Harold Holt – out of the drink

By pure chance I discovered that there is a new kid on the block (notice hipster 90s reference) whilst out walking one lunch last week. The Harold Holt Espresso Bar has been open for 6 weeks now, taking over from the old Boat Restaurant. First test was the purchase a coffee … there is some…

Coconut Water

The new ‘thing’ to drink … Coconut water is meant to be great for hydration. Read about it here … I was very sceptical until my naturopath mentioned it was worth trying out … and I trust her opinion. So off I went to purchase my first bottle.  After chilling it as suggested I took…

Lemon Meringue Pie using Agave

I have been trialing Agave syrup rather than using sugar in my baking and this recipe has been an outstanding success!! This recipe was a mix of a couple I found online, I have copied them here with the substitutions. The meringue is an Italian one, where you heat some sugar (Agave) syrup to skin…

Mini eclairs to treat mothers group

A container full of bite sized eclairs are just waiting for me to fill them … The cream is whipped into shape with vanilla and little bit of sugar… If I had not just brushed my teeth I would eat one RIGHT NOW!

Jackson Dodds…..there is hope at our end of town!

Having moved to the north of Coburg not long ago, I have been missing the ability to walk to a nice cafe that we had in Kew. We have been travelling as far as we need to to find decent coffee and food for brekky on the weekends and were very excited to hear of…

D.O.C – good Italian in Carlton…who knew?

I tend to avoid the city end of Lygon St due to the large number of tourist stalking ‘Italian’ eateries….Balzari you are the exception….but was told of a place to try for really great Pizza. Not usually a pizza eater I was only tempted due to my current morning sickness only being tamed with large…