Pork Sausage & Tomato Risotto

Packed lunches. The phrase doesn’t evoke as much of a grimace as it did when I was in my school days, complete with the memory of backpacks, the terror of the “no hat no play” rule, scraped knees, and hitched-up tartan skirts that were guiltily rolled down on the shuffle back home. I had some interesting tastes…

Maslow’s Sydney

Pymble on the North Shore is not quite where you expect a Surry Hills-esque cafe establishment to open up. But staying true to the essence of hipster cafes, Maslow’s Sydney has taken up residence in an old garage just off the Pymble Railway Station line, en route to Pymble Ladies College. My Sister lives a couple of…

Pumpkin Risotto

Pumpkin is probably one of the most time-consuming vegetables to prepare but one of the most rewarding when cooked well. I love winter when all the different varieties of pumpkin start to emerge, and immediately my imagination starts to conjure up the aroma of warm roast pumpkin salads and rich pumpkin soups. As this is…

Mushroom & Bacon Risotto w/ Poached Egg

*Touch wood* I’ve not had a risotto failure yet. My first and successful attempt at risotto wasn’t a “full” risotto (My Mushroom, Quinoa & Thyme Risotto) and so I’ve been looking around for a risotto recipe to test out my skills. I was flipping through my copy of Katie Quinn Davies’ What Katie Ate when I happened…

Pizza Pesce Birra

It was a couple of days before mum was due to return from overseas, and The Sister, her fiance and I decided to eat dinner out on our side of the bridge as the fridge was desolate. For once I wasn’t feeling particularly inspired, and when I met up with the two in Chatswood, we…

Jones the Grocer

One of my good foodie friends Kulinary Adventures of Kath had at last finished her stint at university – five years of law over and dusted and we decided to celebrate appropriately with a nice foodie visit to Westfield’s Jones the Grocer. Jones the Grocer is on the top floor, the food level, back where Quarter Twenty-One…

Mushroom, Quinoa & Thyme Risotto

“Have you made risotto before?” (Awkward cough) “Errrrr…from a packet.” HEY it’s called Star Risotto and The Sister even knows Italians who use it, okay? But sure, I’m a food blogger and foodie and so I should know how to make risotto. I’ve made paella before and surely it can’t be much harder than that,…

Twelve

‘Sure, I can do that night. Where do you want to go, by the way?’ ….. ‘Why don’t YOU choose? I’m in the mood for pizza and/or tapas. You find a place.’ This conversation probably requires some background. This was a brief Facebook post that occurred between myself and girlfriend Blondie on the weekend, where we had…

Selah

I have a friend who I used to study law with and has since transferred to another uni to complete her studies, but we always make sure we catch up regularly…over food. Sadly, our mutual love of food was only discovered when we parted, but upon realising this, there has been much exploration made in…