Happiness as Anarchy #335: Perfect avocados

I have always maintained that mandarins and avocados should come with an insurance policy as there is absolutely no way of telling if they’re going to be perfectly ripe and full of flavour or inedible. Happiness, then, is a bag of perfectly ripe avocados – soft, but not mushy, no brown spots or weird ham… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #335: Perfect avocados

Happiness as Anarchy #308: Surprise Delivery

I’m in the middle of peeing this afternoon when the doorbell rings. By the time I’ve pulled my pants up and opened the door, there’s nobody there, but a lovely box on the doorstep. It’s a delicious box of cheese and nibbles from Vegas & Rose, a birthday present from my lovely friend Karen. The… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #308: Surprise Delivery

Happiness as Anarchy #292: Sweet Cherry Tomatoes

The season is a strange one this year on many levels. The tomatoes are late and not very prolific, but the ones I have managed to coax into existence are quite delicious. Sweet, juicy, and zingy, the little red orbs hang like jewels from the dying branches. They shout their tiny victory over the weather… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #292: Sweet Cherry Tomatoes

Happiness as Anarchy #276: Fine Indigenous Ingredients

You’ve probably gathered by now that food plays a large part in my life. This evening I had the great pleasure of dining at Wildflower in Perth. It is fine dining with a focus on Australian native ingredients and a view over the rooftops and river. What did I order? Jarrah smoked kangaroo with pepperberry,… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #276: Fine Indigenous Ingredients