This lovely bowl of pho above and below stands as my all time favourite from my entire recent trip around Vietnam. This Pho Bo (Beef Noodle Soup) came from a little kerbside eatery recommended to me as a personal favourite of the receptionist at the hotel I was staying at [...]
Hi there! Im back from an amazing 3 week in Vietnam and Cambodia in which I cooked and ate like there was no tomorrow, trekked over mountains, swam in Halong Bay, rode through rice paddies, navigated a motorbike through Ho Chi Minh, climbed over the Angkor Wat temples during the [...]
Chao! Who’s up for a little adventure? You? Yes? Well then…
Join me as I eat my way through the street food of Vietnam over the next 3 weeks, navigate the stunning Sa Pa mountains and rice paddies with the Hmong people, cruise the islands of Halong Bay, take cooking [...]
Freshly steamed mussels has to be my all time favourite lazy weekend lunch.
I love going to the Queen Victoria Market early on a Saturday morning, choosing my mussels from my favourite fish monger and then along to the deli to get a large crusty baguette. The smell of garlic [...]
“Youre going to make what?? AND put them on your blog”??!!
This was the confused/horrifed reaction of a few friends when I told them I was cooking up ‘beaver tails’ for my next post. They thought I had gone completely mad, and no doubt were also wondering where in fact [...]
Well wouldn’t you know it, the calendar would suggest that today is in fact the last official day of Summer here in the southern hemisphere– surely not?!!
In Melbourne, the heat shows no sign of abating, roof top cocktails, dusk till dawn art festivals and movies under the stars still [...]Continue Reading →
My Grandad, Powell fell in love with my Grandma, Doris one day, spying her as he rode his bike past her front garden on his way to work one morning. “She was a good sort your Grandma” he would tell me with always with a little twinkle in his eye, [...]Continue Reading →
Happy new year and welcome back!
I hope 2013 is off to brilliant start for you and great things wait ahead! I had a lovely relaxing Christmas in New South Wales catching up with my extended family, enjoying some sun, and letting others cook for me for a change while [...]Continue Reading →
I LOVE Christmas! Don’t you? Nothing celebrates happy holidays in Australia like Pavlova. Mind you, I could definitely do without the claustrophobic shopping crowds but I do enjoy the pre Christmas get togethers with good friends, secret Santas and family holidays on the coast each year.
One of my most [...]Continue Reading →