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Do you ever get tired of eating healthy? I do. It doesn’t happen often, but after weeks of eating low carb /low cal/sugar free meals, there comes a point where fatigue sets in and the prospect of a gooey rich treat becomes an obsession. When this happens my favourite go-to pick-me-up is chocolate. In can take many shapes: plain square of dark chocolate, dainty truffle, silky smooth tart or superbly decadent brownie…. Read More

Lying between the Society and Marquesas groups, the Tuamotu Archipelago is a huge arc of exclusively coral atolls. Atolls are formed by a ring of motus, small islets covered by coconut groves, some cultivated some left unattended. Depending on the sources, the archilepago comprises between 73 and 78 islands, out of which 30 are permanently inhabited, the rest supporting small populations limited by food, water and space. Unlike the Marquesas with their… Read More

Oats are not my favourite food. I associate their mushy texture and card-boardy taste with stodgy dishes like porridge, vegetarian loaves and other recipes adapted for cholesterol-fighting diets. In fact, many years ago I followed Terry on a cholesterol lowering program, which involved cooking dinner every night from the popular (at the time) 8-Week Cholesterol Cure Cookbook by R.E Kowalski. This combined with a massive amount of daily exercise brought significant health… Read More

About a month ago, I posted a photo of this cake I made and a few of you asked for more details – it was a coconut layer cake inspired by the 12-Layer Coconut Cake from the Peninsula Grill in Charleston, South Carolina. Exactly 12 months ago, as we were sailing down the US east coast, we pulled into Charleston Harbour  seeking shelter from bad weather brought on by hurricane Sandy. We… Read More

Lets go back to the days when my cooking skills were inexistent. Actually, I could boil rice, which hardly counts as a gourmet prowess though it goes a long way towards sustenance. When faced with the task of learning to cook, where do you start? These were the late 1980’s, pre-internet days, so forget googling recipes or join food forums. I had no family and very few friends in Australia, international phone… Read More

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