Market Special: My Top 5 London Markets

Being a lover of local produce, street food and community vibe, one of my favourite things to do when I am travelling to a new place is to check out the markets. I went to London a few weeks ago, prior to heading to Iceland on a hiking trip (more on that later) and went…

Market Special: Marrickville Organic Food Market, Sydney

One of my favourite ways to spend a relaxed Sunday morning is to head to a local farmers market and immerse myself a beautiful community vibe along with good coffee, cheap eats and free music. Marrickville Organic Food Market provides just that.

You don’t need dough, to knead dough

There is  some serious scaremongering going on when it comes to carbohydrate foods. With the popularity of restrictive diets that eliminate entire food groups, the public is becoming scared of eating nutritious foods such as wholegrain breads and cereals. The recent release of the 2014 Australian Grains & Legumes Consumption & Attitudinal Study by the Grains & Legumes…

Six Foot Under: Hiking in the rain.

Since moving to Sydney, I have been told by many people that it inevitably rains most Easter long weekends. This one was no exception.  I had been thinking about doing the Six Foot Track for some time. I was at the Walk21 conference in October last year and met a guy and a girl who…

Market Special: Paddy’s Market, Haymarket

There’s no doubt, Sydney can be an expensive place to live. According to the most recent Household Expenditure Survey in 2009-2010 ,the average weekly expenditure of food and non-alcoholic beverages in NSW households is $212.67. For the lowest income households in NSW, this is down at $108.55. You can therefore understand why quinoa, goji berries…

Skinny dipping in the kitchen

Am I crazy, or is there a kitchen appliance for absolutely everything these days? There are breadmakers, rice cookers, slow cookers, poffertjes makers (in case you get that sudden urge to cook tiny pancakes) and the ‘I-Can-Cook-Almost-Anything’ maker (my name for the Thermomix). Sometimes I can almost convince myself that I need these things. I have no doubt they can be…