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Fishing for a Feast – Exquisite Meals Best Enjoyed on the Ocean

If you’re lucky enough to own or have regular access to a boat or yacht then you know just how good it feels. The gentle tilt of the ocean swell, soothing you into a sweet bliss of contentment. The smell of the open seas, tickling your nostrils with the delicate dab of salt. The shining sun, reflecting off the...

St Kilda winewhitch SPHERE

A new wine bar for St Kilda winewhitch SPHERE Not another wine bar – they are popping up everywhere! Yes, they are but please let me introduce you to winewhitch SPHERE.  winewhitch SPHERE has much more expertise behind it than any other wine bar in Australia. With three serious wine degrees, awards and numerous smaller studies as well as more than...

WINES OF PROVENANCE – RIESLING

Granite Hills 2017 Riesling                 Some vineyard sites are very special and this is one of them. The Royal Melbourne Wine Show has an award for wines that are consistently high quality (three different vintages must be submitted). Llew Knight has won it twice including the inaugural award with this wine.The Victorian Trophy for Wines of Provenance is a nod...

Legends, a Winner and Winter Wine

A big week just keeps on getting bigger The week began with five legends and a trailblazing leader in the food and wine industry being honoured at the annual Legends and Rising Stars Awards. The same night handed a lucky winner the opportunity of a life time with the Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship. And that was only Monday! For a big end to a...

Confused about what to eat? Here’s a doctor’s recommended meal plan

Base your meals on fresh, whole foods, not packaged foods. from www.shutterstock.com Knowing what makes up a healthy diet can be really confusing. New fads and fast fixes appear weekly. At the same time, the rise of celebrity chefs and TV cooking – while admittedly entertaining – has made preparing food seem complex and often unachievable. A staggering 95% of Aussies don’t...

Lunch for under $13

Back to Dear Liza for a $12.50 lunchbox: rockling bites, chips, grilled corn and “Rochelle’s Coleslaw”. Good value for St Kilda… The post Lunch for under $13 appeared first on HaxTrax.

TROPICAL ISLAND TRAVEL … THE LAST RESORT

#dunk_island #south_molle #daydream_island #whitsunday_islands #great_barrier_reef  Queensland’s famous island resorts, once like a string of pearls along a tropical coast, are now mostly dots of decay. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-23/south-molle-island-remains-in-tatters-with-no-signs-reopening/9670338 They will only be profitable when rebuilt with low-cost materials easily maintained, dismantled and reassembled. Synthetics don’t last in the hot, wet tropics; furniture’s mouldy in 2 years. Painting is pointless. Buildings will be smashed by...

St Kilda Sea Baths: dip into your budget

Trying online to get prices for the fabulous St Kilda Sea Baths: Nope. The website insists on getting your contact details so a rep can call you back (upsell, your details on data base etc). It must be pricey! Is everything a marketing ploy these days…  The post St Kilda Sea Baths: dip into your budget appeared first on HaxTrax.

A TASTE OF TUNISIA IN THE HEART OF MALVERN

A wet and windy Sunday, made for Tunisian shakshouka (aka chakchouka): 2 eggs baked in North African spiced tomato sugo with chickpeas, smoked mozzarella (instead of usual feta), wilted greens, served with toasted sourdough. $16.50 Spoon and Servery, Malvern. With music duet EIMHIN & LAUREN… The post A TASTE OF TUNISIA IN THE HEART OF MALVERN appeared first on HaxTrax.

Woo hooo the return of Foster’s Lager

Foster’s Lager, crafted, eh? Can’t say I ever noticed fruity nuances either, 30 years ago. “Fruity” just wasn’t a word used by beer drinkers back then. But it sure got us pissed when we were teenagers… #aldi #beer #VB  The post Woo hooo the return of Foster’s Lager appeared first on HaxTrax.