Author Archives: DonnaRae

About DonnaRae

Let me introduce myself. I am an American born Australian bred girl with an appetite for good food, travel and a bit of adventure. My family has travelled a lot due to my dads work and I suppose this is what has given me the passion to get out there and see as much as I can and do the things I want. I hope I can bring you a bit of fun, laughter and a few good recipes. Enjoy and be happy always!

SMALL GREAT THINGS IN ONE BIG BOOK!

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult Last week I finished reading a wonderful book.  When we think about the troubles we have on this earth in this day and age it makes you wonder whether we have progressed at all … Continue reading

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Whangarei, New Zealand! First stop on a wonderful trip.

New Zealand. The land of the Long White Cloud. Mountains, snow, waterfalls, bushwalks, wine, food and beauty.  So much to see and do yet so little time!  And in that little time we had we saw so much yet so … Continue reading

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An update on my reviews page! I am now going to review all books and any books!

As you all know I have a massive passion for food, cooking and travel.  I love anything and everything to do with food, cooking and travel but I also have a passion for reading and books, any books and all … Continue reading

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VISIT THE ADEAIDE CENTRAL MARKET FOR FOOD, FUN AND AN EXPERIENCE YOU WILL NEVER FORGET

Wayne and I have been living in Hobart for 7 years now and we really do love it here.  Having moved from Adelaide seven years ago we now call Hobart home.  But as with any place you’ve lived, and if … Continue reading

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Docklands Lotus – Great location but the beauty of the Lotus just didn’t shine through.

Recently on a visit to Melbourne Wayne and I decided to stay at the Docklands rather than in the city.  We had arrived in Melbourne from Hobart late Australia Day morning and after a casual stroll to get acquainted with … Continue reading

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New Zealand – The Teaser!

  A new year and can you believe we are already well in to February?  I am loving 2017 so far as we have been busy travelling and visiting family and there is still more to come!  We’ve been to … Continue reading

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AMERICAN STYLE PORK BREAKFAST SAUSAGES

Makes approx. 8 Ingredients: 500 grams good quality pork mince ¼ tsp celery salt ½ tsp ground black pepper ½ tsp cayenne pepper ½ tsp marjoram ½ tsp red pepper flacks 1 tsp dried sage 1 tsp brown sugar 2 … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO 2017

A new year, new ideas and more cooking and travel.  I was thinking the other day about what I would like to write about this year and a recipe popped up on my facebook page with a picture and recipe … Continue reading

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The Way Mum Made It. A cookbook of ‘Treasured family recipes from Australian kitchens’

When I think about cooking and food I always think of my mum. It always brings back memories of growing up, the foods we ate, where my mum shopped, how she shopped and how she fed anyone and everyone that … Continue reading

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Travelling the world is fantastic especially if you plan and prepare!

I’ve been thinking a lot about my travels past, present and future and how much I have learned over the years about making my life easier when I am traveling.  So I’ve decided to share a few of my hints … Continue reading

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