Tandoori Mahal Indian Portarlington

We’d been invited to a party. We’re at a stage where I can leave Elliot home as he is no longer breastfed (he self weened about 15 months), and he is quite happy with almost anyone. We’d never hired a baby sitter as our family are amazing and always so happy to help with him,Continue reading “Tandoori Mahal Indian Portarlington”

Prosciutto – The Finished Product

It was the day we had been waiting for. 12 months we had patiently waited checking on our prosciutto hanging in my mum and dads shed. We waded through the maggots, we waited to for it dry out, then put a reminder in my phone and promptly forgot about it. But as the day startedContinue reading “Prosciutto – The Finished Product”

Milawa Cheese Factory

I love being a mum, I really do but this last week has really tested me.  It’s been really tough, a little heartbreaking and exhausting! Last week, we decided to head up to the Victorian Alps, Mount Beauty to be exact, to visit some wonderful friends of ours.  I was really excited for a changeContinue reading “Milawa Cheese Factory”

48 Hours on the Bellarine Peninsula

Today I have a friend arriving all the way from England. She’ll be staying with us for 2 nights and I love the idea of showing her the fantastic food that this area has to offer. Sadly, we’ll be unable to follow this itinerary, as I’m still not allowed to drive after little E’s caesareanContinue reading “48 Hours on the Bellarine Peninsula”

Geelong NightJar Market

Last Friday we drove into Geelong from our humble abode on the Bellarine Peninsula to the Geelong NightJar Market.  The market runs on Friday evenings through February, so with only a couple to go we had to nab our chance while we could. We spent only an hour there, wondering around.  Mostly concerned with theContinue reading “Geelong NightJar Market”

Eating Locally

“What’s the story behind the food” Sophie Budd says passionately. She runs a cooking school, Taste Buds, in central Perth with a huge focus on using local, seasonal ingredients. It made me think.  I know the story behind most of our food.  I know our potatoes, carrots and pumpkins come from Vince at the BuyContinue reading “Eating Locally”

Vue Street Bar

We’re ticking things off, our #2013AdventureResolution is in full swing. Last week on one of those really hot days, where the winds were blowing sand off the beach and the ground was scorching your feet we decided that lunch at Vue Street Bar was in order. The first thing on my mind was trying a localContinue reading “Vue Street Bar”

#2013AdventureResolution

Hindsight is a powerful thing, it reminds you of all the great times and teaches you things that could be done differently. Starting the year in Tasmania, adventuring around the state, returning home with barely enough money to pay bills.  It was an exhausting start to the year.  Living from week to week, hemorrhaging large sums ofContinue reading “#2013AdventureResolution”

A Lunch at Winters

Sunday brought my last roller derby training for the year and also my last great excuse to catch up with my lovely friend Jade for a Sunday lunch this year. Winter’s Cafe is a newly updated Pakington St cafe, which has fantastic seasonal menus.  The crowds stream in You’ll be lucky to get a table during brunch/lunchContinue reading “A Lunch at Winters”