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Harvesting citrus + baking cookies.

The citrus trees in our yard are bursting with fruit. Grapefruits and tangelos are dropping off the branches and littering the lawn like glistening, vivid spheres. Today I decided it was high time to use some of them up in my baking. There is something […]

A hike up South Mountain.

South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the United States, and is one of the largest urban parks in North America and in the world. Mike took me for a hike up to one of the tops of the hills to see the […]

A trip to Jerome, Arizona.

Jerome is a little town in Arizona, about two hours from Phoenix that is based above what was the largest copper mine in the United States. The mine produced 3 million pounds of copper per month, and in its heyday the town was home to […]

Freshly baked danishes, gingerbread lattes, Milky Way cocktails + ice skating.

Starting a lazy saturday with freshly baked danishes is probably one of my favourite things. At midday we decided to head out. We stopped into Hillside Spot in Ahwatukee for really, really big gingerbread lattes. After a sugar breakfast and that coffee I was a […]

Candles, cheesecake, gin and bonfires.

This morning was just spent lazing around. In the afternoon we head out to Superstition Springs and shopped a little – I bought way too many Blueberry Pumpkin Patch candles that were on seasonal clearance. But my god they are delicious, they smell like pumpkin […]

A New Years Day in Phoenix.

What did we do first day of 2014? I crashed at my friends Chris and Jasmine’s house where we all spent New Years. We watched the New York countdown on TV – and woke up to a cooked breakfast of scrambled eggs. Definitely a good […]

Goodbye to one of the most formative, blissful and charmed years of my life.

This year we were some of the last people in the world to reach 2014. I watched my friends in the UK, Australia, Sweden, Italy, Thailand (and even in New York) celebrate the end of 2013, and then finally it was my turn to say […]

Pear pastries, apricot + ginger dip, cookbooks + family.

Christmas morning goes pretty much the same every year in the Kingston-Williams household. Wake up, make coffee, grill some ham and cheese croissants, mix up apricot jam, desiccated coconut, 1/2 sour cream 1/2 low fat yoghurt, and chopped crystallised ginger to taste, chop all sorts […]

An American-Italian-Australian Christmas Eve.

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house – people were lying spreadeagled on the floor or curled up in foetal position in the corner from eating too much dessert. We made a raspberry white chocolate cheesecake, a custard fruit tart with chocolate […]

Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto, feeding squirrels + sad teddy bears.

Berkeley is known as the home of ‘California Cuisine’, largely due to the pioneering of the Slow Food Movement in the USA by Alice Waters, who has run Chez Panisse in downtown’s ‘Gourmet Ghetto’ since 1971. Read about and watch my experience at Chez Panisse […]

Of chowder in sourdough bowls, cable cars + culinary bookstores.

San Francisco is full of culinary (and other) delights. From Boudin Bakery, the purported home of the famous San Francisco sourdough, to the gourmet markets held at the Ferry Building every day, there is enough to fill a foodie’s lifetime and more. What to wear […]

A relic from home in downtown San Francisco.

Serendipitous moment in San Francisco. I was taking a photograph of the Ferry Building with the huge San Francisco sign, when all of a sudden through my viewfinder I see a tram glide into shot that looked like a Melbourne tram. I looked up and […]



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