Month: May 2016

Five Things For June

Everywhere I look | Helen Garner My favourite in Helen Garner’s new collection of essays has to be How To Marry Your Daughters, a re-reading of Pride and Prejudice told with her trademark thoughtful and shrewd observations, such as “Lydia Bennet, at sixteen, is a piece of […]


Fountain Street Alexandria

I feel pretty lucky to live in Alexandria – it’s a beautiful and leafy suburb, well-serviced by public transport, has charming street names like Clara, Ethel and Ada, it’s close to the CBD, and a pleasingly diverse mix industrial warehouse space, old-style terraces, and trendy new […]

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Avocado Ice Cream

Avocado as a sweet treat isn’t exactly a new concept – it’s a fairly common in desserts around Chinatown, Zumbo did that avocado macaroon back in the day, and Messina had an avocado and corn chip gelato a few years ago… but it’s definitely not the go-to for most Sydney-siders when […]

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Alexandria, Meet Gerard

The first thing I notice when I wander over the road from my house and into Meet Gerard, apart from the pleasingly minimalist decor, is the stack of well-loved cookbooks on the kitchen counter, namely Stephanie’ Alexander’s A Cook’s Companion and Yotam Ottolenghi’s Nopi. I’m in good hands.

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