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Daily bread

In food on August 26, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Doing a lot more cooking now that I’m working from home. And by “a lot more” I mean “more than once a month”.

Here’s today’s lunch.

Poached eggs and avocado on sourdough toast

Poached eggs and avocado on sourdough toast

Daily bread

In food, great photos on January 12, 2014 at 2:50 pm

maple chipotle pulled pork and beans

Maple chipotle pulled pork and beans. More at Impeccable Sauce.

Daily Bread

In food on December 8, 2013 at 3:54 pm


Daily bread

In food on December 4, 2013 at 9:49 pm

And because no woman can live on legs alone, although i would dearly like to try, something for those of us about to go on a diet. Sigh.


More of this kind of thing, as well as cute animals, funny stuff and other things that float my boat of a very SFW nature, go here.

My idea of a glorious Sydney Saturday afternoon

In about me, animals, food, great photos, Sydney, weather on June 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Waking up next to a warm cat. Pouring with rain, cold, wandering up and down King Street. Hot dark Italian chocolate at Max Brenner’s. Dumpling noodle soup at Dumpling King, a wet walk home from the bus stop. And now an afternoon in front of the football and a box set of The Sopranos.

Add a packet of Mint Slice and hopefully some lovely company a bit later, and I am in weekend heaven.

All I need now is someone to do my housework. Anyone? Anyone?


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oh good grief

In food, great photos on April 25, 2013 at 11:08 pm


Impeccable Sauce.

New Thai restaurant … The Terrace

In food, Gold Coast, travel on November 11, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Thai food lovers on the north end of the Gold Coast have been pretty much out of luck of late. My local shopping centre churns through restaurants like they were paper cups.

A new one has opened up just recently … The Terrace … and I gave it a whirl last night.

Calamari ring … deep fried, served with turmeric mayonnaise … $8.90

I feared for the calamari when my first bite met a little resistance, but things improved markedly from there.

Have to say the mayonnaise was the best part.










Vegetable spring rolls served with sweet chilli sauce … $7.90 for 4

The spring rolls were bog-standard with most of the kick coming from the sauce.

Crispy wrappings were a little thick. More Chiko than spring.










Chicken massaman curry … $16.90

Easily the best dish of the night … creamy, spicy, plenty of the trademark potato, very tasty. also available in vegetarian, beef, fish, calamari, prawn and duck.










Vegetarian drunken noodles … $14.90

A little bland but otherwise solid.











So there you go. I will give it another go as there are some options on the menu that look interesting and well worth a nibble.

6.5 out of 10, but early days.

The Terrace is at Oxley Circle on Lae Drive at Runaway Bay … 07 55292666 … and there’s a 10% discount for cash.

What to eat, what to eat

In about me, food, travel on November 10, 2012 at 5:14 pm

What’s that old saying? Starve a cold, feed a fever? Well, this started as a cold, had a brief fever and is now just a phlegm factory and lung strangler, so what to do, what to do.

I didn’t get this body beautiful by holding back on the tooth, so eating it is.

Part of me wants pizza, part of me wants something juicy and comforting, like chinese or buckets of pasta. Oh, the dilemma.

Eggs benedict sounds good today.

Speaking of which, I can heartily recommend PJ O’Brien’s at Terminal 3 of Melbourne Airport. I was there early on Wednesday and had their eggs benedict and a cranberry juice. Twas most excellent. Lashings of Hollandaise, perfectly poached eggs, quality leg ham and toasted English muffins underneath. For under $10.

Goodbye Novotel on Collins … a bad start to a terrific day

In food, travel on November 4, 2012 at 11:13 am

Things did not improve at the Novotel on Collins, ladies and gentlemen. No as-advertised couch, one chair for two adults, we had to beg for a table on which to eat our food. Has to be said the food at dinner was very very good, so that’s a point regained. But the thermostat in the room was buggered and the next morning our hot breakfasts were stone-cold. And you could bounce the poached eggs.


Things improved, gentle reader, things definitely improved.

Dinner was late, but exquisite. The venue was PM24 on Russell Street and yes, the chef was in … Philippe Mouchel himself, patrolling the pass. Fabulous.

I had gnocchi and the pictured scallops which popped in my mouth before melting on my tongue. My dinner companion had the most divine jerusalem artichoke soufflĂ© and the cauliflower gratin was to die for. Desserts were crepes and for me, the blood orange soufflĂ© … Bloody fantastic. Topped off by Chef signing his book for us. And then a cab pulled up almost as soon as we stepped out of the door.

Perfect. P.E.R.F.E.C.T.


Here there be calories

In food on August 1, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Dulce de Leche filled cupcake with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream.



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