Kids’ Card Game – My Ship Sails

I’ve never had so much fun watching kids play cards. The pure joy and fun-ness of their facial expressions had me totally captivated. I didn’t realise what was actually happening until about the fifth turn when their Dad started to protest. The girls totally loved that they were beating him at this card game. Dad…

Art of Cooking Prawns

Cooking the raw prawn is a delicately-balanced art form. One that can have grown men and women cry. Why? If, the much anticipated succulent, lightly-salted, tender prawn isn’t a pleasurable dining experience, then you’d cry too. Expectations is everything when it comes to enjoying a perfectly-textured, flavour-filled prawn. This family recipe comes from a seasoned prawn connoisseur, who has been…

Pork Chops, Roast Veggies & Apple Sauce

Fry panned pork chops, oven roasted vegetables — all topped with freshly made green apple sauce. Mmmh! Sounds delicious? It is delicious, according to my nieces when they visited the cooler climates of The Atherton Tablelands. Another easy family favourite to prep and throw together with lots of nutritional value.   Depending on your family size and…

Preservative Free Bread

I have found a cost efficient and healthier way of making a loaf of bread. Firstly, simply use plain flour off the shelf. Yes that’s right, basic, normal plain flour and not the more costly premix bread flour. When a Stockman’s daughter enlightened me, I was rapt. When they visited, she baked fresh bread in the breadmaker.…

Biodynamic Mungalli Milk Teahouse

Another of the Atherton Tableland’s places to visit is the biodynamic Mungalli Creek Dairy, ‘Out of the Whey Cheesery and Teahouse’. It’s locally owned and has received numerous national awards and accolades for their fine biodynamic foods.   I enjoyed tasting the cheese, yoghurt and dip samples. This helped me decide what to chose from…

Family Roast & Veggies

When is a family roast ‘A Family Roast’? When you sit at the table as a family to enjoy it. Recently one of my Townsville families came to visit up The Atherton Tablelands — 2000 feet above sea level and 5-10C cooler compared to Townsville. I pondered on the first evening meal together. I wanted…