Thai Pumpkin Soup

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I always think that a bowl of soup – perhaps with a crusty bread roll – is a great lunch when you don’t have a lot of time – weekends for example when there is usually so much to do.  And, of course, my predilection towards spicy foods got me ...

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Christmas Food Drive for Foodbank WA

The Paris Café Christmas food drive for Foodbank WA.  Foodbank WA is the largest hunger relief organisation in Western Australia - last year alone, they provided enough food for 4 million meals.  Foodbank WA is a non-denominational, non-profit ...

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Chesters

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Chesters is one of the many good restaurants to be found in the Swan Valley – in this case part of the Heafod Glen winery on West Swan Road at Henley Brook. The restaurant building itself is somewhat rustic, having originally been a fruit drying shed ...

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Varnish on King

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I wandered into Varnish the other day, following some meetings in town. This little bar, recently awarded the Best Small Bar in Australia award, is well worth a visit. I have been many a time, to eat  (I can recommend the Cajun prawns) or just for a ...

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Swallow Bar

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It was apparently stormy out – as we settled into our seats I received a video text from my son in a more northerly suburb showing the hail and rain pelting down at his place. But in Maylands there had been a few intermittent heavy drops as we walked ...

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Quick & simple chick pea curry

Chickpea-Curry

When you are hankering for a curry fix as I was today and want to make something quickly, and with ingredients you may already have on hand (these are what I had, so this is what you are getting) this is a very tasty and nutritious meal – you can ...

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Subiaco Hotel

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The Subiaco Hotel has undergone major improvements over the past year, and their restaurant is testament to the detailed planning that has produced probably the best pub restaurant in Perth. Entering off Hay Street, there is an inviting ...

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PERTH HILLS WINE SHOW 2014

PerthHillsWineShow

The Perth Hills Wine Show returned to its traditional home, the Agricultural Hall at Kostera Oval, in Kalamunda, after a number of years being co-located with the Truffle Festival at Mundaring. When that event fell over last year the Wine Show went ...

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HAWELI

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We visited Haweli in Lake Street for lunch last Tuesday – it’s on the corner of Lake and Francis Streets, where the Maya Masala once was. Not many people there when we arrived at 1.00PM, but I guess some people do have to work at times...anyway those ...

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