Best brunch EVER

OK, that title isn't entirely true. The best brunch ever would include DD at the table ... but this was a pretty close second. One of my workmates couldn't go to a tasting that Jansz - a Tasmanian sparkling wine producer - had organised at the Intercontinental Hotel at Double Bay yesterday, so I took... Continue Reading →

Women who whisky

My friend Claudia and I had a lovely catch up at the Chivas Masters last night. The Chivas Masters is a cocktail-making competition that requires bartenders to create two fabulous drinks containing Chivas Regal whisky. It was held at Pernod Ricard's swish Barangaroo headquarters. They're waaaaay up on something like the 43rd floor, with floor-to-ceiling... Continue Reading →

I did it again!

Yesterday was MAD. And exhausting. And often wonderful. It started at 6.30am, when I herded the kids out of bed for school. Actually, no. It started at 1am when I heard loud talking coming from the eldest's room. The eldest couldn't sleep and had decided to call a friend for a chat on speaker phone.... Continue Reading →

A time for every purpose

I ate the most divine morsels on Sunday night. They were called "Spanner Crab Tacos" - spanner crab with coconut on a "crispy espresso crepe". Totally freaking amazing. They are definitely on my most memorable dishes list. I once possessed an almost photographic memory of culinary moments in my life journey. Among the favourites were... Continue Reading →

Feeling jumpy

Go Team Teal! What an awesome weekend at the NSW/ACT State Skipping Championships. Also a stressful one for this anxious mum ... When DD offered me a bite of his sausage sandwich after the youngest's Double Dutch performance, my hands were shaking so much I had to turn him down. It had tomato sauce and... Continue Reading →

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