Archive for August, 2015

  • It's taken a couple of goes, but I finally have several healthy thriving nasturtiums in the balcony garden. Everything about them is edible, but as my nasturtiums are only little (well, my balcony garden is quite little too), I've done a little foraging to make nasturtium pesto and capers.

    Foraging for nasturtiums

    It's taken a couple of goes, but I finally have several healthy thriving nasturtiums in the balcony garden. Everything about them is edible, but as my nasturtiums are only little (well, my balcony garden is quite little too), I've done a little foraging to make nasturtium pesto and capers.

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  • These days, life has slowed down a little and I don't have to suck down my caffeine as I powerwalk from meeting to meeting. So even though I was visiting the Di Bella Coffee drive through on Abbortsford Road in Bowen Hills, I decided to park the car and stop on in.

    Stopping in on the Di Bella Drive Through

    These days, life has slowed down a little and I don't have to suck down my caffeine as I powerwalk from meeting to meeting. So even though I was visiting the Di Bella Coffee drive through on Abbortsford Road in Bowen Hills, I decided to park the car and stop on in.

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  • While browsing Pinterest, I discovered a recipe for labneh, the soft fresh cheese that is a regular feature in Middle Eastern cuisine. The recipe also called for nothing more complicated than yoghurt, salt, a piece of mueslin/cheese cloth, a sieve, bowl, olive oil and whatever aromatics you have on hand.

    Making my own labneh

    While browsing Pinterest, I discovered a recipe for labneh, the soft fresh cheese that is a regular feature in Middle Eastern cuisine. The recipe also called for nothing more complicated than yoghurt, salt, a piece of mueslin/cheese cloth, a sieve, bowl, olive oil and whatever aromatics you have on hand.

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  • Degraves Street rarely disappoints when one is in need of early morning nourishment and La Citta happened to be one of its earliest operators - a boon when you have a baby who wakes you up at 6am.

    La Citta on Degraves Street, Melbourne

    Degraves Street rarely disappoints when one is in need of early morning nourishment and La Citta happened to be one of its earliest operators - a boon when you have a baby who wakes you up at 6am.

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  • Sweet potato also make an incredibly moist brownie and this recipe is also vegan friendly, dairy and gluten free.

    Sweet Potato Brownies – a healthy sweet treat

    Sweet potato also make an incredibly moist brownie and this recipe is also vegan friendly, dairy and gluten free.

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  • Since I'm abstaining due to breastfeeding, I sent the SO to attend the Nant Whisky tasting at the new Emporium Barber CBD opening. Here's what he experienced.

    Nant Whisky tasting at the new Emporium Barber CBD

    Since I'm abstaining due to breastfeeding, I sent the SO to attend the Nant Whisky tasting at the new Emporium Barber CBD opening. Here's what he experienced.

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  • King Arthur Cafe deserved at least three visits. Tucked off down Arthur Street (just off the much busier James Street), King Arthur Cafe is the latest offering from the same team behind the South Brisbane cafe Merriweather, so it's no surprise they have a similar ethos - local and sustainable.

    King Arthur Cafe

    King Arthur Cafe deserved at least three visits. Tucked off down Arthur Street (just off the much busier James Street), King Arthur Cafe is the latest offering from the same team behind the South Brisbane cafe Merriweather, so it's no surprise they have a similar ethos - local and sustainable.

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  • "Auntie Kim's is better." My dad sighed. Who on earth is Auntie Kim?! What my parents were referring to was Auntie Kim's Korean Restaurant in Singapore.

    Singapore: Auntie Kim’s Korean Restaurant

    "Auntie Kim's is better." My dad sighed. Who on earth is Auntie Kim?! What my parents were referring to was Auntie Kim's Korean Restaurant in Singapore.

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  • The Oslo harborside is one of the most picturesque parts of the city and taking advantage of the summer days, we had a seafood lunch at the Louise Restaurant & Bar to linger just a little bit longer and soak up the gorgeousness surrounding the water side.

    Oslo: Louise Restaurant & Bar

    The Oslo harborside is one of the most picturesque parts of the city and taking advantage of the summer days, we had a seafood lunch at the Louise Restaurant & Bar to linger just a little bit longer and soak up the gorgeousness surrounding the water side.

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  • Despite how pricey I found Oslo compared to Australia, the SO insisted we have a nice dinner at a lovely restaurant, but seeing as Bubby could potentially become fussy, I was adamant we did not travel too far from the hotel. The SO had had drinks at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel's 34 Restaurant and Bar the night before and convinced me they would be perfect.

    Oslo: 34 Restaurant and Bar

    Despite how pricey I found Oslo compared to Australia, the SO insisted we have a nice dinner at a lovely restaurant, but seeing as Bubby could potentially become fussy, I was adamant we did not travel too far from the hotel. The SO had had drinks at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel's 34 Restaurant and Bar the night before and convinced me they would be perfect.

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