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…

Year 4 begins

Ah, it brings a tear to my eye as I realise that my baby’s growing up. Image: Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net My little blog has just about graduated from toddlerdom: 21 January marked a very foodly diary‘s 3rd birthday. While still very much about my adventures in food, the content has changed as my mindful…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

Breakfast tastes so much better when someone else cooks it for you

I thought I would continue the egg theme from my previous post and tell you about a most enjoyable breakfast experience. Once again, please try to see the beauty past the iPhone photography. Sunday represented my first visit to The Imp in Victoria Park and I can not believe it has taken me so long…

Introducing Andaluz

Andaluz – Basement, 21 Howard Street, Perth – ph: +61 8 9481 0092 For anyone who has not yet been inducted into this little slice of awesome, Andaluz is one of Perth’s newest and most stylish tapas/small bars. Don’t take my word for it – Urbanspoon has a tribe of readers willing to attest to…

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…

Sweet decadence

I am more of a savoury than a sweets person, but you wouldn’t know it from my recent purchases. Well, two out of three of my favourites anyway. Purchase #1: Rochelle Adonis nougat. Although Rochelle Adonis is well-known to Perth foodie elite (she also featured in the Autumn 2009 edition of Spice), she is new…

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 🙂 *…

Guilty pleasures

I have a pretty healthy diet and don’t eat much in the way of junk food so, when I am up for a naughty indulgence, I don’t scrimp…but I do eat in nibbles. Today I visited Les Pralines Belges in Perth’s Trinity Arcade for the first time in years. I was so excited to see…

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…

Eating the city in a single post

I thought I would share some recent gems with you, meal by meal. *** Breakfast: Voyage, Milkd *** I recently brunched at Voyage in Sorrento with my sister and her beautiful family to celebrate Xander’s first birthday. Both Katie & I ordered the New Norma’s (me with a side of mushrooms, as shown below). It…