Quick and Easy Bananas Foster Australian Style

An easy bananas foster recipe with a twist. Add two of Australia’s favorite ingredients, macadamia nuts and Bundaberg Rum for a tropical taste from Down Under. Our easy bananas foster recipe is inspired by our recent visit to  town of Bundaberg in Queensland. Bundaberg and its surrounds, with its idyllic river and beaches is famous for the growing of bananas, macadamia nuts and the home of Bundaberg Rum -affectionately known as Bundy! (Yes, we shorten everything in Australia.) The famous, … Read More

Celebrate Tasmania’s Bounty with this Dinner Party

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Within Australia, Tasmania has a wonderful reputation for food and drink (wine and whisky). It is the ideal location to feature a Compass and Fork dinner party menu celebrating Tasmania’s bounty of great produce. This dinner party menu from Tasmania features two courses and has some great wine pairing opportunities. For those readers who have been following our travels and recipes from Tasmania, you would be right in figuring out that we really love Tasmania. In our view, Tasmania remains … Read More

Easy Red Wine and Herb Casserole in the Slow Cooker

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For the busy cook, there is nothing better than a slow cooker when approaching the cooler times of the year. And cooking with red wine?  It’s easier than you think and this recipe of red wine and herb casserole in the slow cooker is the perfect way to find out! A very popular ingredient in our household when it comes to cooking richly-flavored casseroles, is a bottle of Tasmanian Pinot Noir. Between the Pinot Noir and the slow cooker you … Read More

Delicious Whisky Ice Cream Plum Pudding

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Whisky ice cream plum pudding with butterscotch sauce is a go-to dessert at Christmas time. An easy, gluten-free and paleo recipe. Just like pumpkin pie is popular in the US over the festive period, plum pudding is the go-to dessert at Christmas time where we live, as well as many other parts of the world. Yes, it is very English and traditional to eat this hot dessert – even on a hot Christmas Day, as frequently occurs in Australia and … Read More

Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Dill

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Roasted salmon with lemon and dill is a healthy, simple meal to make and is just perfect for those with a busy lifestyle. Containing just a few ingredients, all of which are easy to source, here is a dish that should become a regular fixture for those trying to put more fish in their diet, as well as Omega 3 fatty acids. Salmon is not endemic to Tasmania nor the rest of Australia. However, Tasmania has made the most of … Read More

Easy, Creamy Rustic Style Mashed Potatoes

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Is there any more comforting vegetable dish than creamy, rustic style mashed potatoes? If ever there was a dish just perfect as a side for any entrée (or main course) it is creamy, rustic style mashed potatoes. Here is true comfort food that goes well with anything.  And if you make rustic style mashed potatoes it couldn’t be easier. Tasmania is a spectacular place to visit, a great place to hike and the food in Tasmania, is second to none.  … Read More

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