Author: Sue Dyson and Roger McShane

Willie Smith's Apple Shed

Willie Smith’s Apple Shed: Organic Cider

Apple Shed Introduction The Apple Shed is a bar, a café and a museum dedicated to the history and future of apples in the Huon Valley and also to cider – a particular passion of the owners Andrew Smith and Sam Reid who produce the Willie Smith’s Organic Cider range. […]

Little Red Hen blackboard for vegetables

The Little Red Hen: Great Vegetables

Little Red Hen Introduction Little Red Hen has been a long-time fixture at Hobart’s Farm Gate Market, selling attractive vegetables and even more attractive flowers. This stall is usually our first stop because, depending on the season, they have very desirable offerings that are difficult to locate elsewhere, especially of […]

Fresh Ginger and Turmeric

Satisfying Turmeric and Ginger Tea

We were introduced to the benefits of drinking turmeric tea by our friend Varuni Kulasekera many years ago when she was importing high quality teas from Sri Lanka, India, China and Taiwan. When we ordered a selection of teas she always included a packet of dried turmeric pieces and a […]

Spice World Bank Arcade Hobart

Spice World: A local treasure

Spice World is a star on the Hobart food scene. Those in the know come here for the vast range of spices that are now available. If you about to prepare a dish and suddenly find that you are out of ajwan seeds or your asafoetida powder is past its […]

Black Swan New Norfolk

Black Swan: Pleasant Bookshop and Coffee

Black Swan in New Norfolk is a great place to enjoy a well-made coffee while perusing the fascinating, well chosen array of books that they have on offer. We think that there own description of what they do will give you the best idea of why we like this place […]

Tamar Valley Organic – great walnuts

Tamar Valley Organic is a producer of the best walnuts in Tasmania. They are soft and creamy with strong shells that keep them fresh. Walnuts: Production and use There are approximately 1900 walnut trees planted on about 5 hectares which are now 15 years old. We buy them from Michelle […]