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Square & Compass minted peas with whipped ricotta, avocado, jamon and poached egg

Breakfast, I think, is a meal with multiple personalities. It can be the same every day, it can be slurped out of a straw on the run, it can be hot, cold, big, small, nutritious, unhealthy, NBD, the most important meal of the day or skipped altogether. And sometimes, it can be so fantastic that you keep telling people about it for the whole day. Continue reading “Square & Compass minted peas with whipped ricotta, avocado, jamon and poached egg”

Meatsmith country terrine

Oh the little happy dance I did when I found out that a very exciting new butcher was to open in ┬ámy neighbourhood … Not that there is any shortage of purveyors of meaty wares where I live – there is an abundance of supermarkets, large and small, as well as stand-alone butchers, but it isn’t quantity that I’m after, it’s quality. Continue reading “Meatsmith country terrine”

The 1000 Steps

Everyone’s busy all the time, right? Squeezing things in around work, obligations, chores and errands, and I for one am definitely guilty of getting stuck in the routine of it all and not always looking for something different to do to keep things interesting. Boring! Continue reading “The 1000 Steps”

Pho Nom

I asked my Vietnamese friend what ‘nom’ means, thinking that it was probably similar to the Cambodian ‘nyum’, meaning ‘eat’. But it doesn’t. Turns out it’s more like the sound that adults┬ámake when they’re trying to get a baby to eat something, kind of like ‘num num num num num’. So there you you go.

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Weekend on the Gold Coast

Winter in Melbourne is long, and this one has been tougher than most people can remember any being for a long while. So the prospect of a few days in Queensland for my nieces’ 2nd and 3rd birthdays at the end of October was made even more enticing by the idea of being able to relieve myself of jacket, scarf and other winter accoutrements that were still de rigeur in Melbourne at this time of year. Continue reading “Weekend on the Gold Coast”

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”

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