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The Fisherman Cooks Dinner in Valdivia – Chile By Jacqueline Hagan At the confluence of three large rivers, 15km from the coast and 850 kms south of Santiago, lies the picturesque town of Valdivia. Renowned for its Spanish forts, fish market and locally smoked salmon, we decided this was an ideal place to stay in […]
Evenings in Turkey By Jacqueline Hagan Traditionally, fishermen everywhere have favourite dishes that they cook with the fish they didn’t sell at the market that day. It was the summer of 1974, and we were camping near a small village called Kefken on the Black Sea in Turkey, when we were first invited to share […]
Lemon Myrtle Herring With very little effort you can create a very posh breakfast with your herring catch. Have your fisherman skin and fillet your herring, then pat the fillets dry with a paper towel. Coat your serving plate with a generous film of best quality extra virgin olive oil and grind a little salt and black […]
 Parihuela in La Vega Central Market – Santiago Across the river from the main seafood market in Santiago is the lesser-known market, La Vega Central. Our taxi driver from the airport tells us about La Vega and next day, we set out to find our lunch there. First we meet a fishmonger selling the popular Chilean […]
Interview with Julie Kinney 1) What were your inspirations for the The Garden Wanderer? Inspiration for my book surrounded me. I am so lucky to live, not only in an area of great natural beauty, but in a community filled with artistic people. Just recently, I walked along one of the trails by the river […]
‘Shibboleth’ by Jo Riccioni in Margaret River Press’ 2016 short story competition collection ‘Shibboleth and other stories’ edited by Laurie Steed.
'All the Devil's Weed Plants' by Mikaela Castledine in Margaret River Press' 2016 short story competition collection 'Shibboleth and other stories' edited by Laurie Steed.
Book trailer for Danielle Costley’s upcoming publication about local growers in the South West.
Danielle Costley’s book, Beyond the Farm Gate celebrates and honours the small artisan food growers in the Southwest region.  Danielle writes, ‘Andy Longmore the Founder of Pippali Chillies has for 20 years grown specialised chilli varieties in his beachside garden and has even created a new strain of chilli called the Gnarabup Gold Moruga.  This […]
In writing, it’s often said that you live and die by the strength of your characters. Is this true of photography too? Are there certain ways to bring out inherent personality traits when conducting a shoot? I don’t think I have ever thought about photography in that way. Personally, I would say the strength is […]
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