Barnes Store and Café a cut above the ordinary
Food & Wine
For a hairdresser, Stephen Byrne makes a delicious meat pie. His beef and mushroom, Thai curry chicken and Texas pulled-pork pies are bigger than your standard meat pie. Maybe because there's so much riding on them, and on the other hand-made goodies Stephen and his wife Wendy make every day. Preparing and selling food underpins the couple’s tree-change venture, Barnes...
I’m a decent cook and still took a cooking class – here’s why
Food & Wine
I'm in Bermagui on a Sunday night with six strangers, my mother-in-law and chef Kelly Eastwood, who has such a star-studded resume of TV cooking shows that if I had thought about it, I would have been intimidated attending one of her cooking classes. We're all zesting lemons, chopping parsley, measuring milk and sectioning squid at our individual places around...
Seven coffee stops from Batemans Bay to Broulee
Food & Wine
From Batemans Bay to Broulee, get off the highway this holiday season and explore some excellent joints serving great coffee and fabulous flavours on the Eurobodalla Coast. Support business owners on our battle-weary coast this Summer and you will be rewarded with quality food and drinks, wonderful service and appreciation. Lisa Herbert has been out and about ... again. Crumb...
2019 Year in Review – Food & Wine
Food & Wine
If our most popular food and wine stories for 2019 are anything to go by, About Regional readers can't get enough of pub steaks, harvesting and cooking with seaweed, local business success stories and vegetarian eateries. Here's a look back at some of the top food and wine stories of the past 12 months. 10. Royal Hotel stakes its claim...
Chook Chat with Cheryl Nelson – chilled chooks ready to face a heatwave
Community
When the temperature creeps into the high 30’s and 40’s, our chooks really start to feel the heat. You notice they start to pant and hold their wings out from their body. They may stretch out on the ground to cool down and huddle in shaded areas. Chooks don't sweat so this is a normal way for them to cool...
Eurobodalla – fertile for a flourishing food economy
Food & Wine
Realising Eurobodalla’s potential for a thriving local food economy depends on three things beyond desperately needed rain – cognisance, culinary creativity and cutting old habits. As bushfires force the intermittent closure of highways from Canberra and Sydney, regional communities are contemplating the drawbacks of a centralised food distribution system. Fraser Bayley and Kirsti Wilkinson of Old Mill Road BioFarm say...
Bakers break new bread with sourdough book
Food & Wine
When is a sourdough not a sourdough? That question was answered last week when a group of motivated foodies gathered for the launch of a book that takes the humble loaf and breaks new ground. The self-published book was funded through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, so those in the know with the dough invited those who supported the campaign for...
Maggie Beer (and dedicated local staff) inspire shift in menu at Bega nursing home
Health & Wellbeing
One of my clearest memories of my grandma dying in a Bega nursing home in 2001 is of her being spoon-fed banana yogurt. I remember her turning away from the spoon, barely able to breathe, and me being insulted on her behalf - gross! banana yogurt, the worst flavour. And this final meal for a proud Dutch woman who loved...
Notes from the Kitchen Garden: Christmas gifts and how to braid garlic
Food & Wine
December is a tricky month. Christmas, parties, holidays, a summer garden demanding attention and unpredictable weather. Bushfire smoke together with dry, denuded paddocks and parks constantly remind us of the worsening drought and add to high levels of anxiety and concern. So I’m sure you don’t really want to hear that it is now time to get going on your...
New drought hardy garden beds for veg at Moruya Community Garden
Community
The grounds of Moruya's Red Door Hall now have a community garden designed to cope with the dry times we live in. Sustainable Agriculture & Gardening Eurobodalla (SAGE), received an IMB Bank Community Foundation grant of $20,000 which included establishing a Moruya Community Garden. 'Veggies For All' Coordinator Kathryn Maxwell says “Without this funding this amazing SAGE project would not...
Tiny house eatery Via Luna opens in Cobargo
Food & Wine
It may be small, but Cobargo's newest food outlet, a mobile kitchen and shopfront custom-built by Tiny Homes Tilba, has already had a big dose of community support. "People have really responded to it," says owner Lena Kuppens, who opened Via Luna for the first time last week with partner Harry Binnendijk. Lena and Harry are from the Netherlands originally...
Light Up Cobargo – this Friday
Community
Cobargo's annual celebration of Christmas and community has a fresh vibrant feel. For many years 'Light Up Cobargo' has signalled a start to the festive season for residents and visitors, this year promises to be bigger than ever. The main street of Cobargo, north of Bega, will again come alive this Friday (December 6) with people browsing market stalls, dipping...
Gardening in dry times – tips from Perma-Queen Kathleen McCann
Community
Everything is so dry. We are now living (and some of our most beautiful plants and animals only just living!) in very difficult conditions in South East NSW. What can we do to help keep our plants alive and our vegetable gardens healthy and hearty? Here are a few go-to techniques and idea that have helped me ride out dry...
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