Tag: Food


Visiting the Tramsheds @ Harold Park Dine out

I was wandering along King St, Newtown while Stu had his haircut and I bought a scrap of  Japanese cotton in a super cute floral pattern. I was planning to turn into a shirt but it’s a smidge not wide enough… so yet another paper bag elastic waist skirt it is. (I really need to teach myself how to sew a zip so I can expand my repetoire). Anyway, this is a post about food not sewing! Even though we had a snack before departure I was pretty hungry by the time we drove all the narrow back streets (thanks no thanks...

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Spiced apple cake with caramel drizzle Dine in

I’m back! Sorry for the delay. Lately, cooking for me has been of necessity and not so much pleasure but I will get back into the swing of things soon, I promise. I have been sitting on this cake for a while now. Actually, to be more accurate, pulling a slice from the freezer and defrosting it in the microwave and eating it with a contented sigh. This cake is good eaten while on the couch, and also in the great outdoors where two frozen slices were stashed in a backpack to be enjoyed at the halfway point of a...

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Coconut, pumpkin, spinach and lentil soup Dine in

After spending 3 days cooped up in a hotel at a work conference, eating very average buffet food and subsisting in rooms without fresh air or natural light I could not think of anything better than a big bowl of vegetable soup for dinner when I got home. This recipe is a combination of others I read and I like it for the simplicity, subtle spice and big hit of vegetables. It’s almost more stew than soup. Garam masala is an excellent one stop spice blend to keep in your pantry – maximum flavour for zero effort and much easier...

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Breakfast in someone’s garage at Two Chaps Dine out

At least that’s what it felt like… we drove down a street lined with orange brick warehouses and reverse parked against a wall padded with a cushion of grass and weeds. I’m super good (most of the time) at reverse parking courtesy of Sydney. Driving anywhere is a challenge and finding a park can be worse unless you are comfortable squeezing into small spaces or parking half in/half out against a yellow line because other people can’t park properly. My logic is if my car is only half out of the designated parking area then I can only get half a...

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Slow cooked massaman curry with lamb shanks Dine in

This is the ultimate slow cook dish for winter – lamb again, I know… but it’s a lovely twist on a more traditional beef massaman curry. Massaman curries are not as spicy as traditional Thai curries can be, but it’s still full of flavour and delicious. There are plenty of recipes for home made spice pastes around and when I have the time I love to make my own. However, sometimes I just want to rely on a good curry to save time, but not compromise on flavour! Maesri make heaps of different varieties of curry paste and they are...

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