Moving to Melbourne 

After three Valium and two glasses of wine I made it to Melbourne; I didn’t remember the flight at all – it was great! The weather change wasn’t the best as it was freezing, rainy and grey when I arrived. I immediately missed the 30 degree heat in Alice! My first stop wasn’t another weird…

A Trip to Tin Can Bay

As I was the first backpacker to arrive, there wasn’t much work for me to do so instead I helped around the house and farm.  The farmers took me down to their other house in Tin Can Bay one night, where we met their friends and had a curry. It was very different compared to…

Farewell from my Brazilians

Another of my leaving events came around and this time it was hosted by my lovely Brazilian housemates.  I also invited Tash and Ben over because it was about time that they had dinner cooked for them! I invited Rita and her husband too so my two favourite sets of Brazilian people could finally meet. …

Dinner in Botany Bay 

Instead of my usual restaurant hunting, I was invited over for a home cooked meal by Rita (my lovely Brazilian friend).  Her mum and her mum’s friend had come to Sydney for a visit, and had been feeding Rita and her husband delicious home cooked food since their arrival. I heard stories about all the…

Battle of the Cheese Breads

Easter had come and gone, so it was time to get back to work.  Myself and two other co workers went in bright and early to start prepping for a busy week.  Rita, my lovely Brazilian friend, produced a treat halfway through our shift. They are called Pão de Queijo which is literally cheese bread…

Happy Easter 🐰🐣

What a long weekend it has been! It was filled with hikes, chocolate, spiders and laughs.  Here’s my summary of Easter 2017: Good Friday The sun was back, yay! In celebration Tash, Ben and I did a 10km coastal walk from Spit Bridge to Manly. The views were absolutely amazing and it made the walk…

Winter Warmer

As summer ended in Sydney, it was as if the weather went straight downhill.  The amount of rain we’ve had and the severe temperature drop was not fun at all. One thing to make myself better was to cook a nice cosy dish! Once again, I’ll state that I’m poor so the ingredients used are…

Fusion Foods

What do Mexican and Asian cuisines have in common? They both shared a bowl to become my lunch the other day.  I was hungry and I hadn’t done a food shop so I looked through my fridge and cupboards and decided to merge two cuisines!  Here’s my recipe: 1 tbsp homemade guacamole (red onion, tomato,…

Ladies Who Lunch 💁🏽

Last week I was treated to three outings with Tash and, of course food had to be involved!  The first trip of the week was shopping and lunch in Bondi Junction. We decided to eat first so we had enough energy to do the exhausting task of browsing through the stores. We went for a…

Homemade Gnocchi 🍝

Funny how things work out; a failed staff night out (everyone was busy) turned into cooking lessons!  My lovely friend from work took pity on me a few days ago as I’d gotten all ready for a night out for everyone to cancel. So she picked me up and we, along with her husband, went…