Who buys UNSALTED butter? (Besides stupid me, not paying attention.) It makes the taste buds lazy. That’s like decaf coffee, light beer, fat-free ice cream, vegan Four ‘N Twenty – an insult to the Universe and the natural order of things. Now, where’s my Saxa salt …
It’s a new Winter, a new Covid strain, a new pie shape. Seemingly hidden on the wind swept, litter strewn Fitzroy Street – empty but for a homeless, toothless woman who is camped beween the two deserted kebab joints and is haranguing myself and the only other souls brave enough to walk by, being a … Continue reading Lunch is a Journey in St Kilda
Lunch: steak of Scottish haddock with cheddar & leek melt, in a golden crumb, served with straight cut chips drizzled with Modena balsamic vinegar and a dusting of genuine Saxa seasoning. (Aldi fish cake with frozen chips, and table salt, cooked in air fryer. If the local Aldi falls to Covid, I’ll give up and … Continue reading Scottish fish ‘n’ chips – at home
Healthy Holiday Hack: you have to like the sound of that. Sydney’s Lake Macquarie is a huge well of wellness. Publicist Georgia Cook guides us with some great travel options … Wellness tourism is one of the fastest growing segments in travel and Lake Macquarie, a 90-minute drive from Sydney, is a popular for healthy … Continue reading Healthy Holiday Hack: try Lake Mac
Something different: corned beef not boiled but roasted in the air fryer oven. Rinsed under the tap then cooked 20 mins on high, 30 mins on low. Crusty surface, tender, moist, salty and very, very tasty. Hot or cold. Also, it doesn’t shrink like a normal roast. Bon appetit …
Easter Monday Morning. A grey, sullen sky and a chill in the wind as if Winter’s icy fingertips are creeping around the corner. Shake off the gloom, grab the hat and saunter down to Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, in search of a sign life … and here it is, The Grocery Bar where breakfast is … Continue reading Happiness is two hash browns
Did you know “kofta” comes from the Persian word for rissoles/meatballs? Or so I was told, by an ebullient Malaysian Indian chef in a restaurant overlooking the Mekong River/Tonle Sap in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Kofta is truly a global dish, and today it’s right at home here in my little flat in St Kilda. This … Continue reading It’s a kofta kinda day
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