Bruny Island Wines Dinner -winter 2017


I cooked a dinner with the brilliant people at Bruny Island Wines on the 26th August,  the first of 3 dinners I have organised to promote my books and website. I was pretty spoilt and Mark and Eliza the chefs had done all the ordering and  organised the prep. I took the opportunity over their lunch service to take some photographs for the book I am working on with them. They are making a gorgeous little soft cover book with about 40 recipes and all the stories of living on Bruny Island. Bernice Woolley the owner,  parents had some of the first apple orchards on the Island. The book will be available next year and they will start taking orders soon, I will post more details on how to pre order a copy as soon as I have the infomation. It’s a brilliant way to promote their product creating lots of contents for there social media channels along the way, if they need to use it, ending up with a beautiful book- brilliant lasting long term advertising. Please contact me if you want to chat about your own book project.


The menu was from Seafood Everyday and The Tasmania Pantry cookbooks

Oysters -tobasco, tomato and vodka
-Gherkin, and red wine
And natural

Pickled Octopus with a Greek style salad
grilled Octopus with pea, cabbage and fetta

Fresh baked bread



Hand made gnocchi and salmon, caper cream sauce
mussels, capers, proscuttio  and tomato and handmade fettuccini
Gremolata crusted blue eye
lamb shanks
double cooked beef
mashed potato

Roast veg and spinach salad


Apple crumble and homemade ice-cream for dessert


We had a fun night and guests loved it and a great turn out for a cold winters night I’m sure we will do  it again, maybe even in the  vineyard in summer??

Purchase a copy of Seafood Everyday or pre order a copy of the Tasmanian Pantry where you will find all these much loved recipes, Thanks Ellie


Have you ordered The Tasmanian Pantry Cookbook yet??


tas pantry cover

After all the work of producing the Tasmanian Pantry Cookbook the book is finally at the printers!!!! Have you pre-ordered a copy yet? The book will available in December and it will make a lovely christmas gift,  I will include gifts with every pre ordered copy to Thank You for your support! Pre ordered books will be sent out as soon as the books arrive so you will be the first to get your hands on all the delicious recipes! find out more about the book

To celebrate the recent awards that Seafood Everyday has won and my new book The Tasmanian Pantry, I have 3 dinners planned over the next few months. Find all the details on my website

Saturday August 26th at Bruny Island Premium Wines

Saturday 23rd September at Bangor Wine and Oyster Shed

Saturday 21st October at The Boat Shed King Island

Please check out the BIG BOOK  sale on my store I really need to move a few boxes of The Real Food for Kids Cookbook to make room for The Tasmanian Pantry so it is now heavily discounted, this is a much loved book by kids of all ages! Do you know someone who doesn’t have a copy yet? please let them know about the sale. Please keep the book in mind for the next gift you need to buy. Seafood everyday or one of the gift packs would make a brilliant Fathers day gift too, and It would be great to move them along too. I am close to needing to make the call to re print and I would love to see them reprinted with the “best in the world” labels printed on them.

And thank you so much for taking the time to share your cooking from my recipes and social media posts.  Your recommendations to your friends really help me out.   Less time I need to use thinking about marketing my business and more time creating  & photographing delicious recipes to make your meal planning easier, tastier and more enjoyable!