Bruny Island Premium Wines and Bar and Grill

4391 Bruny Island Main road Lunawanna Tas 7150

Phone: 0409973033

A big thank you to Bernice and Richard Woolley and Chef Mark Rogers from Bruny Island Premium Wines Bar and Grill for the recipe for The Tasmanian Pantry Cookbook, and how good does it look?! I can assure you all that it tastes fantastic, but you will have to wait until the book comes out in December to cook it yourself! How lucky am I to be able to test out all the gorgeous recipes for the book using all the amazing produce we have available in Tasmanian?!

While waiting for the book to be launched in December and to try this delicious recipe at home yourself,  why not go into Bruny Island wines Bar and Grill at Lunawanna for a delicious meal. Bruny Island Wines Bar and Grill raise all thier own meat on the farm and use the whole animal,  As much of the other produce that is on the menu is sourced locally you will find, oysters, salmon, cheeses, beer and other locally grown and produced products. The Bar and Grill is open 11am to 5 pm more often in Summer with evening meals too. They also have a amazing selection of desserts that always impress my girls!

Bernice and her family has a long history of growing fruit on the Island. Bernice and Richard started the vineyard in 1997 and opened the cellar door in 2007 and they also operate accomodation on the Island. You can find out more and see the current menu here

BI Lamb Shank


It is too late to submit a recipe to the book if you have not already committed to doing so, the recipes are currently with the editors, but you can still squeeze in a advertisement, it is excellent value, call or email me for more information 0416220505




I have just finished adding some excellent value kitchen products to my store , so now along with gorgeous Tasmanian food products and cook books you can also find all my favourite kitchen tools. You can find a gift for every occasion and it is sooooo easy, I can gift wrap and post anywhere in Australia!! Gift a copy of the Tasmanian Produced Seafood Everyday  – Australia’s Best Seafood cookbook (gourmand world cookbook awards 2017).

We have a MOTHER’S Day Special
* Bonus Mug filled with freshly baked treats with every order over $50 before mother’s day (or until sold out)

*Free Post anywhere in Australia for orders over $100- find the code on the ‘Terms’ page

Check the ‘terms’ page for codes so you don’t get charged shipping when collecting from me at Patrick Street Hobart or Eaglehawk Neck



Pink eye potato chips


This method to make oven baked chips is super simple! We are so lucky in Tasmanian with all the amazing produce we have available. When I had The Mussel Boys restaurant open people from other states and countries just loved our Pink eye potatoes, and Pink eyes make the best Potato chips!

You will need:
Pinkeyes Potatoes or other good chip potatoes. I like to use sweet potatos sometimes too, they are delicious but not as crisp.
sea salt

Scrub the potatoes (peel if you prefer but I don’t if they are clean) and cut them into about a 1 cm thick slice then cut each slice into a 1 cm ish thick chip. Put the chips in a plastic bag with a drizzle of oil and give them a good shake to coat the chips. Pour the chips out of the bag  onto a baking tray covered in baking paper and bake in a moderate to hot oven (180 C) for about 20 minutes or until cooked and crisp and soft on the inside and season with sea salt.

You can find a crinkle cutter knife at my online store


Recent Work

It has been a busy start to the year here at !!!dun canel 2I have my Studio set up in a convenient local in Hobart and I had been working hard on my next Cookbook The Tasmanian Pantry. The book will be available in December 2017 it has a lot of my own recipes and a amazing selection of recipes from Producers, chefs and cooks from all over the state! It will be a beautiful full colour book. I have most of the recipes with the editing team now and I will be photographing the last of the recipes soon! It is just so exciting to finally see a light at the end of the tunnel, it always seems like such a massive project to start with!! If you were really quick you could possible still squeeze in a advertisement and recipe find the info here

I am super excited about my online store!! I have collected some of my favourite Tasmanian Products and made some absolutely gorgeous gift packs, perfect for Mothers day, they can be posted anywhere in Australia- How handy is that?! super easy shopping. Very soon my store will also stock all my favourite kitchen tools at hard to beat prices!

