Nomad, Surry Hills

All the kitchen-action happens right in front of you.

Towards the end of last year, Celia, Tania, Lorraine and I wanted to got together to celebrate making it through another year, the joy of the Christmas season with the exchanging of home-made gifts, and the treat of getting together over a meal. We decided to go to Nomad, a newly-opened restaurant in Surry Hills. […]

In My Kitchen, January 2014

Move over, Nicole Kidman, I'm the new Stepford Wife.

You can all stop holding your breath because yes, it has arrived.  All good things come to those who wait and so here is my brand-spanking-new food processor.  Barely was it unwrapped on Christmas morning when it was placed on the bench, plugged in and run until the motor ran hot.  And it’s been in […]

In My Kitchen, December 2013

Treasured Christmas recipes

In my kitchen is a broken window.  Can you guess who did it?  Yes, it was Archie.  He’s lost three house keys since March and a few nights ago he came stumbling home in the early hours of the morning and realised (no surprise) that he didn’t have a key.  Rather than knock on the […]

Not Quite Nigella’s Halloween Party

Saying hello to the welcoming skeleton

Carl and I scooped the invitation of the year when we were invited to Lorraine’s Halloween Party.  If you are a regular reader of Not Quite Nigella you would know that her Halloween parties are famous and that her readers eagerly anticipate the Halloween post. The invitation strictly said that entry was only permissible if […]

Rent, The Musical

Roger and Mimi

I’ve been a bit MIA lately.  But with good reason.  I’ve been being a stage-mum; stalking my Archie as he performed in the role of Roger in Rent.  Just to prove to you just how seriously I take my stage-mum role, I queued outside the stage doors so I could be first into the theatre […]

Bion Societe, Camperdown

Tuna Salad:  $17.00

Last week I met up with Lorraine, Celia and Tania at Bion Societe in Camperdown.  The reason for the get-together was for no good reason at all except that the four of us hadn’t spent time together since the launch of Lorraine’s book an entire season ago, (almost two). And due to demanding schedules (that […]

In My Kitchen, September 2013

My Bear Grylls

September and Spring already!  It’s such a lovely feeling to see the back of winter. In my kitchen I have a very special balsamic vinegar given to me by Tania.  In Tania’s blog posts she often mentions different types of balsamic vinegars and I have often felt like a Philistine by comparison in that my […]

Not Quite Nigella, the Book

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When I started my blog two years ago, no one was reading it.  Carl’s job every night was to click in and out of my blog to cause something to show up on my blog stats.  But quickly Carl’s fingers wore out.  As did his keyboard.  So as I didn’t know of any blogs besides […]

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

Recently a few bloggers and I organised a get-together for a Sunday afternoon.  We were to catch up at the Radisson Blu Hotel in O’Connell Street, Sydney for a high tea.  During the organisational process that incredibly involved 94 group emails, it occurred to us that on the day we were to get together, it […]