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Fresh Ginger and Turmeric
Recipes

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
Hobart, Shops

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
Coffee, South

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 […]

North, Producers

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 […]

Bayside Meats meat display
Hobart, Shops

Bayside Meats: Helpful butcher

Bayside Meats is a female owned specialist retailer in Lower Sandy Bay that always has something of interest in the enticing display fridges. You may also see them referred to as Meat Mistress which is the moniker of one of the owners, so you might find meat mistress@bayside meats referred […]

Shake a Leg Jr Moonah Coffee
Coffee, Hobart

Shake a Leg Jr

Shake a Leg Jr is a very good café serving excellent coffee (try the High Beam blend) and tasty pastries (Pigeon Whole Bakery, of course) in Moonah which is an outer(ish) suburb of Hobart where many young hipsters are moving to take advantage of slightly more affordable housing. The café […]

Strellyfield at Farm Gate Market
North, Producers

Strelleyfield Ducks – Free Range

Strelleyfield Ducks is a producer of free range ducks run by a former chicken farmer, Matthew Crane. We first came across Matthew at the Farm Gate Market which is held every Sunday morning in Hobart. We were impressed with the firmness of the flesh (from being free range), we liked […]