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The Reading Room

May 29, 2012


Unis aren’t usually the breeding ground for top quality food. Poor students and bad campus food are more likely to go hand in hand. That certainly was my unfortunate experience! Well ok, there were a couple of exceptions. There was at least one cafe serving decent coffee and nibbles, but on the whole, food tended […]

Cantonese style steamed fish recipe

May 28, 2012


This is potentially a wildly inaccurate assumption, but I’m going to make it anyway. I’ll wager that most people wouldn’t consider steamed fish to be a particularly glamourous item on a restaurant’s menu. But it really isn’t as boring as it may sound. Well executed steamed fish can be so elegant. This gentle method of […]

Falling for Melbourne’s Autumn

May 27, 2012


I’m a bit late to the party. I’m sure many bloggers have been posting photos of the brilliant autumn colours already. In the past I heard that late summer rains usually means more sugars in deciduous trees which would thus lead to more vibrant yellows, oranges and reds. All the more reason to like the pitter patter […]

A couple of markets around town

May 27, 2012


My love of markets started at a young age. I have fond memories of our family’s weekly treks to the good old Vic Market. Mum and Dad would hustle us onto a tram or occasionally bundle us into the back seat of their very run down little hatch to fetch the essentials for the week. […]

Happy River Cafe

May 22, 2012


The ‘Docklands side’ of Footscray may look quite derelict, but to the visionaries, there is great potential. Perched on top of the Maribrynong river, and though the thousands upon thousands of shipping containers may taint the view a little, this little patch of the world has views of both the flowing river and our fair […]