cheese Archive

  • 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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  • Langosch am Main is what I'd call a funky little number. It is also unabashed about endorsing the consumption of alcohol and the revival of face-to-face conversation (ala Die! Mobile phones! Die!) - making it my kind of place, if I wasn't breastfeeding.

    Frankfurt: Langosch am Main

    Langosch am Main is what I'd call a funky little number. It is also unabashed about endorsing the consumption of alcohol and the revival of face-to-face conversation (ala Die! Mobile phones! Die!) - making it my kind of place, if I wasn't breastfeeding.

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  • When I saw the little old lady in the shop window of Jasmin's Finest making these gozlemes, the temptation was overwhelming and I had to stop there for lunch.

    Jasmin’s Finest in Frankfurt

    When I saw the little old lady in the shop window of Jasmin's Finest making these gozlemes, the temptation was overwhelming and I had to stop there for lunch.

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  • Pig’s Ear Wine and Grill is not quite the posh romantic restaurant for a date night, but it certainly looked swanky with its handcrafted spotted gum furniture, green rendering on the wall and copper curtains, which to some might exude rich elegance that would spot on in a really nice bed and breakfast in England.

    Pig’s Ear Wine and Grill in Indooroopilly

    Pig’s Ear Wine and Grill is not quite the posh romantic restaurant for a date night, but it certainly looked swanky with its handcrafted spotted gum furniture, green rendering on the wall and copper curtains, which to some might exude rich elegance that would spot on in a really nice bed and breakfast in England.

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  • As luck would have it, I received an invitation to check out Boom Boom Burger, a new establishment on the Gold Coast at the same time we had to drive my parents to the Gold Coast airport to catch their return flight.

    Boom Boom Burger on Surfers Paradise

    As luck would have it, I received an invitation to check out Boom Boom Burger, a new establishment on the Gold Coast at the same time we had to drive my parents to the Gold Coast airport to catch their return flight.

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  • We must have passed Little Greek Taverna a hundred times over the years whenever we venture into West End, but have never tried them out. When we finally made it to Little Greek Taverna, we came away wondering why the hell we stayed away for as long as we did.

    Little Greek Taverna in South Brisbane

    We must have passed Little Greek Taverna a hundred times over the years whenever we venture into West End, but have never tried them out. When we finally made it to Little Greek Taverna, we came away wondering why the hell we stayed away for as long as we did.

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  • Domino’s must have a better weatherman on their books than the national television stations, for they have just launched their latest Chef’s Best pizza range to match the cooling weather – the Pulled Beef range.

    Domino’s new Chef’s Best Pulled Beef pizza range

    Domino’s must have a better weatherman on their books than the national television stations, for they have just launched their latest Chef’s Best pizza range to match the cooling weather – the Pulled Beef range.

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  • The SO organised a little getaway to the Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa Gold Coast for the two of us after my tour of duty for the year, and what better place to have breakfast than the Providore Marina Mirage across the street.

    Providore at the Gold Coast Marina Mirage

    The SO organised a little getaway to the Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa Gold Coast for the two of us after my tour of duty for the year, and what better place to have breakfast than the Providore Marina Mirage across the street.

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  • he upside to getting poked and prodded with needles all day (my left arm was covered in cotton ball, medical tape and bandaids) was that the SO was willing to take me anywhere for lunch to boost my sorry spirits. I took advantage of the situation to suggest visiting Chur Burger and didn’t even have to sell him the fact that their burgers are only AUD$10 each.

    Chur Burger in Fortitude Valley

    he upside to getting poked and prodded with needles all day (my left arm was covered in cotton ball, medical tape and bandaids) was that the SO was willing to take me anywhere for lunch to boost my sorry spirits. I took advantage of the situation to suggest visiting Chur Burger and didn’t even have to sell him the fact that their burgers are only AUD$10 each.

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  • With not much planned before our evening flight back to Brisbane, the SO and I were going to wander around the city for a bit of last minute shopping and needed some breakfast to set the foundation of the day. We ended up at Jones the Grocer in Westfield Sydney for a caffeine hit (meh) and were one of the first through the day at opening.

    Sydney: Breakfast at Jones the Grocer

    With not much planned before our evening flight back to Brisbane, the SO and I were going to wander around the city for a bit of last minute shopping and needed some breakfast to set the foundation of the day. We ended up at Jones the Grocer in Westfield Sydney for a caffeine hit (meh) and were one of the first through the day at opening.

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