Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Month: October 2012

Paris: the food

OK, I’ll come right out with it and admit that I didn’t get to eat as many cakes and cheese as I thought I would on my recent trip to Paris. It unfolded as a more cultural journey as opposed to a food oriented one, much to my mum’s surprise. The pressure to find good food is high when you’re only visiting a place for a short while. That challenged is doubled when you arrive on a Friday night and leave on a Monday. The cheese shops are closed from Sunday afternoons and don’t open again till Tuesday. But that’s …

Paris, I get it now

Might seem like an odd photograph to start with. Why show an empty coffee cup when one’s imagination fills with the possibilities that a weekend in Paris could have, should have yielded. As I write this I’m feeling a little bit sad. I’m eating cheese that I bought back from Paris, on bread that I bought in a boulangerie on St Lazare. I’ve never felt this sad to leave a place and never felt so certain that I will return. The empty coffee cup you see in the photo is from Les Deux Magots in St Germain; a cafe once …

A Very Harry Birthday

My sister turned 30 on the weekend. A big moment in the life of a modern adult…a time for reflecting on what you’ve achieved so far and a time to consolidate and plan for what you’re yet to achieve. So for a serious milestone like this, I thought it only fitting to throw a Harry Potter themed birthday party for my now big, little sister. Normally my mum, the family’s undisputed matriarch, would host the party, but she had to work, and with Dad back in Australia on business and my brother still back home, it was up to me …