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AROUND THE TABLE

by Carmel June 2, 2014

For those who have only known me for the past decade, it may come as a surprise that I haven’t always been interested in cooking. I started out baking at a very young age and have always loved it. I’ve always loved eating (well, ok, my mom might have a differing opinion on that one…). […]

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ESCAPE FROM ROTTNEST ISLAND

by Shawn May 29, 2014

As we shuffled along with the fellow pack of daytrippers and tourists, something felt wrong. At the time, I thought it was the lack of ubiquitous wheezing of motor vehicles that we had been accustomed to in Southeast Asia that made things seem unsettled (cars aren’t allowed on the island). Maybe it was the sight […]

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THE GREAT SOUTHERN

by Carmel May 27, 2014

As thanks for Shawn and I helping out with my cousins’ house move while we were in Australia, they took us away to Albany, Western Australia, for a bank holiday weekend. We left early on a Saturday morning to avoid the traffic and the heat and packed our weekend tight with plenty of beach time, […]

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HITTING THE BRAKES

by Carmel May 24, 2014

Coming to Australia after nearly 6 months in Asia was a shock, to say the least. In one day, we went from motorbike-crowded streets, playing Frogger to cross the road, elbowing our way through the throngs of tourists and locals on the sidewalks, to this: Oh, Suburbia Don’t get me wrong – we were happy […]

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