:: QT Hotel Canberra ::

Over the weekend we took a trip to our nation’s capital; Canberra. We went with our good friends Syaz & Brendon and ate good food, drank a lot, laughed til our bellies hurt, visited art galleries and museums, and stayed at the QT Hotel. The QT Canberra is a beautiful hotel with a stylish interior. ApparentlyContinue reading “:: QT Hotel Canberra ::”

Folonomo :: restaurant review

For love not money is the ethos of this place and their name reflects that using the first two letters of each word in the saying. It’s Sydney’s first “profit for purpose” restaurant, where after operating costs, all profits go to charity. The food is sustainable and ethically sourced, but it’s beautiful, tasty, fragrant andContinue reading “Folonomo :: restaurant review”

amaretti & pumpkin risotto

Tonight’s weeknight dinner; amaretti and pumpkin risotto with spinach & dill served with shredded poached chicken. I picked up this little pack of risotto from a local providor, and thought it a beautiful star of a mid-week dinner. Heat a little oil in a saucepan, then add the risotto and stir for a minute tilContinue reading “amaretti & pumpkin risotto”

:: adventure :: New Zealand part 3 :: fiordland

“So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe  The Doubtful Sound awes you with its scale and beauty. Vertiginous mountains rise straight out of the water, clouds hovering their tops, smothered in thick rainforest of fern and podocarp trees. Sheer cliffs at sharp angles stoically impose their presence, often withContinue reading “:: adventure :: New Zealand part 3 :: fiordland”

mornings

I recently heard an interview with a chef on a random radio station (can’t remember where or with who!) but I loved the questions enough to write them down when I had a chance. Here’s my answers to these fun quiz questions! What time do you get up? weekday exercising it’s 6.15am, otherwise 7am forContinue reading “mornings”

:: adventure :: New Zealand part 2 :: Queenstown

As I’m inching towards the edge of the 154ft precipice, my ankles tightly bound, my mind is blank with fear & excitement. I no longer remember my mantra “It’s better to look back on life and say: “I can’t believe I did that”, than to look back and say: “I wish I did that.”  IContinue reading “:: adventure :: New Zealand part 2 :: Queenstown”