Recipes | Reviews

Beef Ribs Baked in Coconut

As Asian food has such a large influence on cuisine in Australia , many of our cooking classes feature Asian-inspired dishes.  In this delicious Thai-inspired recipe, the beef becomes very tender and falls off the bone due to the long cooking time.  Don’t trim the fat from the beef ribs, as it adds to the…


My new blog: Noosa Foodie

I have just launched my second blog, Noosa Foodie. Followers of this blog, Entertaining Made Easy, will know that it is all about the elements of home entertaining – easy and fail-proof recipes, ingredients, wine pairing, menu planning, time management, and table settings to name but a few! Noosa Foodie celebrates the wonderful local produce,…

Experiences and occasions | Reviews

Poh’s Book Launch

Last Friday I attended Poh Ling Yeow’s book launch at Berardo’s restaurant in Noosa Heads. Poh, for those of you that don’t know, was the runner-up in the first series of Masterchef and has her own TV show called Poh’s Kitchen on ABC TV.

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Foodbuzz 24×24: Food Trail Adventure – Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is a food lover’s haven – the region is blessed with top quality produce and gourmet products grown and made with love by dedicated local farmers and artisans. The fine climate and fertile soil provides ideal growing conditions for a wide variety of produce and foods.


Review: “Essentially Thai” cookbook

If you enjoy cooking and eating Thai food, Essentially Thai by Helen Briety and Annette Fear is a must for the home cook and chef alike. This is the third book from renowned Sunshine Coast restaurant The Spirit House, and like its predecessors it simplistically demystifies all the components of Thai food: fresh and dry ingredients,…

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Review: Noosa Food & Wine Festival 2010

Last weekend I attended the annual Noosa Food & Wine Festival, a first for me. This three day festival, which is in its seventh year, is considered Australia’s leading regional food and wine festival.  And as Noosa Heads is my new place of residence, I feel very fortunate that this amazing event takes place just…