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    Woody P’s

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    We were lucky enough to be invited to the Woody P’s opening night party and we have been desperate to get back and try some more food ever since. We were also lucky to call up on a Saturday and snaffle the last table so after a hard days shopping we rock up to let Woody P feed us amazing food and poor some very lovely wine too. The staff are great, the place was packed full but they were all gracefully sweeping through making…

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    Aagaman Indian Nepalese

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Aagman is a Hindi word which means “Arrival”. The name here signifies the arrival of the restaurant as a steep start towards a food philosophy that is driven by a desire to present an eclectic and expansive Indian repertoire, bursting with flavours and originality, as a multi-sensory dining experience and a highly personal one. Oh I love a curry and Aagman’s Indian Nepalese menu is mouth-wateringly delicious. We had already had a delivery previously and absolutely loved the curries but we really wanted to get…

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    The National Hotel

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    The National is a rockstar! We were lucky enough to attend a very special bloggers dinner recently and we couldn’t wait to get back and take our friends too! It’s a bit in no mans land on Victoria Street after the many Vietnamese spots there is the good old National Hotel. Offering friendly service, cool fit out, massive beer garden and some of the best pub grub in town. The menu offers something for everyone and too many delicious choices for the foodie who loves…

  • Hawaii

    Foodie on Tour: Hawaii

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Aloha!! When on a wonderful lazy holiday in Waikiki, Hawaii I can recommend a few good spots to eat and drink. Arancino A totally cute Italian pizzeria with red and white checked tablecloths, great food, friendly smiles and a reasonable bill at the end. The menu offers all the faves, good, traditional pasta and pizza and a very lovely cocktail or two. Wine by the glass is solid Italian with the reds covering Chianti and Barolo. The margarita pizza was thin, crispy, cheesey and good,…

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    Lazerpig Pizza

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Lazerpig, Lazerpig…. Feels like it should have a theme tune! Love the branding for this place, it’s fun, funky, has the world’s biggest glitter ball and is serving up pizzas for the Smith Street hipsters. Start with a little Antipasto, prosciutto, garlic focacoa, whitebait or……. Mac n cheese croquettes with basil pesto. They looked damn good, all crunchy and crispy with super lovely mac n cheese inside but they were a bit tasteless, no big smack of cheese in the face! The pesto was great….

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    Hophaus

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Oh how I love a Jägerschnitzel I spent a lot of time in Germany and finding a good one in Melbourne is not always easy but Hophaus nailed it and currently with their Daily Specials or ‘Tagesessen’ you can get a Schnitzel on Tuesdays for just $20 with a glass of wine or beer. So after a hard days work head down to the river and avoid all of the tourist trap restaurants and get yourself into the friendly, fun Hophaus for good beer, good…

  • Platter2

    Corte

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015

    On a rare sunny Winter weekend afternoon we were drawn into Corte, Latin kitchen and bar in Port Melbourne with the promise of a suckling pig roll and a cold beer – or at least hubby was, it was like one of those old cartoons where the cat gets a whiff of crackling and gets carried off in search of the source. Fortunately we managed to hold onto him and settled at a table in the sun, we still had our coats and scarves on…

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    The Palace Hotel

    Sunday, June 21, 2015

    We all need a good local with the footy on, a friendly face, bar food, beer garden and a cute doggy to greet you! The guys who have taken on The Palace have done a great job of getting the place back on track and celebrating a good beer and some decent pub grub. Grab a spot near a big screen, get your tab going and browse through a big menu of pub classics. There’s parmas, steak, fish and chips, bangers and mash, curries, pies…

  • Pizza

    Gradi Crown

    Sunday, June 21, 2015

    Gradi’s big brother at The Crown it super shiny and massive! With two huge pizza ovens and a great big bar with bowls of mozzarella balls and hanging hunks of meat. It all looks super delish. We arrive early on a Sunday and it’s nice an quiet, within the hour it is packed full with big tables of families celebrating and eating! Mangiere mangiere!! The arancini with pork sausage, pea and mozzarella in a delicate crumb coat and a spicy rose sauce – so good!…

  • Beef

    Ayam Penyet Ria

    Saturday, June 20, 2015

    Ria has brought their Indonesian flare to little old Clarendon Street South Melbourne and we love it! A special invite to come down and try out their food was quickly accepted and we stumbled in from the cold and rain to a super warm welcome. Ria isn’t fancy, they are just doing good food and friendly service. We left choices up to our lovely host and we felt very spoiled, whilst dinner was cooking we enjoyed a carton of Jasmine tea. Never tried his before…

  • Focaccia

    The Chatty Vespa Pizza Delivery

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    The Chatty Vespa bringing pizza joy to the lucky local patrons. With an easy to use online site to order and a list of tantalising options to choose from you will be so happy when you hear that distinct Vespa growl coming towards you with steaming hot pizzas for everyone. We were lucky enough to be invited to try out the Chatty Vespa and we were stuck on what to choose from all the great flavour combos on the menu. The Focaccia with tomato passata,…

