Australia

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 […]

Melbourne Cup Day.

Melbourne Cup Day.

Angela and I had never been to Melbourne Cup. It wasn’t really our scene – sitting around in expensive dresses drinking overpriced champagne. But for some reason, this year it was really calling to us. It is a world famous event, and having lived in […]

A food month in Adelaide.

A food month in Adelaide.

My food study month in Adelaide is over. I fly out this evening, and so concludes the most magical month of eating, laughing, riding my bike in the sun, visiting culinary regions on the outskirts of Adelaide, hanging out in the botanic gardens, and discovering […]

An evening in Brunswick.

An evening in Brunswick.

It isn’t often I head north of the river – it has a very different, grungy, hipster vibe than down south, and I love to visit because it feels like a different city. Tonight my friend Nick invited me to a dinner party at his […]

A Persian Feast.

A Persian Feast.

I’ve been blessed with some incredible friends in Melbourne. What’s more, most of them join me in my passion for good food. They have been more than willing to initiate me into the cuisines of their home countries, by cooking me their favourite dishes, or […]

Hiking Cradle Mountain, picnics in the sky + gingerbread.

Hiking Cradle Mountain, picnics in the sky + gingerbread.

From Melbourne, a road trip to Tasmania is easy, accessible by an enjoyable overnight cruise on the Spirit of Tasmania. I’d been to Tasmania years ago when I joined a musician friend on his tour of the island. We had driven all around and stopped […]

Fine dining on the edge of the world.

Fine dining on the edge of the world.

We drove through the barren, craggy plains of the aptly named Tasmanian western wilderness to a small, unassuming fishing village that goes by the name of Strahan (pronounced Strawn). Underneath this quaint exterior however, were all the signs of a booming tourism empire. It seems […]

Whisky in the Central Highlands, B&B’s with platypus + glowworm caves.

Whisky in the Central Highlands, B&B’s with platypus + glowworm caves.

Just over an hour from Cradle Mountain we found ourselves in sleepy Mole Creek. Home to the Mole Creek Karst National Park, it is worth stopping for the night to do the underground caves and glow worms tour. We drove up from Hobart through the […]



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