Month: November 2013

Someone made me a cake.

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 […]

Tourist in my own hometown.

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 […]

Our local pub.

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 […]

Making Korean Gimbap + my introduction to SoMac (Soju bombs).

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 […]

An Urban Hāngi.

An Urban Hāngi.

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 […]

Of paint, cider, tutus + wigs.

Of paint, cider, tutus + wigs.

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 […]

Once there was a Hushpuppy, and she lived with her daddy in the bathtub.

Once there was a Hushpuppy, and she lived with her daddy in the bathtub.

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 […]

Paella.

Paella.

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 […]

A day in the Dandenongs.

A day in the Dandenongs.

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 […]

Fishing for trout.

Fishing for trout.

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. […]

A taste of Melbourne.

A taste of Melbourne.

My favourite day of the year. I love TASTE of Melbourne – it beats christmas, birthdays, easter – because it is a holiday dedicated to food. But, it isn’t just the food that makes this event so fantastic (yes, I just said that). It is […]

Angela’s 25th Birthday + a South American meringue cake.

Party. of the. year. My best bud Angela and her new housemate Iulian have birthdays around the same time, so they had a joint birthday/housemateship party to celebrate. This was their housemate-ship. I had been telling Angela about a Uruguayan Peach, Meringue and Dulce de […]


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