Celebrate Tasmania’s Bounty with this Dinner Party

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

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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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 other countries in the Southern Hemisphere. It often follows a hot roast dinner. Yes in reality, summer is the wrong season … 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

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

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic a Fresh, Easy Gourmet Side Dish

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Popular in many parts of the world, roasted asparagus with garlic is simple to make and will have your whole family happily eating asparagus and asking for more. Asparagus is another, great vegetable grown throughout the Tasmania. With such a gentle climate, there are worse places in the world to grow vegetables than in Tasmania. This is just what the chef at our table told us as to why he moved to Tasmania. He just loved the access to fresh … Read More

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