Hulk soup

It’s quick to make — around 20 minutes from start to finish. And it’s green. That’s why it’s called Hulk soup, after the Incredible Hulk. Until I named my broccoli soup after a superhero, my little people wouldn’t eat it. Previously untouchable foods become suddenly fashionable when named after, or eaten by, a cartoon character….

Soup nor mai

Have you ever had the experience of going to a much-loved restaurant only to find that your favourite dish is no longer on the menu? I have. Let me relate the story. It was a dark and stormy night… Actually, it was a warm November evening at our Thai restaurant*–the ‘secret’ suburban Thai place that…

Conquering a mountain with (samphire) salad

I can’t remember when or how it happened; it just did. One meal I didn’t pick up my camera to take a photo before eating. Then before I knew it, a day, a week, a month, three months had passed, with no food photos. And that coincided – or is that culminated? – with no…

Raw degustation at CNR

When you have small children (especially of the very tiny and solely breastfed variety), it can be difficult to leave the house for a meal. I am pleased to report that it doesn’t have to be this way. You just need to book yourself in to attend one of Perth’s newest culinary events – a…

Very merry and delicious indeed

Our little family recently enjoyed a long weekend away to Western Australia’s picturesque south west. We stayed in Prevelly, one of the sites most affected by the November-December bushfires. My thoughts are with the families who lived in the 39 residences lost, and also with the fire-fighters who did such a fantastic job of safe-keeping…

The way I see it

I hope you all enjoyed my minty lollipops! They were lovely fun to make, eat and give away. Since publishing this post, I received some great comments about the photos in a very foodly diary. When I get this kind of feedback, it reminds me that a good photo doesn’t necessarily require perfection, complication or…

The Raw Kitchen

The Raw Kitchen‘s Fremantle Markets stall has been one of my weekend staples since my first foray into raw. Now Heath & Emma have established a funky cafe in Fremantle’s Piazza Arcade. Where is it? Shop 14 Piazza Arcade (across from The Pickled Fairy), Fremantle WA ph: 0432 966 933 / 0409 323 441 What…

My week with Mr Wolfe

What can I say? David Wolfe is a man who walks his talk. And when that talk promotes enjoying “the best day ever” every single day while reinforcing that mantra with his own lifestyle, who would not want just a little part of what he has? And when I have the opportunity to take a…

The Fantastic Mrs. S

Maylands is building up quite a portfolio of excellent places to drink coffee on the other side of the tracks. It started with Milkd, then the fabulous Sherbert, and now Mrs. S has joined the party. We breakfasted at Mrs. S on Saturday morning, on her fourth day of business, and we were not disappointed….

Happy eggs

Yesterday gave us the morning of two breakfasts. We ventured out to eat somewhere untested and wound up at a place that served burnt coffee. I ordered a meal that could have used a little more love or culinary skill [I’m not sure of which], and M walked away with an empty stomach because there…

Broometime

It’s been a long time between posts but I have a really excellent excuse: I have been working on my first foodly e-book! Well, that and the fact that I recently spent some quality time on my favourite beach (of the Cable variety :)). You may be pleased to note, as was I, that a…

Out & raw in Perth

I am still enjoying a predominantly raw food diet and it excites me to let you know about the places that I can recommend to eat out for healthy, raw and (mostly) organic meals. Club Zing (ph: +61 8 – 9374 0877 – Shop 4 (behind Viva Photography), 8-10 Great Northern Highway, Midland) My raw…

A return to strong, simple flavours

I have finally reattempted this refreshing salad after tasting all the som tum (Thai green papaya salad) that I could in Perth before going raw – and then chancing upon a pristine pile of organic green papayas at Organic on Charles. I documented my first som tum adventure in February 2009 and, looking back, I…

My first googy egg

The title is a bit of a misnomer: it was a actually a first for my little one, not me. And it wasn’t actually his first ever egg; it was his first soft-boiled egg. The idea for this breakfast came from one of his birthday presents: an egg cup. I had never soft-boiled an egg…

Manly lamb

My six weeks free from gluten, dairy, yeast, sugar, caffeine and alcohol came to an end on Wednesday the 7th of July – which naturally led to my enjoyment of a perfectly delightful meal at Riverbank Estate on Thursday the 8th of July. You may have already guessed that this is not a low-calorie post….

The perfect lazy lunch

I can not remember the last time I went a week without posting. I really missed blogging – and I also needed the break. Thanks for understanding! I have been eating a lot of pasta lately so I thought I would ease myself back into the blogosphere with another pasta post – a lunch that…

Recent breakfasts

When I look back at my recent photos of home-cooked breakfasts, I can still taste the experience – and it’s very good. This post is about wanting to share that feeling with you. I hope you can look past the amateur photos to the deliciousness of the meals. Meal #1. The top picture features my…

Dinner in 15 minutes: easy pasta meals

The first recipe is a basic meal I make around once a month, with variations that depend on my refrigerator contents. I prepare it when I need food fast and I know I won’t be seeing anyone from the outside world for at least 12 hours [the high garlic content is not conducive to social…

Lemon tart

photo by Adam Morris Before I walk you through the making of my tasty lemon tart with candied lemon slices [pictured above], I want to let you know about my recent visit to Tarts Cafe (212 Lake Street, Northbridge – ph: +618 9328 6607). This was another of those places that I had driven past…

Source Foods

Source Foods – cnr Brisbane & Beaufort Streets, Northbridge (ph: 6468 7100) – is a cafe with a mission. It aims to produce sustainable food with high quality, human and ecological standards and I think it succeeds on all counts. For starters, Source uses the fair trade and organic Tiger Mountain coffee, which is locally…

Follow the white rabbit

If you stumble across the road from the Nexus sculpture on Lake Street (near Newcastle Street), you will find Zebba – a caffeinated oasis in the midst of Northbridge’s increasing daytime bustle. Not many businesses these days rely solely on word of mouth for publicity; Zebba does, and its growing customer base are testament to…

The pirate

I had driven past Il Pirata Caffe a few times before I finally had occasion to visit and, right down to the website without contact details and the feisty Italian owner-operator, it didn’t disappoint. It’s a curious place, heavily laden with pirate paraphernalia of all descriptions, from a variety of cultures. One of the most…

First we had thick shakes and then we made sausage rolls.

I thought I would start this post with the end result: I was really pleased with the way the sausage rolls turned out. Now to the story. It began as any ordinary Saturday afternoon. After making my latest Rochelle Adonis nougat purchase and enjoying a refreshing beverage at Hotel Northbridge [yes, that place where I…