Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Latest Foodie Advenutres

Cronuts, Flour & Chocolate, Morningside

Share Plates, Il Locale, Rosalie
Haloumi and plantain Slider, Shady Palms Bar,
Stones Corner

Crispy cornbread w blue cheese dip, Shady Palms Bar, Stones Corner

Juice…hipster style, Oliver & Co Deli, Indooroopilly
Quarter strength flat white, Foundry Artisan, Indooropilly

Thursday, May 8, 2014

A freezing night by the campfire

I feel like one of the most amazing but unbelievably simple experiences in life is sitting on the beach on a freezing night in front of a campfire with friends. Good wine and good food under the stars and NO mobile reception.

Soooo cliche!

But so true!!

Queensland went through a cold snap so we packed up our winter woolies and headed up to our spot at Rainbow Beach. It was FREEZING, but we rugged up and stayed close to the fire. We had camembert on crackers and two bottles of really good red. It was divine. Then we toasted marshmallows and s'mores. Oh my god, it was the first time I'd had these and (thank you America) they were the ultimate campfire experience.

The temperature dropped to six degrees that night so thank god for the insulated tent and down feather sleeping bag. It was toasty inside while the wind was howling outside.

The next day was an absolute cracker. Not a cloud in the sky and the water was warm and crystal clear.  I managed to get my trainer kite up for four minutes straight - a new record for me. And I found some awesome shells. What a day.

Not enough wind though for real kiteboarding. Someone was sulking…

Thursday, May 1, 2014


We've been to Tinderbox twice now, cause, you know you have to make sure the amazingness isn't just a one off. But yeah, it's awesome. The wood fire pizzas are simple but incredible (try the funghi) and the desserts….OMG.

The first time when I went with the girls we shared some amazing pizzas, but the second time with the boys I had the handmade gnocchi which was delicious.

But it was the strawberries and cream that was OH. MY. GOD. This is up there with one of the most divine desserts I've ever had…and my dining partners agreed. It's a vanilla cream cheese crumble with strawberry compote and all three ladies in our party of six had this. Interestingly, the three guys all had eskimo pies. This was the better choice though…it was to die for.

OK…I'm adding this place to the favourites list as well.