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What's your biggest food question?

I have no doubt that the question that I am going to raise strikes fear in the heart of most mothers, partners or household cooks in the country!  Every day this critical ques...

New Year’s Resolutions…to do or not to do?

New Year’s resolution 2019… I want to get to the Australian Open which I’ve been planning for years! A lot of us take the dedicated step of setting out our wish ...

Did someone say, ‘Big Brother’?

I may have told you before about my less than confident relationship with technology (see Penny Lane blog 20 July 2018 - It’s all about the coffee ). I’m a sceptic abou...

10 facts you may not know about Oktoberfest

Here’s 10 facts about Oktoberfest that we’ve come across that you may not know:     1. The festival began in October 1810, to celebrate the wedding of Pr...

The Chooks are in the finals…and now Slater is going as well!

There is a backlash against last night’s NRL judiciary decision to allow Billy Slater to play in Sunday’s NRL grand final between Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm.&n...

Strawberry needle sabotage – what a drama!

Let me start by saying what a cruel act with grave and dangerous consequences. Since the story broke a few days ago, I have been trying to understand what has driven someone to act...

Ratings, ratings, ratings… so how do I rate?

It’s so true that everything that we do is measured and rated. On 28 July 2018, Clay Skipper wrote an article in GQ  how he had a crisis after his Uber rating was not to...

Can the smell of coffee improve your performance in an exam?

An interesting proposition! I was reading an article last week on the findings of a test undertaken in the United States that students who had ‘a whiff of coffee’ befor...

Parma for a Farmer

The state is in drought! Farmers are distraught because of the lack of water for their livestock and the crippling effect on their livelihood. So, a fundraiser has been set up to &...

The Fuss About Coffee Cups & Straws

It’s a headline in the news in the same way that shopping chain plastic bags caused such a stir! And now the plastic bag saga is even more of an issue because Coles has chang...

It's all about the Coffee!

Let me set the scene – the weather is freezing! Well, colder than I’ve experienced for the beginning of winter in Sydney for a while. I walk into Penny Lane Bar & C...