A wintry Mexican soup

“Balmy” is the word that springs to mind when describing winter in Sydney so far this year, with mid-August temperatures peaking as high as 27° Celsius during the day. While this madness great for camping, it’s not so great for cracking out the serious winter […]

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Marramarra Microadventure

There’s nothing like a spot of winter camping, particularly when Sydney delivers day after day of crisp, sparkling July weather. Last weekend eight of us set off  to Marramarra National Park, about an hour and a half’s drive north of the city. Destination: The Orchard […]

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Mt Kuring-gai to Berowra

A bushwalk on a sparkling Sydney winter’s day is a pretty great way to spend a Saturday, particularly when you can take advantage of cheap end-of-week travel and get the train. On the weekend just gone we headed to Mt Kuring-gai station to tackle the […]

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Return to Frazer Beach

It’s a bit of a yearly tradition among my friends to book out the Frazer Campground for a weekend, and this year a group of eight of us headed up on a Friday afternoon for an Autumn adventure on this beautiful and remote slice of the NSW […]

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Eggplant, Freekeh & Feta Salad

For me there’s no more quintessentially Autumn dish than Maggie Beer’s Moroccan eggplant with lentils, pomegranate, and ricotta, a deliciously hearty and warming bowlful that makes the most of seasonal ingredients, and one I look forward to making whenever the weather cooling down. Faced with a […]

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Golden Chia Bread

Home with a nasty cold recently, I had little motivation to do anything other than watch Outlander and eat loads of buttered toast. With stores of the latter running low and no desire to leave the house, I decided to peel myself up off the […]

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South Head

Early Autumn days in Sydney can often fall into the “absolute sparkler” category – warm in the sun but not too humid, with sea temperatures hovering pleasingly in the mid-twenties. In a few weeks you’ll be pulling out coats, tights, and extra blankets for the bed, but before […]

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Mecca Coffee

Tucked away in one of Alexandria’s industrial pockets is Mecca’s coffee roastery and cafe, in an old warehouse with gorgeous high ceilings and loads of natural light. An outpost of their CBD and Ultimo digs, the Alexandria space operates as a café at the front, with […]

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