Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Wynyard in South Melbourne

When I heard that the guys from Giddiup were opening a new cafe just off Clarendon St I made plans straight away to check it out on the weekend. 
Giddiup is always busy on the weekend so we were hoping to beat the crowds and before the secret was out that Wynyard had opened.
Wynyard is hidden away on Wynyard Street, a tiny little cul de sac off Clarendon St, and is located right next door to Made in Japan, a really cool home wares store, selling Japanese (duh!) ceramics and furniture.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Soup Monday - Autumn Veggies and Apple Stew

Most of you will know by now that I recently completed the I Quit Sugar 8 Week Program. They ran an Instagram photo competition and I won (yay!), my price was getting ALL the IQS cookbooks, hard copies and eBooks! So I've been flipping through them and there are so many delicious things to try. Today's recipe is from the relatively new IQS Slow Cooker Cookbook. There are soo many great recipes in it, perfect for these cold months! 
The Autumn Veggie and Apple Stew is a great candidate for "not the prettiest, but damn tasty!". Cooking is just a matter of peeling and chopping and then adding it all to a slow cooker (I actually used a cast iron pot instead).

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Machi St Kilda

Last Sunday, L and I finally went to Machi St Kilda. My boyfriend drives past it every week on his way to German class (yes, he is learning German!) and has often thought we should go there. 
But as it is often the case, there is just so much to see and do in Melbourne that it has taken us a while to actually get around to going.
Well made Japanese cuisine is always a treat, and restaurants that offer Japanese fusion rarely disappoint. As such, we arrived with high expectations. 

Monday, 17 August 2015

Soup Monday - German Beef and Leek Soup

I've been a little absent from the blog lately, life 1.0 has taken over and I'm currently buried in paperwork. For thos of you who follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that, just because I'm busy, it doesn't mean I'm not eating. Oh no, I always find time to eat! 
But since it's been two weeks since my last post I've taken a break from the real world and would like to bring to you the recipe for one of my favourite soups. It's true comfort food. Creamy with bits of minced beef, leek and bits of potato. Just one of those perfect combinations that are the best food for one of these cold Melbourne nights. It's one of those soups that my mother has made for years and I just can't get tired of. It's not a "lean" soup, but which comfort food is ever really healthy? It's like a warm hug in winter though. (Is it just me or does this winter seem endless?!)

Monday, 3 August 2015

Soup Monday - Avgolemono Soupa (Greek Lemon Chicken Soup)

I've been seeing Lemon Chicken Soup at take-away soup places near work and I've been intrigued to see what it is, as I had never tried one. When researching recipes and I read that this soup has the consistency of Hollandaise Sauce I was sold. It has no added sugar or cream, yet is super creamy.
Traditionally this chicken-lemon-egg soup is made with just chicken stock, no actual meat, but in order to get a bit more protein in you can add shredded poached chicken.