Table Under a Tree

Byron Bay gourmet food experiences

Can one person eat too much ham?

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Christmas feasting is almost upon us, and that makes me very excited. While there are so many preferences, traditions and faiths to navigate, one of the most popular festive items for many people is a Christmas ham. We’ve sampled many over the years, and I used to have detailed research…

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A quirky December 2019

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It should go without saying that you can find plenty of quirky options for things to do in the Northern Rivers this December! There’s something about this place that creates the right environment for everything from sacred cacao ceremonies (and no, I’m not really sure what that involves) to pop-up…

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Christmas and New Years Eve in the region

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Want to celebrate the festive season like a local? Whether you hold a faith or not, this is a great season for community. Here’s some great opportunities to embrace the season, in a variety of ways, across the region. 1 December – Lennox Head Community Carols 8 December – Ballina…

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Food adventures for December

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Byron Bay and the Hinterland are home to a treasure trove of dining options. There’s something to suit every palette, price point and preference. Here’s some places I’ll be trying – or returning to – this month. First up, an oldie but a goodie. St Elmo down in Byron Bay.…

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Markets this month

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December is the season for giving, and I can’t think of a better place to get what you need than a local market! Byron Bay and the Hinterland are renowned for markets – not only of the farmer’s variety, but also the artisan, the bric-a-brack and more. The adage that…

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To market to market…

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What to look out for at the farmer’s markets in December While the drought is impacting on the produce that you’re likely to find at any farmer’s market in the Byron area, the good news is that there is still plenty of fantastic options available in December if you just…

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The hills are alive with the sound of…

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The hills are alive with the sound of music yes, but also whip-cracking, boot-throwing, sheep-shearing and plenty more. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s show season! November may not be the time of year most people associate with a trip to Byron Bay and the stunning Byron Hinterland, but here’s a word…

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Mrs Kim

Life and death on the farm

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Spring is the season of new life; of things being born and of things coming back to life. On a farm, this is exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. Here on Three Paddocks Farm we have a small selection of livestock that we’ve accumulated for various purposes. Our own…

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The evolution of a recipe

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For about ten or twelves years now, I’ve been using a recipe from a cooking magazine to make the annual Christmas pudding. It’s a Valli Little recipe, and I suspect I’d pulled it out of an edition of Delicious, something I’ve subscribed to for years. The recipe is a tropical…

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What to sample at Sample 2019

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It’s only a few days now until one of the food highlights on the calendar in the Byron region. Yes, the annual Sample Festival, held in delightful Bangalow, rolls around this Saturday and it is an event not to miss if you’re in the area. Unfortunately for me, I won’t…

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