Malabar, Darlinghurst

When it comes to excellent and authentic Indian restaurants, the area of Sydney where I live is a bit of a desert.  Such a shame because I do love Indian cuisine.  However, an opportunity recently presented itself where I was invited to dine at an award-winning Indian restaurant.  I leapt at the chance. Malabar at […]

Roop Niwas Kothi Hotel, India

Last month I let you know that next year I’m heading to India with Rush Expeditions for a 10-day boutique tour.  The good news is, you have the opportunity to come with me. We will be spending our time in Northern India which, because of the incredible scenery, architecture and historical significance of the region, […]

Lamb and Spinach Curry

Today I am over at Maureen’s blog with a lamb and spinach curry. Maureen has been a very wonderful friend to me ever since I started blogging. Always in life, there are seasons of highs and lows and in my blogging lows, Maureen has been there going above and beyond to render assistance. Currently, Maureen […]

Chicken Korma Curry and…Mr Competitive Moves House

Do you remember my friend, Mr Competitive?  The one who was running the swimming club and rang me on the eve of a very important ‘meet’ to ask if I could ‘assist’ him by swimming in one of the races?  And being the kind and generous soul that I am (naive would be more to […]

Indian at Boambay

During our holiday at Boambee Bay Resort, Carl found out about a swim club that meets at 9am at Sawtell Beach every day of the year except Christmas Day and they do an ocean swim then head back to the club-house for coffees.  Carl joined them and was warmly welcomed into the fold and quickly […]

The Stampede and…Quick Chicken Curry

Back in the day when Archie was at boarding school, the boys felt a sense of being deprived, neglected, or even underprivileged. While this was a far stretch from reality, the boarders did share the sentiment that should any blessing, any privilege or any offering come their way, they would dive on it.  And dive […]

It’s Halloween and a Beef Dhansak Curry

It’s Halloween and this celebration is not something I grew up with.  It was something we heard that they did in the US and from what we gleaned from the Chinese Whispers, children dressed up as witches or vampires and were rewarded for this by being given lollies from every house in the neighbourhood.  We […]

Chicken Tikka Masala and…Christmas with the In-Laws

Christmas is a time that so many of us look forward to but is it also a time that we dread because it brings family members together who at all other times of the year do their very best to avoid each other? Last Christmas my friend Julie had to spend Christmas with her husband’s […]