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It’s the subtle differences in Australia that make it interesting. While the country and culture as a whole appears to be quite similar to that of Americans or Canadians for example, those little bits can sure enough come along and surprise you. When? Perhaps when you are simply trying to order your food and drink at a restaurant for the […]

Menu Tips in Australia


MMMMMM! I can’t believe it has taken me this long to discover this place. One of those cool little local places tucked away in a hallway of a shopping street- it is AMAZING! Hey Coeliacs! Almost EVERYTHING on their menu is naturally Gluten Free. That is good news for those of you who eat gluten as well- The recipes they […]

Manly Beach, Places to Eat, 3 Ducks Spice Bar


Surry Hills is one of those challenging areas of a big city. Fun shops- bohemian cafes well kept areas… right next to the areas you shouldn’t go alone late at night. The neighborhood is developing an arty feel and emerging from it’s seedy reputation…. slowly. Crown street- is an area worth an afternoon wander. Benzin Thai– featured earlier, is located […]

Sydney- Crown Street in Surry Hills



As part of Good Food Month– many of the premier restaurants offer cooking classes to the public. They keep the classes small –around 10 people and give an in depth look and… most coveted- the recipies for favourite dishes. I took the Class at Benzin Thai located on Crown street in Surry Hills. The class on offer was to learn […]

Learn to Cook! Classes for the Masses!



The Newport Arms is a Northern Beaches institution. A massive rambling “Hotel” or huge pub/bistro. ‘The Arms’ also has accommodation and overlooks Pittwater Bay on the west side of the Northern Beaches Penninsula. An ideal spot for Sunday Afternoon drinks, the outdoor area is enjoyable.

Sydney- Northern Beaches- The Arms



A trip up the Northern Beaches is not complete without a trip to Avalon. Famous for the worlds slowest pedestrians- Avalon works on its own sense of time. Unconcerned and unhurried pedestrians wreak havoc with the local traffic. A spectacular place to watch the ensuing pandemonium of overly polite drivers and unrushed pedestrians is from Café Ibiza.

Sydney- Northern Beaches -Cafe Ibiza!