A few weeks ago my parents and I drove to my brother’s place in the country to spend the afternoon and have dinner.  It was so nice to get out into the country air and greenery.  We were greeted by these two beautiful natured horses and…
my nephew helping to mow the lawn with the ride on mower…
and country life going on as usual…
My brother took me to some beautiful spots to capture the Australian countryside to show you..it was so peaceful.

A sheep shearing shed in the middle of nowhere.

and an old historic bridge that’s a well known landmark in the area..not used anymore of course.

We had Chicken Parmigiana for dinner with a salad and bread..followed by a cheesecake I’d made that morning.  Parmigiana is a Southern Italian dish made with a shallow fried sliced filling (in this case chicken), layered with cheese and tomato sauce, then baked.  I think of it as being Australian though as it’s so common here, you find it on every pub menu, in cafes and people cook it at home.  It’s real comfort food.

This parmigiana recipe is from a kiwi chef called Iain Hewitson (Huey), who moved to Australia in 1972 and I think it’s a beauty. Here’s a link to the recipe and heres to more days out in the country.  Wishing you all a wonderful week.

Catherine x


  1. tina

    Oh, great photos of the Australian countryside. I'm not familiar with it at all so thank you for that.

    Bit jealous of that blue sky right now, as it's getting colder here;)

    I spent quite a bit of my childhood in italy so remember Parmigiana well. it's delicious when done well and I like the recipe you shared here with us.

    I hope you had a nice time

  2. Lauren

    Oh, that sheep sheering shed and the bridge! Just stunning! And the parmigiana looks so yummy! I love the background you gave us on it…It's so nice to read the cultural influences of your food. Deep background that ultimately brings us closer, yes?

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