Brisvegas and beyond Blog Posts

  • Amicis Italian Restaurant Southbank
    on Sep 6, 2012
    Wandering through Southbank with my fiancĂ©e and his parents a couple weeks ago we were torn over where to go for lunch.  We decided to try Amicis as the menu looked good and the place was pretty busy compared to the places around it.The de...
  • Oozy yummy cheese
    on Sep 6, 2012
    Last June, with only a days notice, we found out about the Brisbane Cheese Awards. Lining up on the Sunday morning to enter I was thrilled to see so many people out for a fun day of Cheese tasting, classes on cheese and wine, and plenty of cheese to...
  • Recipes that Inspire #3
    on Feb 19, 2012
    Firstly, I must apologise for lack of blog posts this week. I am one of those people who firmly believes that family always comes first, and this week family has needed to take the front seat.  However, I wanted to bring you some of the inspirin...
  • No blogs this week
    on Feb 18, 2012
    Hi everyone. So this week has been really tough personally. I have a very ill relative and I have been unable to complete any blog entries this week. I'll try to get my normal entry up later this afternoon, but my Geek Week will have til another time...
  • Recipes that Inspire #2
    on Feb 11, 2012 in Blogs Food Chicken
    I've had a pretty good week blog wise. I'm trying to be more consistent with my entries and explore more aspects of my Blogs design. Over the next few weeks there will be quite a bit of change as I try to make my blog more attractive and something th...
  • Asian Lettuce Cups (San Choy Bow)
    on Feb 11, 2012 in Pork home-made Food Chicken
    As part of the whole being a bit healthier tonight I made Asian Lettuce Cups for dinner. Some call this San Choy Bow too. The basic idea is that it is a mixture of mince, vegetables and seasoning served in lettuce leaves. To eat you roll up...
  • Brisbane this weekend 11-12 February 2012I wish to travel. There is this growing need in me to see more of the World than my own backyard. I love Brisbane, but my friends and family are always telling me about the other wonderful cities of the world. A colleague is currently in Ne...
  • La Dolce Vita Caffe - Wintergarden Brisbane
    on Feb 5, 2012 in Brisbane cafe Coffee
    On Saturday morning, after sweating my butt off at the gym, my boyfriend suggested we go for a coffee. Now I'm never one to say no to coffee so off we went to La Dolce Vita. I am always interested in trying out a new (for me) cafe and I am glad we de...
  • Popcorn the real wayToday has been so much fun. As I stated in previous blog entries I have been trying to eat healthier and lead a healthier lifestyle. In fact I am exceedingly proud of myself, this week I went to the gym 4 days. Yay!This weekend we decided to do a mov...
  • Recipes that Inspire #1
    on Feb 4, 2012 in snacks Recipes that inspire recipe
    I'm find that many of the foods I make tend to be inspired by other peoples recipes. Whether it is from Jaime Oliver, Heston Blumenthal, or other Bloggers, I tend to adapt their recipes to make them my own. I want to share with you some of these reci...
  • Two Minute BrownieNow, my friends and family may call me a bit of a chocoholic.... and I am!!!  Today I stumbled across this really great quick chocolate brownie recipe and it is so good, num num num. It is really easy to make and really only takes a couple minut...
  • Chicken Pesto Vege PastaSo, first off the rank in healthier recipes this month is a quick and easy pesto pasta. NumminessIngredients(Serves two)Spiral pasta for 28 Kalamata olives3 Mushrooms6 Semi-dried (or Sun-dried) tomatoesHalf a bunch of broccolini1 tbsp Olive oil1...
  • Today I was bookedYes, today I was booked, in a good way. It is that time of year again. Lifeline Bookfest. The time for all bibliophiliacs to rejoice and join as one to converge on the Brisbane Convention Centre. With everything from kids books to science fiction, an...
  • Happy New Year! and non-resolutions
    on Jan 5, 2012 in cookies baking cooking
    I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of 2012. Mine has held some ups and downs, but I am trying to remain positive.  Now to talk about those wonderful New Years resolutions that people always make, but rarely stick to. As you may have...
  • Shaz's Chocolate Chunk CookiesMerry Christmas everyone. This Christmas I am spending with my wonderful boyfriends family for the first time. In an effort to pitch in I am bringing sweet treats. My baking efforts have included Chocolate chunk cookies, Gingerbread and Chocolate&nbs...
  • Two Cups (Upper Edward St Spring Hill)
    on Dec 22, 2011 in Food Review Coffee Brisbane
    I have been walking past Two Cups in Spring Hill everyday for the past six months. I have always seen happy smiling faces coming out and have admired the Quote chalk board out the front. For six months I have been saying I should try them soon. But w...
  • In the Land of Christmas fun
    on Dec 17, 2011
    Phew, all the Christmas shopping complete. Yay!! Feels good. Now I just need to wrap the rest of them and I'm all done.Now to get the baking mindset on tomorrow. On the cards are Chocolate chip biscuits, Gingerbread, Chocolate Brownies and Chocolate...
  • Brittle failure may still be sweet
    on Dec 12, 2011 in peanut brittle sweets failure cooking
    What the brittle should look likeSo I'm attempting to make Peanut Brittle. I followed the recipe exactly but the toffee did not colour and when I kept cooking it waiting for it to change colour.... it turned to sugar again. I'm not sure what went wro...
  • The Toast of TeaI'm a fan of tea, whether it is a cup of English Breakfast to start the day, a nice Earl Grey to warm me up on a Winter afternoon, or a cup of soothing Chai to finish the day. Tea and the subtle (or not so subtle) variations in the blends will always...
  • Brisbane Botanic GardensYesterday was an absolutely beautiful day in Brisvegas, enough cloud cover to keep the temp down, and a cool breeze off the Brisbane River to make being outside a delight. How to spend such a great day? Why exploring the streets and parks in Brisbane...
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