My Food Bag

As people struggle with becoming more and more time poor, many are looking at ways of trying to outsource some of the more menial or everyday tasks that while being essential, are not necessarily tasks that require your own input or even valuable time. A growing trend is to outsource grocery shopping and there are […]

A Melbourne Cup Lunch

It’s known as ‘the race that stops the nation’.  In Victoria where the Melbourne Cup is held, it’s an official public holiday and across the nation, this is the one race where even those who wouldn’t know which way up to hold a form guide, will place a bet. While it’s not a public holiday […]

In My Kitchen, November 2015

The last month of Spring. In my kitchen I have dried fruits, glace fruits and nuts soaking in orange juice and brandy.  This weekend I had good intentions of making two Christmas cakes but alas, I’ve been out of the house so much it hasn’t possible.  The fruit and nuts continue to soak up the […]

ASKO Kitchen Appliance

This post is sponsored by ASKO. In my life’s journey I have had more than a few dishwashers.  My favourite was an ASKO that departed from me when we sold our home and the beloved appliance was considered a ‘fixture’. When we moved into our current home there was a brand new European dishwasher that […]

Batch Burgers & Espresso, Kirribilli

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 […]

Garuda Airlines, The Business Class Experience

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.  […]


I will be taking a short break from blogging while we farewell a much loved, extremely significant, incredibly gorgeous, loyal, adorable and important member of our family. Like today’s time on the beach, we are coming together as a family to enjoy our last few days together. Thank you to everyone who via facebook and […]

Candied Citrus Peel

When I was growing up my mother loved to host dinner parties.  This was in the 70’s and not the era of dialling in a caterer, ordering in pre-cooked meals or even driving to the local deli for an antipasto platter.  That isn’t to say that some didn’t take a few shortcuts.  I remember being […]

In My Kitchen, September 2014

It’s Spring!  But you wouldn’t know it.  It’s very cold and grey and wet and windy but it surely can’t last too much longer. In my kitchen this month there’s good news and bad news.  I’ll start with the bad. Someone sent me a parcel.  They didn’t put their details on the satchel so I […]

The Wedding of a Very Special Friend

I don’t think there’s a more happy event than a wedding.  People always cry at weddings but for Deb’s wedding I was crying when I received the invitation!  Deb has been a very good friend of mine since I was a teenager and we’ve been doing life together through all its trials and ups and […]