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Monthly Archive for December, 2009

My workplace has a wine club and we recently had an end of year function at St Jude’s Cellars. I won’t go into the details but it was quite a boozy evening, with 10 wines on the menu (2 sparkling, 3 whites, 4 reds and a fortified) – all that wine was supplemented with a […]

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My workplace recently had a charity cherry drive – order cherries through work and a portion of the sale goes to charity. My workmate S received the email and without reading it too closely ordered two boxes of cherries. It turns out that the boxes were 2kg apiece and suddenly she was flush with excess […]

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Merry Christmas!

We wish you a very happy and enjoyable Christmas with your family and friends. We will be having a little break over the Christmas period and posting a little less frequently than usual. Some upcoming posts over the next couple of weeks include – Emily’s encounter with a flavourless macaron, Saskia’s continued efforts at healthy […]

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I recently read about Baker D Chirico’s pop up store and very excitedly headed there for a macaron hit. The macarons at Baker D Chirico had been recommended to me, but unfortunately, being the insular Northsider that I am, I rarely make it over to St Kilda. Baker D Chirico’s pop up store is right near my […]

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As well as being members of the Daring Cooks, Saskia and I are also Daring Bakers. The December 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to you by Anna of Very Small Anna and Y of Lemonpi. They chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ everywhere to bake and assemble a gingerbread house from scratch. They chose recipes […]

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  A few weeks ago, my chiropractor did this crazy test on me called a bioimpedance analysis. Apparently, I need to eat more protein and put on two kilograms of muscle. Otherwise, I’m fine. It got me thinking about healthy eating on a quasi-vegetarian diet. Frankly, I sometimes think that we should focus on healthy […]

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For my Christmas celebration with work, 17 of us headed to Longrain for lunch. Now, I wasn’t actually planning on doing a post about this lunch as I was feeling a bit awkward about taking photos and being queried about the blog. A couple of dishes in I had been harassed so much by my […]

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I arrived at work the other day to find a little surprise from my workmate S. An avid reader of the blog, she spied some macarons at Chimmys and brought them in for me. I have previously tried Chimmy’s macarons and was pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately, these two weren’t as good. As you can see from […]

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Yesterday’s post got me all nostalgic about that trip around Spain. I know, it was five years ago now so I should probably move on, but it was just a really fun adventure. I have been thinking about some food that we ate at La Boqueria market off Las Ramblas in Barcelona. At the time, I […]

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In 2004, I wandered the heavily beaten backpacker trail around Western Europe. I met up with four school friends in Barcelona and we skittered around Spain and Portugal for five weeks. The Spanish lifestyle was a perfect fit for our little possé of early 20s travellers: warm weather, cheap food, late nights, siestas, sangria and […]

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