Easy Minestrone

So my body transformation challenge is locked in and ready to go mid-June. I’m somewhat apprehensive but also excited – I usually indulge in too much comfort eating during the cooler months, and so having someone monitor my intake and/or having an element of competitiveness will mean I’m more ready for bikini season towards the…

The Best Apple Crumble

Its been so long since I posted!! I know, I know – I still have to post about Bennelong AND Japan as well…and for those of you who don’t follow my other social media outlets – I got engaged in Japan! Wearing a rock on my finger has taken some getting used to, but with…

Wish Bone, Enmore

I’ll always have a soft spot for Enmore. Night Owl used to live there prior to us moving in together, and it served her well during her bartending gig at The Gretz, which was the sister bar to the infamous Hartsyard up the street towards Newtown Station. I still remember the absolute chaos that occurred when Gregory Llewellyn and Naomi Hart…

Synonymous, Medlow Bath

They say “a change is as good as a holiday”, but to be honest – the holiday always wins out in my opinion! A couple of weeks ago I took Night Owl out of Sydney for a weekend away in the Blue Mountains to celebrate our three-year anniversary. I had originally planned to keep it as…

Milk Bar’s Compost Cookies

This post is a little overdue as I’ve been down with my yearly bout of bronchitis for the last fortnight. I’m a person who loses my appetite when I’m sick – as usually I lose my sense of smell and taste, and with those gone the allure of my usual favourite foods doesn’t appeal as…

Gojima

It took me a while to get there, but I finally did it. Back when we had been going to Sunday yoga at Crunch Fitness in the city, Night Owl and I did a regular brunch thing, until we joined a gym closer to our home hub in Neutral Bay. Sunday brunches sadly became a thing…

Duck & Pomegranate Salad

I was talking yesterday morning on the phone to one of the barristers we engage, and who is also a good friend – in fact, we’re going to see the infamous Dita Von Teese at her show The Art of the Teese this Friday night at the State Theatre! After discussing the cases we are currently working on,…

Maybe Frank

Night Owl has told me before that Italian is one of her least-favourite cuisines to have out. For her, there’s often a too-heavy hand when it comes to seasoning, can be carb-laden, and she reckons I make some of the best pasta that she has ever had (beams). Pizza dough however, is something I have never…

Fig & Hazelnut Tart, and a new Noritake Dinner Set from Everten

I had the pleasure of recently catching up with my friend Kulinary Adventures of Kath, when she invited me to attend The School of Life’s talk at the Enmore Theatre with special guest Nigella Lawson. If – like me  you have never heard of The School of Life, it’s a global organisation dedicated to developing emotional intelligence;…

Hartsyard 2.0

One of my last posts for 2017 was the closure of Hartsyard as we knew it – no more fried chicken, no more poutine, and no more soft serve! The news of the fried chicken being booted off the menu was so huge that it made the front columns of the Sydney Morning Herald website –…

My first Chiffon Cake

What a way to bring in the New Year than with a brand new recipe where I’ve finally christened the chiffon cake tin I bought in Japan a little under two years ago. I bought the tin while browsing Tokyu Hands – a Japanese department store which sells everything from travel goods to stationery, beauty products,…

Passionfruit and Mango Pavlova

What are you thankful for from 2017? In 2017 I looked back and was thankful for my job and the education that my parents funded for me. The income I’ve earned from my job allows me to pay rent in a wonderful part of Sydney, pay for my food, social activities with friends and family,…