COMPETITION – We Need A New Name!

COMPETITION – We Need A New Name!

It’s been 4 months (already) since we brought The Garden Tea House and we think it’s time for a new name. Why? We really want to align it more closely with our other business, The Family Table, as both businesses have the same focus and that is all about...
Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

There is nothing better at Easter than hot cross buns! I mean chocolate is great but my fave has to be hot cross buns, especially when they are home made and served warm with Bee2U Honey Whipped Butter! Give them a try this Easter and make a double batch if you have...
Homemade Aioli

Homemade Aioli

Making your own aioli is surprisingly easy and it just tastes so much better than shop brought. Plus you have the added benefit of knowing what ingredients have gone into making it! This aioli is smooth and creamy and it tastes homemade. To make the aioli, blend eggs,...
Honey, Walnut & Mascarpone Zucchini Flowers

Honey, Walnut & Mascarpone Zucchini Flowers

I got talking (something I always seem to do) to Charlie Muscat about his produce at the Greater Whitsunday Farmers Markets a little while ago and he was telling me that he had decided to sell zucchini flowers (he had previously only sold the actual zucchini)! I had...
Super Simple Spaghetti Carbonara

Super Simple Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti carbonara is one of my favourite comfort foods and the best part is that it is very quick and easy to prepare. It literally takes about 10 minutes to prep and another 10 to cook – gotta love that! For this recipe, we used the incredible smoked bacon (adds a...
Honey & Muesli Balls

Honey & Muesli Balls

If you are like me, you are always looking for some new ideas for an afternoon snack, these Honey & Muesli Balls are just perfect for that! Plus they are a great lunchbox filler for the kids and can easily be made nut free by using nut free muesli. We recently...
Crepes Are Back!

Crepes Are Back!

Well technically it is only me saying that crepes are back but you have to know just how easy they are to make! Crepes are one of my favourite things to cook at the moment because they are so versatile and easy! You can top these crepes with fruit and yoghurt for...
New Reefs Hydroponics – On The Food Trail

New Reefs Hydroponics – On The Food Trail

A little piece of paradise is how I would describe my visit to Dean and Alison Halpin at New Reefs Hydroponics where they have been growing a variety of hydroponics at their Grasstree Beach property for the last twenty years. When I arrived, they were busy picking...
Taro Chips

Taro Chips

Taro Root is not an ingredient that I had used before so when Steve from Vegies Unlimited suggested I have a go at using it, I thought why not! So what is it? Taro root comes from the taro plant, which is native to Southeast Asia and India and is a staple in diets...
Camilleri’s Farm Market – On The Food Trail

Camilleri’s Farm Market – On The Food Trail

For anyone who has ever had a conversation with Brian Camilleri about growing any type of produce, you will most likely agree that he is the holder of an incredible amount of knowledge about all things growing and horticulture. During the few conversations I have had...
Best Ever Sweet & Sour Pork

Best Ever Sweet & Sour Pork

I absolutely love sweet and sour pork but realised it wasn’t something that I had actually made before! So when I came across this recipe, I thought let’s give it a go and my oh my I am so glad that I did! There is nothing better than cooking something...
The Kids Are Making Dinner

The Kids Are Making Dinner

This is by far the most meaningful class that we have ran so far and I cannot wait to do it all again in the very near future. I decided to create a class where the kids prepare, make and serve dinner to their families and then sit down and enjoy it all together,...
Alex and Gareth Cook Up A Storm!

Alex and Gareth Cook Up A Storm!

Have I told you all how much I love this thing that some people might call work? What a privilege it was to host Alex and Gareth at the Greater Whitsunday Farmers Markets this week. These guys were so down to earth and their love of food just radiates through...
Perfect Pork Crackle Everytime!

Perfect Pork Crackle Everytime!

I will say it now, my husband is the guru when it comes to our BBQ. I absolutely love it when he says he will do a roast or steak or anything else on the BBQ because it means a) I don’t have to cook that night and b) I know it’s going to be delicious as well –...
On The Food Trail @ Just Got Laid Free Range Eggs

On The Food Trail @ Just Got Laid Free Range Eggs

You all know how much I love getting out and about and meeting our local producers and this was absolutely the case when I visited Caroline and Greg at the home of Just Got Laid Free Range Eggs. I was welcomed with open arms and when I walked into the kitchen my heart...
5 Star Greek Lemon Chicken

5 Star Greek Lemon Chicken

There is nothing better than coming across a dish like this 5 Star Greek Lemon Chicken! It really ticks all of the boxes – simple, quick to prepare, nutritious, healthy and packed full of flavour. I can tell you now that we will absolutely be cooking this more...
Cooking with The Root Cause

Cooking with The Root Cause

We were delighted to be asked to host Belinda, Israel and their children from The Root Cause during our cooking demo at the Greater Whitsunday Farmers Markets recently. I was surprised that I hadn’t heard of The Root Cause before they visited our town but now that I...
The Best Ever Chicken Sausage Rolls

The Best Ever Chicken Sausage Rolls

Having a good sausage roll recipe up your sleeve is a must! Sausage rolls are great to take to parties, for entertaining at home and even as a quick dinner or a snack (which they quite often are in our house). These chicken sausage rolls are super easy to whip up,...
On The Food Trail – Gourmet Safari at Eungella Beef

On The Food Trail – Gourmet Safari at Eungella Beef

It’s not often that you get to create a five course meal starring the beef from Cloudbreak Lowlines and Eungella Beef and serve it to 50 guests who are seated in the most idyllic and picturesque location – right in the middle of the paddock where the cows...
Top 5 Reasons To Cook With Kids

Top 5 Reasons To Cook With Kids

Cooking with kids is incredibly rewarding and fun! Sure it can take a little longer while they are learning and there might be a little bit of extra mess to clean up but there are so many benefits that outweigh these few things.   Cooking Teaches Kids About Food...