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 and […]

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 til […]

:: 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 with […]

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 for […]

:: 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.”  I […]

birthday week eats

last week i celebrated a birthday! i turned 40 minus 3. i also decided that i deserved to eat and drink special things cooked by other people and not in my kitchen.  here are a few delicious morsels i savoured for you… a meal of delicious seafood at Matt Moran’s Chiswick. i’ve always maintained that […]