I’m a self-confessed food tourist. I see food, I photograph it (badly) from as many angles as possible, then I eat as much of it as I can. I love making it, going out for it and sharing it. I think its safe to say it’s my (cliche alert!) passion. So I thought I’d indulge myself and post a whole bunch of pics of great meals I’ve had in the last 12 months. Enjoy the food porn! (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…)

What can you achieve in 5 hours?  A flight to Perth?  Yep.  Watch Juno twice?  Sure.  Procrastination from doing an essay on evidence-based health promotion?  Sometimes…  How about prepare and cook a 2 course pasta and dessert meal (from scratch) for your parents?  Definitely! (more…)