Browsing All posts tagged under »Bushwalking«

Tree scale, it’s just like cornflakes

October 5, 2014 by


Insects may have only recently made their way into convenience foods, but they’ve been part of traditional meals in Central Australia for tens of thousands of years. And some insects taste good, even sweet. River red gum tree scale was my insect food of choice on a recent trip to Central Australia. It’s sweet, and […]

Boab Nuts

January 22, 2012 by


Boab nuts grow in the top end, and you can eat them. I’m just not sure that you’d want to. They taste, as my travelling companion put it, “like lemony talcom powder”. In the dry season, when the bottle-shaped boab trees have lost their leaves, the nuts remain hanging. If you break them open they […]

Take a Walk with Pearl Couscous

December 28, 2009 by


When on longer bushwalks, one is always looking for some tasty morsel to finish the day with.  The contents have to be light so as not to weigh down your pack and not too bulky, that is where the idea of using Pearl Couscous came about. We received a sample pack of Pearl CousCous in […]

Koko Black, and Stone Tools

September 27, 2009 by


Having a sweet tooth is an advantage for a hunter gatherer. On that sort of diet sweet foods, and calories, are difficult to find. These days a sweet tooth is not so useful, but I’m always looking for excuses to indulge mine. A day outdoors, investigating remnants of tool making by hunters, is the perfect […]

Standard Recipes for Fifty

May 14, 2009 by


I recently had the pleasure of leafing through a book called Standard Recipes for Fifty. I hadn’t really felt the urge to become a cookbook collector until I came across this volume. Now I can understand the cookbook obsession. I’d just love to get my hands on a copy of this book. The Australian Government […]

Bushwalking food – the plan

January 14, 2009 by


My dad was once horrified to hear me say that the two best things about bushwalking are the food and the company. I think he has a stronger appreciation for the adventurous aspect of it than I do. I do enjoy the scenery and the wildlife and that’s why I go walking in the first […]


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