There are two kinds of scones in this world: the dense kind that are more like Irish soda bread and the fluffy kind served in Britain and its colonies on proper tea trays. In Australia, what’s traditional is a version of the fluffy ones Australians call lemonade scones, which use a sweet soda in the […]
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Part III of my three-part Aussie Meat recipe series For years I’ve wanted to make puff pastry from scratch. Why? Because that’s the only way I would know for sure it was organic. Here’s what you need puff pastry for: piggies in a blanket, Australian Meat Pies, and Aussie Sausage Rolls (recipe to come one […]
It’s not as easy as you might think to find the ultimate Aussie meat pie recipe, and to then merge it with other flavors to match the taste of the Royal Sydney Easter Agricultural Show top prizewinning meat pie from Mick’s Bakery I had in Sydney. That pie was soft, crunchy, peppery, yummy goodness […]
I’d never been out of the country for three weeks before. I missed my kids like crazy and was happy to come home. But I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you my return was also tinged with a wrenching disappointment in America.
My last day in Sydney was a day of utter perfection. When I finally got to the Icebergs ocean swimming pool on the beach at Bondi, I truly felt like I had reached the destination of my pilgrimage to Australia. Then I took an 11-hour train ride from Sydney to Melbourne. At first, after the gloriousness of Sydney, I was a bit bummed. But as I started walking and exploring, I started to see the deeper side of Melbourne, which is highly creative and artistic.
From the States, Australia doesn’t just seem very far away, but, as my oldest daughter kept reminding me, it’s also upside down. Thanks to doing yoga, I’m quite comfortable hanging out upside down, but I thought it would be good to summarize the differences so far on this journey Down Under.
It all started in 1979 with an Australian movie my dad said reminded him of me. THAT piqued my interest and started a life-long admiration for the land down under. I’ve felt a strange familiarity with Australia, from the movies, books, music, and the people, and I’ve been wanting to visit for a long time, but never had the chance. Well, I’m about to get my chance…
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now