In Melbourne, a city full of food and obsessed by coffee, I cook, I eat, I share the good news and the bad. essjay eats

Archive for 2008

Cooking: Duck with Cherries

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

New Year’s?  blerh Let’s avoid the sobriety (of watching fireworks in town with families and NO alcohol – blerg) and the transport troubles of going somewhere for a meal / drink.  Lets cook something wonderful and open a darn nice bottle of wine. So we did.  We opened two in fact.  Starting with a Coldstream […]

So – that was Christmas

Friday, December 26th, 2008

I suspect that due to the four day Christmas weekend, there were no places to put the cats over Christmas (I tried in October!) so I didn’t get to Queensland this weekend.  I really should have been there this year as Mum has not been very well, and Dad is struggling to look after her […]

Review: BaBa Levantine Trading. Lygon St East Brunswick

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Wednesday night we ventured to Lygon Street, east Brunswick to try out the fairly new-ish Baba. Chef James Wilkinson is cooking there and I really enjoyed his food at Jimmy Watson’s some years ago. The space is a bit sparse, and I expected it to be a bit busier on a Wednesday night – but […]

They grow big so quick!

Monday, September 15th, 2008

I was mucking around trying to work our how to link Flickr to Livejournal (feel free to tell me how! I can’t work it out) and I came across photos of the kittens. I haven’t transferred photos over from my old laptop yet – so I haven’t seen these in ages… awwww They will be […]

Review: Heronswood in Dromana

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Today was a total skive-off. JB has switched his day off at work this week and suggested we get “out and about” . I’ve wanted to go to Heronswood Homestead in Dromana for some time now. We happened across the companion cool climate garden for Diggers Seeds (heritage and heirloom seed savers) a few weeks […]