Oh Baby! #babyshower

Went to a fabulous baby shower today for my niece …wish I had taken more photos of the fabulous feast and the beautiful tea-cups…but here’s a taste!

A splash of colour #tulips #autumn

Brightening up the kitchen as winter approaches in Sydney…beautiful autumn days in the meantime.

French Classics at St Claude’s Sydney

Delicious dining and attentive service at St Claude’s in cosy surrounds in Oxford St, Woollahra. Lucky to have such top notch French menu on our doorstep now and bound to become a regular haunt. Scallop filled Zuchinni flowers, delicious soufflé, steak tartare, steak frites, and perfectLy cooked duck….we skipped dessert! Plus a great wine list and a daily Prix Fixe 3 course menu, St Claude’s is open 7 nights a week for dinner.

Here’s Foodie Terry Durack’s review from the Sydney Good Food Guide https://www.goodfood.com.au/st-claudes-woollahra/st-claudes-20160125-49ix6

And here’s a link to their website http://stclaudes.com.au

Free Spirit Rose

I went into the florist And chose these stunning orange and pink tipped roses to be told they are called “Free Spirit Roses” – what an appropriate and beautiful coincidence!

Sleepless in Bali: Siva Ratri, the night of Shiva

 

Many Balinese will not sleep tonight as they stay awake to observe the holy night of Shiva. Here’s a great explanation of this significant Hindu ceremony:

via Siwaratri Day – Night of Siwa

beetroot pachadi

This beetroot dish looks delicious. going on my must try list! THank you http://www.myprimrosehillkitchen.com

my primrose hill kitchen

I think beetroot rocks and this is my take on beetroot pachadi, a creamy Indian curry dish which is normally served puréed. I prefer it chunky but with the same great flavours, I also love the popping texture of the mustard seeds in your mouth when you eat it. I have added crunchy coconut chips as a garnish, to add even more texture. It’s a great Indian sweet and sour dish which can be a stand alone dish, but is delicious with other curries too, including meat ones, and perfect served with basmati rice and a salad or a paratha. My friends have tested this recipe out for me and they all think it’s brilliant. Thanks friends.

Recipe

Serves 3-4 as a side dish serves 2 as a main.

Ingredients:
400g raw beetroot or 2x vacuum pack of cooked beetroot in its own juice (not in vinegar)
2 tablespoons of…

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