Public Dining Room

Public Dining Room

If you are looking for a dining experience with a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere, amazing water views, exceptional service, delectable meals that resemble artworks, and reasonably priced (considering the high standards) then I have the ideal place for you – Public Dining Room at Balmoral Beach, Mosman. We took my sis, Aurora, there on Sunday…

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

Lemons would have to be one of my all-time favourite ingredients.  You can use it a little to lift a dish or a lot to give a dominate lemon flavour in both sweet and savoury dishes. Lemon curd is a perfect example of a sweet with a strong lemon flavour.  It is sharp, rich and…

The Boronia TeaRoom

The Boronia TeaRoom

While many folk were slugging it out up heartbreak hill for the City2Surf today, I was at Mosman with my chicks experiencing High Tea at The Boronia TeaRoom. Set in a grand mansion with sweeping balconies and manicured gardens, the Boronia TeaRoom (formely Boronia House built in 1885) is a charming place to share this…

Melbourne favourites!

More on Melbourne

There is not enough time here in Melbourne to visit all my favourite cafes & eateries as well as try the new ones!  I’ll just have to return again soon. Below is a list of must visit cafes and restaurants when you are next in Melbourne. My favourite cafes/espressobars/pasticcerie/eateries: Pellegrini’s Bar Espresso 66 Bourke St…

Melbourne

Melbourne

      I’m in one of my favourite cities in Australia – Melbourne. Melbourne has a great food culture – one that I am happy to explore each time I’m here for a visit.  You can choose from numerous amounts of fantastic cafes, bakeries, pasticcerie and restaurants.  It’s so easy to get around especially…

Zucchini Slice with Tomato

Zucchini Slice with Tomato

This zucchini recipe is one I’ve adapted from Stephanie Alexander’s cookbook – The Cook’s Companion.  It’s actually by a friend of Stephanie’s, Anna-Maria Bruno who was one of the first generation of Italian migrants (1950’s) to have contributed to Italian food and cooking in Australia. I love this recipe (as does the hubby and child)…

Konnichiwa from japan - Our travel story

Konnichiwa from Japan

Konnichiwa is hello in Japanese and a word I have been using often since landing in Japan on Thursday, 13 March 2014. Hubby (Ben), Freya and I flew out of Sydney with Japan Airlines at 9:00am (which resulted in an early wake-up for check-in at airport).  It was a great flight (apart from the likely flu bug…

Pilu at Freshwater

Pilu Freshwater

There is only one word to describe the dining experience at Pilu at Freshwater – outstanding! It starts from the moment your eyes set upon the view that is Freshwater Beach, to the easy charm of the old house where the restaurant resides, to the professional and personable staff, and finally to the Sardinian influenced…

Spaghetti Fritti (Fried Spaghetti)

This recipe is my mum’s and she cooked it often when we were growing up.  ‘Spaghetti Fritti’ means fried spaghetti and with the inclusion of eggs, it resembles a large frittata. Essentially, it is another way to dish up pasta – in cake size pieces – a novelty for all, especially the kids! Mum’s recipe…