Blood Orange and Goats Cheese Salad

Tell me…isn’t this one of the prettiest salads you’ve ever seen?     It’s also probably the easiest thing to make.  This is the second time I’ve made it this weekend and it took me about 5 minutes each time Take a good handful of mixed salad greens (wash and … Continue reading


According to various books I’ve been reading, the Italians have two words for “garden”.  The first is giardino and signifies a garden that is grown for pleasure – containing flowers and other pretty things.  The second word is orto and means a vegetable or kitchen garden, obviously a distant sibling of … Continue reading

A letter to Gloria Jean’s

Hi there,   Sorry to be a pain but I thought I’d drop you guys a quick note about a purchase I made at your Mt Druitt store this afternoon.   My mother and I bought two large iced coffees, a sausage roll and a spinach & feta pastry.  The … Continue reading

Midwinter Blues

I’m tired of Winter. It’s been the coldest, hardest winter I can remember.  (Well, as cold and hard as it gets in Australia).  There was sleet in Sydney, for heavens sake!!!!  For the first time in my life I’m actually pining for the hot weather to come, even though I … Continue reading