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In My Kitchen… February 2019

Bang! February is here. After a lovely six months off work, where we went on three different holidays (Europe, Thailand, Tasmania), I have started a new contract with the Qld Government. This means being super organised for lunches and dinners, rather than just wandering around the house and deciding on a whim, what to cook… Read more

Filed in: Miscellaneous

Romertopf Cider Braised Pork

A while ago I mentioned that I’d scored a Römertopf clay baker from an op shop for the princely sum of $9. I gave it a go that same weekend, cooking a roast chicken that was just a little too big for it. As promised in the recipe, the chicken was moist and succulent because… Read more

Filed in: Mids & Mains

In My Kitchen… July 2014

The months fly by and here we are in the dead of Winter. Not really that dead and not really that cold in Brisbane but cold enough for us!  Joining in Celia’s In My Kitchen event hosted by Fig Jam and Lime Cordial reminds me what a big world we live in. There’s always some… Read more

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Bar Sized Adventures – InCider Trading

*** THIS VENUE HAS NOW CLOSED *** Every Christmas you meet up with friends for a drink and dissect the year that was. At the end of the sprawling afternoon you say ‘We must meet up more often. Not leave it so long.’. Then, before you know if, it’s November and you’re looking for slots… Read more

Filed in: Brisbane, Restaurant Review

Lunch Sized Adventures – Newstead Brewing Co

Hot on the heels of the Polar Vortex, I bring you the Liquid Amber Vortex. I’m not quite sure what it is about Newstead and Tenneriffe but the area seems to be a magnet for micro breweries and craft beer pubs. Green Beacon Brewing and Tippler’s Tap paved the way and now Newstead Brewing Co has arrived… Read more

Filed in: Brisbane, Restaurant Review

In My Kitchen… November 2013

In my November kitchen……is more coffee! Produced in South Australia, we received these packets of Kommon Grounds when we went on a Coffee Crawl during the Adelaide Food Festival earlier in the year. The crawl was led by Kommon Grounds owner Dorcen, looking just like his flat cap logo. Nothing screams fun like 6 espressos… Read more

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Time for a Tipple

A few months ago, I started seeing tweets for ‘Tippler’s Tap’.  People mentioned that they were going or had been and it was great.  Seemed odd that so many people were making the pilgrimage to Stradbroke Island just to get some decent chicken wings but, these are the lengths that people go to for a… Read more

Filed in: Brisbane, Restaurant Review

Friendship Is…..

That saucy minx, Rio….having Tapas & Cocktails with your BFF on a Wednesday at lunch time.  Why is she my BFF? We share a taste for the finer things in life including Duran Duran, the song ‘Another Girl, Another Planet’, cats, tequila, gossiping and delicious Spanish morsels.  In fact, I met my BFF at school… Read more

Filed in: Brisbane, Restaurant Review

Oh, my (Husband’s) aching head…..

I had intended to post a different blog today but then I saw Anthony lying on the couch in a self induced funk.  With a sore head and hooded eyes, the haze of alcohol visibly evaporating out of his pores, how could I not write about what led to him to this and have a… Read more

Filed in: Brisbane, Restaurant Review

The Real Ale Trail – Stone, Staffordshire

The Stone Food & Drink Festival is held in the canal town of Stone, in Staffordshire. Now in its 5th year, it attracts people from the district as well as the casual Antipodean interloper. There are festival activities all week, leading up to the official opening on the Friday.We arrived on Thursday afternoon with just… Read more

Filed in: Food Experiences, Travel