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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The Berry Farm, Rosa Glen, Margaret River region

Your first decision comes after you’ve parked the car: Cellar Door and Tasting Room to the left, Cottage Cafe to the right. Both options feature delicious things. The Berry Farm is one of those places best visited when you’re at least a little hungry. At the Cellar Door, over 40 gourmet products can be tasted […]

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Margaret River Farmers’ Market

The Margaret River Farmers’ Market brings together 45-55 stalls every Saturday 8am to 12pm. The weekend we dropped by, the market was trading for the first time at its new location, the Shire building grounds on Walcliffe Road, having moved from the Community Resource Centre on Tunbridge Street. We just followed the crowd and parked [……

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Yesterday I had lunch with my friend Mandy at the Goodwood Park Hotel in Singapore – the Taiwan porridge ‘a la carte buffet’ (you choose from a special menu featuring 31 items, your dishes are cooked to order and then delivered to your table) plus dessert buffet with durian desserts – a double buffet lunch […]

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Margaret River Chocolate Company and Providore

We ate some incredible food on our trip to the Margaret River region, but the most unusual was probably the curry chocolate truffle at Margaret River Chocolate Company. I never would’ve guessed curry and chocolate would combine so harmoniously – I’m serious. General Manager Daniel had a selection of chocolate truffles for us to ta…

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BBQ chicken power!

BBQ Chicken Power!

Jac and I are currently in Singapore. Today we stumbled across Ramadan Foodfest, on every day until 26 July, 2pm to 9pm in Bussorah Mall, food market stalls set up next to Sultan Mosque in Kampong Glam. These chicken wings smelled fantastic as they cooked on the grill. Must’ve been all that BBQ chicken power! […]

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Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

My partner Jac’s idea of heaven is being out on a boat. If she can’t be out on the water, she’ll settle for being near it. She was thrilled that our holiday in Hobart last year coincided with the finish of the iconic Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, considered to be one of the […]

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