Thursday, October 17, 2013

Shock closure of Sardine Tin and Piaf, South Bank

Things have been a little quiet here at G.G. As I've said before, life sometimes gets in the way. I hope to rectify that soon and transform this space, but in the meantime bring you snippets of relevant news.

G.G. Readers will know that I had a bit of a love affair with Sardine Tin, a South Bank gem where I spent many happy hours, eating delicious morsels and sipping on the good stuff. It was one of the places that you could always go back to. I had a love/hate relationship with the ever changing menu, longing for some familiar deliciousness, but loving being forced to try new tasty things. 

I fondly remember the steak sandwich being one of the best I've ever had and trying desperately to recreate at home with lashings of butter.

Sadly, today it has been revealed that Sardine Tin and it's sister restaurant Piaf are closing as liquidators have been called. My condolences go out to the staff, and to Simon Livingston whom, in my opinion, is a pretty great restaurateur who has obviously and sadly fallen on hard times. I'm also offering condolences to my stomach and my sense of nostalgia, as I won't get to visit again.

It's been a tough week for Brisbane restaurants as Bistro One Eleven and Ortiga also ceasing trade. The restaurant scene in QLD is constantly evolving, but it's never warming to hear of closures of such loved premises especially under the circumstances. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Inspiration to get into the garden

I've been sitting in the garden but haven't been in the patch just yet. Alas, life is still getting in the way. We have had a few cold days.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Inspirational trees and other cute things

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The patch is out.of.control.

It's fair to say that the vegie patch could be classified as a 'right royal mess' and is perhaps about to be declared as a natural disaster zone. The garlic plants are in and growing reasonably well, but... the weeds have started to slowly extend their sly tendrils and have populated, spreading, unchallenged by my usually keen hands, that would pluck them out and place them far away from the burgeoning shoots. Such is life sometimes.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Little known fact: My birthday is on the same day as the Boston Tea Party, only the Boston Tea Party is a few years older than me.... Does that account for my love of tea and rebellion? Perhaps.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Food Manifesto

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Donut Star Signs?

Source: via Susan on Pinterest

Monday, May 6, 2013

Knife skills: Made easy part 2

Just some more infographics for y'all. They make things super easy. Knife skills part 2.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Knife skills: Made easy

Aloha hi my long lost pals,

Sorry for the absence. As I've told you before, sometimes life gets in the way of blogging. I have to tell you, I am in the process of re-configuring things around here and will be back blogging regularly before you can say lickety split. 

Whilst you are waiting, oh so patiently, I am going to upload some kick arse infographics that somehow make things so much easier! The first of a few are going to be knife skills as I get many emails on this subject, and found these easy explanations.

Until I see you next, 

I'm going back down South now xx

Monday, April 8, 2013

Gastronomy Gal Gigs: Head Chef position at Il Posto

I like to let y'all know about certain gigs that pop up in the local hospitality industry from time to time, and this one is dear to my heart.

There is a head chef position available at one of my FAVOURITE pizza places of all time Il Posto, so it's in my best interest to get the best candidate!!

If you know of anyone (they must be fabulous) that would be interested, please check this out. Remuneration is pretty reasonable and the gig would be great- located in Paddington, Brisbane, QLD - the Sunshine State. If you are great, move to be the chef please, but only if you are great. Details are below and on seek.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Exciting event in the Sticks: Murrurundi Food and Wine Day

It's not very often that there is a Food and Wine event located in the Sticks, so close to home, but this one sounds a little bit divine.

Hosted by Michael Reid Gallery and Gardens in Murrurundi, writer and food media veteran, Sue Fairlie-Cuninghame,  urbane and much travelled providore, Simon Johnson and Colin Selwood, Chef at leading NSW country restaurant, Graze will all be leading a day of discussion about food, wine, style and art. 

There is an informal dinner event happening at Graze Restaurant later in the evening, and as I can personally attest to the quality of Graze, I know being at a beautiful country pub in the middle of Autumn, will also be a lovely and scrumptious night to remember.

See invitation details below:

"Michael Reid's beautiful gallery and beautiful gardens at Murrurundi  are nestled behind the forest, on Mayne Street Murrurundi, at the bridge on Cohen’s Gully. Drive around the corner into Boyd Street to enter the gallery. 

10.00am Coffee

10.30am Sue Fairlie-Cunninghame in conversation with Michael Reid on food and wine: trends-past, 
present & future.

11.30am Morning tea

12.00 Noon Colin Selwood: Cooking for one or one hundred - the philosophy & practice of good food.

1.00pm Lunch, including Colin’s homemade venison terrine & other goodies.

2.00pm Simon Johnstone: Sticking to your guns - always look to quality in looking far & wide.

Friday 5th April, 2013

Michael Reid at Murrurundi
Boyd Street, Murrurundi, 
The Upper Hunter, NSW
Ph. 02 6546 6767

$120 pp, includes morning tea, lunch & wine.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

When you have a spare moment, be sure to check this out. A very insightful and motivating documentary that aired on SBS last night. It will change the way you think, and hopefully change the way you eat. bon app├ętit

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