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I used to point at runners and say ‘why would you do that?’ I didn’t run. No way. Two years ago a work friend decided she was going to go in the City to Surf. She’s never run. So twice a week during our lunch breaks we’d get in the car and go to Sydney … More And I ran
Love the balcony bar. It’s our intimate space out in the world. We can sit and watch the inner-west crowd wander by as they divert from King St, Newtown. It gets the afternoon sun in winter. It’s our bubble.
‘Whatcha doing?’ I asked my man as he was poking the ceiling fan with a broom. It wasn’t on. ‘Just flicking the switch.’ ‘What switch…’
I was having a dinner party and I was keen to impress as I hadn’t seen my cousin for years and she was visiting from New Zealand. My brother nominated me as the foodie in the family so the pressure was on. I turned to my handy Taste.com.au Slow Cook magazine and started frantically flicking. … More Pomegranate chicken supreme
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Smoked trout, camembert, dill risotto with crispy skin croutons This creamy smoky dish takes a while to make, but it’s worth it. Pour yourself a glass of wine, put on some tunes (I listened to Hill Top Hoods Walking under Stars) and relish some time out in the…
Space is premium in the inner west. So sometimes having a pet is out of the question. Dog? Yeah, requires a lot of space and energy and cleaning. Cat? Ok, but needs to be managed to protect local birdlife. Rabbit? Would love a Flopsy, but the last one ate through all the cables in the lounge … More Pet shrimps
Love the back lanes of Newtown. Saturday afternoon is the time to catch some of the graffiti artists doing their thing. The lanes near Young Henry’s Brewery were buzzing on Saturday. The intoxicating smell of spray paint, the red eyes of the artists, the onlookers hanging out smoking. Every week there’s something new.
Chicken & corn soup This soup is a mid-week winter winner. With an Asian-flavour infusion, it’s quick to make, filling and delicious. Need to call out to my work mate, Anthony. We sit opposite each other all day and make each other laugh. He had a similar soup for lunch, with prawns instead of chicken (see … More Chicken & corn soup
It once had 28 pubs, five banks, eight churches and two local newspapers. There were many brothels, gambling dens, murders and men who crawled in tunnels under the main road so they didn’t get robbed on the street. People came from all over the world to live here, hoping to make their fortune. Now it’s … More Trip to the end