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Travel: Things to do in Ubud, Bali

Travel: Things to do in Ubud, Bali

Travel: Things to do in Ubud, Bali Some things to eat, do, and where to stay   Preferring the island’s famed beaches, Ubud is often missed by travellers visiting Bali. The lush greenery of its rainforests and rice paddies combined with its famed temples, arts&crafts, and its’ wellness centres, offers visitors a different type of...
Where to Eat in Phitsanulok

Where to Eat in Phitsanulok

Where to Eat in Phitsanulok From old school food institutions to local favourites   Phitsanulok is a province and city in Thailand’s lower north. For a period, it also served as the country’s capital and is known to all Thai people. The only question I get asked when I tell people I live here, is...
Re-visiting Locavore Restaurant Ubud

Re-visiting Locavore Restaurant Ubud

Locavore Restaurant Ubud Re-visiting this award-winning gem on the island of Bali.   Locavore is always at the top of my list whenever someone asks me for a restaurant recommendation in Bali. I first visited the Ubud based restaurant in 2015 and I haven’t stopped talking about it since. In 2016, the restaurant was ranked number...
9 Easy Morning Tea Recipes

9 Easy Morning Tea Recipes

  9 Easy Morning Tea Recipes A selection of sweet and treat ideas for your next morning tea.   The ritual of morning tea is very Australian. My first introduction to this meal time was at primary school, and along with afternoon tea it’s something I still very much enjoy (any excuse to have a treat!). Whether...
A Weekend in Sydney

A Weekend in Sydney

A Weekend in Sydney Some things to eat and do Sydney is challenging to talk about as a Melbournian. You want to be able to remain unbiased and judge the city on its merits without thinking about how it differs from home. I will never say that Sydney is better than Melbourne but I won’t...
Red Beard Bakery Workshop

Red Beard Bakery Workshop

Red Beard Bakery Workshop  For the aspiring baker. By Jen Curcio Flour, salt and water produces one of life’s simplest edible pleasures. The ingredients may be simple, and the act of eating it may be effortless, but anyone who has attempted baking bread knows there is no edible pleasure without some pain. This may sound...
Sumba Indonesia in Pictures

Sumba Indonesia in Pictures

  Sumba, Indonesia  Our visit to Sumba late last year was an ambitious leap from our previous travels around Indonesia. The trip had been inspired by a coastal landscape image and blurb in a surfer’s guide referencing ‘waves of consequence’, tribal culture and thatched peaked huts. ‘Sumba is not for everyone’ also featured quite early...
Eggplant Cannelloni Recipe

Eggplant Cannelloni Recipe

  Eggplant Cannelloni by Toni Curcio Serves 4-6 people   This delicious dish comes straight out of my Mum’s recipe repertoire. It is a simple Italian vegetarian dish that uses eggplants instead of traditional cannelloni pasta shells filled with ricotta and spinach. She also tops them with passata sauce. We often eat Mum’s Eggplant Cannelloni as a main...
4 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Impact Today

4 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Impact Today

  4 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Impact Today There are countless efforts and initiatives in place to remind us about reducing our environmental impact. Think Earth Day (April 22), Meatless Monday, World Environment Day (June 5) – the list goes on. But apart from an occasional day each year, what can we do to...
Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Hot Cross Bun Recipe

  This is a wonderfully simple hot cross bun recipe adapted from the classic Australian home economics cookbook, Cookery the Australian Way. For lovers of hot cross buns without thick peel and too much fruit, this recipe is for you. I thought about adding chocolate chips instead of sultanas, but I felt it would overcomplicate the flavours....
Inspiring Instagram Accounts to Follow

Inspiring Instagram Accounts to Follow

  For anyone who has an Instagram account (I assume you do if you are reading this), you will know what a phenomenon it is. We contribute to a platform with over 600 million active users globally. In this day and age, I imagine it’s a challenge not to be on social media. Somehow it has become a...
Reground Melbourne

Reground Melbourne

(Left) – Ninna Larsen, Founder Reground and (Right) Kaitlin Reid, Co-director Reground – image by  Matthew Kovacs   FOODIE PROFILE WITH NINNA LARSEN OF REGROUND In our latest Foodie Profile we chat with Danish born, Melbourne based Ninna Larsen. Ninna is the founder of Reground, one of Melbourne’s newest and inspiring sustainability businesses. Melbourne’s cafe’s are an...