Sunday, 22 March 2015

TOASTED MUESLI RECIPE

This recipe comes from one of my good friends who always makes her own. It's hard to know how much sweeter is included with bought muesli varieties, especially toasted muesli.  Making your own is a perfect way to ensure you know what is in it.  This tasty muesli recipe is a great base, where you can add and subtract to tailor to your taste.

Ingredients:
5 cups rolled oats
1 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
3/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup raw whole almonds
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1/2 tbps cinnamon
50ml water
1/2 cup honey
1 1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 cups sultanas

Sunday, 1 March 2015

MELBOURNE FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL - TASTE PRAHRAN MARKET

163 Commercial Rd, South Yarra

We were invited by Prahran Market to join their special Graze the Market event as part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.

I loved the concept of this event. We were given a small wooden tasting board to collect morsels of food from various vendors around the market. It was great format to allow guests to experience the market in a very intimate and fun way.

Punt Road Chardonnay and pulled pork with red and green capsicum 

Saturday, 21 February 2015

SARDI

111 Church St, Hawthorn - ph: 9818 6140

Loved out brunch at Sardi with bubs and a friend last weekend!

One of the advantages of having little kids is that we can always get a table at trendy cafes.

No, we don't get to jump the queue because of how cute they are (or how in need of a coffee we look). With the little ones we are always up at 7am and out of the door by 8am, even on an Sunday...


Sunday, 15 February 2015

LADYBOY DINING

394 Bridge Rd, Richmond - ph: 94213206

As a lover of Thai cuisine, I must confess I struggle to find truly amazing Thai food in Melbourne.

I blame it on an amazing culinary trip to Thailand a few years back where every single meal I had was ridiculously, orgasmicaly good, from street food to fine dining restaurants. The zest and zing of Thai food in Oz is just not the same.

So in my 'incessant search' for the perfect aussie Thai restaurant, I recently gave my local Ladyboy Dining a go with a few friends.

fish cakes + crispy thai basil + sweet chilli ($12)

Monday, 2 February 2015

FRIENDS OF MINE

506 Swan St, Richmond - ph: 9428 7516

We have been to Friends of Mine a few times, but never got round to bloging about it.

It is packed on weekends like all good cafes in Melbourne, which makes it hard for us to visit with the kids.

House baked pastries at Friends of Mine 
We went there on a week day during the summer holidays when it wasn't too crowded and we managed to get a table straight away.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

KONG BBQ

599 Church Street, Richmond - ph: (03) 9427 1307

We've been meaning to go to Kong BBQ since it opened mid last year, but their no booking policy combined with our limited availability to go out has made it hard for us.

'Never fear!', said the hubby. 'If we can't go to Kong, Kong shall come to us'.

Kong BBQ take away