Return of the Weekend Soup!

Return of the Weekend Soup!

I haven’t done a weekend soup post for three years!!! So let’s just say that this is a very irregular series, but a series nonetheless that I’ll try and continue. Being at home for most of winter this year, I’ve been making soups aplenty. The inspiration for this one occurred as I was walking past Zaatar a … Continue reading

I can have all the quinces…

I can have all the quinces…

Just over a fortnight ago I received my fruit tree order from Yalca Fruit Trees. I’m super-excited about my quince tree, which has three varieties grafteed onto semi-dwarfing rootstock (2-3 metres): Angers, Pineapple and Smyrna. I’ll have a prolonged harvesting period, with the Angers fruiting first, followed by the Smyrna and Pineapple.  No more nicking … Continue reading

Moreland dining scene update – July

Well, it’s been aeons since the last post but hey, what can I say? Life gets in the way. A couple of our favourite places have closed down over the past month or so. The first of these is Fine and Dandy on Melville Road in West Brunswick. It was a pioneer on this strip, … Continue reading

Moreland dining scene update

Moreland dining scene update

The past few months have seen a number of openings and closings around Moreland, with two of my favourites disappearing from the local dining scene. Sometime in the middle of the year, my favourite Lebanese pastry shop, El Fayha, shut up shop. It was one of the long-standing Lebanese pastry shops on the Sydney Road … Continue reading

Far from the madding crowd at 8th Nerve Cafe

Far from the madding crowd at 8th Nerve Cafe

I’m rather jealous of those living north of Bell Street, Coburg. The ‘cafenication’ of Coburg seems to have bypassed my little world, bounded by Reynard Street, Melville, Moreland and Sydney Roads, and made itself at home in the upper reaches of this suburb. With O’Heas Bakery & Deli firmly established in the neighbourhood for many … Continue reading