If it’s steak you want

This may come as a surprise but some nights when we’re sitting about chatting the topic of food comes up and when it does there’s always a lot of shouting and dreamy looks as we remember a night in Mudgee. It was a freezing cold winter’s night back in 2017 and VeeWee, Woody and I were in one of our favourite towns, Mudgee, NSW. We were all longing for a good steak and the Lawson Park Hotel nearby advertised that they had pretty good steaks. Rugged up in winter woollies we trundled off hoping, just hoping, that the meal would … Continue reading If it’s steak you want


March 2018, Adelaide, SA We get an early start so that we can visit the Adelaide Central Markets. It seems to be a popular spot for breakfast and we manage to snare a table at Lucia’s Pizza & Spaghetti for a hearty breakfast.  We buy Kessler chops and Weisswurst from Barossa Fine Foods. The rain starts to drizzle again and it is quite muggy. We take a drive along the beachside suburbs admiring the houses. Polling booths are busy with voters queueing for the state elections and volunteers are cooking sausages.  Every power pole supports one or more Coreflute election … Continue reading Legacies

The Noonday Chook

Nov 2019, Lakes Entrance, Vic We just want to buy a chook from the supermarket for lunch but we learnt yesterday that this particular store only puts the chooks in the display warmer on the dot of noon and now the deli section is jam packed with people waiting to grab their chook. By the looks of the milling crowd they’ll be lucky to have any left over to go in the warmer for the latecomers. Perhaps they should fire a noonday cannon like they used to do in Hong Kong. Continue reading The Noonday Chook

Mulambin Mumblings – Pisang Ducasse

Aug 2019, Mulambin, Capricorn Coast, Qld Now that’s not a heading you often see. We were up early to take Double or ‘Nuthin and Shirley to the Yeppoon Farmer’s Market which turned out to be a bit of a non-event. Double or ‘Nuthin had been told to look for the pineapple juice. He found it and bought some, frozen, in an old vinegar bottle. Demand must be fierce as they don’t even have the time to soak the labels off the bottles. Anyway, he reckons it was good. Although on this overcast morning there weren’t many stalls we stocked up … Continue reading Mulambin Mumblings – Pisang Ducasse

The Great Dim Sim Challenge

Victorians and South Australians for that matter love nothing better than good food. Farm gate stalls and gourmet food trails set their little hearts racing. On the road our mob are forever debating the merits of their favourite dim sims. Be it the huge juicy dim sim from Tai Wah in Mentone, the peppery cabbage flavour of the South Melbourne Market dim sim, the delicate balance of the Jimmy Wong from Footscray or the tasty recipe from the sadly long defunct Tai Ping at St. Kilda Junction (a demise that still brings tears to my eyes) that is now served … Continue reading The Great Dim Sim Challenge

And the winner is…Wild Rye

Mar 2019, Pambula, NSW We stop at Pambula, NSW as El Prado has heard that there is a good pie shop here. A pretty good reason to stop I’d say. Wild Rye bakers and coffee roasters are amazing and everything that we buy, bread, cakes and freshly roasted coffee beans to top up our travelling supplies is delicious. Toothless tucks into a Cauliflower and Blue Cheese Pie. I’m not sure if this is breakfast or morning tea but Woody and I choose to share an Almond Croissant which shoots to the top of our Almond Croissant leader board, yes, we’re … Continue reading And the winner is…Wild Rye