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As my wonderful time in Australia draws to a close I am reminded of beautiful summer days spent with gorgeous friends. These days spent on Stradbroke Island  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stradbroke_Island on the eastern side of Moreton Bay, close to Brisbane have been amongst my favourite. Beautiful lazy beach days with Dave, Rob, Matthew, Eddie and Lil. Thank you all for the time we spent together, so, so special.

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FISH BAR BRISBANE 5 Last week in Brisbane I stopped by George’s Seafoods in Brisbane’s West End. What a great fishmongers for the locals. George is Greek so we had a lot to chat about! I had seen his shop on a previous visit to the West End when I spoke about my book My Greek Island Home  http://www.penguin.com.au/lantern/authors/claire-lloyd  at The Avid Reader book shop http://avidreader.com.au  Avid is almost directly opposite George in Boundary street. Whilst I was chatting to George on of his uncles dropped in for something  fresh and yummie!

BRISBANE BEAUTY This beautiful girl was outside the Museum of Modern Art in Brisbane last week, I could not resist asking if I could snap her. I’d like to thank her for her wonderful smile.

I had a great time in Brisbane at the Avid Reader book shop, thanks Krissy Kneen for being a great host and Phil Brown for asking all the right questions. I want to thank all of those who came along to hear about My Greek Island Home, it was lovely to share my experiences. My interviews with Julie McCrossin, for Qantas inflight radio was great as was speaking to Rebecca Livingston at 612 ABC radio Brisbane. I particularly loved the guy on the front desk at the ABC studios he was a big character and amused my friend Rob and I with plenty of amusing aussie banter………….it must get lonely there at night! On the flight home I found a 6 page extract of My Greek Island Home in the Qantas inflight mag, it looked FAB !!! After my last post I thought it would be a good idea to include a recipe as I had blogged photos of  both pomegranates and walnuts recently. Unfortunately I have neither at my fingertips so there is not a image of the completed salad but I’m sure you can imagine it as it is so simple. The photo is another from my new book My Greek Island Home. I will be interviewed tomorrow for The Main Ingredient on by Kelli Brett 774 ABC radio Melbourne. I then have a live interview with Rebecca McLaren for ABC radio Rockhampton at 2.40 for those who want to tune in.

RECIPE 1 pomegranate, 1 young cos lettuce (organic if possible) 3 sprigs of mint  (optional)a handful of walnuts and a decent slice of feta cheese. Pull off leaves of cos and place into a salad bowl, remove mint leaves from stem and put in with cos, crush the walnuts in your hands and drop them into the bowl, cut the pomegranate in half  squeeze out kernels and juice over the lettuce, mint and walnuts and then crumble feta and mix. Thats it! No oil is needed as the juice from the pomegranate is enough. This is one of my favourite autumn recipes and we are lucky enough to be able to pick the walnuts and pomegranates from trees in the village. I get the lettuce and mint from pots outside my kitchen door. Sometimes we are given freshly made feta from a local too. YUM wish I was making it right now.

I am now in sunny Sydney and the publicity for new book, My Greek Island Home has begun. Today first thing is a pre recorded interview with Julie McCrossin for Qantas in flight radio. This interview will be aired in December across all national and international flights, exciting! Then to the airport for a flight to Brisbane where I will be in conversation with Phil Brown at 6pm tonight at the Avid Reader book shop in West End. I will also be signing books. If your in the area drop by. At 9pm the last stop of the day is at 612 ABC radio for a live interview with Rebecca Livingston. The evening will be crowned by relaxing with my friend Rob for a good catch up and a glass of something cold! Thanks everyone for the enthusiasm you’ve shown in my new book, My Greek Island Home. October in Greece means one of my favourite fruits, pomegranate. I leave you with an explosion of pomegranates in the palm of a hand.

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