Saturday, 29 August 2020

A day at Maria Island


    A few weeks ago, not long after the travel restrictions within Tasmania lifted, we decided to make the most of living in this beautiful state, and headed over to Maria Island for a day trip. It takes about 1.5 hours to drive from Hobart over to Triabunna, where the ferry to Maria Island departs each day. Due to the low tourism activity at the moment, there was just one ferry that departed Triabunna that morning (at 10am) and one ferry that arrived back at Triabunna in the afternoon (leaving Maria Island at 3:30pm), so we knew we wouldn't have too long to explore the island.

    Friday, 14 August 2020

    The Three Capes Track

     

    Ever since moving to Tasmania over four years ago, Dave and I have really wanted to embark on the Three Capes Track, however it wasn't until this year that we finally booked in for the four day hike.

    Tuesday, 30 June 2020

    Asian-style chicken noodle soup


    Often I feel like having a warming bowl of soup for dinner, and the flavours of an Asian-style soup can add a lot of variety to an otherwise standard soup recipe. The flavour combination of ginger, garlic, soy and lime adds a lot of zest to this dish, while the fresh chilli gives a nice kick without being too overpowering. The protein from the lean chicken breast, paired with the carbohydrates from the rice noodles, will keep you full for hours.

    Monday, 29 June 2020

    Sweet potato shepherd's pie


    There's something so comforting about enjoying a shepherd's pie during these Tassie winter months. A traditional shepherd's pie can sometimes not be the healthiest, particularly if it's loaded with butter or cream, so I've created a nutrient-dense version using sweet potatoes for slow release energy, lean beef, and plenty of vegetables. It definitely doesn't compromise on flavour or the feeling of having a warm meal in you belly on a cold winter's night.

    Friday, 26 June 2020

    Chewy salted caramel bites


    If you're looking for a sweet treat that is extremely easy to prepare and that will satisfy any sugar cravings you have, these chewy salted caramel bites are perfect. I like to make a batch of these at the start of the week to have on hand for a healthy mid-afternoon snack.

    Saturday, 13 June 2020

    A weekend away on the east coast


    Given that restrictions were lifted in Tasmania last week so that Tasmanians can now travel around the state, we decided that the long weekend would be the perfect time to escape to Tassie's east coast for a few days. We managed to find a beautiful, dog-friendly house on Air Bnb that was located in Dolphin Sands, a small town near Swansea.

    Saturday, 9 May 2020

    Hobart's 10 best takeaway options during lockdown


    As someone who loves to dine out on a regular basis, these past few weeks have thrown a bit of a spanner in the works in respect of that matter. However, I have put my mind to the task of discovering the best takeaway/delivery services available in Hobart and its surrounds, so that I can still get my weekly fix of a meal or two cooked by someone other than myself or Dave. My top 10 picks are set out below.