Blue Cow cheese masterclass

Last week, I attended a cheese and wine masterclass featuring some of Blue Cow Cheese Company’s “Just Landed” range of imported European traditional, artisanal and handmade cheeses. Blue Cow is a Western Australian cheese company that specialises in farmhouse and specialty cheeses sourced locally and around the world. The mastercl…

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New York Times spicy, supercrunchy fried chicken

Jac made “spicy, supercrunchy fried chicken” for lunch with friends at our house recently. The recipe came from The Essential New York Times Cook Book: Recipes for a New Century (2010). The recipe begins: Ready for a tip that will change your life? You don’t need to deep-fry chicken: you can shallow-fry it in half […]

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A Malaysian eating adventure awaits…

Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me in the Malaysia Kitchen Blogger Summit and helped spread the word throughout August. Which was your favourite post or dish? The results are out and it’s official – I’m going to Malaysia! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support and […]

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Family lunch, Jac’s first roast duck a l’orange

We hosted a family lunch recently at our home to celebrate Jac’s mum Pattycakes’ birthday. Jac loves to cook for company and had a great time planning and preparing the meal. I helped her with recipe research and the boring stuff like setting the table on the day. :) Our starter dish was prawns sauteed […]

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BBQ noodle soup

For brunch on Saturday, I bought myself takeaway BBQ noodle soup from Canton at the Carousel Shopping Centre food court. The thick egg noodles, fried shallots, bean sprouts, steamed bok choy and meat were in one container, the broth in another. When I got home, I placed the noodles, sprouts and bok choy into a […]

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Suria Cafe, Girrawheen

Update, March 2013: Suria is under new management. Some of the dishes described in this post may no longer be available. Nasi lemak (AU$8.50) Suria Cafe, located at the Summerfield shopping centre in Girrawheen, serves traditional Malay dishes. On a weekend with good traffic it’s about 20 minutes drive from the Perth CBD. There was […]

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Quiz night food

A couple of weekends ago, Jac and I went to a quiz night with my siblings and their partners. It was a fundraiser for Jac’s hockey club. We all brought food, of course. Jac made her savoury eggs (some people call them deviled eggs). Jac’s never written her recipe down – it’s all done by […]

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Bull Creek Hawker, Bull Creek

Hainanese chicken rice (AU$8.00) Bull Creek Hawker is located at the busy shopping village on Parry Avenue in Bull Creek. We pulled into the rather congested centre car park just before 12 noon. We were both starving – neither of us had eaten breakfast. It was Sunday and the place was buzzing with activity. Apparently […]

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Friends Restaurant, East Perth

Last month, I wrote about the mushroom dishes I ate at Friends Restaurant in East Perth as part of Mushroom Mania. Those dishes were small part of an unexpectedly epic meal – here’s the meal in all its glory. We ate at Friends quite a few years ago, back when I was studying full-time. I […]

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Miss Maud Pastry House Carousel / Cannington

We had breakfast at Miss Maud Pastry House at Carousel Shopping Centre a few weeks ago. I’ve mentioned previously how Miss Maud provides a welcome temporary escape from the shopping trolleys and food court crowd. It’s usually pretty busy at Miss Maud too, especially at morning tea time, with lots of people dropping in for […]

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