food Archive

My Vegetarian Recipes

June 9, 2011

in food

This week I wrote about finding vegetarian when you’re traveling on BackpackingMatt. It just so happens the post coincided with making three new vegetarian meals at home this week. To refresh, I eat poultry and seafood — no red meat or pork — and I date a vegetarian. At first, our combined eating preferences meant […]

Sydney skyline.

Messing Up Plans & Getting Lost in Your Own City

June 7, 2011

in exploring, food

I’m not a person who likes to waste time. It’s historically been hard for me to relax, take naps and “just chill.” I have improved in this arena since coming to Australia, but I’m not quite reformed. A beneficial byproduct of this tendency exists, however. When plans run awry, I tend not to give up: […]

The Foods I’ve Tried on My Travels

March 21, 2011

in food

On Friday night, Brendan and I tried House restaurant in Surry Hills. I’d heard good things about this Thai joint from There’s No Place Like Oz and was jonesin to try the BTS (Better Than Sex) dessert. The menu offered a lot of dinner options, and it took me a while before I finally settled […]

My Favorite Spots in Sydney

January 31, 2011

in food, nightlife

I’ve experienced the music video, VIP vibe that is Ivy. I’ve daintily sipped a $20 cocktail at the Victoria Room. I’ve slurped up mussels sautéed in wine, herbs and blue cheese at the Oaks. I’ve eaten pizza with pumpkin. Pumpkin, I tell you! Sydney has not completely struck me with its food and pub offerings. […]

Food for Thought

July 7, 2010

in family, food, reflection

Some mornings, the first thing I do is walk out onto my balcony overlooking the city. I feel completely spoiled and blessed to be able to take in such a view of this city that’s been my home for more than five months. I’ll look at the water, the Harbour Bridge, the Anzac Bridge, the […]

The Meat Raffle

June 30, 2010

in food, reflection

Now, before you get too excited, this isn’t going to be about betting on hot studs at a charity event. We’re not talking ‘bout “that” kind of meat. No, this is about an event that is apparently all the rage down under–betting on packaged meat. I attended my first meat raffle on Friday night at […]