Archive for October, 2010

While down at the local fruit shop, La Manna in Brunswick, I picked up some lovely looking pears to make a Spiced Pear Crumble. Despite a promising start last weekend, it seems Melbourne is still not quite ready for the spring sunshine. With the rain steadily coming down outside, this Spiced Pear Crumble will at {more}

This weekend The Brooding Architect and I were meant to be on a booze-free (okay, booze limited) detox. Somehow, under The Doctor’s orders, we ended up drinking far too many beers, followed by red wine and gin. Anyway, I blame one of my favorite drops – Passion Has Red Lips – for straying from the {more}

I have been a bad blogger over the last week . I blame: Having to be a ‘real lawyer’ and preparing not one but two matters for trial this week; and A whirlwind weekend visit from Glamorous Sister No. 2. Anyway, enough excuses – let’s just say I have lots of food stories to catch {more}

Last Saturday was the holy grail of Saturdays’ – as it was completely and blissfully commitment and errand free. As you might have guessed by the high number of breakfast posts, my favourite way to ease into a lazy weekend is to read the papers (okay, the magazines and lift-outs that come with the papers) {more}

Like every second person in Melbourne, The Brooding Architect and I went over to NGV on Saturday to catch the European Masters Exhibition before the collection is packed up and is sent back to the Städel Museum in Frankfurt. As expected the art was spectacular, with pieces by Monet, Renoir, Rodin and my personal favorite, {more}

A few weeks ago we had some friends around for Thai Braised Beef Cheeks. Following the Thai-inspired theme for the night, I served a Coconut, Lime & Ginger Cake for dessert. I followed the recipe from Fast Food, exactly but was not overly happy with the end result. The cake seemed a little dry (my pet {more}

Last weekend The Brooding Architect ventured out to Moonee Ponds to battle with an Apple Reseller about a faulty keyboard. Let’s just say we left empty handed, but after a long and painful phone battle with the Apple call centre ‘drones’ on Monday morning, we will be picking up the replacement keyboard next weekend. Since we {more}

The Brooding Architect and I first visited Jungle Juice about 4 years ago, when we were still living in Brisbane and on holidays in Melbourne. In typical Melbourne style the weather was wet and miserable (despite being Spring) and being Queenslanders, we were grossly under prepared and sought refuge in this cozy, hole in the wall café. Even {more}