5 Top Balinese Cafes For Your Morning Buzz

5 Top Balinese Cafes For Your Morning Buzz

5 Top Balinese Cafes

5 Top Balinese cafes where you can enjoy your morning coffee in this beautiful island location. Looky looky where I am today! There is something about Bali that keeps drawing me back. When you’re travelling around a tropical holiday destination like Bali, you can tend to focus on where to Continue reading

Retro Cafe – Hobart

Retro Cafe – Hobart

Hobart Retro Cafe Signage

It was time to say goodbye to Bruny Island and Adventure Bay Retreat. Mr GG and I have been thoroughly enjoying our travels through Tasmania and decided to stop at Salamanca Wharf in Hobart for breakfast. It was intended to be another breakfast on the run as we had a full day in the Tamar Continue reading

Bruny Island Tasting Tour

Bruny Island Tasting Tour

Bruny Island

Bruny Island is located off the south-eastern coast of Tasmania.  The island is renowned for being a foodies paradise to we have decided to take a Bruny Island tasting tour. Getting to the island is quick and easy. It's a short 15 minute car ferry trip from Kettering, just outside Hobart, to the Continue reading

Beetroot & Chilli Chocolate Brownie

Beetroot & Chilli Chocolate Brownie

Chocolate Chilli & Beet Brownie

Today I wanted to share a recipe for Beetroot & Chilli Chocolate Brownies  from the Regional Future Chef Challenge.  Harry Mitchell of Macksville High prepared this dish for judges to win second place in the competition. The recipe he chose was with the help of a family friend who is a Continue reading

2014 Regional Future Chef Challenge

2014 Regional Future Chef Challenge

Future Chef Logo

It was a busy day in the kitchen as students from six local schools fought it out for the chance to win the title of Future Chef. Future Chef is a partnership between Youth Directions, Joel McCulla, head chef at Zulus Restaurant, local schools and the Australian Good Food Guide. The competition is Continue reading

Easter Treats to Make

Easter Treats to Make

Easter Chocolate Mousse Cake

Is the Easter bunny preparing to hop along to your house?  Are you feeling the inexplicable urge to consume large quantities of chocolate?  Today I have just the story for you. Hot cross buns are the traditional way to start Easter morning but why not up the taste factor and bake this Continue reading

Dining at Hotel Bruny

Dining at Hotel Bruny

Bruny Hotel Beers on Tap

Mr GG and I are enjoying a 4 day Tasmanian touring holiday. We arrived via the Spirit of Tasmania so we would have our car for the driving holiday. So far we have experienced the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail and sampled some of Bruny Islands gourmet produce. After a little bit of swimming and Continue reading

Bruny Island Accommodation – Adventure Bay Retreat

Bruny Island Accommodation – Adventure Bay Retreat

Adventure Bay

After a full day on a self guided Bruny Island Tasting Tour, hubby and I were looking forward to checking into our Bruny Island accommodation for a little rest and relaxation.  Bruny Island accommodation consists mainly of self contained, self catering guest houses.  Our home for the evening was the Continue reading

Chocolate Easter Egg Nests

Chocolate Easter Egg Nests

Chocolate Easter Egg Nests

It's time for a little Easter cuteness! Poor little chickie needs a nest for her chocolate Easter Eggs. What about a chocolate Easter Egg nest made of crunchy noodles, honey and shredded coconut? Yum, even my non eater was hanging around when these were being made ;) ... and he doesn't Continue reading

Perfect Weekend in Perth

Perfect Weekend in Perth

Perfect Weekend in Perth - Wine Tour

I’m dreaming of my perfect weekend in Perth. I am sure this is no surprise to regular readers.  I have often mentioned on Gourmet Getaways that I would like to schedule another trip to Perth this year. As the year moves forward I have become a little more serious about the trip.  I have started Continue reading