The Boulevard

Bar

We dropped into the Boulevard on our way to a school concert – to have a quick meal and a steadying snifter before the show got underway at Churchlands High School concert hall. Our daughter is the music teacher at a northern suburbs primary ...

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Zucchini tart with leeks, red onions and capers

Zucchinitart

I was searching around for something to cook for Lady FWO after a hard day at work (her, not me!) – I hadn’t been shopping so had a gander to see what was in the fridge and pantry. I found a couple of nice zucchini, a leek and a red onion. So what to ...

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Boatshed Restaurant

Bubbles

Lady FWO and a bevy of beauties toddled off to the Boatshed Restaurant in South Perth yesterday where they had booked a table for the Melbourne Cup lunch held in support of Ros Worthington's fundraiser for Breast Cancer Care WA. My role in the ...

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WACA & Delaware North

Charlie

Charlie Watts, me and Lady FWO headed down to the WACA on Friday - it was the first day of the new Sheffield season; WA were playing Tasmania; Charlie Watts was there to watch a bit of cricket; and Lady FWO and I had been invited, as long term ...

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Caversham House

Caversham

Set on the banks of the Swan River, Caversham House is perhaps best known as a wedding venue. Many Perth couples have celebrated their wedding day in the gardens and function rooms at this historic spot. The original house was built in the 1830’s but ...

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Fish Barbeque

SpicedChickpeaSalad

Spring seems to have well and truly sprung….and so a young man’s fancy turns to…well I am not sure anymore…but a seasoned chap’s fancy turns to such delights as barbeques…sitting in our courtyard sipping one afternoon Lady FWO determined that I ...

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Upper Reach Winery

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I have been going to Upper Reach since Laura and Derek Pearse first opened in the mid 1990s. In the early days the tasting was done in the corner of the winery shed. Over the years this has been developed to include a restaurant (Broads), a dedicated ...

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Broads at Upper Reach

BeetrootSalad

On a pleasant Spring day, last Monday, the Lady FWO and I drove out to the Swan Valley to visit Upper Reach winery and since we were there decided to have lunch at Broads. Annalis and Anthony Broad, who once operated Whiteman’s Abroad in a lovely old ...

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Bassendean Hotel

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The shopping strip in Old Perth Road Bassendean has the potential to rival that of the revamped Maylands strip but has been rather run down in recent years with a tad too many real estate and settlement agencies and politician’s offices and not yet ...

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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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