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Fantastic roast chicken

Hands up if you overindulged in December?…and January…? I for one, am having an argument with my clothes every morning. It starts with me scanning my wardrobe for something to wear to work: those trousers won’t fit, neither will those, nope not that either, no, no, no… Can’t wear that beach kaftan to work, yoga gear is out, and then it’s back to the start to see if there’s something roomy hiding there that I missed… Continue reading “Fantastic roast chicken”

Gluten-free apple and raspberry pie – Fatto a Manno, Fitzroy

I think it’s fair to say that most people are keen to get a good deal. Whatever it is – buying a car, the weekly groceries, drinks at happy hour – getting your money’s worth makes things seem better. Continue reading “Gluten-free apple and raspberry pie – Fatto a Manno, Fitzroy”

Hipster fried chicken at Belle’s, Fitzroy

Cambodians love fried chicken. When I lived there we used to joke about it and call it KFC – Khmer Fried Chicken. They love it. With good reason – fried stuff stuff tastes good! They don’t have hipsters in Cambodia, but from the look of the crowd at Belle’s Hot Chicken in Fitzroy, any hipster would be right at home in downtown Phnom Penh, enjoying the gastronomic delights of the deep fried chook. Continue reading “Hipster fried chicken at Belle’s, Fitzroy”

Melbourne breakfast, brunch and lunch – Square and Compass

I was waiting to cross the road the other day when I noticed a toddler on the opposite side trotting along holding his dad’s hand, squealing with delight at the sheer joy of walking. The little boy’s excitement ramped up a notch when they stopped at the lights and he got to press the button to activate the walk signal. It just gave him so much happiness. It made me think how incredible it must be to be so unjaded by life that such small things could provide so much jubilation. Continue reading “Melbourne breakfast, brunch and lunch – Square and Compass”

12 of the best Champagnes

A guest post by the Wine Man.

Hello from Sydney, where I was invited to the annual Champagne Bureau Australia tasting which was held at the salubrious Doltone House, overlooking Hyde Park. Continue reading “12 of the best Champagnes”

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