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London: Daylesford Organic

20/12/2009

Daylesford Oganic cafe in Notting Hill is a jolly-good start to the morning in England’s capital.

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London: Tom’s Delicatessen

20/12/2009

P. and I found Tom’s Delicatessen in the trendy Notting Hill area after a lovely breakfast nearby. Even though our stomachs were full, our eyes were drawn to the cafe’s retro-kitsch design (it’s been there for 20 years).

As we walked inside we realised their vintage design is suitably matched to it’s wholesome blast-from-the-past treats.

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Recipe: No-Blend Pumpkin Soup

01/12/2009

It’s pumpkin season here in France so I had the itch to make a steamingly delicious pumpkin soup for my lunch today…

Dilemma? I don’t have a blender to puree any soups. Luckily my gal Martha came through. This pumpkin soup is so easy to make – a “one pot” dish and there’s no blending involved, the Butternut Squash simply melts to a beautiful consistency!

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Recipe: Simple Lamb Couscous

01/12/2009

So, while on exchange over here in France I’ve acquired a new best friend – Martha Stewart. Okay, perhaps not for “realsies”, but in my head (like Julie Powell and Julia Child – sans fame and movie deal and crazy “cook all her recipes” idea).

This deliciously simple Lamb Couscous recipe is adapted from Martha’s Apricot, Pistachio and Olive couscous recipe.

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12 Hours In: PARIS

01/12/2009
Well because I live only an hour from Paris at the moment, I’ve taken to having lovely day trips to the city on the Seine.
So here’s a mini 9AM – 7PM itinerary I’d love to share with you. Get the best out of Paris in 12 hours – c’est possible! 

On y va! (Let’s go!)

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Brisbane: Prospecting for Coffee in the Golden Triangle

01/12/2009

If anyone out there is familiar with Brisbane they will know that coffee is either brilliant or woeful. It gets even worse in the finanical district of the Brisbane CBD or as it is known in business circles, the Golden Triangle.

So coffee snobs, here is the ACPC Guide to getting quality coffee in the business heart of Brisbane…
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Recipe: Peach Clafoutis

01/12/2009

I had never made a clafoutis before Saturday – trying new recipes in a dorm shared-kitchen is very adventurous – but this worked, was super easy and very delicious!

Recipe for: Peach Clafoutis
(Serves 6)
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