your sunday plans sorted

I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older and the thought of a Saturday night out is painful but and I have a new found love for day time outings that see me in bed by bedtime. Sunday’s are slowly becoming one of my favourite days of the week and after visiting the Hyatt…

these are sydney’s best dumplings

I love Chinese food, in particular dumplings, so I’m always on the hunt for the juiciest xiaolongbao parcel or the softest pork bun pillow; ladies and gents I think I’ve found the holy grail of authentic Chinese food. Chinatown Noodle Restaurant is located in Haymarket and is one of Sydney’s hidden gems. However, I’m sure…

pour decisions: grenache

Quickly becoming one of my favourite red wines, Grenache (pronounced gruh-nash) originates from both Spain and France with Australia better known for blending the grape with Shiraz and Mourvèdre. If you’re a fan of Shiraz, you should give this drop a try with a tomato based, veal or fish dish. What to bring to your…

pour decisions: the wine pair cheat sheet

I know I’m guilty of the ‘bottle shop google.’ You know the shuffle through your bag to find your phone, open google and type “What wine pairs with Thai/Italian/Spanish/Toasted cheese sandwiches” With a little help from my friends at Wine Selectors, I’ve now created a wine pair cheat sheet for you to bookmark and save…

pour decisions: pinot gris vs pinot grigio

Same same, but different. There’s no doubt that your palate changes as you get older. I recently read an article in the Guardian that said after we grow out of our teenage drinking phase -i.e binging on sugary overloaded cruisers and shots of vodka and tequila- we gain an appreciation for more robust flavours, such…

pour decisions: the wine glass

I don’t know about you, but I know everything there is to know about wine, especially the reason why you should never put white wine in a red wine glass… I wonder how well sarcasm translates online? I’m finding when it comes to wine, you tend to be indulging with an audience who appreciate the…

$10 pasta, this is not a drill!

As an avid foodie, (I think about what to eat for dinner, whilst eating lunch) I feel obliged to share this glorious information with the world. Jamie’s Italian is dishing up $10 plates of pasta until the end of the month and no, the offer isn’t just on a plain ol’ plate with some butter, I’m…

bon appétit baby

Today I decided to try and make pasta from scratch and although the end result was not perfect, it was a lot of fun. I also took all my own photos, which again, the end result was not perfect but I’m enjoying learning what the camera can do. I hate using stock images so from…