Estelle by Scott Pickett, Northcote

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A few weeks ago I was surprised by Alex with a beautiful belated birthday dinner at Estelle by Scott Pickett. ESP opened last year to rave reviews, occupying half of it’s sister restaurant Estelle Bistro’s previous space. We’ve been wanting to go since it opened, so I was thrilled when we pulled up on High Street…

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Launch of the #socialfeeds Food Truck, with Bank of Melbourne

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Hello friends! I know this isn’t one of our usual recipes or reviews, but two weeks ago we got to be a part of a really exciting project here in Melbourne, and wanted to share our experience with you all. Six or so weeks ago, Bank of Melbourne announced an instagram competition called #socialfeeds. #socialfeeds…

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Merricks Creek Winery, Mornington Peninsula

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One of our favourite day or weekend trips is heading down the coast to Mornington. Mornington is full of beautiful beaches and amazing wineries at every turn, and we try and explore new nooks down the Peninsula every time we set out that way. Merricks Creek invited us to come try out their new cellar door,…

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Est., Sydney

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We love visiting Sydney, and always make sure to try a new restaurant while we are up there. Last year we had a lovely long lunch at est., with two of our good friends. The lunch menu at est. is steal relative to the cost of their dinner menu, and you can choose how many…

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Lakehouse, Daylesford VIC

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A few months ago, Alex and I celebrated five years together. It’s crazy how quickly half a decade has gone by- there has been plenty of incredible food along the ride! To celebrate, we headed out to Daylesford, which is a beautiful spa town about an hour and a half outside of Melbourne. While Daylesford is…

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Jamie Oliver’s Chicken in Milk

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So as you all know, chicken plays a prominent role in our household. While I have finally learnt to love fish, it is less accessible in our neighborhood than chicken, so we find ourselves with the bird more often than not. Sunday Roast is something that I’ve never been able to get fully on board…

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Roasted Chicken Maryland w/ Fennel, Dukkah & Pearl Barley Risotto

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So, if you haven’t noticed – WE. COOK. A. LOT. OF. CHICKEN!  Being limited in choice with old Priya floating around the house means I’ve gotta think up new and wonderful ways to make chicken exciting. This dish, leveraging off that delicious nutty, seedy, spicy blend – Dukkah, is both tasty and simple to make….

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Top Paddock, Richmond

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Top Paddock holds the kind of brunch notoriety reserved for LA’s top West Hollywood spots- which made it the perfect spot for a reunion with my old LA work manager! When we arrived on a Sunday morning the place was practically bursting at the seams with eager eaters, waiting to be seated. After an extended…

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Harissa Spiced Freekeh with Honey Roasted Vegetables

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Late last year, I discovered a lovely grain that is now being hailed as a leader in 2014’s round of new ‘superfoods’- freekeh. Freekeh is a grain slightly similar to barley, but it can be a bit fiddly to cook with- the first time we used it we were a little freaked out by the…

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