Here I sit, in my ideal state. Red wine in hand, Eddie Vedder’s ukulele album playing in the background and my head filled with the thoughts, smells and taste of the street food that I have been enthusiastically consuming over the past couple of weeks. For me, Vietnam has the best food in South-East Asia. … More The Streets are Where It’s At!
For those of us in the southern hemisphere, summer is just around the corner. Well, really, summer here in Australia started a lot earlier this year. From early September (our first month of spring), the weather has been hot. Not hot as in “oh this is nice”, but HOT! For many of us, Mother Nature … More My Top 10 Tips to Being Healthy and Getting in Shape for Summer
I have never been a fan of the colder months. The daylight decreases, the water gets cold and the majority of the population walks around with a glum look on their faces. Good news is the colder weather is on its way out here in Australia but before it disappears for good, I decided to … More Farewell Winter, but Before You Go…
The Grounds are onto an absolute winner! The transformed warehouse in Alexandria is heaving with everything that is good in food, coffee and the artisan gourmet culture. The hysteria around this establishment has not declined since they opened their doors to the public in April 2012 as the hungry hordes turn up day in day … More The Grounds: A Whole Lot of Gourmet Goodness!
Every Thursday night I rush home from work, open a bottle of red and begin cooking. Not just the usual slap together of whatever may be in the fridge but something different and exciting. Unfortunately, I don’t have time to cook every night of the week but Thursday is cooking night for me. After all, … More A Farmer’s Life for Me?
Well sunny Sydney has not really lived up to its name this week. For the last 10 days the heavens have opened and flooded this great city of ours. The washing is struggling to dry, I spend my days in wet socks and the morning swims before work have well and truly ceased. I am … More A Rainy Morning in a Sleepy City
Palmer & Co. Walking up Bridge Lane, I approached a doorman and asked if he could direct me to Mr. Wong’s. “Well”, he replied, “you’ve come the wong way. Go back along the lane, turn wight and then wight again and you’ll see the sign. Have a wovely night!”. “Thanks”, I replied with a smile … More Mr. Wong’s
Mamak chef definitely handling the heat in the kitchen (photo courtesy of Mamak). It is no great secret. The perfect meal to accompany a few beers is a curry. Problem is, when a few beers turns into a few too many, I tend to not only seek out a curry but order the entire … More Mamak (coz some like it hot)
So, here we go again. Another tried and tested gastronomic treat that has made the cut and found its way onto the pages of leftwithlouie.com . I stopped by the Sydney based, Asian-fusion mecca that is Ms. G’s over the weekend. I’ve tried once before to get a table at the busy Potts Point restaurant … More Ms. G’s Will Blow Your Mind
The response from yesterday’s post has been great and it has inspired me to get back on the blog wagon for another ride around the yard. Today’s post will be a reprieve from the deep thoughts of yesterday. A little light piece focussing on one of my loves and my stress release, cooking. After another … More Bondi Farmer’s Market and Getting My Cooking on in the Kitchen