Month: April 2015

  • Sunday afternoon view

    Sunday afternoon view

    A friend was in town so I chose to go for Sunday lunch at the Coogee Pavilion Rooftop. The owners of this restaurant/bar, The Merivale Group, are big in Sydney and I had read a lot about the different spaces, style and feel of the place as well as the quality of the food so I […]

  • Breakfast which isn’t really breakfast

    Breakfast which isn’t really breakfast

    Some of our family were in town over the weekend and they were staying in the city so we met them at the Paramount Coffee Project for breakfast. It is in Surry Hills, walking distance from the city and set in the foyer space of Paramount House. It’s a lovely open cafe with soaring ceilings, concrete […]

  • My imperfect, perfect tart

    My imperfect, perfect tart

    The recipe comes from my go to cookbook Plenty which I have written about before. The recipe in the book is amazing, but I need to modify it for more every day baking. The original recipe is special for two reasons. The first reason is because it is rich – buttery pastry, creme fraiche, double cream and about […]

  • Thai red pumpkin soup

    Thai red pumpkin soup

    It was a cool day in Sydney yesterday, and cool days mean warm bowls of soup. I had 1/4 of a pumpkin, and a bit of left over coconut milk but no jars of Thai red curry paste and no desire to leave the house. Fortunately, I had all the ingredients I needed to make […]

  • Wandering in The Rocks

    Wandering in The Rocks

    The Rocks is a lovely part of Sydney to wander through the cobbled streets. I love to imagine what life was like for the settlers who lived here in the 1800s, the wealthy and the poor, all trying to eke out a living in this tough and foreign land. Mum and I visited the National Museum […]