Healthy Vietnamese Meatball Bowls

As it nears the end of the year, work commitments increase as offices prepare for the Christmas period. For Night Owl and I, neither of our offices shut down, but instead will be running on skeleton staff- and we have sacrificed our annual leave for a worthier cause, to be spent over the course of the next…

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…

Longrain

I have to say, Sydney ranks up there as being downright miserable when it rains in winter! One week not too long ago it rained non-stop, and it was on a Friday evening that I was visiting Longrain Restaurant in Surry Hills with an all-ladies group. This wasn’t your usual group of six women though…

Pho Toan Thang

I’ve lived on the North Shore my whole life so far, and often head south to the city on a weekly basis, and occasionally a little over to the west around the Ryde area for my gym classes and so forth. I haven’t explored Sydney half as much as I would love to, and so…

Madame Nhu

Trần Lệ Xuân, popularly known as Madame Nhu, was the de facto First Lady of South Vietnam from 1955 to 1963. ….so says my Google search when I type in ‘Madame Nhu.’ This was not a research project about first ladies however, but of course of food. The Madame Nhu that I was interested in…