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    Melbourne Bars & Pubs

    Sunday, June 14, 2015

    Bars we know and love Panama Dining Room Panama Dining Dining Room and Bar is an old fave, get your daily work out up those stairs and the reward at the top is a quirky, easy going, good old hang out to relax and enjoy. AND they are doing happy hour $1 oysters from 6-7 every night and they are damn good oysters – fine shucking! Foresters Hall, Collingwood Foresters Hall brings the boys to the bar, with 32 Craft Beers, taps the length of…

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    Miss Katie’s Crab Shack at the Rochester

    Saturday, June 13, 2015

    We got Crabs!! Well Katie has! Great big beautiful, juicy crabs! On a cold Melbourne night we head down Johnston Street, the right way despite Google maps trying to steer us the wrong way, and we hit up the Rochester Hotel, now home to the best crabber in town. The old pub has a warm feel to it with exposed brick, dim lighting and old fashioned pint glasses it has a lot of character. The staff are super lovely and helpful, even on a Tuesday…

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    Girl With The Gris Gris

    Saturday, June 13, 2015

    I wasn’t convinced that the Ding Dong Lounge had a new Louisiana restaurant on site so when we ascend the stairs and see what an amazing job they have done to convert the space, where previously you might have queued up the stairs to get into a gig there is now the cutest little intimate space ready to serve up some good old Southern charm. In late 2012, Ding Dong owner Bill Walsh set out on what has become a two-year journey to open Melbourne’s…

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    Brother Burger South Yarra

    Saturday, May 30, 2015

    It’s burger time in South Yarra, Brother Burger and the Marvellous Brew have opened up shop on Chapel Street in a fantastic spot, it’s a big space with red leather booths and a crazy amount of meat grinders lining to the walls for a unique decorating style. There is a big bar and open kitchen in between the eating space and you can see those burgers and fries coming together and the guys taking a break and enjoying a burger too – always a good…

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    Rockwell & Sons

    Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Sometimes you just need some salt, sugar, deep fried double patty smash loveliness! After a few happy beverages down the road we find ourselves are Rockwell & Sons, it’s been too long and we all need some sustenance on a cold Friday night. The menu is out of this world amazing and hands down not going to be within the calorie count for the day but lets have a night off and get our tater tots on! Would you like a Double Patty Smash Burger,…

Recipes & More

Breakie Eggs in Ham Cups

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Ingredients (Makes 3); 3 Slices of ham 3 Eggs 1 Avocado Handful of low fat mozzarella Pinch of paprika Method; Pre heat the oven at 180 degrees. Put the slices of ham into the bottom of a non stick muffin tin. Crack the eggs into the ‘ham cup’ – it’s easier to crack into a measuring jug and then pour in individually. Sprinkle cheese on top and put in the oven for 15-20 mins. Plate with half an avocado and a sprinkle of paprika. Bon…

My Food Bag

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We were recently invited to trial the My Food Bag service, a genius idea for busy people who want to be able to cook good, wholesome food when they get home from a busy day. Based around the concept of making it easy to cook fresh, simple, healthy and delicious food My Food Bag caters for a variety of families, from the Gourmet Couple to a Family of Four, for four nights of the week you will know dinner is taken care of and it…

Breakfast Frittata

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Ingredients: Serves 4 (or two very hungry people!) 6 eggs Two small smoked trout fillets 125 grams Light Soft Ricotta 1 ripe Avocado Half a red onion diced Half a fennel bulb diced Salt and Pepper Method; Pre heat the oven at 180 degrees. Crack and whisk eggs together in a large mixing bowl, then whisk in ricotta and salt and pepper. In a small round oven proof dish scatter cubes of avocado, flaked of trout, onion and fennel. Pour over the egg mixture evenly….

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Woody P’s

We were lucky enough to be invited to the Woody P’s opening night party and we have been desperate to get back and try some more food ever since. We were also lucky to call up on a Saturday and snaffle the last table so after a hard days shopping we rock up to let Woody P feed us amazing food and poor some very lovely wine too. The staff are great, the place was packed full but they were all gracefully sweeping through making…

curry

Aagaman Indian Nepalese

Aagman is a Hindi word which means “Arrival”. The name here signifies the arrival of the restaurant as a steep start towards a food philosophy that is driven by a desire to present an eclectic and expansive Indian repertoire, bursting with flavours and originality, as a multi-sensory dining experience and a highly personal one. Oh I love a curry and Aagman’s Indian Nepalese menu is mouth-wateringly delicious. We had already had a delivery previously and absolutely loved the curries but we really wanted to get…

ribs

The National Hotel

The National is a rockstar! We were lucky enough to attend a very special bloggers dinner recently and we couldn’t wait to get back and take our friends too! It’s a bit in no mans land on Victoria Street after the many Vietnamese spots there is the good old National Hotel. Offering friendly service, cool fit out, massive beer garden and some of the best pub grub in town. The menu offers something for everyone and too many delicious choices for the foodie who loves…

