Years of throwing the remnants of our Primary School lunchboxes into the bush, before mum could find out we didn’t eat our fruit, has finally paid off! Today I decided to head out beyond the walkway, along the dog made path and further into the scrub to harvest what we thought were oranges. This tree has been here for years now but I am unsure if any one has ever ventured out to it. It turns out they are orange shaped with mandarin skin and taste like lemons. No idea. Now I’m suffering from a serious case of the creepy crawlies but it was all worth it, I guess.
I like Department of Coffee. The owners & staff are lovely, the coffee is reliable and the food is affordable and fast. Elements of their decor are outstanding, nothing more than the copper drinking water feature. Then there’s the drink menu, floating behind the barista on an extrodinary pully-system and the splash of colour on the table tops that continues with the block-colour coffee cups. I really do like DOC.
When I heard rumours about Paddock before it opened and let me tell you I was more than excited. As was most of the Coast. My visit tally is now well into double digits and still every visit it feels like the first, the gardens are always changing, the menu always developing and the coffee always beautiful. There is something special about seeing the baby eggplants growing beneath the archway. Or smelling the fragrance of burning wood coming from the kitchen. Or being served with a smile.
What comes to mind when you think about Independence Day? For me it’s a clam bake! Living in a world saturated with American films and tv shows, this American beach-side tradition is front and center of Independence Day celebrations in my mind. A New England Clam Bake is a social gathering outdoors, especially for eating clams and other seafood and a cooking technique.
New England is a region in the northeastern corner of the United States consisting of the six states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
This event will take place on the beach; with shelter & heaters and hot food to keep us warm & steamy! The evening will give you some great company, a complementary cocktail on arrival and a three course meal centered around the seafood main cooked on the beach!
One year ago today, my friends Shannon and Lizzy got married. I made their wedding cake. The ceremony was on the property at Mavis’s Kitchen with Mt Warning perfectly placed behind their stunning set-up. Weddings don’t interest me and I am not easily impressed so when I say this wedding was stunning you can just take that as truth. The reception was held in the Queenslander that is, Mavis’s Kitchen. Wedding photos by Kitanobo Photography.
When Lizzy suggested a day trip to Mavis’s Kitchen as a birthday present I was super excited to be able to explore a little more.
I miss these days with Ricky.
We love you all, see you at an event soon!
We hosted a dinner on Saturday 26th April at a private home in Elanora, Gold Coast. The guests enjoyed a five course meal and some great company!
Check out the Full Menu here and More Photos on facebook.
This meal was also featured on Good Food Gold Coast.