Batch Burgers & Espresso, Kirribilli

Cheese Burger

From where we live we can walk to the harbour foreshore where there’s a very picturesque walk that ends under the Harbour Bridge.  From our home it’s a 7km walk so it’s not something we do everyday, however, when the weather is good and we feel like being outdoors, it’s a good option.  A few […]

Mini-Mos 2015

Come on little guy

If there’s one event our little guy looks forward to, it’s the Mini-Mos; a community event organised by the local primary school that’s now in its 33rd year.  Everyone is invited to take part in either a 2km, 5km or 10km fun run with funds raised from donations and entry fees going to selected charities.  […]

Garuda Airlines, The Business Class Experience

Plenty of space

The good thing about a business trip is that it’s totally appropriate to travel business class.  Having never been to an international conference, this was my first business class experience. The advantages of traveling business class don’t start when you’re ushered to your seat at the front of the plane, they start long before that.  […]

Macaroni Cheese with Leeks

Macaroni Cheese with Leeks

I’m not in Bali yet but almost. Thanks for all your positive comments that the kids will be just fine.  However, because my ability to think positively is crumbling, I’ve brought in the big guns. Yes, Archie (Useless) and Arabella (the Cripple), still don’t have to share the house with a live-in watch-dog but in […]

One-Dish Chicken

With potatoes, it's a complete meal

In a few days I will be coming to you live from Bali, Indonesia.  Drew has a conference he has to attend and I’m tagging along for the tropical weather, the massages and the awesome food.  And with so much to look forward to I shouldn’t be so anxious and nervous and stressed. But I’m […]

Mumu Grill, Crows Nest

Moo

As the name suggests, this is a restaurant where the specialty is beef and quality beef because it’s all grass-fed. A good friend of ours invited us to join him and a few of our mutual friends for dinner at Mumu Grill, and as he loves his steak, this is a restaurant where he dines […]

Come With Me To Northern India

Taj Mahal

I’m excited to announce that in March, 2016, I’m hosting a tour to India.  A boutique tour for just 16, I’d love you to come with me. Steve McHardie is a partner of Rush Expeditions, a unique travel company catering to small-group private tours.  While Rush Expeditions takes expectant travellers to exotic, unique and off-the-beaten-track […]

In My Kitchen, June 2015

Yankee candle

It’s June and it’s winter and it’s a lot colder than usual.  And I don’t do ‘cold’ very well.  It’s like a test of endurance and I’m constantly looking at the calendar counting down the weeks until I’ll be warm again.  Here’s what’s happening in my kitchen this month… In my kitchen I have a […]

Chiswick, Woollahra

Very pretty

In a part of Sydney where space is at a premium, stepping onto the large grounds of Chiswick is like finding an oasis. Walking off busy Ocean Street and onto the property set in established gardens feels almost like you’re being led towards a private residence.  A walk along the arbour leads to the restaurant’s […]

Balmoral Burn, 2015

Getting along famously

My motivation for entering the Balmoral Burn, (a 450mtr sprint up an increasingly steep incline), was that having just celebrated a birthday, I would be the youngest in my age category and therefore, if ever there was a time to enter with all odds stacked in my favour, this was it. The problem however, was […]