The Abyssinian: Week of Eats

After our short trip to Sydney, we returned to Melbourne with my in-laws, Annette and Terry in tow. Terry in particular really loves food, so I was keen to take them out for some good meals. One evening we went to the Abyssinian – and because Terry is outrageously well travelled, he has actually eaten [...]

Cookbook Challenge, Week 19, Rice

Recipe: Sticky rice with mangoFrom: Ballymaloe Cookery Course The theme for this week’s Cookbook Challenge is “rice”. Being Chinese, I eat a lot of rice, so I wanted to make something that I wouldn’t normally try and decided on sticky black rice. I read the recipe this morning, just as we were about to go [...]

Collins Kitchen, Grand Hyatt: food bloggers dinner

Last MONTH (I cannot believe how behind I am!) I had the pleasure of attending a food bloggers dinner hosted by Nuffnang at Collins Kitchen, Grand Hyatt. You can read other recaps of the dinner at: NuffnangFood Rehab Half EatenHot or NotThe Gourmet ChallengeAddictive and consumingI eat therefore I amIron Chef Shellie EssJay Eats We [...]

Beer DeLuxe: Shinobi Japanese Secret Beer Garden

In support of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Beer DeLuxe at Fed Square have set up a Japanese “secret” beer garden with a special menu and beers imported from Japan. When I received an email inviting me to check it out, I was sold at Japanese beer garden. I took Alastair along with me [...]

Happy Birthday!

I didn’t bake these tarts! It’s my wonderful husband’s birthday today! To celebrate, there was Birthday-eve French Toast, and Birthday Lasagna (as there is every year) and lots and lots of love. Happy birthday to the best hand model, taste tester, and carrier of heavy shopping a girl could ever have.

Cookbook Challenge: Week 18, BBQ

Recipe: Lamb with coriander and chilliCookbook: AWW Kitchen Oh, the weather in Melbourne has been so lovely this week. Perfect for this week’s Cookbook Challenge theme – BBQ. Despite my best intentions when the Cookbook Challenge began, I still find myself on Sunday frantically trying to decide on a recipe, cook, photograph and blog before [...]

Sydney: Doyles on the Beach

To complete our weekend of sea, sailing and sun in Sydney, Alastair and I went to Watsons Bay with my MIL Annette, her husband Terry, plus Alastair’s Uncle Ken and Aunt Rayleen. Being in the stunning Watsons Bay, we went to Doyles on the Beach for lunch. I hadn’t heard of Doyles before, but Terry [...]

Cookbook Challenge: Week 17, Vietnamese

Recipe: Vietnamese chicken saladFrom: AWW’s Kitchen Second recipe: Vietnamese creme caramelFrom: Ballymaloe Cookery Course The theme for this week’s Cookbook Challenge is Vietnamese and I considered making pho, but when I saw that the recipe started with “roast your beef bones for 1.5 hours” and continued with “cook your stock for 4 hours” I couldn’t [...]

Provenance: Valentine’s Day Berry degustation

On Valentine’s Day, Dany, the Boys and I headed to Provenance for a berry degustation. The original plan had been to hold the event as a picnic in the Edinburgh Gardens, but with the weather forecast predicting showers, it was held inside the restaurant – picnic style on astro turf! Thanks to Dany for the [...]

Sydney: assorted eating

We headed up to Sydney the other weekend to watch Alastair’s cousin race in a regatta. It was the beginning of a whole week of eating! I knew zilch about yachts, sailing, and 18 foot skiffs, before the weekend. But after two afternoons spent on a spectator ferry watching the racing, I can now tell [...]

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