Category Archives: farmers market

Guest Blog – Going to Wagga Wagga? You must know someone there…

[Lisa edit: Another visit and another guest blog, this time by fellow Canadian ex-pats Kristie and Leo Saumure, who came to Oz from their home in New Zealand to compete in the Sydney half-marathon. Kristie (Lisa’s first PhD student) and … Continue reading

Posted in Artisan baker, Australia, birds, Canada, cats, cockatoo, cooking, CSU, Edmonton, farmers market, food, Jugiong, kangaroo, lake albert, lamb, visitors, wagga wagga, wine | Leave a comment

How to speak Australian, part dukkah

We had one of those odd language issues this week at the Artisan Baker, where we go every Saturday morning to buy baguettes, a pain rustique or campagne, and a couple of tarts for dessert – our weekend treat.  Often … Continue reading

Posted in Artisan baker, Bernard, dukkah, farmers market, food, Magpies Nest | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Hometown Glory

We’ve been a bit lazy (busy?) about blogging recently, so had to ask for some help. This is a guest post by Wagga’s newest Canadian. Her own blog is beckyquarterly.wordpress.com. How many other cities of 65000 in Australia can claim … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, churches, civic centre, farmers market, Murrumbidgee, Riverina, Uncategorized, wagga, wagga wagga | 2 Comments

How to shop Canadian

A few months ago, we wrote a post about how most of what we buy – specifically food – is Australian. At the end of it, we said that though we were willing, or even happy, to exist on Aussie … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, cultural differences, farmers market, maple syrup, shoes, shopping, travel | 2 Comments

my little golden horseshoe

When we booked our accommodation and restaurants in Beechworth for the Easter long weekend, we did it early because we reckoned that being a long weekend, and the last one before winter sets in, it might be busy. Little did … Continue reading

Posted in apples, Beechworth, cycling, farmers market, festivals, holidays, horses, market, mountains, small town culture, wine, wineries | 1 Comment

Young and restless

A couple of weeks ago, while driving back from a work trip to Bathurst (CSU has a campus there, so we’ve both been a few times), Dan left a trail of cherry pits from Young to Cootamundra. He had just … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, Ballinaclash, cherries, farmers market, fruit, Hilltops, strawberries, wine, Young | 6 Comments

the steep and winding road…

When we got home from the Spirit of the Land festival last weekend, Lisa saw an ad in the local paper (the Daily Advertiser) for the Batlow Apple Blossom Festival this weekend. Since we are trying to experience as much … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, apples, Australia, Batlow, bogans, driving, fall fairs, farmers market, festivals, food, horses, koalas, lizard, market, mountains, pie, Riverina, road signs, rural life, shows, skink, small town culture, Snowy Mountains, traffic signs, wildlife | Tagged | 2 Comments