Liz Posmyk

Liz is a Canberra based food writer. Her blog, Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things, offers a feast of seasonal recipes with a focus on market fresh produce.

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  • Chestnut and mushroom soup

    27th May 2017

    Chestnut and mushroom soup (courtesy Sydney Markets) Throughout autumn months, stalls at local greengrocers and farmer's markets are brimming with produce from the earth, orchard and forest. Think good things like truffles and mushrooms; squash and pumpkins; apples, quinces and pears; and walnuts and chestnuts.  If you haven’t yet discovered the taste of fresh chestnuts, you’re missing out on a real treat.  The toasty-sweet aroma of freshly-cooked chestn [...]

  • Tea and buns at Sally Lunn's historic eating house in Bath, Somerset

    21st May 2017

    One of the things the foodie traveller MUST do whilst in the city of Bath is to visit Sally Lunn's historic eating house and partake in a Sally Lunn bun with whipped butter and jam. A cup of English tea is the quintessential accompaniment.  Sally Lunn's is said to be one of the oldest houses in the city, with a long, rich and fascinating history. Excavations have revealed the remains of a Roman building that might have been an inn or guest house circa AD200. In the Saxo [...]

  • On cloves and Ian 'Herbie' Hemphill's recipe for mulled plums

    14th May 2017

    The scent of cloves always takes me back to the early 1960s. I am reminded of the grey-haired school dentist in his pure-white jacket, and the soothing qualities of eugenol paste, made from an ingredient in clove oil, that he used as a temporary filling and analgesic. My mother kept cloves in a tightly-sealed jam jar on the shelf next to the bay leaves in her larder. She used them mainly to flavour her braised red cabbage with apple. I can remember that, as a child [...]

  • NSW Southern "Pie-lands" celebrate the great Aussie pie in June

    9th May 2017

    Tracy Nickl with a load of freshly baked pies at the Gumnut Patisserie in Mittagong One of my favourite local destinations is the New South Wales Southern Highlands, an area renowned for its lush landscapes, picturesque villages, fascinating history, and burgeoning food and wine scene. The district also happens to be home to Australia’s BEST pies. Yep, Peter and I can vouch for this, having eaten our way through a variety of sweet and savoury pies from various bakeries, cafe [...]

  • A 'Good Things' update autumn 2017

    5th May 2017

    Just popping in momentarily to let you know that things might seem a little bit different around here for a short while, as Peter and I embark on another exciting adventure.  Please don't worry, because I'll still be around, sharing fabulous recipes and food news with you. It's just that, here and there, I'll be drawing on resources from my foodie friends in the industry...   the good folks from Australian Macadamias and Sydney Markets, among others. I shall also share [...]