Forster Tuncurry on a Winter's Day

Forster and Tuncurry are two coastal towns which are separated by a very large concrete bridge across Wallis Lake. The twin towns sit to the north and south of Cape Hawke Harbour, the entrance to Wallis Lake which stretches for 26 km down the coast. Forster-Tuncurry is a typical holiday resort with lots of accommodation; plenty of takeaway food and local seafood cafes; pleasant fishing, surfing and swimming areas; and a seductive and lazy holiday ambience. The coast and the Booti Booti National Park, which lies to the south of the town, are ideal for birdwatching and bushwalking. The endangered bird species, the little tern, breeds on two of Wallis Lake's many islands.

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 Akua Oceanwear

Summer is fast approaching and here at Akua Oceanwear, we can’t wipe the excitement off our faces!!Summer is a special time when love is ignited, places are explored and memories are made, especially for all the lucky people that get to call the coast our home.While there are endless reasons why we all love summer, the most exciting part, I think we would all agree, is the emphasis task of shopping for that perfect bikini for your summer adventures.

Yoga on the Beach with Cassie

There is just not a better way to start the day than an early morning Yoga workout on the Beach.  Join Cassie as she starts her day on One Mile Beach Forster, and shows you exactly how to get the best start to the day with her, all natural, Bliss Balls

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Paddock to Plate with Kate Brittan

Join Kate on an amazing journey through the most beautiful parts of the Mid North Coast of NSW. Kate meets a local farmer to see how grass fed cattle are raised, she visits her local butcher to lean about the best cuts of meat and finally prepares an absolute classic steak with peppercorn sauce.

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Cassie Cawston makes Flourless Orange and Almond Cake

This is Cassie's gluten free, flourless, orange and almond cake and it tastes amazing! Using fresh oranges she sourced from the markets, Cassie shows us the step by step process of baking this yummy cake. She finishes it off with a big dollop of thickened cream and a cup of tea from one of her many gorgeous tea cups

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Cassie Cawston makes Sugar Free Granola

Cassie Cawston, lives in Sydney and holidays in Forster on the mid north coast NSW. Cassie is passionate about good healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle. On a recent visit to the area, Cassie made her crunchy granola for Food For Thought.

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Stephen Bromhead and Judith Fox

Judith Fox, accredited dietitian with 30 years of experience helps Stephen Bromhead MP make lunch Manning Valley Style.

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Kate Brittan Tea smoked Oysters

Kate Brittan lives on Wallis lake in the small village of Greenpoint, just ten minutes south of Forster, and loves to make her smoked oyster recipe using fresh produce from the lake. Kate is obsessed with great quality, local produce & simple meals for her family & friends, she is a mum, wife & most importantly; disco dancer. Peace.

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 Summer Trifle

John Costello, who lived and worked in Sydney Radio as an announcer and traffic co-ordinator for many years, made the Sea change to the coast and now really lives and loves the lifestyle. He and his wife, Sue, live right on the beach at One Mile Forster and entertain friends and family extensively over the summer.

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Breakfast at the Races

This week we join Garry McQuillian and jockey Dale Spriggs at the Forster Tuncurry Race Course for the best bacon and egg roll on the coast. Featuring a brioche bun and a lime and avocado salsa, and cooked on the BBQ, it's a yummy twist on the classic Aussie breaky. Plus we take a unique look at an often overlooked feature of Forster Tuncurry, the local race course; there's nothing better than great food and country races!

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Raffi's Lebanese Coffee

In between making mouth watering Baklava Raffy serves up his favourite home made Lebanese Coffee. Similar to Turkish Coffee but with a few subtle differences, this coffee is rich in flavour and is made to be shared with friends and family. It's more than just a drink, it's a conversation, a shared experience and a lot of fun.

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One Mile Beach Hamburger

Meg from Kiosk at One Mile shares her recipe for the perfect hamburger with the lot. This popular burger and chips goes perfectly with long summer days at the beach and will make you fall in love with Forster all over again. There's something wonderfully nostalgic about surf clubs, hot sand, blue water and a combination of egg and beetroot juice running down your chin.

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Isabelle Stanley makes Prawns with Salsa Verde and Cabbage Salad

Visiting from London, Isabelle (Izzy) is travelling in Australia with family. Izzy has a strong connection to Australia and the coast, her father Shaun Stanley, an artist has been painting the Australian landscape for over 30 years, and from her mother, Francis Fremantle, the name Cottesloe, the suburb of Perth W.A., was chosen in honour of the brother of Captain C.H. Fremantle who became Baron Cottesloe in 1874. A chef in London, Isabelle shows us how to make the best of our seafood with Prawns with Salsa Verde and Cabbage Salad.

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Raffi Perdedjian makes Baklava

The Mid North coast of NSW, with white sands, pristine beaches and lakes, is one of the best places in the world to live and work.
The people on the coast embrace the lifestyle and especially the fresh food.
This series talks to the locals, the people who live and love the coast and the food they enjoy to cook and share with friends.
In this episode we talk to Raffi Perdedjian, originally Armenian, now a true local, who is passionate about the fresh food and local lifestyle.
His recipe is Baklava, a rich sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup, perfect for summer entertaining with friends

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Adrian and Sue Richards makes fish in banana leaves (Ikan Panggang) and Asian salad with sesame dressing

In this episode we meet Adrian and Sue Richards who have retired to a gorgeous little tropical getaway after running a successful conveyancing company. They treat us to one of their favourite recipes using fresh herbs and veggies from their garden and local caught fish. Its a recipe that talks to living and loving life on the coast.

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Nicholas Price makes Prawn Gyoza

In this episode we talk to Nicholas Price, who grew up along the coast, now works in Film and Television in Sydney, has travelled extensively, especially Japan and Nepal, and returns to Forster on the mid north coast at every opportunity.
His recipe is Prawn Gyoza, combines that perfect fusion of fresh Australian prawns with an Asian flavour.

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