Hawaii

Foodie on Tour: Hawaii

Aloha!! When on a wonderful lazy holiday in Waikiki, Hawaii I can recommend a few good spots to eat and drink. Arancino A totally cute Italian pizzeria with red and white checked tablecloths, great food, friendly smiles and a reasonable bill at the end. The menu offers all the faves, good, traditional pasta and pizza and a very lovely cocktail or two. Wine by the glass is solid Italian with the reds covering Chianti and Barolo. The margarita pizza was thin, crispy, cheesey and good,…

Macncheese2

Lazerpig Pizza

Lazerpig, Lazerpig…. Feels like it should have a theme tune! Love the branding for this place, it’s fun, funky, has the world’s biggest glitter ball and is serving up pizzas for the Smith Street hipsters. Start with a little Antipasto, prosciutto, garlic focacoa, whitebait or……. Mac n cheese croquettes with basil pesto. They looked damn good, all crunchy and crispy with super lovely mac n cheese inside but they were a bit tasteless, no big smack of cheese in the face! The pesto was great….

schnitzel

Hophaus

Oh how I love a Jägerschnitzel I spent a lot of time in Germany and finding a good one in Melbourne is not always easy but Hophaus nailed it and currently with their Daily Specials or ‘Tagesessen’ you can get a Schnitzel on Tuesdays for just $20 with a glass of wine or beer. So after a hard days work head down to the river and avoid all of the tourist trap restaurants and get yourself into the friendly, fun Hophaus for good beer, good…

Platter2

Corte

On a rare sunny Winter weekend afternoon we were drawn into Corte, Latin kitchen and bar in Port Melbourne with the promise of a suckling pig roll and a cold beer – or at least hubby was, it was like one of those old cartoons where the cat gets a whiff of crackling and gets carried off in search of the source. Fortunately we managed to hold onto him and settled at a table in the sun, we still had our coats and scarves on…

Bangers2

The Palace Hotel

We all need a good local with the footy on, a friendly face, bar food, beer garden and a cute doggy to greet you! The guys who have taken on The Palace have done a great job of getting the place back on track and celebrating a good beer and some decent pub grub. Grab a spot near a big screen, get your tab going and browse through a big menu of pub classics. There’s parmas, steak, fish and chips, bangers and mash, curries, pies…

Pizza

Gradi Crown

Gradi’s big brother at The Crown it super shiny and massive! With two huge pizza ovens and a great big bar with bowls of mozzarella balls and hanging hunks of meat. It all looks super delish. We arrive early on a Sunday and it’s nice an quiet, within the hour it is packed full with big tables of families celebrating and eating! Mangiere mangiere!! The arancini with pork sausage, pea and mozzarella in a delicate crumb coat and a spicy rose sauce – so good!…

Beef

Ayam Penyet Ria

Ria has brought their Indonesian flare to little old Clarendon Street South Melbourne and we love it! A special invite to come down and try out their food was quickly accepted and we stumbled in from the cold and rain to a super warm welcome. Ria isn’t fancy, they are just doing good food and friendly service. We left choices up to our lovely host and we felt very spoiled, whilst dinner was cooking we enjoyed a carton of Jasmine tea. Never tried his before…

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Michelle Bridges – Superfoods Cookbook

Time for a health kick, after the indulgence of Xmas and New Year and the last 12 months of foodie fun, we definitely need a bit of a break and to drop a few kgs. Michelle Bridges, the million dollar 12 weeks body challenge babe, her books provide a less rigid opportunity to steer in the right direction of a healthy food plan and they really do work. They provide the back bone to a super healthy week and with a little preparation and planning…

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Annabel Langbein – Through the Seasons

I have been on the Langbein train for some time now and am a huge fan of Annabel’s seasonal and simple approach to fabulous flavours through simple recipes. This is a perfect book for a beginner to learn to create confidence in their dishes but also good for working week cooking where you need something healthy, fresh and simple to whip up after a hard day at work. Recipe 11 – Avocado Salsa Avocado Salsa – super simple, couple of little twists made my sad…

UHC

Gordon Ramsey – Ultimate Home Cooking

The new Gordon, no swearing and ego just a great guy with his family, cooking, laughing and helping everyone cook amazing breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some of the best recipes I have ever tried, quick and easy and packed full of flavour. This is a book you will go back to time and time again. Recipe 17 – BBQ Style Slow Roasted Beef Brisket Looking at this again, I want to go and get some brisket right now!! It was incredibly easy and incredibly tender….

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