Brewtown Cammeray

I let my membership to my last gym lapse as the classes I was going too became overcrowded as they weren’t monitoring the class numbers. Night Owl continued to go to the same gym as she had PT sessions, but let me know that the gym has since halved in size but more than doubled their member…

Mr Spofforth

The inner west has never really been on my list of places I would consider moving to – it’s simply too close to the city, too busy, and doesn’t feel like you’ve left behind the hustle and bustle of the CBD. You’re still in the midst of it all, and for those who love an…

Sam Thai & Pizza Capers via EatNow

Apologies for being MIA for the longest while! With the changing seasons resulting in a nasty flu going around, as well as people heading overseas I’ve been kept on my toes for the last month or so with Zumba covers – teaching up to five evenings a week. I pushed my body to the stage…

Toriciya

It’s three weeks now to my Japan trip and every time I experience something in Sydney that’s remotely Japanese I tend to do a little (or a big) squeal of excitement. It’s every-day things like stirring the instant miso for my afternoon pick-me-up or picking up two sushi rolls after my dance class on the…

Los Vida

My apartment gets hot. In winter, my old-style flat is a snug little haven from blistering chilly winds and frozen mornings – I don’t even need to have a hot water bottle or electric blanket to sleep, and in my housemate’s room the no-longer-usable fireplace is somehow connected to our neighbours downstairs, so when the…

La Puerta

I’ve noticed that I’ve been attending more South American restaurants as of late, and it’s not something I’m going to be complaining about anytime soon. It’s over the last year or so I’ve learned that South American food isn’t limited to beans, tortillas and queso. While I’m not opposed to a food court burrito bowl…

Green Gourmet

I’ve never attempted any sort of diet before. It’s interesting when I have people ask me what my “approach” or “take” is on cooking – those whom I test my recipes on think I’m a sweets and dessert fiend, while my work colleagues see my neatly prepared and packed lunches with brown rice and salads…

Tim Ho Wan

There’s so much tradition and atmosphere involved when it comes to yum cha. I was at that Sydney institution – Marigold – a couple of weekends ago with Night Owl for quite a late lunch and it’s so much more than just the dim sims themselves. The tea pots somehow seem designed to dribble mid-pour onto the white…

Monkey King Thai

A couple of years ago when I was still living with my folks, I remember the week we had new neighbours move in – a couple with three kids. They were friendly, quiet and easy-going, but it wasn’t the people that charmed us; it was the little bundle of fur by the name of Louis….

Anvil Coffee Co

It was a gloriously sunny Sunday morning and I wanted a hipster breakfast without the effort of crossing the bridge. With Maslow’s sadly now closed, I remembered talk of Anvil Coffee Co’s relatively new set-up in the back streets of Artarmon, but my joy was short-lived when I did my online scouting and discovered that they were closed on…

Celsius Dessert Bar

Ice cream is a weakness of mine. Delicious, a huge variety of flavours and you’re able to eat a whole lot of it as it simply melts away on your tongue. It’s the reason I would never be able to give up dairy, and the winter months are so much better for enjoying ice cream…

Culinary Tales

It’s too natural to hear people complain and mutter every day about the things around us: the state of Australian politics, how the trains are broken down or behind schedule, how expensive fruit and vegetables are, the price of petrol, increasing housing prices, and our dilemma that we can no longer have berry smoothies for breakfast after a raspberry…