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Adelaide’s Linear Park

When the words on my computer screen start to play up and I need a break from writing, I often head down to the River Torrens and walk along Linear Park. Just a boomerang throw from the Adelaide CBD, I am suddenly in the bush, bounded by towering gums and golden wattles. Birdsong fills the air and frogs croak in the reeds and rushes, the mesmerising sounds echoing along the banks. Sometimes I hear a kookaburra laugh or see a cheery flock of rainbow lorikeets; there are ibises, pelicans, wood ducks and all kinds of native waterbirds. Occasionally on my travels I spy a ...

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On Delivering Goodness with OzHarvest

I zip up my OzHarvest jacket on this cold Friday afternoon and wait with anticipation until it's time to jump in the truck. Today, I am joining Tim as he drives around the city picking up and 'delivering goodness', experiencing first-hand how this wonderful charity works. OzHarvest touches the lives of thousands of Australians by rescuing excess food that would otherwise be thrown out, and redistributes it to local agencies that support the vulnerable. The national statistics are astounding with 35 tonnes of excess food collected each week and delivered to over 500 charities. OzHarvest operates across Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Adelaide - where it began operation two ...

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On Blue Swimmer Crabs & Drunken Prawns

One of the most popular addresses at the Adelaide Central Market is Angelakis Bros seafood.  Whatever the time of day, you are likely to find a sea of customers peering into the long glass counter mulling over what to cook for dinner. There is an astounding variety of both wild-caught and aqua cultured seafood and among the sparkling fish and succulent shellfish are barramundi, King George whiting, pipis from Goolwa, yabbies, bugs and our renowned Coffin Bay oysters. In fact, for the visitor to South Australia, a cruise down the counter is a great introduction to the creatures found in our local ...

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On Christmas Ham & Saucisson Sec

Anita at the Barossa Fine Foods stall in the marketThe sprawling Adelaide Central Market is a food Mecca for multicultural cuisine and fresh produce, and a much loved South Australian icon. On Friday evenings it's a wonderful, lively place to be. Families and friends fill their baskets for the weekend and meet up to slurp bowls of spicy laksa, but last Friday night my friend Anita and I had a different agenda.Away from the buzz, we climb the stairs to the Central Market Kitchen in eager anticipation of our Smallgoods Appreciation Class with Barossa Fine Foods. The family-owned company, ...