June 2012

Darley's Restaurant

Darley’s Restaurant, Katoomba

June 30, 2012

With the truffle hunt booked in the next piece of the puzzle was accommodation as we really didn’t feel like driving to Oberon and back in one day. With Katoomba being half way between home and Oberon it seemed sensible to book a hotel there and use it as a stepping stone to Oberon giving […]

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Lowes Mount Truffiere

Truffle Hunt, Lowes Mount Truffiere, Oberon

June 30, 2012

New South Wales isn’t well known for its truffles, with most Australian truffles hailing from Manjimup in Western Australia and Tasmania. But truffles are now being grown all around Australia and New South Wales is no exception. Last year I saw an episode of Sydney Weekender about truffle hunting in Oberon and I knew I […]

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Helm Bar

Helm Bar, Darling Harbour

June 23, 2012

When hidden away from the sun, in the shadow of buildings, the city did its best to pull the warmth right out of our bodies. But the moment we made it down to Darling Harbour the sun was beaming down with great fervour and it appeared that Sydney had put on a fantastic winter’s day. […]

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Adora Handmade Chocolates

Adora Handmade Chocolates, Parramatta

June 23, 2012

Chocolates, not diamonds, are a girl’s best friend. Well not on the hips and bum anyway, but definitely on the lips. I love chocolate and couldn’t resist buying the Jump On It deal for a chocolate hamper from Adora Handmade Chocolates which I had previously drooled over on Chocolate Suze’s blog. The deal was $25 […]

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Perfection Chocolates & Sweets

Perfection Chocolates & Sweets, Rose Bay

June 16, 2012

For many years my older brother lived in Rose Bay in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. Whenever he came to visit he would bring me goodies from a little store called Perfection Chocolates & Sweets. I adore their rocky road and nut cluster range. But being the chocolate fiend that I am, none of the […]

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Looma’s, Bankstown

June 9, 2012

I have a confession to make. I love pies. Buttery shortcrust pastry, flaky puff and piping hot meaty filling – what’s not to love? But pies have got a bad rep over the years, some would say unfairly. Pies are like pizza – you can get the downright dirty variety, cheap n cheerful, homemade and […]

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The Carrington - Bebe Y Cene

The Carrington – $3 Pintxos Tuesdays, Surry Hills (Closed)

June 5, 2012

While still somewhat of a twitter noob there is something that I really like about it. Social networking can be a bit hit and miss these days but for me twitter is just a better way of doing things. I enjoy being able to connect not only with friends but chefs, restaurateurs and complete randoms, […]

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Sydney Seafood School

Sydney Seafood School with David Thompson, Pyrmont

June 2, 2012

David Thompson fell in love with Thailand on a trip there in 1986. He subsequently moved to Bangkok where he learnt the fundamentals of Thai cooking and spent many years researching techniques and recipes. David opened his first restaurant in 1991, Darley Street Thai, which was awarded Best Thai Restaurant in the SMH Good Food […]

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