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Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi 2015

“The best kind of happiness is a habit you’re passionate about.” ― Shannon L. Alder If you’ve been with me for a while here on the inter web, you’ll know that the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition is a regular ‘thing’ for LM and me. And, Bella, of course! It has become a welcome habit…

October 30, 2015
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JFC Bronte Sydney
AIP Food Sydney

The GREAT Sydney AIP Picnic #2

  It’s been a crazy old start to the week here at JFC so I’m  e x t r e m e l y  tardy with this post detailing our most recent Sydney Autoimmune Protocol picnic. I am sorry. And, I’m especially sorry if you were one of the fab’ people who came along on…

June 17, 2015
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AIP Sydney

The GREAT Sydney AIP Resource Page

This week’s Autoimmune Connection is all about following the Autoimmune Protocol internationally. Hosted by Rory over at The Paleo PI, it also features Astrid from Heal Me in the Kitchen, Catharina from Paleo Feest, and yours truly from TSL-central! We’re taking this global, baby! You can check out the vid’ here: And, if you…

March 23, 2015
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AIP Sydney

The Great Sydney AIP Picnic!

What do you get when you mix ten followers of the Autoimmune Protocol with five kids and three puppies in the Sydney Botanical Gardens on a Sunday afternoon in March? – The inaugural Sydney ‘AIP Supper Club’ Picnic! After the success of our first ever Australian AIP Supper Club shindig last November; Rory (from The Paleo PI), Kirstie…

March 2, 2015
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AIP Sydney

The Inaugural Australian AIP Supper Club

This is a big post for me. HUGE! I’m stepping out from behind my TSL cloak after almost 3 years of being vaguely anonymous in blog-land, and here I am! Nope, not the tall, glam’ one on the left – that’s the lovely Kirstie of The Nutritionista fame. And no, not the cute happy-looking dude on…

November 24, 2014
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Design Sydney

Stumbling Across Planet of Surry Hills

I think I got off on the wrong planet. Beam me up Scotty, there’s no rational life here. (Robert Anton Wilson) Sometimes, I wonder what planet I have been on. Two or three of weeks ago, I was picking up some fabric from the lovely Tessuti for a wee haberdashery project I’m playing with. A couple of…

November 26, 2013
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Food Sydney

Cheese Making at Cornersmith Picklery

Spectator I: I think it was “Blessed are the cheesemakers”. Mrs. Gregory: Aha, what’s so special about the cheesemakers? Gregory: Well, obviously it’s not meant to be taken literally; it refers to any manufacturers of dairy products. (Monty Python’s ‘Life of Brian’) You may recall a post i did back in June about the very tempting…

November 25, 2013
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Haberdashery Sydney

DIY Macramé Kit by TMOD

Anybody caught selling macrame in public should be dyed a natural colour and hung out to dry.(Calvin Trillin) Is there a verb for macramé? My Mum macramé-d when it was last fashionable. About a million years ago. I remember her macramé onion bag. Truly. A macramé bag just for onions. If my memory serves, she…

October 18, 2013
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Food Sydney

Salt Meats Cheese of Alexandria…

So, you might imagine that in a house where one of us has a gluten issue and another is allergic to dairy, pizza would definitely be off the menu. Permanently. But guess what?  It’s not! I have discovered a pizza base recipe that works. And, after much experimenting, we have also established that LM’s…

September 28, 2013
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Australia Dogs Sydney

NOT the Australian Garden Show Sydney…

A good friend won two tickets to the Australian Garden Show Sydney. Small problem. She lives in Auckland. So, she sent me the tickets. Lovely girl… I was all set to visit the show yesterday. And, to tell you all about how fabulous it is. And, how you should go down to Centennial Park…

September 7, 2013
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