What shall I have for dinner?

So it’s been nearly a year since our last post. A lot has happened in that time! I’ve been to Viet Nam, and Jo’s been to NZ. We’ve eaten plenty of Japanese food (tip: if in Sydney, Sushi Choo at the Ivy has $25 all you can eat sushi train between 5.30pm and 7.30pm weeknights, and its awesome!), cakes and Christmas goodies, given up boxing, taken up gymming and running and generally lived our lives. (more…)


Is it sad that a 30 year old woman has never roasted a chicken before? In my defence, it’s just never come up and now that I live on my own, there didn’t seem much point roasting a whole chicken for one person. However, earlier this week I was struck with twin urges: to roast a chicken and to write a blog post. (more…)

Those who know me well know I have a few obsessions.  Shoes, Michael Buble, Heston’s Feasts, ridiculously priced designer duds that I can neither afford or fit into, and dumplings.  Possibly the latter is why I don’t fit in said designer clothes,  Oh well.  I’m more obsessed with dumplings than the clothes! (more…)

Last Sunday, I was supposed to be doing my research thesis for my Masters degree.  I was supposed to bake a cake containing dates to feature on my friend Katie’s blog (check out her Sweet Rustic blog here). I was also supposed to do a budget for the next 12 months.

Instead, the jar of dates I had mysteriously disappeared, my budget is boring and I’m procrastinating writing my thesis.  Therefore, I decided to make stroganoff and write about it.  Sound good?  Did to me too! (more…)

I have two small eggplant and two zucchini in the fridge (which for some reason I’m stuck on calling courgette at the moment – that’s what happens when you read too many English cookbooks!). (more…)

A certain co-blogger recently went vego.  It was something to do with a small pig on an ad on the radio feeling sad.  Now, as much as I adore a juicy steak, roast chicken with all the trimmings or my most very favourite food of the moment, pork dumplings, I admit there are some delish vego meals that we have on a regular basis.  This is one of them, and I decided to post it in honour of Jo’s vegetarianism (silly though I think she is!). (more…)

Excuse my self-indulgence, as this post is a thinly-disguised opportunity to write about a little something I’m proud of.

I fatter myself that I have a green thumb.  Growing up with a golf superintendent/landscape manager Dad and Mum being an avid gardener, I’ve been encouraged to grow things from an early age.  In fact, the balcony of our little suburban flat holds a healthy aloe vera plant, an overachieving frangipani (that flowered twice last summer and is set to do so again), and Matt’s ‘pet’ bromeliad (Brom), our ‘pet’ pineapple (Spike) and Spanish moss.

But by far more interesting and impressive are the window boxes full of herbs that abide there.  Here’s a sneak peak of them: (more…)

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