December 29, 2010

torquay too

some more from torquay last month.

December 28, 2010

xmas lunch

Christmas lunch is never anything too extravagant around here. Cold Meats, Prawns and Salad, then Nanna's Trifle and a Pavlova topped with the biggest most delicious Rasberries picked from my Grandpa's garden. All eaten on plastic plates (shhhhh!) in my Nannas garden. Those two kids are the youngest of my nieces and nephews (Ive got 3 of each!) and are pretty damned cute, right? RIGHT! Well, in any case, wishing you all the happiest of holidays (and so on and so forth) !

December 13, 2010



OH HEY, did you see my contribution to design*sponge's 'behind the bar' series over here?!

December 9, 2010

Point Addis

Point Addis, near Torquay. Usually a strange combination of dog owners and nudists, but that day it was all ours for as far as the eye could see.

December 7, 2010


We hosted our first BBQ of the summer this weekend. BEST. I love my backyard!

November 28, 2010


At Nannas

sootie shrine
(My bedroom. Nanna's Lounge. My Lounge. K & I's Lounge. Rooms 2&4 are carpet twins - its so disorientating!)

This week has been a lot rainy. And Ive been a bit sick. Lots of quiet times inside. Cozying up.

November 22, 2010

black sticky rice porridge

I was first served Black Rice Porridge as a breakfast food in Bali some 13 years back. It was 4am and we were off to climb some volcano and watch the sunrise, so forced my 14 year old self to down this black sloppy 'energy food' helper. I never did make it to the top of that mountain but I spent the next six years of my life secretly obsessing over that breakfast until I found it for sale again from a Beijing street seller. Since then, there have been several failed attempts at recreating this dish using various microwavable 'intant' packets, but had never (until now) thought to just google how to make that guy!

Oh god, its the easiest thing to make ever and is just so damned tasty. I want to describe it as chocolatey but think maybe its just delicious like chocolate but with a different flavour all together. I dont know. What I am really trying to say here is - Make it! Its summery goodness and winter comfort food all in one so youve got no excuse. Even add fresh mango or banana! Yum!

A "recipe". Inverted Comma.

1C Black Glutenous Rice (aka Black Sticky Rice)
5C Water
4 Tbsp Palm Sugar (but palm sugar can be a bit scary though, non? raw sugar is ok too, apparently)
1 Tin Coconut Cream
Mango or Banana (Optional)

Serves 4-6.

Wash then soak rice overnight. Add to a pot with 5 cups of water. Bring the the boil and simmer for roughly 1 hour, stirring occasionally. It should be a porridge like consistancy with the rice soft right through. Stir in shaved palm sugar to taste (roughly 4 tablespoon, it does need to be quite sweet!) then serve with coconut cream and fruit.

Refridgerated, it will keep well for a few days, too. Just reheated as you go. Yep.

Oh, and how amazing are those pincushion protea flowers? My housemate and I picked them from someones garden while drunkardly walking home last week, as we are known to do. They are my new love.

November 16, 2010

forever changes

two weeks later

Watching as my tabletop garden slowly moves and changes. This could go on forever.

November 12, 2010

hi how are you


Oh Hello! Remember me? Life has been a bit crazy around here lately but lets promise to catch up soon, ok? x
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