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From the Streets of Asia to the Louisiana Bayou

Ground’s Global Dinner Classes for this year are underway. Sunday March 12th: Asian Street Food. Experience the delights of Asian Street Food. Quick and easy and packed with flavour. A sample of Vietnamese, Thai, Malaysian and Chinese street foods that are firm favourites. Sunday April 30th: Morocco vs Tunisia. When is a tagine NOT a […]

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The Mystery and Intrigue of Persian Cuisine

Ground’s final Global Dinner Class for 2016 is the Mystery and Intrigue of Persian Cuisine. Come and discover the wonderful ingredients that originated from this historical region. Learn the unusual techniques and dishes that come from this cuisine. Delicious, unusual but easy to cook. And one of the most hospitable cultures in the Middle East. […]

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The Underground Pear

While staying in the Hinterland of Byron Bay, Australia, I visited 3 different farmers’ markets- heaven. Two of them had this weird looking thing on display at different fruit and vegetable stalls. I assumed it was a kind of potato or yam, but it turns out it is more like a fruit. It is sometimes […]

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Winter Spice Class

The next two cooking class themes have been set. They are in July and September because I am in Australia in June and in the U.S. in August. Sunday July 31st: 3pm start. Winter Spice. Wake up those jaded winter palates with easy dishes that use spices to create something special. Gain an understanding of different […]

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From the Med to Burma, Louisiana to Korea

The next 4 cooking classes have been set. Our style of classes for 2016 is focusing on a theme or region of cuisine for the night. You will cook 3 or 4 courses in either a hands-on or passive role, whichever you feel most comfortable with, eating each course with matching wines. During the course of […]

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More Burmese Please

The Burmese Cooking class on August 23rd is fully booked, and the inquiries still keep coming. As there have been so many requests for another class; we are repeating it on Sunday September 27th. The class is already half full so book early. The green tea leaves are sitting in my fermentation pot now and […]

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Portugal, Pepper & Burma

Ground’s next set of global dinner cooking classes have been confirmed.   Sunday June 28th: 3pm start. The Food of Portugal. The food of Portugal is fresh, tasty and has some unique characteristics. Influenced by the sea, fresh produce,  and with  introduced spices this old colonial power has some culinary surprises. Sunday July 26th: 3pm […]

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Nutritious and Delicious, but a dog’s breakfast!

  I started feeding my Border-Collie/Labrador cross  home-made food a year ago. The lab in her wins out too often and she gets too fat on commercial food. I wanted food that wasn’t full of fillers and additives, or suspect ingredients. She is not allergic to any foods that I know of, but I wanted […]

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2015 Global Dinner Classes: from Lebanon to Pepper

This year’s dinner classes include some beauties! The first 3 month’s dates have been set. Sunday February 15th: 3pm start   Vietnam & Malaysia. A look at these two South East Asian countries with very different cuisines. Different ingredients, cooking techniques and tastes. Try your hand at making Otak Otak and savour delicious bun cha on the […]

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New additions

It’s not culinary news, I know, but it is big news for us. We have two new additions to our family on the hillside: two absolutely gorgeous miniature kune kune pigs. They are pets (not for consumption). In fact, we got the first one as a way of keeping the grass down on the section […]

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