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Oscillate Wildly – Newtown

I use this blog as much as a photo album, so here’s another multi course dinner at Oscillate Wildly in Newtown, Sydney. ¬†I avoided using the flash in this small restaurant, so apologies for the grainy footage – it’s mainly so I can remember the night ūüôā Oh no! I forgot to photograph the ‘custard …
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Dinner at Aria – 12 in 2 list

Aria is one of the top shelf restaurants in Sydney – on Sydney harbour at Circular Quay. ¬†It serves ‘modern Australian’ and has breathtaking views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. About a year ago, I added in to my ’12 in 2′ goals list, hoping to visit for dinner in the next two years. As …
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Waste Wednesday & the new herb garden

Why, it’s Wednesday, the day when I weigh my waste to see if I’m any closer to being a zero waste home. ¬†Here’s how I weighed in for the fortnight: Less last week’s weigh in: Making this week’s adjusted total weigh in at¬†211g. ¬†Not great, but it’s to be expected with a 50L bag from …
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Le Diner en Blanc – Sydney

On Saturday, I was invited to join in an exclusive international event – Diner en Blanc. ¬†As the name suggests, it started in France, and it’s a dinner in white. ¬†The tradition started many years ago when a group of French friends decided to reunite after years of living abroad – but how would they …
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Thanksgiving – Aussie style

Australians’ don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. ¬†But I read so many Canadian and American blogs that I can’t help but want to get involved with pumpkin pie, and I don’t mind some turkey. ¬†So I thought I’d host my own dinner party! I think I did it right – there’s no traditions to start with here, so …
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The future of food

The Wednesday before last, my mentor called me about going to a conference on Friday. ¬†Friday was my RDO, so initially I was hesitant to give up my day off, but after googling the one day conference, I was interested! ¬†There are minimal opportunities in the current climate to go to professional development, so I …
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Food in Vietnam

Again, authentic tourist I am not! I like to eat what I like to eat, and the last thing I want is food poisoning! I have a good history of getting ill on holidays, so with much joy I came away from my trip to Vietnam unscathed. ¬†The BF was not so lucky! Here’s a …
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Aria for lunch

I mentioned in my post on Friday that I half achieved my plans to go Aria restaurant here in Sydney. ¬†I thought I’d share some photos of our lunch during Good Food Month. The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper hosts Good Food month, and part of the initiative sees high end restaurants offer a lunch time …
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Menu planning made simple

This week, we’re in Vietnam where someone else will be cooking, and washing up. ¬†YAY! ¬†However, every other week of the year, there’s meals to be cooked. ¬†Here’s how we menu plan. As I’ve elaborated on many a blog comment, I prepared a menu plan before moving in with the BF. ¬†I hate the ‘what’s …
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Savoury foods I love

A while back, I shared a list of food I don’t like. ¬†I was just crunching on an apple and I thought, gosh darn, this is delicious. ¬†So, here is the current list of favourites: crunchy apples: no matter the type, I’m loving them! macaroni and cheese: the BF is amazing at making this! It’s …
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