5 Reasons to Eat Your Brussels Sprouts

5 Reasons to Eat Your Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts w Feta & Pine Nuts

Have you noticed the rise in popularity of Brussels Sprouts? I certainly have! Is it just a food trend or do Brussels Sprouts really have something important to offer? I have never really considered this vegetable seriously in the past as I wasn't given them as a child.  As a twisted parent and Continue reading

A Girly Pink Macaron Coffee Date

A Girly Pink Macaron Coffee Date

Turkish Delight Pink Macarons

One of the most lovely things about being a girl is having gorgeous girlfriends. I think the ability to chat about anything over cup of coffee and a sweet treat is a very female trait. After all when your eating something deliciously sweet you can say almost anything. The other day I had morning Continue reading

The Independence Tavern -Santa Monica

The Independence Tavern -Santa Monica

The Independence Santa Monica

Where to eat in Santa Monica? Santa Monica is renowned for its beautiful beaches, boutique shopping and the healthy lifestyle of residents. But where should we eat? There are so many restaurants, pubs and cafes to chose from, and they all looked very inviting. We stumbled across The Continue reading

Winged Bean and Shrimp Gising-Gising

Winged Bean and Shrimp Gising-Gising

Gising-Gising LC

The "graveyard" shift in a call centre was both a boon and a bane for me. When Manila became a major US outsourcing hub in the early 2000s, salaries upped several notches. I did jump on the bandwagon as many of us did. There was a catch, though - the challenge of keeping myself awake while everyone Continue reading

Sun Comes Up On The Santa Monica Boulevarde

Sun Comes Up On The Santa Monica Boulevarde

Santa Monica Pier

"All I wanna do is have some fun I got a feeling I'm not the only one All I wanna do is have some fun I got a feeling I'm not the only one All I wanna do is have some fun Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard" There's no prize for guessing where we are today after my clue Continue reading

Secrets for Making PERFECT Scones

Secrets for Making PERFECT Scones

Scones with Strawberry Jam

In winter I love the smell of buttery, light scones baking in the oven.  It makes me want to put on a cup of tea just thinking about them. The best thing is getting them straight out of the oven, breaking them open and smelling the delicious aroma. I love to then smear as much butter and jam over as Continue reading

Take a Peek at my NEW Kitchen!

Take a Peek at my NEW Kitchen!

New Kitchen East Wall Fridges

I am so excited! I have a new kitchen!! Well, I almost have a new kitchen, but I'm so excited I have to share my new kitchen design now! First, a little background information; I have designed and built quite a few kitchens over the years. Three kitchens in various houses for myself, a couple Continue reading

Shayan Quarter Restaurant Review

Shayan Quarter Restaurant Review

Bitter Chocolate Tart w Black Sesame Ice-cream

I have the feeling I am on top of  the world as I take in the gorgeous views over Sydney.  Do you know where I am Sydney-siders??  I will give you a clue. I'm at the Shangri-la Hotel Sydney taking in the view over the harbour. I am at Altitude Restaurant on the 36th level of the Shangri-La Hotel. Continue reading

Mexican Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Mexican Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Mexico Tomatillo Salsa Verde

I have embraced and immersed myself in Mexican cuisine lately. In preparation for visiting Mexico I bought a tortilla press and perfected the art of making corn tortilla. The delicious corny taste was an awakening of what flavours should be included in a true Mexican meal. Whilst in Mexico I Continue reading

Charlies Restaurant Coffs Harbour

Charlies Restaurant Coffs Harbour

Charlies - Lamb 2

Visiting Julie in Coffs Harbour was amongst the many highlights of my trip to Australia. I have now stayed in what's known as the most liveable climate in the country. And that's according to Wikipedia, which I was able to validate. Not only that - in those couple of days I had the opportunity to Continue reading

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