Local Energy Trading Scheme

Sydney LETS (Local Energy Trading System) is an alternative trading network made up of individuals who trade goods and services using a community currency called “Operas” instead of federal dollars. LETS MissionTo improve members’ quality of life by providing, managing, promoting and supporting an alternative trading system. Better than BarterBarter is a simple one-to-one exchange…

Seasonal produce – Kohlrabi

I was reading through the Sydney Food Markets guide to seasonal produce for July 2009 and spied the vegetable kohlrabi in the list. I have to admit I haven’t had much exposure to this vegetable so I decided to do some research. I opened up the wonderful Encyclopedia of Asian Food by Charmaine Solomon and…

Travelling around Tasmania

Whenever we can we travel down to Tasmania to see our family and friends who live there. One of the great things about Tasmania, apart from the amazing landscapes and friendly people is the fantastic food on offer. This trip included Dylan’s birthday dinner at Huonville Grand Hotel on our second night. Dylan enjoyed his…

Quick and Easy Avocado dip

My husband came home with some garlic pappadums and within seconds in the microwave we had hot, garlicky flavoured pappadums which fulfil the need for that savoury crunch and texture that I had been missing. What are Pappadums ? A wafer-thin East Indian bread made with LENTIL flour. This Tortlla like bread can be unseasoned…

About Illawarra Food Reviews

Food photography became an interest when I moved to Tasmania (2000 – 2002) and I wanted to share some of my gastronomic journey with friends and family, and my online international foodie friends. When I came back to the Illawarra (South of Sydney, Australia) I continued with a food blog featuring local restaurants and food…

Masterchef- George’s Blini with feta and smoked beetroot recipe

George Calombaris from Australia’s Masterchef cooksBlini with Smoked beetroot and feta Smoked beetroot First make the smoke with hickory chips (from BBQ shop, soaked) and add sugar, rice, sea salt, earl grey tea and mix. Line a pot with foil and spread out mixture onto it. Add a lid and get it smoking which may…