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It’s promising…

It’s promising…

I’m not sure whether calling Wild Timor Coffee a social enterprise venture would be completely accurate but the imperatives of social justice are certainly behind its establishment. There is a lot of information already available about this café but to recap its four owners were former Royal Australian Regiment peacekeepers who, while stationed there in … Continue reading

For old times sake – Half Moon Cafe

For old times sake – Half Moon Cafe

A pending move to Canberra for a short secondment opportunity saw us doing the rounds of some of our favourite local restaurants. First stop on our temporary ‘last hurrah’ to Coburg’s eating establishments was Half Moon Café, a local institution for falafels. Surprisingly, or maybe not, I’ve never reviewed Half Moon Café. Perhaps because the regularity of … Continue reading

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