7ho pic

I have been doing some product photography for local businesses including the Mizzle online store and Bangor Vineyard. You can find rates for product photography here and a guide to what it will cost you to employ me to photograph your products for your website, advertising or your book! You might not get a second chance in the fast paced online world, product photography is so important, and my rates are affordable if you stick to the one style and set up, which looks nicer and consistent on a online store, and I work quickly!! I will  have more time available in May and June.

I have some of my canvas photography prints prepared to hang in Patanella Cafe in North Hobart they will be there from this weekend for a month so pop in and check them out. They are from the popular flower series I had on display for my Seafood Everyday Book launch last year. I will post more about this on the weekend!

Thanks Eloise

me and kids

New stock in my store


tassie pack

I have just emailed out my march newsletter

march newsletter

There are some new Tasmanian products and gorgeous gift packs in my store, and plenty more to come, including my favourite kitchen products. I will be adding more to the store during April. I can post  anywhere in Australia and Same day weekday delivery in Hobart for orders placed before 1 PM, pick up can also be arranged from patrick Street Hobart. How thrilled would a mainland friend be to receive a gorgeous gift pack of premium Tasmanian Products??!!

So go on, check it out, the Good Friday essential pack will be popular this easter!!





Good Friday Essentials

I have been adding some of my favourite kitchen products to my online store and I’ve got more to come!! Tea, knives, olive oil and more- so keep checking back in there will be some gorgeous hampers available for mothers day in the coming weeks that can be posted anywhere in Australia, so how handy is that!! I have just loaded a essential pack for Good Friday it contains:

*a copy of my book Australia’s best Fish and seafood Book 2017 (gourmand international awards) Seafood Everyday where you can find recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner ranging from a economical fish pie to crayfish and abalone recipes suitable for elaborate dinner parties.

*one bottle of Bangor Vineyard Lagoon Bay 2016 Riesling. Riesling and seafood, delicious!!

*one 250gram box Tasman Sea Salt – Pure white sea salt harvested on the east coast of Tasmania, perfect for your seafood!

*a luxurious bar of Port Arthur Lavender Farm soap that will make your hand feel and smell amazing after all the seafood preparation.



If you love supporting Tasmanian made products, Please Share, my store will be so handy for you to shop at for friends and family in Tasmanian (you can pick up from patrick Street, Hobart or Eaglehawk Neck) and also for friends and family living anywhere in Australia to easily post to! Thanks Eloise

Bream Creek Show 2017 & recipe for my First prize winning herb and garlic pull apart

My photos from the 2017 Bream Creek Show, it was a brilliant day, lots of families out to enjoy all the attractions of this country show. The giant pumpkin growing competition set a new record 450 Kilos, and there was also gum boot throwing, lawn mower races, pie eating competitions, oyster shucking races and others plus  all the competitions for cooking, preserving, home industries and art and craft in the hall of industries . Sands Family circus and Make believe had a few shows on each during the day for children and families and as well as other bands and musicians. Plenty of food and drink choices too, the usual volunteer group sausage sizzles around the show grounds  but also, a growing each year, number of Tasman Peninsula and other Tasmanian food producers so it is not difficult to find a lovely glass of Tasmanian wine, fresh oyster, gourmet burger or some other street food, I always love the lunch in the hall prepared by the show committee voluteers, it is always fresh and local.



we didn’t have a huge amount of time to prepare our entries when we got home Friday night, but the kids had lots of fun and we all left  with a few prizes each, Oscar (2) did the best with 2 Firsts!

Garlic and herb Pull apart

500 grams plain flour
1 teaspoon yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon bread improver
300 ml luke warm water

for the garlic butter
4 cloves garlic
1/2 bunch fresh parsley
1 tablespoon dry oregano
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper.

to make the herb and garlic butter whip all ingredients together in the blender.

Bread Method

Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
knead all the bread ingredients together to create a smooth dough. I do this in the thermomix
Let dough rise for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
Roll onto a floured board into large rectangle and spread herb butter over dough.
If necessary, sprinkle dough with flour first to prevent butter from sliding off.
With a butter knife, cut 3-4cm wide strips. Fold each dough strip in half  lengthways and place cut side up in a 26cm springform tin until all the strips are pressed in together. leave to rise in a warm spot for about 20 minutes, at this stage it doesn’t need to rise to much but it needs to relax again before baking.
Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes. Serve hot.