Thursday, January 19, 2017

I’ll order a salad, please … MD Provodores and Sydney Markets

“I rather my customers complain about price than quality”, Mouhamad of MD Provodores tells me as we walked along A shed in Sydney Markets at 7am on a Wednesday morning.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Society Di Catania comes to Potts Point

"The owner of this building ate pizza at my Bondi restaurant and asked me to set up a pizzeria restaurant in his building in Potts Point", Jonathan Faro, the founder of Society Di Catania tells me today. And the owner of that building on 186-188 Victoria Road, Potts Point is not the only one who knows there is a good thing going. Opened for only one month, Society Di Catania focusing on Sicilian food in Potts Point owned by Italian, former pizza chef, Jonathan Faro is going to be a real hit with locals after what I tasted today.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Spiced Chicken Cous Cous

I love the spicy flavours in the region of North Africa and the Middle East and I’m sure I lived there in a past life. I like dishes with a balance of savoury and sweet flavours that are hearty but not heavy. I added turmeric to this dish to make the colours of the dish pop and so it is visually pleasing too if you are serving guests. It's a simple dish to make and if you are like me who likes to make a lot of dishes for people to try when they come over then this one doesn't take long at all and it's a dish to impress with its flavour combination. This dish was a hit at a New Years Day dinner at my place and was gone in minutes.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Food in style around my home during the holiday season

With Christmas just over and the New Year just arrived, there is no shortage of food at home. That's because when everyone in your family knows you are a foodie, Christmas presents from family gravitate towards that theme. And with that gives me an opportunity to show you some of the delicious food I prepared around the holiday season, either from gifts I received or just generally, I had spare time on my hands to dabble.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Last Minute Christmas Shopping at Myer Warringah

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. This year, I avoided Christmas shopping in the Sydney CBD and ventured up to the new Myer in Westfield Warringah Mall store on the Northern Beaches in collaboration with Myer to shop and stock up on a few items in preparation for family feasts in the festive season. The items I got were for entertaining over the festive season but the chances are, the practical things I would buy for my home, I’m sure others would love too as Christmas gifts.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Stylediaries: Style for the Holiday Season 2016 with THEPEACHBOX

Season Greetings! With the holiday season upon us means I have more time to play with style and makeup. You can thank my Opera Australia singing friend Jenny Liu for the recent beauty and makeup addiction but also my greater awareness for skincare came from travelling where a skincare specialist I saw in Dubai during a spa treatment suggested I needed 'more nutrition' for my skin. My skin became dehydrated from flying, travelling and a lack of sleep with early morning itineraries but also, it has become less resilient to stress as I get older. So I've sort to fix that with a bit more research and chats with Jenny on skincare and also makeup generally and with new brands like Dr Jart, a Spanish luxury brand called Natura Bisse recommended by my spa therapist in Dubai now in my skincare routine and MAC, Bite Beauty, Makeup Foreever, Stila Cosmetics in my makeup routine, as well drinking more water, morning jogs during the holiday period until dance classes resume again next year and a good healthy diet, my skin is looking a lot better and brighter.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Travel Diaries: In Dubai, the peak of fine dining: High Tea at the Burj Khalifa

I stepped in the lift and watched the floor number display in the lift rise, rise and rise, 10 …20 …30 …40 …50 …60 ….80…110 …123. High Tea experience at the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world was nothing short of extraordinary. This literally was a (very) High Tea experience, at the At.mosphere Lounge in the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.