Monthly Archives: May 2016


Creamy pasta with yoghurt, peas and chilli Dine in

I returned home after being away for a week and Stu confidently informed me there wasn’t any food in the house. It was Sunday night and I didn’t feel like cooking anyway so we got takeaway. Monday night I arrived home from work to check out this “no food situation” and was astounded at the bounty in the fridge – a handful of mushrooms, half a bag of almost-past-it spinach, cream, bacon, eggs, parmesan… more than enough to make a delicious carbonara-ish dinner. I hate supermarkets, so after dinner I did my grocery shop online for delivery on Tuesday. However,...

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Chicken and chorizo burgers Dine in

I have been a bit of a tardy poster of late – work has been consuming most of the additional headspace I would ordinarily give to writing and cooking. Consequently, our meals have been created by my own “Ready, Steady, Cook” in the kitchen when I put┬átogether a meal from what I can gather from the fridge and freezer. Free style cooking without a recipe, a bit of creativity and maximum flavour. This is one of those dinners and it┬áturned out surprisingly well! The burger patties were nice and moist and as any good week night recipe should, it came...

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Tropical getaway in Cairns Travel

The Anzac day long weekend was approaching and Stu and I decided on a whim to head to Cairns for 4 days. We didn’t need much convincing really – it has been months since our last scuba dive and the warm tropical waters of Cairns seemed an ideal way to escape the suburban speed of Sydney. We certainly didn’t need much – a couple of changes of clothes, one “good” pair of shoes (sandals) and a pair of thongs each, along with our massive dive bag and we were heading to the airport. It was my first visit to Cairns and it had...

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