Category Archives: Vegetarian

Celebrating life and being thankful… with three bean salad with a tangy mustard dressing

I was saddened by the news of Nelson Mandela’s passing today.  Although, the world was in many ways awaiting the news considering is recent poor health (he had reached his 95th year after all), but none-the-less the passing of such … Continue reading

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Remember the time… a flashback to the 80’s with black forest cake

Every so often I receive an email titled something like: “you know you grew up in the 80’s if…” and inevitably it results in a little chuckle as I reminisce over the: Fashion: scrunchies, jelly sandals, balloon skirts, hypercolour t-shirt, … Continue reading

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Putting up with the P****’s – reality TV at it’s best!

My sister and I will often joke about our family being the subject matter for a TV show – there are all the key features – drama, strong opinions (often mine) which can result in volatile arguments, “Chinese whispers” within … Continue reading

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Parting is such sweet sorrow… Saying thank you with lavender shortbreads

It wasn’t a farewell between two lovers in the likes of Romeo and Juliet, but leaving my job was bittersweet. There is something strange about having spent so much time with the same people and then all of a sudden … Continue reading

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Can you teach an old dog new tricks? The Press Club and lemon curd in the microwave

Firstly, a massive apology for my absence – my excuse is that I (in some state of madness) decided to enrol in a couple of university courses which put everything else on the back burner for a while.  It wasn’t … Continue reading

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No ordinary apple pie – this one comes up roses!

So, about this ‘Gangnam Style’ dance craze that seems to be sweeping the globe (or at the very least the Australian media)… Upon my first viewing of the youtube clip (which has had almost 500,000,000 hits), I will admit to not … Continue reading

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Laduree is coming to town!

The excitement is palpable – Laduree is coming to town! I recognise that I tend to harp on about this place but I love, love, love (yup thrice loved) Laduree – not only are the delicacies divine (they’ve been around … Continue reading

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Bloodwood and snacking foods (dukkah and sesame crisp bread)

Each time I walk down King Street in Newtown I swear I see a new restaurant – they seem to be popping up overnight! It was one of these, well not so new anymore, venues that Ms TT, the out-of-towners … Continue reading

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Cumquats three ways

I remember very clearly the first time I ever tried a cumquat. I was eight-years-old and sitting with my grandfather on the back porch steps. He was fond of growing plants and had nurtured his two cumquat trees such that … Continue reading

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Pumpkin and sweet potato gnocchi in a burnt butter sage sauce (gluten-free)

I don’t like gnocchi. Yes, a bold statement to make for a foodie, but the truth is that I have only ever been impressed once (and that was in Italy where you expect it to be good). I continue to … Continue reading

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