Family pies from Goldstein’s Bake Shop

I have always looked & wanted to buy a family pie but always thought it was too much. One day while I am um-ing & ah-ing at the pie shop trying to decide on lunch, I decided to do so. I got a Beef & Beer pie which is apparently Australia’s No. 1 pie &…

Varsity Lakes Winterfest 2017 – High Tea at Hope

Varsity Lakes Winterfest is an annual event happening in my local community for the last 3 years. It runs for a month with big events scheduled over 4 weekends! Once again this year, we had the High Tea at Hope to raise funds for an orphanage in the Phillipines run by Hope & Grace Ministries….

Pina colada, sashimi carpaccio & desserts from Torii Restaurant & Bar

We caught up with some friends for dinner one evening at Torii Restaurant & Bar.. as we got there early, I started the evening with an icy pina colada…. beautifully mixed, it would be a delicious cocktail for summer! We also had the sashimi carpaccio which was fresh & light together with a crunchy chicken…

Beef vindaloo & naan from Curry in a Cone

This has always intrigued me so when I saw them at Miami Marketta, I just had to try! Beef vindaloo & rice, served in a cone made from naan bread. There is also an outer piece of paper to hold the naan in the shape of a cone.. it was not bad… the curry was…

Pulled pork roll from The Brisket Committee

I have an ultimate weakness for pulled pork.. anything with pulled pork, I gravitate towards.. funnily enough, hubs has been influenced by me & gets excited every time he sees something on the menu with pulled pork on it 😂 Do we were at Miami Marketta with friends & he opted for a pulled pork…

Food trucks at Gold Coast Pet Expo

One addition to this year’s GOld Coast Pet Expo is the food trucks around the side grassy area of the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre. It was a brilliant idea as it gives people an option to sit, chill & eat… Proffetjes with Nutella, soft serve & organic Hawaiian Bombay tea from Herba Santa…

Unajyu from Torii Restaurant & Bar

I tend to have my usual favourites when I am here & have tried most items on the menu.. however, somehow, I have missed this dish which has now become one of my favourites! This is unajyu – a whole piece of eel, grilled & basted in teriyaki sauce, served on a bed of rice…

Chocolate rice bubbles smash cake

What cake do you make for a friend’s birthday when said friend does not like cake? A smash cake! Most smash cakes are just chocolate hardened into the shape of a dome filled with chocolates or lollies on the inside. We took it a step further & decided that rice bubbles were a good idea…

Dinner at Bavarian Bier Cafe

I love German food… the pork knuckles, the sausages, the schnitzels & so much more. For a friend’s 30th birthday, we organised for it to be a the Bavarian Bier Cafe because she loves her schnitzels (no prizes for guessing what she had for dinner 😂). When having German cuisine, can’t go pass some good…