First Word from the Publisher

by Sue Hodgson

Nielson-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean Paste; Zucchini, Tomato and Ricotta Galette; Pork Belly with Maple Butternut Squash Puree … are you ready to get hungry for this issue? After you get a taste of what’s to come, you’ll soon be salivating over the recipes and photography in the next 80 pages. It’s a treat for the senses, with the Peninsula’s plenty captured perfectly – you’ll feel you can almost smell some of the dishes!

I am continually amazed at the creativity and inspirational ideas that these foodies have in the beautiful meals they prepare. My love for publishing and the magazine’s conception each month is one thing; but it’s true, the way to someone’s heart is through food! Sharing their passion for good food, these gourmands celebrate fresh, simple, bold and satisfying flavours and wonderful seasonal ingredients while embracing their diverse backgrounds and cooking styles.

As well as our big focus on food we have other (non) tasty treats for you too! Have you been dreaming about travel? We’ve got an update on travel trends for 2022 and beyond (pg 58). Need budgeting tips for all the groceries our recipes have inspired you to try? Common Cents this month gives some great advice, aimed at kids, but helpful for anyone wanting to stretch their dollars (pg 19)! Have a little one headed back to school? There are some essential ophthalmologist observations in our health column (pg 35).

The Seaside team has also been working hard to update our website recently. Take a few minutes to review our refreshed look and easy-to-access story archive. We’ve also added a new online store – keep an eye out for our offerings over the next few months.

We hope you truly savour this month’s magazine. Our food issue is always such a pleasure to create, bringing new flavours, ingredients and ideas to stimulate us. We’re sure there will be plenty to tantalize your tastebuds too!

Shopping Cart