Peru: Lake Titicaca – Amantani Island homestay

So. Lake Titicaca. Teehee. Go on. Get it out of your system. Lake Titicaca is located in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia and happens to be the highest navigable lake (by commercial watercraft) in the world at an altitude of 3,812m (12,507ft) above sea level. It’s also the largest lake in [...]

The week in brief: 22 Oct – 28 Oct

Happy almost November! (AHHMYGAWD.) Oh and the story behind this photo. This cat loves the beanbag, and he loves it the most when I’m sitting in it. I got up for thirty seconds and the little bugger stole my seat. He always does it! Whenever I’m on the beanbag I can see him eyeing me [...]

Replete Providore: corn fritters

Rumour has it that the best corn fritters in Melbourne are from Shellie’s kitchen. This is currently unconfirmed because, despite my non-subtle hints (ie: “When are you making me corn fritters, Shellie?”) I haven’t been able to wrangle an invitation to trial them. I had heard that Replete Providore in Hawthorn also do rather good [...]

Peru: Puno – Pacha Mixology Bar

During our time in Peru, we spent a couple of nights in Puno, a port city located at the edge of Lake Titicaca. And guess what we came across while there? A bar that makes molecular cocktails. Anyone who knows me will know – I WAS SO THERE.

The weeks in brief: 8 October – 21 October

First up: cat spam is back. Hoorah! Secondly, I racked up a lot of eating in two weeks. And it was a *struggle* trying to recall it all. Now I remember why I do these weekly.

Peru: Colca Valley / Colca Canyon

I liked Peru. I really liked Peru. In fact, I may love Peru a little bit. I know when the love part happened. It was when we went to the Colca Canyon. From Arequipa, we boarded a mini bus that took us into the mountains. As we entered the mountain highlands, the scenery became more [...]

Competition: Cooking class with Peter Gilmore

Is Quay in Sydney on your list of places to eat but you haven’t quite made it there yet? How about the next best thing? How about attending a cooking class with Quay’s chef, Peter Gilmore, instead? Peter Gilmore will be holding a class on Friday 19 October, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, at the Electrolux Cooking School [...]

Peru: Arequipa – San Camillo Market

I’m still trying to get back into the swing of things since arriving home. I have lots of stories to tell and way too many photos to edit (editing photos makes me want to cry. wah wah guitar.) I’ll start with this post on Arequipa: Peru’s second largest city, with a population of over 800,000 [...]

The weeks in brief: 10 September – 7 October

Hai! We’re back! Our holiday was all kinds of awesome. Here’s a brief look into some of the stuff we got up to while we were away.

Collins Kitchen, Grand Hyatt: afternoon tea

Note: this is a scheduled post while I’m on holiday. But I’m back really, really soon! My gorgeous friend Hazzie is getting married this week. I’m REALLY sad that I’ll be missing her big day, but I have no doubt that it’ll be all things wonderful. Before I went away, Shellie roped “the gang” (me, [...]

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