I’m Back!

Moreton Island

It’s been a while since I last blogged, and to be honest I haven’t really felt like it lately. I think it was a combination of being busy and getting burnt out with blogging. I’ve been a bit intimidated by all the blogs out there that have beautiful photos of beautiful food, and the bloggers who are super-organised and running businesses.

One of my favourite bloggers, The Frugal Girl always says “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good“. So, from now on I may be posting on a strange schedule and my food may not look absolutely amazing, but it will still definitely taste good! That’s who I am and it’s definitely better than not posting at all! [Read more…]

Tamborine Mountain – Food, Wine and Wildlife

Avocados and rhubarb mt tamborine

Even though I’ve lived in Queensland for over four years now, I’m still discovering local foods and areas within south-east Queensland. After the Problogger Training Event, I was invited by Tourism and Events Queensland to visit Tamborine Mountain.

Tamborine Mountain calls itself “The Green Behind the Gold”, as it’s located on the Gold Coast Hinterland, and it was certainly lush and beautiful, with rainforest and bushland. The mountain makes up part of the Scenic Rim, which encompasses the a previous volcanic hotspot, meaning fertile soils and lots of wildlife: [Read more…]

8 Things I Learnt at Problogger 2014

darren rowse problogger 2014I’ve just returned from a fantastic two days at the Problogger Training Event on the Gold Coast. Unlike last year, I wasn’t completely terrified walking in and was a lot more comfortable talking about my blog. Here are a few things I learnt, in no particular order.

1) Consistency and routine are very important in blogging. When I first started this blog, I was extremely consistent, posting seven days a week. That got too much pretty quickly and I changed to posting weekdays only, and stuck with that for about eighteen months. Then I started posting less and less as my thesis due date got closer and closer, and finally took a break altogether for a few months. I’m still not back into a routine, and this was a great reminder to get that sorted. [Read more…]

The Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival (PLUS Win Tickets!)

real food festival

I’m really looking forward to the Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival, which is coming up in a few weeks. I’ve never been before, but I remember finding out about it a week after it happened last year. I was very annoyed that I’d missed it, so as soon as this year’s date was announced I put it straight into my calendar.

The festival is basically a showcase of the fresh, local and delicious foods that are produced on the Sunshine Coast (which, for those of you who aren’t local, is about an hour north of Brisbane).  This is the fourth year the Real Food Festival has run, and it gets bigger every year. This year there will be cooking demonstrations, information sessions, discussions, workshops and (my favourite!) tastings. [Read more…]

Dr Kale (Well, Not Quite Yet…)

Flatback turtle hatchling

Hello everyone, quite a lot has happened since I last posted. [Read more…]