Saturday, 9 November 2019

Dier Makr, Hobart

Dave and I have tried to hit up as many of Hobart's amazing restaurants as possible over the past couple of years, so I'm not too sure how it took us so long to discover Dier Makr, located on Collins St in Hobart's CBD. After reading an article about the top 10 places to eat in Tasmania, and seeing Dier Makr on the list, we knew we had to try this restaurant, and ended up heading there on a Friday evening after work.

Friday, 25 October 2019

Exciting news...I wrote a cookbook!

I can't quite believe that I am writing this post, however after two years of working on this project, I am so ecstatic to announce that I have written a cookbook! Foraging Throughout Tasmania is a collection of simple, delicious and wholesome recipes that I have created over the past few years, and particularly since moving to Tasmania. It is a collection of 40 recipes including 20 savoury and 20 sweet recipes, and focuses on nourishing and nutritious meals, along with some more indulgent treats (because we all need balance in our lives).

Saturday, 12 October 2019

How (and why) I got into the habit of waking up at 5:30am

Years ago, the thought of waking up at 5:30am every week day would have made me head straight back under my doona. However, about two years ago, as I settled into a working-from-home routine, I decided to try exercising first thing in the morning, rather than at lunchtime or in the evening. Over this period, I have discovered a number of things that have helped me get into the routine of waking up at 5:30am each week day, which I thought might be useful to anyone who may be wanting to set their alarm a bit earlier each day.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Hobart's top five baked goods

It's been nearly two years since we moved to Hobart, and over that period, I have tried and tested many baked goods. I have put a lot of thought into which cakes, donuts, slices, cookies and tarts have been my favourite, and I think I have finally narrowed down my top five must-try patisserie items (which are in no particular order). If you ever visit Hobart (or if you live here) and feel a sweet craving coming on, I'd recommend any (or all) of the below items to get your sugar fix.

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Syra, Hobart

After a few of our friends had recommended a new restaurant that opened earlier this year in Hobart, we decided that we had to check out Syra. This Middle Eastern restaurant is tucked away in Salamanca Square, and if you're keen to head to dinner here, I definitely recommend booking a couple of days in advance, as it can be hard to get a table at this popular spot.

Friday, 13 September 2019

A week in Queenstown, New Zealand

One of the places that has been on my travel bucket list for many years is Queenstown, New Zealand. When we discovered that we could both take a week off work at the end of August, we decided to book in some flights and accommodation for 7 nights in the magical town of Queenstown. Even though I had pretty high expectations, the beauty and magnificence of this town definitely exceeded them. I've provided a guide below of our favourite activities and places we ate and drank, as well as a bit of info on where we stayed.

Saturday, 17 August 2019

The Source Restaurant, MONA

One of the restaurants in Hobart that I have wanted to visit for a while now is The Source Restaurant at MONA. As it was my birthday last weekend, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try this special venue, so I booked in a table for lunch last Saturday.