Yes indeed….it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. It’s party season in my corner of the world – how about yours?
I dreamt up this Christmas themed ice cream cake on one hot summer afternoon recently in Melbourne following a rather trying attempt at shoe shopping in middle of [...]
Back in October when I was in the thick of uni assignments and exams that I thought were never going to end, an unexpected gift dropped into my comments box.
A simple message accompanied the gift.
“I have a mulberry tree in the backyard and decided to cook a pie. I found this recipe and [...]
There’s nothing more satisfying than reaching that elusive light at the end of the tunnel is there?
I’ve just finished 16 long weeks of my last university semester for the year and can scarcely believe I’m already half-way through my writing degree. Phew!
It’s a lovely feeling of relief, especially [...]
Do you remember the pungent smell of boiled cauliflower being plonked down in front of you at the dinner table as a kid? I do. It was right up there with tinned asparagus, brussel sprouts and the smoked oysters my parents used to break [...]
One of the lovely things about writing a magazine food and wine column is that I get to regularly meet and interview local artisan producers and inspirational entrepreneurs . Amongst those are fabulous women like Phillippa Grogan who so generously gave me her time to [...]
In just two short hours I’ve left the green rolling parks and lush beer gardens of a warm London summer far behind and I am gliding over the arid dessert, salmon pink houses and swathes of olive tree farms of Morocco.
They say that Marrakech is an ‘assault on the [...]Continue Reading →
Are you looking for a little winter escape this weekend just perhaps?
There’s something magical about rugging up and heading to the mountains in the dead of winter.
Just over an hour out of Melbourne, lush green rolling hills dotted with Friesian cows and weather board farm houses give way [...]Continue Reading →
So readers, I’m back in Melbourne now and the holiday is well and truly over (*sigh*) I’m back at work, back into the uni assignments and back in the middle of a grim Melbourne winter. But! its still summer in Europe in my heart and the tan obtained from 6 [...]Continue Reading →
So dear readers…I”M BACK! I’ve always been here behind the scenes and thinking of you but May was an insane blur of uni work, full time work and lack of sleep. Now, I’m most thrilled to have come up for air in Europe for 6 glorious weeks which was always [...]Continue Reading →
Dear Paris, I cannot wait to meet you again. I know we parted on somewhat bad terms but that was a long time ago. Yes, I’m ashamed to admit that I never ventured past a ham and cheese baguette, never whispered the language of love in your ear and walked [...]Continue Reading →