Edward made me a cake today. The first time a man has ever made me something baked. My Nanna said: ‘what a brave man!’. Most people refuse to cook pastry or cakes for me – it’s the curse of the pastrychef. I hate that people feel too daunted to bake for me. ‘Oh, but it … Continue reading Someone made me a cake.
In the days leading up to my departure, I’ve tried to live life in Melbourne with as much vitality and energy that I can muster. I’ve filled every day with life, love, laughter, dancing and exploring. Today was a CBD day. Melbourne CBD is full of so much positive community spirit. Buskers, public areas, art, … Continue reading Tourist in my own hometown.
Most photos below are by the beautiful, talented and magnificent Stina. On more than one occasion, my friends and I have commented on the fact that our lives are like a sitcom. We are always at each others houses. We are always eating out. (sorry for posting this guys – but this was the best … Continue reading Our local pub.
One of my favourite things to do is to cook with friends, and I have been blessed with friends from all around the world in Melbourne. This has the excellent side effect of cooking nights with every cuisine imaginable. A few months back, my Persian friend Pouya taught me to make a number of dishes … Continue reading Making Korean Gimbap + my introduction to SoMac (Soju bombs).
After the failure of our attempts to eat a hāngi in New Zealand, when I saw this on the listing for Good Food Month in Melbourne I jumped on it straight away. I convinced Eric and Juan to come along (well, it didn’t take much convincing), and so we met at The Common Man in … Continue reading An Urban Hāngi.
I saw the ad for the Color Run months ago, and put a call out on facebook for some people to join in. Our team swelled to 12, and there were a stack of other people going, so excitement for the event amplified immensely. We spent a crazy day yesterday collecting various costume materials, picking … Continue reading Of paint, cider, tutus + wigs.
So, a few weeks back Angela mentioned that there was going to be one more Underground Cinema before I left the country. We had always intended on going, so we thought we should get tickets for this one once they were released. Underground Cinema is a secret immersive live cinema experience: their tagline is ‘taking … Continue reading Once there was a Hushpuppy, and she lived with her daddy in the bathtub.
Edward and I made Paella today. Edward lived in Spain last year, and he asked one of the teachers from the school he worked at to teach him how to make paella. He wrote the recipe down in Spanish, so there was a bit of translating needed, and guesswork as to how much ‘no quantity … Continue reading Paella.
Edward wanted to see some wildlife. So I thought we would head out to the Dandendongs and wander around in the national parks, check out some of the cute towns scattered amongst the rainforest backdrop, and walk the 1000 steps Kokoda Track. We didn’t see any wombats or koalas but saw some Aussie birds so … Continue reading A day in the Dandenongs.
It’s my last weekend working with Joint Councils Access for All Abilities – it’s the longest I’ve ever stayed at a job (almost 3 years), and it’s the only one I have loved from beginning to end. JCAAA really launched me into my culinary adventures. My interest in food came early, but my jumble sale … Continue reading My last weekend working for the council + fishing for trout.