Here’s a version of an article that originally appeared in the Age earlier this year.
Lunchtime conversation with ex-pat chef David Thompson is a hoot. We are having lunch out on the deck at his restaurant, Nahm in Bangkok. I’m slowly working my way through fresh noodles with . . . → Read More: Profile: David Thompson in Bangkok
We drove about five hours south from Piedmonte along the Tuscan cosat to Chianti. Along the way we stopped for coffee, fresh fruit and a brioche. As we headed south, the hills become steeper, the countryside more rugged and less cultivated.
Our destination was Chianti, and we pulled into . . . → Read More: Chianti
My last days in Piedmonte were filled with eating, walking and visiting a few wineries with husband Alex for his work. Just for something different! The wineries are spotless, every bit of land in this northern region of Italy is arable land. The steep slopes are covered with vineyards, . . . → Read More: Piedmonte and Alba
Sorry about the cliche but there is no better time to be in Paris than spring. Spring brings with it possibility, new growth, life, energy, colour – all of which I need a good dose of!As well as trees in leaf, the other essential spring ingredient in Paris are bulbs. Pots and window boxes with bulbs and other unusual and colourful combinations are crammed onto every balcony and shopfront. . . . → Read More: Spring in Paris: bulbs, pots and window boxes
Where you live will affect what you grow. Excuse me if this post is a little serious, but this is some research I had to do for our book We Love Food, and I thought it was a shame not to include it for all the first-timers out there. . . . → Read More: A few more practical considerations before you start gardening
Many gardening books diss the ‘no-dig’ method and refer to this as lazy gardening. Who wants to spend hours every week weeding? Throw the mulch on and go have some fun with the kids. When you have finished your raised garden beds it is possible to easily establish a ‘No-Dig’ garden. . . . → Read More: Introducing the ‘No-Dig’ vegetable patch