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…

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 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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Chapter One

I was honoured to share a recent Friday afternoon at Chapter One Brasserie in Subiaco with Mark & Sybil, two fabulous friends who were visiting from Melbourne. The recommendation for our location came from an astute work colleague; I had not heard of the restaurant until mere days before our lunchdate. A delayed flight and…

So pho, so good

I have learnt that great Vietnamese restaurants are often characterised by plastic chairs, laminated 278-item menus and efficient service – and they are also among those rare sanctuaries where it is socially acceptable for you to eat a meal by yourself. Everywhere else I go, I am invited to join other people’s tables, sat next…

Capricci’s

After looking forward to it for weeks, I missed the Capricci’s opening due to illness. Although I booked a table as soon as I could, it’s taken me about 5 weeks to finish this post. Sorry for the delay – and I hope you enjoy in spite of the dodgy iPhone photos! H 🙂 *…

The Milkd Melt

To my beautiful cousin, R, Congratulations again on the birth of your precious little bundle! I know you won’t be drinking coffee for a while, but I thought I would sell you on the idea of a Milkd breakfast with Xander and I on the strength of the Milkd Melt: Shaved ham, cheese, tomato &…

In seach of pho

In recovery from a nasty tummy bug, all I wanted when I woke on Saturday was pho. For those who haven’t tried it, pho [pronounced something like “fu-u-uh” – I was told to curl the ‘uh’ sound, like a mini verbal rollercoaster] is a delicate, clear Vietnamese noodle soup that is refreshing and warming at…

Soto does a lovely panini

Lightly toasted. Rare roast beef, caramelised onion, baby rocket. Home-made mayo in a piped floret on the side. Soto does a lovely panini. Oh, and now they also have wifi, one of my pet loves 🙂 The coffee here is fantastic (it is an espresso bar, after all), and it’s an inspiring place to while…

Doing what I said I would

Thank you, my dear and very valued readers, for being patient with me. Life has been hectic lately and, ever-so-slowly, I am getting myself all caught up with the world. Right now, I am sitting at “the best table for wifi reception” (according to the waitress – and it is pretty good) in the Wild…

Eating out in Perth: Wagamama, The Wild Fig & Cafe de Luca’s

I promised my beautician that I would blog this week on where to eat out in Perth. This is a small selection of reasonably-priced venues with great food. I hope it’s of use to others too. Venue: Wagamama – Subiaco Square (cnr Roberts & Rokeby Roads), Subiaco – ph: (08) 9380 9281 Food: Japanese Date:…