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St Michael 6003, Highgate

Last year, Jac and I experienced Jackson’s legendary degustation dinner several months before the restaurant’s eventual closure with the retirement of chef-owner Neal Jackson. The space has been taken over by chefs Scott O’Sullivan (Red Cabbage, South Perth) and Stuart (Petit Mort, Shenton Park), and given a new look and life as S…

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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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