The Cheese Barrel at Olive Farm

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The Cheese Barrel has been built next to the tasting room and cellars at Olive Farm, in the Swan Valley, with an outlook down to Susannah Brook which flows behind. The veranda is a great place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine or two with a ...

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The search for Perth’s best Laksa

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I was reading somewhere recently that Laksa – Penang Assam style – was rated the 26th most delicious food in the world in a survey a few years ago, while curry laksa was rated 44th. Who am I to disagree, it is an essential dish whenever I get ...

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Dining on the Island

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Last week I was required to go to Christmas Island to work on an investigation as part of the job that actually earns me money, rather than my hobby of eating and drinking which drains my cash and takes up much of my down time; of course I took the ...

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The Bradman Room at the WACA – revisited…

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For those who came in late, you may not have read my post of November about the food dished up during the one day Internationals at the WACA ground. I wrote particularly about that served in the Bradman Room to members of the Dennis Lillee Club, a ...

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Macedonian Bean Soup (Graff)

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I recently went along to the newly opened Dominion League bar situated where the Court Wine Bar was until last year. The Court was the original wine bar in Perth, long before the small bar revolution, and I spent many an hour there over the years – ...

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Bradman Room at the WACA

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Well it was only a couple of weeks ago I posted a review extolling the virtues of the food Delaware North were capable of turning out for functions at the WACA. How things change in a short time. International cricket returned to the WACA on Friday ...

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Moghul Chicken Curry

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Recently while lunching at Haweli in Northbridge my thoughts turned, as they often do, to curry recipes. Each year we host a curry night for family on Christmas Eve – so I need to keep my hand in before cooking up a storm for that looming ...

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The Cheese Barrel

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We were tootling back down Great Northern Highway one afternoon from a meeting when we had a sudden hankering for a spot of cheese and wine...so... The Cheese Barrel is adjacent to the tasting room and cellars at Olive Farm, in the Swan ...

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Zucchini tart with leeks, red onions and capers

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I was searching around for something to cook for Lady FWO after a hard day at work (her, not me!) – I hadn’t been shopping so had a gander to see what was in the fridge and pantry. I found a couple of nice zucchini, a leek and a red onion. So what to ...

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