High Tide’ […]
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Two Hearts in Love – Destination Wedding on the Beach, Ibiza

Wrapping up 2017 with Wedding Tunes on the Beach – and a Pesky Spanish Mosquito! Celebrating the New Year is a time to reflect and look forward. My highlight for 2017 would have to be travelling to the beautiful island of Ibiza in Spain to attend my cousin’s destination wedding on the beach. Lores and Aurelio […]
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Bush Organics, Kangaroo Island – Nature’s Gift for Christmas

Bush Organics, Kangaroo Island – Following the Bees Bush Organics is Lara’s collaboration with nature. Lara produces organic and naturally harvested, raw medicinal Ligurian Bee honey. She uses this in her lovingly handcrafted medicinal and botanical body products, hand spun honey and beeswax candles. I am fascinated as Lara tells me her story of how […]
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Interview with Erika Tangari – Creating Magic in the Kitchen

Erika Tangari, Cooking with Life Force and Energy Erika Tangari is like no other chef I’ve met – and I’ve known many chefs during my 30 years of running restaurants. When people ask, ‘can you send me a menu?’ Erika says no she cannot. “How can I know in three months what I will put […]
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A Lazy Sunday Afternoon at The Bridgewater Inn

It’s been quite a few years since we visited the Bridgewater Inn – my last memory was of a beautiful place that had seen better days and better meals. I was pleasantly surprised by what we found. After a busy week when all I wanted to do was relax, I wasn’t convinced when my other half […]
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Munich Oktoberfest – a Must Do Experience in Germany

Following my recipe post on Nussecken I can’t let October be too far gone without writing about my experience at this year’s Munich Oktoberfest, Germany’s legendary folk festival. The Munich Oktoberfest celebrates all things Bavarian. Far more than just beer tents and food, the festival is also well-known for its traditional Bavarian music and dancing. […]
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‘Nussecken’ Nut Corners, a Classic German Pastry

‘Nussecken’ Nut Corners – Impossible to stop at one! October in Germany is a very special time of year. It’s when in excess of six million people flock from all over the world to attend Munich’s famed Oktoberfest. Nussecken, or German Nut Corners or Triangles are really, really scrumptious. This year I was lucky enough […]
Chef Cath Kerry in front of dinner set collection

Cath Kerry, Chef and Restaurateur – an Adelaide Treasure

Cath Kerry is well-known for her culinary skills and elegance. Achieving great success as a chef and restaurateur, what’s lesser known is that Cath is also a vintage collector with a strong love of the earth. South Australia’s legendary chef Cath Kerry came out of retirement earlier this year to be part of Adelaide Festival’s […]
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