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Freddo Frogs and Caramello Koalas – a childhood institution

Freddo Frogs and Caramello Koalas – a childhood institution

Three of my absolute favourite treats from my childhood involve chocolate. Wait – are you getting the idea that I spent my formative years eating chocolate? I guess I did! (thanks mum!) These treats are not sophisticated at all but evoke fond memories… Behold Caramello Koala (formerly Caramello Bear), Strawberry Freddo (love that he has […]

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Madame Brussels (Melbourne, Australia)

Madame Brussels (Melbourne, Australia)

A search for a pre-dinner cocktail brought us here: My friend Ann had described this as a quirky little bar on a rooftop with fake lawn. What could be better on a chilly Melbourne night? And promptly headed out to the terrace where we ordered this: Camp Are We (say it fast) punch. But too […]

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Shameless!

Shameless!

Ok so when we were out and about in Sydney the other day, this sign caught my eye (as those of you who know me would imagine it might…) So I am there reading the sign in my jetlagged state wondering what on earth Obama has to do with this “salted coffee” craze. Well, nothing, […]

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Is it a cheese…?

Is it a cheese…?

At first glance, yes, a lovely gooey cheese… However, on closer inspection: could it be… a dessert? Why yes, in fact – check out the outer packaging: Uh huh – it’s a mini cheesecake – complete with spoon! Of course, any dessert is much better with this: Double cream. Why can’t we get this in […]

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It’s just business…

It’s just business…

Well on my way out of Adelaide, I managed to score a business class ticket which not only entitled me to access to the “Business Class lounge” where I enjoyed a nice glass of bubbly and a square of passion fruit cake: and up close: but also a hot meal on a short flight, complete […]

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My first Foodbuzz Top 9!!

My first Foodbuzz Top 9!!

This post happens to be my 100th post on my blog and coincides with my first ever “Top 9” on Foodbuzz (see screen shot above). This means that my “eco banana” photo which originally appeared here, was “buzzed” (viewed and voted for) on Foodbuzz, a wonderful networking site I am a member of. Thanks to […]

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