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Maggie’s Kitchen Diary

Visit to St Basil's Home, Adelaide

December 19 2019 Food wise

A week ago I visited St. Basil’s in Adelaide, a predominately Greek aged care home in a quiet leafy neighbourhood. As much as I would love to visit lots of homes, time limits this dreadfully, so the catalyst for accepting this invitation was very much because of an old friend I heard was in the home. Read the rest...

December Foundation Masterclasses

December 18 2019 Food wise

The third Masterclass for the year for 30 cooks and chefs in Aged Care from all over Australia was held in Adelaide at Regency TAFE. I must say, every Masterclass leaves me a little exhausted, but ever so energised from the sharing of ideas, skills and time with the participants. Read the rest...

Japan's Majestic Izu Peninsula

December 18 2019 Food wise

I wish I had have found ‘walking’/trekking at an earlier age, but I always thought it was too vigorous for me until last year when, when with a group of friends, we walked part of the Camino. It’s a little like a drug of choice now in looking at ‘walks’ around the globe. Read the rest...

Christmas Decorating Tips

November 11 2019 Tips and techniques

My idea of decoration for any special occasion is to bring the season to the table, finding beautiful foliage from my garden or foraged from roadsides! Read the rest...

Maggie's Favourite Spring Ingredients

November 01 2019 Food wise

As much as I love asparagus and can’t wait for those heads to pop out of the ground almost teasingly as they seem to come up in relays; never enough for a full serve each night so much so, that we often eat them raw as we break them off in our impatience! So sweet without any cooking at all but I can’t wait till the whole bed comes into full production all at the same time. Read the rest...