Finger Lime Cocktail

Sugar syrup  (half sugar/half water or buy ready made in your bottle shop)
Five Finger Limes
One bottle of very cold sparkling wine or champagne

Add 10ml of syrup to each champagne flute (less or more to your taste) cut each Finger Lime in half and squeeze approximately  half into each glass. Gently add your sparkling wine or champagne.

Happy New Year!

Davidsons Plum Sauce

Davidsons Plum Sauce is perfect to accompany turkey or duck for a real Australian Christmas.

500g Davidson plums, washed and quartered (no need to deseed)
300g caster sugar
1 star anise
Cinnamon stick
¾ glass of red wine
¾ cup of water
1/2 tblspn butter
pinch of salt

Put the plums into a saucepan with the water, sugar, cinnamon stick, wine and star anise. Simmer on the lowest heat for about an hour until the plums have completely disintegrated. Push through a sieve, and discard the skins, seeds and any pulp. Put the liquid back into the saucepan and reduce by half until thickened. Add salt to taste and butter, stir then pour into a jug.

Of course if you’re opting for easy entertaining then we have Davidsons Plum Chilli Sauce for sale here –

Headache Vine

Headache Vine (Clematis glycinoides)


Headache Vine fruit covered by long white hairs

The leaves are crushed and hands cupped so that the aroma can be inhaled to cure headache, head colds and sinus. The sap can be an irritant so wash your hands immediately after treatment.

  • Found in forests and woodlands climbing up and over other vegetation

Discover Australia through her food

The island continent of Australia is a long way from anywhere which is why it was colonised by the British in the first place. Finding peaceful co-existence for both the migrants and the residents is ongoing even after over 200 years of the situation being forced upon all parties.

Most of those who were sent to Australia to atone their sins had no desire to be here and those who already lived here didn’t want them here either. However I was born and bred here so this is my home and after travelling to other parts of the world all I want is peace and happiness, the opportunity to learn from the old people and I will continue to fight to make Australia a better place for all.

Like many lands Australia is a multi-cultural society and we are able to enjoy food from varying cultures but unfortunately until recent times our very own naturally occurring foods have been overlooked. Although much of this continent looks barren and infertile, there is an abundance of food and my aim is to bring the food to our attention and to our tables.