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This post is long overdue. We have spent the last month (February) swinging between school lunch making, FebFast (total failure), birthday parties, and reunions. So cooking has been a mixture of late summer salads, pancakes, easy grilled dinners and last but not least, Asian inspired feasts in honour of Chinese New Year. Obsessed with dumplings, I have dragged Terry to numerous dumpling houses in our area in search of the best Xia… Read More

I never used to like November. When I was growing up in France, it meant the gloomy period between October and trees offering their last display of glorious leaves and December, the start of the festive season and the anticipation of Christmas and New Year’s eve celebrations. A bit like a grey, dull and damp waiting room, only endured with the promise of something better to come. Moving to Australia, gradually changed… 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

People get up early in the Marquesas. Especially when it comes to cooking. I found that out when we first arrived in Fatu Hiva and was told to report at 7am with final numbers of participants to a dinner show that same night. The ladies needed time to prepare the feast and have it ready for 6.30pm! Having organised to trade for fresh produce the next day, I showed up with a… Read More

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