In the Kitchen Archive

  • While I can make everything at home now as a SAHM, I had to go into the city for an appointment and went to check out Brisbane city's newest provider of healthy lunch options in McArthur Central - Top Juice.

    Top Juice

    While I can make everything at home now as a SAHM, I had to go into the city for an appointment and went to check out Brisbane city's newest provider of healthy lunch options in McArthur Central - Top Juice.

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  • Since it opened, Cafe 63 in New Farm has grown popular for its breakfasts during the week and the weekend crowd of New Farm Park visitors. And why wouldn't it? The service - while admittedly slow and sometimes neglectful - has always been welcoming and friendly to a fault. And rather than piddly tiny chairs or hippy overturned milk crates that many cafes opt for seats, Cafe 63 have gone big with their seating - catering well to large family and friends groups.

    Cafe 63 in New Farm

    Since it opened, Cafe 63 in New Farm has grown popular for its breakfasts during the week and the weekend crowd of New Farm Park visitors. And why wouldn't it? The service - while admittedly slow and sometimes neglectful - has always been welcoming and friendly to a fault. And rather than piddly tiny chairs or hippy overturned milk crates that many cafes opt for seats, Cafe 63 have gone big with their seating - catering well to large family and friends groups.

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  • When friend Sharon came up from Sydney and reached out, we organised to have breakfast at Cafe O-Mai, a cafe that's been on my to-visit for far too long.

    A unique breakfast at Cafe O-Mai

    When friend Sharon came up from Sydney and reached out, we organised to have breakfast at Cafe O-Mai, a cafe that's been on my to-visit for far too long.

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  • We fell in love with the sublime Eggs Monica, a menu favourite by all Instagram accounts, and the Morning Glory. Well, what can you expect with all the golden magma of yolk porn?

    My Mistress Cafe, Clayfield

    We fell in love with the sublime Eggs Monica, a menu favourite by all Instagram accounts, and the Morning Glory. Well, what can you expect with all the golden magma of yolk porn?

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  • HONOR FOOD Co. itself isn't very large, but its menu certainly have a variety of options that should give everyone something to lust for. That's not including the daily selection of fresh pastries, rolls and sandwiches at the counter. I've had their pork, apple and fennel roll on the run, which was absolutely stunning.

    HONOR FOOD Co., New Farm

    HONOR FOOD Co. itself isn't very large, but its menu certainly have a variety of options that should give everyone something to lust for. That's not including the daily selection of fresh pastries, rolls and sandwiches at the counter. I've had their pork, apple and fennel roll on the run, which was absolutely stunning.

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  • Fish Lane Bistro is one of the many Brisbane restaurants warming up to the season with a new menu to entice those looking for a great meal in South Brisbane. It offers a quieter dining experience with great service and would be perfect for a casual date night.

    Fish Lane Bistro’s new Spring 2015 menu

    Fish Lane Bistro is one of the many Brisbane restaurants warming up to the season with a new menu to entice those looking for a great meal in South Brisbane. It offers a quieter dining experience with great service and would be perfect for a casual date night.

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  • Shutter & Brew combines two great loves - coffee and photography. Located in on a quiet suburban street in Wavell Heights, this quaint little gem of a cafe oozes a rustic charm that promises a relaxing treat.

    Shutter & Brew

    Shutter & Brew combines two great loves - coffee and photography. Located in on a quiet suburban street in Wavell Heights, this quaint little gem of a cafe oozes a rustic charm that promises a relaxing treat.

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  • 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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