Month: January 2015

How to throw the ultimate Australia Day Party!

No plans for Australia Day, no worries! Here is our guide to the ultimate Australia Day House Party! We are hosting an Australia Day Party and our main focus is on food, so here’s some food inspiration to get your tummy rumbling! Taste (www.taste.com.au) have put together a collection of Australia Day Recipes which can be viewed here. We have gone through all 30 pages for you and our personal faves can be found below! First up is the Aussie Burger with the lot We also love these mini hot dogs and have made them many times ourselves, a very simple recipe which only requires 4 ingredients! And for dessert (if your baking skills are better than ours) we recommend the Iced Vovo Pavlova And of course the classic lamingtons! If you are like us and don’t own a pool, pop down to your local Kmart or Target Store and grab yourself an inflatable pool! We hope its going to be a hot day and for under $100 we think its worth the investment! If you need …

Indimex Brisbane

Indimex at Greenslopes serves up Funky Indian with a mexican twist for breakfast, lunch or dinner and if you were watching The Great South East on Sunday night you would have seen Indimex featured. We ventured to Indimex for dinner and were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant located on the popular Stones Corner Shopping strip. From the outside Indimex is very vibrant, colourful and definitely stands out. We started with the calamari entree and the three amigos dip which consists of corn chips, guacamole, salsa and a lentil dip! The guacamole was our personal favourite and definitely a hit with many other diners around us also enjoying the three amigos entree! We also indulged in some cocktails and beers! The strawberry frozen margarita was our favourite and we enjoyed a couple of these as well as a vodka sunrise. For mains we had the whole baby barramundi and chicken fajitas. The barramundi came out on a giant plate and included rice, pappadums and a delicious chutney. The fajitas came out on a sizzling hot plate …

Silks Restaurant, Burswood

Blog Post Courtesy of http://www.imasticate.tumblr.com Silks does dim sum for lunch and Cantonese fine dining for dinner. You won’t find any boring fried squid tentacles or Mongolian lamb. However, avoid the satay chicken, lemon chicken, and equivalent dishes. These are simply included on the menu to placate casino-loving cubs (cashed up bogans) and foreign businessmen with corporate credit cards and no clue how to choose legit Cantonese food. Fancy cutlery and double chopsticks My very own Princess Diaries moment was staring at all the assorted cutlery and plates, which were already on the table when we arrived. There must be some grand plan! The waitress explained that the brown chopsticks were for sharing food (moving it from a communal dish to your own) and the cream ones were for eating food (which you already have on your plate). Bamboo garden ($12); Golden Silks ($22) I obviously ordered the cocktail with gold glitter. Let’s be serious, why wouldn’t I choose the signature drink if it has mango liqueur, lime juice, vodka, and a golden ball of …

How to spend a weekend in Montville

Montville is a small town located on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland approximately 100 kilometres north of Brisbane with a population of less than 1,000 people. We recently spent two nights in Montville and stayed in a cute cottage at Clouds of Montville. Pictured below is the Moonrise Cottage, the Cottage has a king bed, spa bath, deck, lounge area and a basic kitchen with full size fridge which comes stocked with complementary items such as cheese, milk, orange juice, cereal and bread. Clouds of Montville has 3 cottages with rates starting at approximately $300 per night. Website: http://www.cloudsofmontville.com.au/ Email: reception@cloudsofmontville.com.au Address: 166 Balmoral Road, Montville On our first day in Montville we stopped at Gerrard’s Lookout to catch a glimpse of the beautiful view of Montville and the Sunshine Coast. We then stopped in at Poet’s Cafe to snack on the delicious Poet’s Mezze Plate, which consisted of 2 dips, 2 cheeses, ham, sundried tomatoes and olives. Website: http://www.weddingsatpoets.com.au/welcome Phone: 07 5478 5479 Address: 167 Main Street, Montville Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner For dinner we visited the Montville Cafe, …