cake pops at darling st espresso moonee ponds

Darling Street Espresso

It was a Body Attack class that brought me to Darling Street Espresso. A voucher acquired as a lucky door prize was the only thing that alerted me to the presence of this little corner cafe (on the corner of Darling St) next to Moonee Ponds West Primary School. In actual fact, the cafe isn’t […] Read more…

tea smoked duck breast with black garlic and bitter greens at maha

Maha

I am not really one to get caught up in restaurant hype. I still haven’t been to Chin Chin! (I know!)   I also don’t get terribly wooed by the celebrity chef effect. I love Shane Delia’s ‘Spice Journey’ cooking show but had never really entertained the idea of eating at Maha, his restaurant. That is, […] Read more…

winenot, cheese platter, victorian cheese

Winenot Wednesday #16 – January 2016

Wow, it’s 2016. When did that happen? I hope you had a lovely festive period. In true rock ‘n’ roll style, I spent my couple of days off studying for my WSET exam…in June! Yep, it’s unit 3 where you can get tested on anything to do with any still (i.e not sparkling, or fortified) […] Read more…

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Favourite Christmas Recipes of 2015

I miss Christmas. I used to be the most enthusiastic little elf but now I’m far more grinchy about the whole thing. Christmas as a grown-up is no fun; it’s all about preparation and buying gifts for people that don’t need or want anything. It is also about working right up until the last second […] Read more…

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