Bootsdarling

I have to admit, what drew me to check out this place was mostly my instant love for the name. Boots – one of the best things about winter, and darling – one of my favourite terms of endearment. Word on the street is that the name comes from a childhood imaginary friend, and there is a…

Three Williams & Exclusive Vines

I know I’ve already written a blog post previously on Three Williams cafe in Redfern. The infamous brioche, those narnies, and (in my opinion) the best thrice-cooked beer-battered chips in Sydney. So when I was invited to Three Williams once again for a boozy brunch to preview a few items on their new menu and to…

Vodka High Tea @ Food Society

I was quite a tomboy when I was growing up. During the early years of primary school I got along with both the girls and the boys, but it was the company of the boys I enjoyed the most – because they did all the exciting things. Climbing trees, crawling with your belly in the dirt, rolling…

Bacon Festival @ Cuckoo Callay

Okay, so Valentine’s Day is literally right around the corner. More like knocking on your door to be exact. Are you buying flowers for your significant other tomorrow or will you be organising for a delivery to their workplace today? Or maybe your better half isn’t a flower person at all; maybe they are allergic to…

Homemade Baked Beans

And so that time of the year is almost upon us again – Valentine’s Day. I’m probably a little cynical about the date due to the fact that I’ve been single for the last six years, but my cynicism isn’t so much regarding the commercialism of all of it – with flowers being delivered to…

Bread & Circus Wholefoods Canteen

“And from your legs in tabletop, extend one leg out away from your body, flexing and pointing your toe and lower it slowly towards the floor.” Teeth gritted, my hands behind my head, upper torso off the floor, with an “Oh my goooood” running through my mind as I did as the instructor asked. I…

Revolver

If I had a dollar every time someone recommended that I visit a cafe in the Inner West, my piggy bank would have combusted with a high-pitched squeal a very long time ago. Sure, I have caught myself drooling over the menus of these Inner West cafes more than once, however living all the way…

Houlihans

I’ve passed this cafe numerous times while out and about in Chatswood and always seen it bustling with customers. With an old friend visiting Sydney up from Canberra, I decided that we may as well check the place out over a leisurely brunch. Houlihans right on the main strip of Chatswood mall, with both indoor…

Chorizo Baked Eggs

I came up with this recipe a few weeks ago when I woke up late one Sunday morning and realised I had a surplus of egg yolks in the fridge after making some macarons. These Chorizo Baked Eggs are an incredibly simple one-pan breakfast and just the perfect amount for a one-person brunch. Double it…

Hyde Park Barracks Cafe

Its been over a month in my job so far, and for all our hard work our boss decided to treat us with breakfast before work one morning. He sent around an all-staff email (grand total of eight of us) requesting suggestions and there were a few joking calls for McDonald’s. Of course, I was…

Corn Fritters, Bacon & Salsa

With food being my biggest passion, it would be extremely difficult to have a non-food-related conversation with me. I was chatting to one male acquaintance of mine  a while back about desserts, and he named his favourite dessert to be the pavlova. ‘But pavlovas are so easy to make,’ I protested. ‘Ah ha,’ he said, ‘But the…

Bill’s (Surry Hills)

‘This hill is really testing my fitness.’ I was too puffed to give a coherent reply, so when at last we reached the top Albion Street, I leaned as nonchalantly as I could against the traffic light (when what I really wanted to do was collapse against it) and after a few breaths, replied ‘At least we’ve…