Stacks of Wax – Newtown

  I love the gentle light of candles and buy my candles from this wonderful small, special shop “Stacks of Wax” in Australia Street Newtown. Andrew the genial owner makes

Objects Doré

  Two new small homewares stores that are worth a look ……   LINKS   http://www.vogue.com.au/vogue+living/interiors/shop+spotlight+pure+and+general+in+sydneys+erskineville,31285 http://www.broadsheet.com.au/sydney/fashion/article/dea-lands-redfern#gallery-8  


Who is Elena Ferrante?

  My friend Linda, and fellow community gardener, mentioned that her Italian class had been reading this enigma’s books. Apparently Elena Ferrante is An Italian novelist who was born in or


Dogs and Drag Queens

  In Newtown, my suburb, my home we have more than our fair share of both Dogs – I did overhear someone call them fur babies…a little too Game of

Chickpea, chard and porcini soup

  From:  “River Cottage Veg everyday!” – Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall   This is a really lovely, hearty, pig-flavoured soup, underpinned by the earthiness of porcini mushrooms. You could use tinned white