Ruby's special request - baked camembert

Ruby’s 7th birthday

We celebrated my niece Ruby’s 7th birthday recently with afternoon tea with family and friends. Ruby’s mum Angela made sausage rolls which she served with homemade tomato sauce, and she baked mini apple pies, serving them warm from the oven. The kids’ Nanna made coconut and raspberry slice. Jac and I made fruit shish kebabs. [&hel…

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Singapore – ice cream wafer

In Singapore, ice cream sellers are strategically positioned to take advantage of foot traffic – next to MRT (train) stations, outside temples and schools, on street corners, touristy spots like Chinatown, Clarke Quay and Orchard Road. The mobile carts are usually run by weather-beaten, elderly ice cream uncles who rarely crack a smile. The i…

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Cascade Brewery tour, Hobart

Even if you were unaware that Cascade is Australia’s oldest brewery, the castle-like grey building standing tall among the trees provides hints to its history. The brewery was designed by its founder, Peter Degraves while he served time in the Old Hobart Gaol. We booked online far in advance and paid AU$25 per person for […]

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Goanna Cafe & Gallery, Quindalup

We left Seashells Yallingup and drove to Goanna Cafe & Gallery for breakfast. There are several areas to sit at Goanna Cafe – under colourful umbrellas at the front of the cafe; in the covered verandah area, where large tables and bench seating will suit groups; inside, probably the least tranquil option, as customers line […]

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Short Stories: The Chili Dawg

At Run Amuk Hotdogs Unleashed in South Freo, I start any hotdog feeling absolutely ravenous – but always, three-quarters of the way through, combined with shoestring fries and a tall glass of gingery lemonade, I start to slow down. That was last night’s story with the July special Chili Dawg (AU$14.50), the delicious, good-looking lovec…

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Bistro Lunch for Two, Must Winebar

Now that I’m on a break from my full-time job, I can squeeze in the occasional week day restaurant lunch. An invitation from Must Winebar to try their new $80 Bistro Lunch for Two (two courses and a glass of wine per person) was the perfect excuse to invite my mum on a lunch date […]

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