Beetroot Gravalax

I was pretty thrilled and excited when preparing for Christmas this year. It was to be the first year that I have made a proper Christmas dinner, as Night Owl’s mother finally caved in and agreed to join us for dinner on Christmas Day. She is not a big meat eater, stating that she prefers seafood, and…

Salmon Burger

It’s no secret that I love a good burger. A Friday late afternoon about a fortnight ago, I was back late at the office finishing up after a client appointment and a mate of mine messaged me asking how things were. It had been one of those sweltering Sydney summer days and the cool change…

Salmon Salad with Chilli Caramel Dressing

First off, I apologise for this week’s recipe post being late. I usually write my Monday recipe posts over the weekend, and as I was getting my materials together for writing, I realised that I had left my camera with the photos of this salad I wanted to write about in my desk drawer at…

My Salad Nicoise

It’s always a routine, but from about 11am on a usual day in our office, you will be asked the question “What are you having for lunch?” As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, it’s no secret that we love our food. One of the girls regularly brings in lunch from home, and her favourite salad…

Salmon Orecchiette, Beurre Blanc Sauce

I’ve recently started buying more cookbooks. Previously I tended to just work with the recipes from the existing books I had already, or I reasoned with myself that I could look them up online; why on earth would I need to clutter up my bookshelf with more books that I barely opened? Well, because cookbooks…

Salmon Quinoa Salad

I, by no means, live a very healthy lifestyle. Always the fatty at heart, I’m at my happiest when I’m merrily stuffing my face, and it’s only when the next days hit that I realise how slightly off-balance I feel after a bout of indulgence. This is when I go through a ‘detox’ phase, which…

Carré Noir

There’s been a month delay on this post as I came here right before I caught a flight overseas for my month-long holiday – so I apologise sincerely for the delay! I had been hoping to keep up with my blogging while I was overseas, but my dad owns a Windows ’98 computer and whenever…

Sushi Tei

I love good quality, fresh Japanese cuisine, there’s no doubt about that. For a while now I’ve heard about Sushi Tei and its two branches – the slightly newer one on Liverpool Street and its original counterpart on Chifley Square. I had been wanting to check it out, and with late night shopping last Thursday…

Sails on Lavender Bay

What an absolute scorcher of a day! 36 degrees and the slightest hint of a breeze. It was a true Sydney summer at long last. Today was Mum’s birthday, and while she had proclaimed she wanted to go to Cabramatta to try some ‘cultural food’, Sister & I pointed out to mum that she didn’t…

End of Exams Carousing

Having your exams finish early is always a joy, but there are also the downsides. Less time to study being one… the other being that there’s no one to celebrate the end of exams with! Luckily this semester I didn’t have to wait long. Girlfriend Lara Croft also had her last exam for her degree this week,…

Public Dining Room

Could you possibly ask for a more beautiful day for lunch beside the beach? Certainly not 🙂 Sunday afternoon was my belated birthday present from my sister – a lunch reservation at the Public Dining Room Restaurant, situated on the beautiful Balmoral Beach. The floor to ceiling front windows overlook the baths and allow a…