Slip into your spring best and trade in the bustling city life for an idyllic day in vino paradise as Wine Island returns for its 5th birthday.
Filipinos have a sweet tooth full stop! Every region around the archipelago boasts its own sweet and savoury offerings and we have all the excuses to indulge in these treats anytime of the day, especially during merienda (meal gap between lunch and dinner) time. If you visit the Philippines you’ll find some of the restaurants even offer an ‘eat-all-you-can merienda’ or ‘snack to sawa’, a buffet style where you can sample most of the regional sweet offerings.
The 9th annual Pyrmont Festival will return from 20 September – 6 October 2019 for seventeen packed days of mouth-watering food, fine wine, and the very best in local arts and culture. The festival is headlined by a two-day family-friendly event at Pirrama Park overlooking Sydney Harbour on 28-29 September from 11am – 5pm, one of the biggest free outdoor food and wine festival in Sydney.
Imagine a table laid out with banana leaves rather than typical tablecloths. Colourful food like lechon, lumpia, prawns and enough mounds of rice to fell even the toughest of carb-loaders are strategically placed on all areas of the long table. Guests are seated next to family, old friends, new friends. It’s a fun festival of food and feasting.
We chocoholics like to believe that chocolate is a health food since it comes from roasted cacao beans, and therefore a vegetable. We hold on to recent studies that tell us chocolate has antidepressant compounds and amino acids linked to mood-lifting chemicals in the brain.
As a foodie, I have to make sure that I nourish and detoxify my body. How do I do it? simple, just a cup of hot or cold green tea! It’s refreshing, soothing and has a calming effect on my body.
The Filipino Food Movement Australia Mabuhay Nights dining pop-up is back, this time it will be held at Sizzling Fillo in Lidcombe this Monday 17th
Each year, Sydney turns into a dazzling extravaganza of lights. The spectacular displays on the famous Landmarks, Sydney’s skyline and throughout parks are turning the Vivid Sydney into one of the best known light, music and ideas festivals in the Southern Hemisphere.
The final day has arrived so we thought we would make the most of it. For the past 4 days our morning routine included a brisk walking on Deck 3, read the Daily Programme, catch up with news on the television then breakfast.
Queen Elizabeth arrived in the port of Hobart early in the morning, although we have been to Hobart before, our arrival by a cruise ship was a first and a truly memorable one. As the ship approached and maneuvered to its dedicated berth, we could smell and feel the cool air of Hobart, after all it was a chilly day at 14 degrees. Sydney may have been hot and sunny when we left but autumn had arrived in Hobart offering a pleasant change.
It feels like a flashback now when we ventured out on a 5 night Tasmanian Cruise on board Queen Elizabeth, one of the luxurious cruise liners of the Cunard Line last March. Ports of call for this cruise included Hobart and her maiden visit to Port Arthur one of Australia’s important heritage and historical destinations. We had a grand 5 days on the high seas and land and I would like to share the details of our experience.
Filipino food finally heats up in Sydney! Gone are the days when you have to travel to the West to find a decent Filipino feed, they’re sprouting up everywhere, gradually permeating the Sydney food scene. This is good news, the taste from the 7,000 islands is emerging and becoming part of the Australian mainstream.