Fantastic coffee in Camberwell

Luckily for us, our holidays have coincided with the time we need to spend in Melbourne while we await the arrival of our newborn. While being heavily pregnant does put limits on what I can do, Paul and I have still managed to do some culinary exploring around the area in which we are staying. … Continue reading

Time for some cooking inspiration

While out on a grocery shop today (my first in a long time thanks to my wonderful husband!), I spotted the Gourmet Traveller edition that I religiously purchase on an annual basis. Each year I look forward to planning restaurant visits based on the reviews in this excellent guide. I suppose my choices may have … Continue reading

Maternity leave – Day #2

Yesterday was my first official day of maternity leave. I have to say that I am loving this glorious spring weather; so much so that I am almost feeling a bit clever producing a spring baby! As we had appointments in Melbourne yesterday, Paul and I did manage to seek out some delicious food about … Continue reading

A breakfast fit for a… pregnant woman

I am in Melbourne today to visit my Obstetrician. After an early morning start, a second breakfast was in order upon arrival. Having enjoyed lunch at the Grossi Florentino Cellar Bar on Friday and sighting the delicious breakfast menu, I have had this little treat planned for a few days! It was a tough choice, … Continue reading

Hello food. It is so nice to enjoy you again!

Tomorrow I will be 26 weeks into my first pregnancy, the reason behind the grinding halt of my blog! As one of the ‘lucky ones’ who has managed to leave the first trimester morning sickness well behind me, I am now enjoying food almost as much as my pre-pregnancy days… so long as there is … Continue reading

Curry-licious!

My first visit to Thailand a few years ago left me with quite a taste for Thai curries and a greater tolerance of spicy heat. If we are having take out for dinner, it is pretty standard that I will place an order for Thai. Lucky for me, however, my very talented husband has now … Continue reading

Salted Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been finding so many yummy recipes on Pinterest lately, including one for salted chocolate chip cookies. Having just taken them out of the oven, they are hard to resist – I don’t think they will last long in this household at all! The recipe is from this great blog – My Daily Morsel … Continue reading

Summer mocktails

This summer, Paul and I have had a bit of fun experimenting with both cocktails and mocktails. I am becoming quite a fan of mocktails and have really been enjoying coconut water with lime – a perfect post-workout treat on a hot day! This is the non-alcoholic version of Paul’s most recent new cocktail – … Continue reading

Pea and haloumi fritters

On the menu at home for lunch today are Paul’s pea and haloumi fritters – a favourite of both myself and my twin sister. This is what you need to make them: Step 1 – make a batter. 1/2c milk, 2 eggs, 30g cornflour, 2/3c plain flour and 1/2tsp baking powder. Step 2 – boil … Continue reading