Kids
Parmesan Polenta Slice with Sweet Potato & Feta

Parmesan Polenta Slice with Sweet Potato & Feta

Parmesan Polenta Slice with Sweet Potato and Feta An easy and flavoursome savoury slice that you can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Toddler friendly too. This is an easy recipe I’ve been making lately for the three of us as my daughter transitions to family food. I alternate ingredients but mostly the sweet potato...
Kids Events and Festivals Melbourne 2019

Kids Events and Festivals Melbourne 2019

KIDS EVENTS AND FESTIVALS MELBOURNE 2019 This year we have put together a calendar of events and festivals for kids (or ones that are kid-friendly) around Melbourne and Victoria for 2019. Our calendar of Kids Events and Festivals Melbourne 2019 gives you an ongoing list (updated throughout the year) of things to  see and do with your children...
Travel: Tips for Flying Solo with a Baby

Travel: Tips for Flying Solo with a Baby

Travel: Tips for Flying Solo with a Baby  Some things that worked for me flying 22 hours alone with a four-month-old baby. There are a lot of things I have done this year that I didn’t think I could. The two main ones? One: give birth, and the second: fly on my own on a...
Review: Caffe La Via

Review: Caffe La Via

The gourmet burger selection at Caffe La Via Caffe La Via is one of those restaurants you’ve driven past a hundred times but only eaten at once. It’s been on Glenferrie Rd, Malvern, for as long as I can remember. Until recently, my one dinner there was years ago and more about proximity – it...
Picnicking in Melbourne

Picnicking in Melbourne

  Whether they are held in your backyard, at a park or indoors on a rainy day, picnics are literally one of the loveliest ways to spend an afternoon. As an homage to the picnic, I’ve put together a mini guide to picnicking in Melbourne. I’ve matched it by markets and local parks, so you...
Event: Melbourne Salami Festa 2015

Event: Melbourne Salami Festa 2015

It’s back! Melbourne’s favourite sausage fest returns for its fourth pork party. Not only does the Melbourne Salami Festa celebrate the art and tradition of salami making, it invites makers to have their homemade salami judged by a panel of aficionados and experts. This year’s judging panel includes: Festa patron Guy Grossi, chefs Dom Marzano and Rosa Mitchell, Massimo Scalas (Salumi...
Review: Melbourne's Best Hot Chocolate

Review: Melbourne’s Best Hot Chocolate

Bibelot’s hot chocolate     Strange hours, spending the day at a crime scene or staking out someone’s house and coffee are the staples of police reporting. During my time as a police reporter at Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper I used to wake up to the 4.48am alarm on my mobile phone and head to the office...
Review: Bagelicious

Review: Bagelicious

  Anyone who has seen an episode of Seinfeld will know about New York’s obsession with the humble bagel and along with pretzels and doughnuts, it’s one of those must-try food experiences for any visitor there. Although Glick’s Bakery has been baking them fresh each week since the 1960s, over the past few years bagels...
Le Jolie Cafe

Le Jolie Cafe

  We here at Decisive Cravings have been long time lovers and supporters of Waffle Jolie, so you can only imagine our delight when we found out they were opening their own bricks and mortar venture, Le Jolie Cafe. Now we can buy those coveted Sunday market treats nearly every day of the week! Hoorah!  ...
Gift: Boomf Marshmallows

Gift: Boomf Marshmallows

(Image by @abbietastic via Instagram)   You know how there are some people that are really hard to give gifts to because they ‘have everything’? I’m pretty sure I’ve found something they won’t have…Boomf. This is not a figure of speech but the name of a company that prints photos from your phone, computer, Facebook...
Foodie Profile #8 - Miss Biscuit

Foodie Profile #8 – Miss Biscuit

(Image of Julia Day taken by Haven Lifestyle Photography)   When Julia Day starting making biscuits she found couldn’t stop. Her biscuit range started growing and so did her orders, and the rest as they say is history. We chat to Julia of Miss Biscuit about how she started, her most popular biscuit requests and...
Ribs and Burgers

Ribs and Burgers

  Wow. Rib and Burger lovers I am going to say that this place is up there. A friend of mine kept raving about their Northcote restaurant, and apart from that the name (Ribs and Burgers) sounded like it had some meat to it (pardon the pun).     Not too long after these praises...