Friday, 30 November 2012

South of Johnston

What: South of Johnston (aka SoJo)
Where: 46 Oxford Street, Collingwood

SoJo is another one of those classic new Melbourne breakfast places – well worth the visit.
Perfect for those unpredictable weather torn weekends ahead.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

  1. Buy yourself a carving pumpkin (yes it’s a special type – sold at Woolworth in my area).
  2. Trace an outline of the design you want on the pumpkin using water soluble marker (there is many online stencils and outlines you can copy from – remember simple is best if you are a beginner).
  3. Using a steak knife – cut out the design (remember the flesh under the skin is about 4 cm think).
  4.  Draw a circle large enough for your hand to reach through around the stem – and then cut on an angle (so the lid can sit back inside later).
  5. Remove the stem end, which will act as a cap, and then scoop out all the pulp - making sure you scrape the sides so it is neat.
  6. Use a Stanley knife to neaten up your stencil.
  7. Place a lit candle inside the pumpkin to create an eerie glow.

If you aren’t quite following – I would suggest looking at a YouTube video.
HAPPY Halloween

Sunbury Region Wine Festival

What:Sunbury Region Wine Festival
When: Sat 26th August 2012

Sunbury Wine Region - located just on the outskirts of Melbourne Airport (a mere 30 minutes from the CBD), the unsung local wineries of Melbourne.This cool-climate wine region, operating since the 1860’s, did not disappoint. From Shiraz, Chardonnay, to an impressive variety of Italian grapes, it was definitely worth the short drive.