Big Bounty at Little Hunter

Last night we were lucky to dine at one of the trendiest new restaurants in Melbourne: Little Hunter presided over by North Carolinian (!) Chef Gavin Baker. Entering hrough the industrial black doors, you descend into a large basement space beneath Little Collins St.   The refined modern interior is remarkably warm and romantic with wood floors,  exposed brickwork, farm table place settings and earthy tones.  We … Continue reading Big Bounty at Little Hunter

Cowboy Take Me Away

On one of our first dates Joe regaled me with stories from his recent trip to Australia including a fun night in Sydney at a country-western bar decorated with American flags, cowboy paraphernalia and a wild west flair. Kitschy wild wild west down under!  I had to experience this with my own eyes so one of our first stops was the  Shady Pines Saloon. Joe’s … Continue reading Cowboy Take Me Away

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mamas Out There!

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, Carson, to  my future mother-in-law, Mrs. McC and to all the wonderful moms out there! “God couldn’t be everywhere, so he created mothers.” Jewish Proverb “Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” Stevie Wonder Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mamas Out There!

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches (Soccer or Courtney Cookies)

I played a few sports growing up but my favorite was always soccer.  I was part of the Mia Hamm phenomenon and started playing when I was five, with my Dad and his friend David coaching, even though neither had ever played soccer.  My Dad focused an inordinate amount of time on the throw-in, perhaps it was the most like basketball, his favorite sport? After … Continue reading Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches (Soccer or Courtney Cookies)