All posts tagged: Sand

Summer bliss and getaways

It’s hot here. Summer is in full swing; the air con is on, the days are long and dry, and dusk is pushing 9pm. To make the most of the summer heat, we’ve left Sydney and ventured up the coast. There’s something about removing yourself from the everyday that makes the precious days between Christmas and New Years feel even more like a holiday. Even if it’s only to the in-laws an hour away. Despite the best of intensions, I often find nothing days in Mosman become cleaning days, or days of life admin commitments that see us spend little time actually doing nothing. As a result holidays instead become a collection of weekends, rather than a break of sunburn, breakfasts, and reading on the beach till the sun goes down. Today we set off to the beach with an umbrella under arm and fresh pineapple and mint juice in hand. We walked the splendour that is Soldier’s Beach looking for the perfect spot to park weary 2016 selves. We baked, relaxed and reclined in the sunshine, only to recover in the …

Home-made fish n’ sweet potato chips

Is there anything better than fish and chips on the beach at the end of a long summer’s day? Living in Queenscliff I’m fortunate enough to have Manly on my doorstep, so an evening out with the sand between our toes and food to-go is often very tempting. While I love the greasy, deep-fried version of this Aussie favourite, I prefer the healthier, protein-packed serving as it’s super easy to cook, seriously cheap and wayyyy more delicious. It also won’t give you that horrible gluggy feeling a hour later. If you’re looking for a cheap and easy date night option, the home-made version will cost you under $20 for two people. It also has none of the nasty refined salts or oils that you typically get from the store-bought kind and is very friendly to those who don’t yet own their dream kitchen (ahem… most of us) as you can whip it up in the oven, on the stove top or on the BBQ. To get started, first you need to choose your fish! If …