Recent Reads – Winter Edition

Crank the heater, brew some peppermint tea and dive into some fresh sheets with a bloody good book. It’s winter time baby and what better way to get through this hellish season then to snuggle up and read? That’s where I’ll be until conditions improve and these are the books I’ve been hiding away with recently:

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Fine and Fettle, 4/57 Magill Road, STEPNEY.

Karma and Crow, Whistle and Flute, Trouble and Strife, Froth and Fodder, Bricks and Stones and now we finally have another ‘something and something’ cafe to add to Adelaide’s ever expanding collection. I’m talking about the new Fine and Fettle that’s popped up on Magill Rd and although this place has followed the ‘Hip Adelaide Cafe’ guidebook when it comes to it’s name, I’m happy to report that with everything else, Fine and Fettle is marching to the beat of it’s own coffee machine.

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Winter Cocktail & Menu Launch, 2KW Bar and Restaurant, Level 8, 2 King William Street, ADELAIDE.

The change of season brings more than just a change of weather. There’s a change of wardrobe, a change of routine and a change in your electricity bill, but the change I’m really excited about, is the change in menus! *the crowd roars* All across this fine city of ours, I can hear chefs muttering frustrated words whilst trying to get the balance of flavours in a new dish juuuuust right, wait staff discussing how to pronounce ‘orecciette’ and printers spluttering out that exciting new list of things for us to eat and drink!

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11 places to dine for a special occasion

People are endlessly asking me for dinner recommendations. Whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary, graduation shindig or really any occasion under the sun, people want to know…where is a special place to eat? Well, this post is more for myself than anyone else as from now, I can just send them this link! So these are the places I love to go when the occasion is a little bit spesh.

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Your Easter Gift Guide

I don’t know what it is about chocolate in egg or Easter bunny form that makes it taste so much damn better than a block or bar but it’s a thing, and a thing I embrace every year they appear on the shelves at Woolies when I proceed to gobble those suckers down until my supply finally runs dry. It ain’t easy being this thirsty for Easter eggs.

Another pleasant (yet of course, less important) part of Easter is giving. That’s right. A morsel of chocolate to show just how much you love and care because ain’t nobody got time for stuffed bunnies or painted eggs. So with Easter just around the corner I thought I would put together a little guide for what to buy your crew.

For the young or young at heart: Nothing screams childhood like a Kinder Surprise Egg. I remember my sister and I standing in the isle at the supermarket shaking the eggs and holding them up to our ears to see if we could detect whether it was a ‘maker’ or a figurine. Any kidlet would love to find this happy looking bunny at the end of an Easter egg hunt!

For the Easter egg hunt enthusiast: Speaking of Easter egg hunts, these Cadbury Turkish Delight dreams have got to be one of the best mini-eggs going around. These are a MUST for anyone who’s planning on having an epic hunt with family or friends.

For the gourmet gal or boy: When I got a glance of these stunning chocolate blocks on Chocolab’s insta, I knew I had to get some of them for a few special peeps. These gorgeous blocks really put the luxury in Easter, in fact any occasion really. Birthdays, corporate events, Christmas is covered by these beauties. Perfect for your friend who is anything but #basic.

For the co-worker or extended fam: Okay so you feel like you should buy a little somethin’ for a co-worker or acquaintance to let them know you care but you don’t want to spend a fortune during the holiday. Your basic Cadbury eggs range from $3-$5 so they’re perfect for this sitch. It’s Cadbury. No one can complain about Cadbury.

For the health fanatic among you: If you have a health guru on your hands then a load o’ Lindt ain’t gonna cut it. I know these aren’t eggs or bunnies but these new Loving Earth chocolates are seriously, seriously tasty. Loving Earth chocolate is made from organic, ethically sourced ingredients and it is much better for you than the standard stuff. Their Salted Caramel Swayzee will make you forget about that time at the movies when the chick at the candy bar said ‘enjoy the movie’ and you responded with ‘you too!’ *cringe*

For daddy dearest: Dads and Charlesworth really are a match made in heaven and when I stopped by their stall in the Central Market last week I spotted a bunch of beautiful gift packs for Easter. Maybe not the most original gift but hey, he’ll like it all the same.

For the ones you really love: Nothing says ‘I love the shit out of you’ better than a good old hunk o’ Haigh’s. It really is the best chocolate on the planet – that’s a fact. The chocolate is smoother than a Barry White album and my god, the flavour is second to none.

Happy Easter Ya’ll!

Until next time…That’s what she said.

Burger Theory – Flinders Tavern, Level 1, The Hub, Flinders University, Sturt Road, BEDFORD PARK.

Okay so *NEWSFLASH* Flinders Uni is hip now. Yeh, I didn’t know either and to be honest, I’m feeling a little jaded about the whole thing because when I studied at Flinders there were tumbleweeds rolling through the unipub and the best options for eats were Subway or an Asian joint popular among students who hadn’t started an assignment yet and were hoping for a bout of food poisoning to facilitate a much needed extension.

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