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Byron Bay gourmet food experiences

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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The working life of a chicken

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Have you ever thought about the retirement age of a chicken? I can’t say I had, until a casual conversation with pastured egg farmer Katie Wessling, head-chick at La Finca Booyong got me thinking. I knew that Katie routinely rotated her flock, retiring the older girls and bringing in the…

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Food confusion: what’s in a name?

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Navigating the world of food and food production can be daunting prospect. In an age where we are information rich, but time poor, the energy needed to understanding where food comes from, and make smart choices about it, can be intense. The vocabulary alone is enough to make the mind…

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Foodie finds: Byron, Lennox, Mullum and surrounds

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Whether you’re a dedicated epicurean or a more casual foodie, any visit to the NSW Northern Rivers should involve some food-based exploration. There are so many fantastic places to eat, shop and taste, with options to suit any price-point or predilection. As local residents, we love exploring the best places…

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Welcome to Potato Island

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We are currently on Potato Island, a visit that came via a deserted island and an adherence to strict planning. Best I explain, right? In our family, we have a weekly meal plan. We plan breakfast, lunch and dinner for the three of us seven days a week. My job…

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An east coast adventure: ten things to do in Port Macquarie

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An east coast adventure Usually I’d be writing a post advocating the pleasures of a holiday in Byron Bay, or spruiking the beauty of a trip into the Northern Rivers hinterland but sometimes it’s nice to share suggestions from our own trips. And really, any good road trip – say,…

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Winter is coming

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Winter is coming Yes, even Byron Bay and the Hinterland must face the looming onset of cold weather. Well, to be fair it is all relative. Winters in Northern NSW are naturally tempting if you’re staring down the barrel of another bleak and chilly Melbourne July! Even Sydney feels the…

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