good food and wine show

This week The Good Food and Wine show has come to Perth.

Yes, I know.  Culture.  In Perth.  I can hardly believe it either.

Jay got us tickets to go so we could wander around from 10 to 12 before general admission started.  More time for us and the food to get better acquainted before the crowds arrive 🙂

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So as you all know by now, it was my birthday and I got an awesome camera.

Well, as tradition has it, I’ve been taking photos left right and centre – wife, children, pets, outside, everything.  Nothing is safe.  I’d do the same with the big cameras too, but it’s more fun with the little sneaky silent one – muhahah!

Its a long weekend for Foundation Day here in Western Australia – yes, 1829 the Swan River colony was founded.

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food photography

Jay and I were talking about this a while ago – we should really document our food preparation!

Jay’s gone back to being Vegan again and I’m edging in the Veggie direction, although having been there and done that for 2 years, I know I’m never going to go that far again.

With all this new found healthy food comes preparation. Lots and lots of it.

So I’m going to document some of the more good looking food.

“Thats great love, hold it, pout, yeah, you’re a tiger *ceerrchick* (is that how a camera sound gets written?)”

Ok, I’m taking the piss a little, but I do love looking at people’s blogs where food is a strong theme, especially when backed up with photography 🙂

some excellent examples of this:

The Kitchen Wench – Ellie makes the best food and takes some wonderfully appealing shots of it too. Tell me you’re not hungry just looking at it?

Lauren – she’s into baking – cakes of all kinds, cookies and cupcakes. Nom nom! Really looking forward to more from her (and not looking forward to resulting exercise I have to do in order to not become a total lard-arse 🙂 )

Ok, its not a huge selection so far, but I’ll add to it as I weave my merry way though the hallowed halls of cooking blogs.

My first effort for this was posted way back on an old blog I used to have, the one where I met Jay, no less. Thats a story for another time 🙂

Apple Crumble

Ingredients: some apples, plain flour, butter and sugar, cinnamon.


the ingredients

Peel and and core apples


how'd you like them apples?

Chop apples into small bits, place in pyrex dish
Add a desert spoon on sugar and stir in well
Microwave for 2 mins to soften then add 1/2 a teaspoon of cinamon powder to apples and mix in well


an apple a day keeps the doctor away

In a mixing bowl, add together 6oz flour, 4 oz butter and 3oz sugar. Mix up with fingers until all the butter has broken up and you are left with a fine crumble mix. Taste to check sweetness (shouldn’t be too sweet, its not a cake!)


mix mix mix

Place crumble mix on top of apples and level out



Place in oven at 200ish degrees for 30 mins until crumble is brown


ready for eating 🙂

Serve with custard (and red wine, apparently)


and scoff

Now, clearly I wasn’t focussing on the presentation and photos back then when I did this (more than 3 years ago) but even so, I can *taste* it from these pics.

So, watch this space!