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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 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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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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Food Random Stuff Sydney

Sandor Katz and The Art of Fermentation

You may have read my post on Capturing Cultures at Real Food Projects with Holly Davis? Nothing’s changed. I’m still fascinated with fermenting my own foods, primarily vegetables. So much so, that I have bought Sandor Katz’s most recent epistle on the subject, “the Art of Fermentation”. I’m about half way through. I’m finding…

August 29, 2013
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Food Sydney

Best Sydney (Breakfast &) Lunch Spots: West Juliett

What if I told you that the Twelve hour pork with ‘slaw on offer at West Juliett is so good that I forgot I was meant to photograph it before I started eating…? True. I LOVE this meal. See – here it is… And, when I say I love this meal, I mean really…

August 27, 2013
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