The Bon-Vivant Girls’ Tips and Tricks to Enjoy Eating Out

by Nathalie Botros We all know how to lose weight: “eat less and healthier, exercise more”. So how come we keep failing? It isn’t because of lack of strength and determination, but because we try to lose the weight with a “diet”. The minute we say the word “diet”, our brain translates it to “restriction”. Which… Read More The Bon-Vivant Girls’ Tips and Tricks to Enjoy Eating Out

In the Bleak Midwinter: Food stories from my youth by Paul Rest

By the time February rolled around, winter’s firm grip in our area meant the implementation of different menus. Meals changed from those during the late autumn and early winter months and often included wild game, nuts and lots of canned vegetables from the basement cellar. Vegetables served for meals were canned or flash frozen and… Read More In the Bleak Midwinter: Food stories from my youth by Paul Rest

After The New Year – Sharing from the year before by Paul Rest

A Cold January Evening / Paul Rest When I was growing up, the New Year began with a culinary change. Sadly the remaining Christmas tins were slowly being depleted of their delicious, sugary contents. Outdoors, the weather was often below zero with overcast slate gray skies and the streets a mess with slushy snow, now sprinkled with… Read More After The New Year – Sharing from the year before by Paul Rest

Wine industry leads way on solar uptake By Nick Carne

An aerial view of one of the three solar arrays Yalumba is installing in the Barossa Valley. DOZENS of wineries in Australia’s premier wine state are harnessing the sun’s power for purposes beyond growing grapes. South Australian wineries are embracing solar energy at twice the rate of other business sectors, installers say. Yalumba Wine Company… Read More Wine industry leads way on solar uptake By Nick Carne

Adventures in Japan: What Am I Eating Part III by Paul Rest

Adventures in Japan Part I and Adventures in Japan Part II Japan is a mix of stunning unforgettable natural beauty, and a seemingly lack of consciousness about the environment. A storybook looking factory of some kind situated in a lush green landscape unfolding before our eyes yet with an incinerator in the back belching black… Read More Adventures in Japan: What Am I Eating Part III by Paul Rest