Review Scene: 'This Is Personal' Mary Coustas, Playhouse, Arts Centre, Melbourne, 28th June 2023  

Review Scene: ‘This Is Personal’ Mary Coustas, Playhouse, Arts Centre, Melbourne, 28th June 2023  

Playing in her hometown, in this one-woman show, Mary Coustas sheds her bold alter ego Effie, a character she’s been ...
Recipe Scene: Apricot Rough and Cherry Ripe Truffles

Recipe Scene: Apricot Rough and Cherry Ripe Truffles

These are so ridiculously easy, once you have made them you will keep them in your repertoire. With only 4 ...
Recipe Scene: Crumpets

Recipe Scene: Crumpets

Until I got this recipe from The Mixing Bowl in Camberwell it had never dawned on me that crumpets could ...
Literary Scene: Jack Howard - Small moments of glory

Literary Scene: Jack Howard – Small moments of glory

There are many, (previously unforeseen) ways to support local musicians and gig workers, and this is but one. You should ...
Flashback Spirit Scene: Cherry Rock 017 - Bala make us a drink

Flashback Spirit Scene: Cherry Rock 017 – Bala make us a drink

Do you miss going out? We do. While we're all in lockdown we're looking back at some of the best ...
Flashback Spirit Scene: Cherry Rock 017 - James Young makes us a "Lemmy"

Flashback Spirit Scene: Cherry Rock 017 – James Young makes us a “Lemmy”

Do you miss going out? We do. While we're all in lockdown we're looking back at some of the best ...
Flashback Spirit Scene: The Dwarves make us a Martini at Cherry Rock 017

Flashback Spirit Scene: The Dwarves make us a Martini at Cherry Rock 017

Do you miss going out? We do. While we're all in lockdown we're looking back at some of the best ...
Flashback Spirit Scene: Mikelangelo makes us a "Mikelangelo" cocktail

Flashback Spirit Scene: Mikelangelo makes us a “Mikelangelo” cocktail

Do you miss going out? We do. While we're all in lockdown we're looking back at some of the best ...
Flashback Spirit Scene: Raised By Eagles make us a Whiskey Sour

Flashback Spirit Scene: Raised By Eagles make us a Whiskey Sour

Do you miss going out? We do. While we're all in lockdown we're looking back at some of the best ...
Q &A Scene: Helena Pekar - My Lola-Love of my Life

Q &A Scene: Helena Pekar – My Lola-Love of my Life

Tell me about the writing process and how you came to write this book. I used to write books all ...
Review Scene: Blues Portrait by Pauline Bailey

Review Scene: Blues Portrait by Pauline Bailey

Pauline Bailey Blues Portrait: a profile of the Australian blues scene 2019 The blues. By its very nature this genre ...
Literary Scene: Kim Volkman: For Those That Dance with the Skeleton – a book of short stories

Literary Scene: Kim Volkman: For Those That Dance with the Skeleton – a book of short stories

BookPod 2019 How to begin writing about Kim Volkman’s second autobiographical publication other than to use a metaphor? Think of the mind ...
Recipe Scene: Ferrero Rocher Brownies

Recipe Scene: Ferrero Rocher Brownies

I’m very keen on Ferrero Rochers – chocolate and hazelnut, what’s not to love? This is a really nice brownie ...
Recipe Scene: Persian Love Cake

Recipe Scene: Persian Love Cake

This is a super easy version of this beautiful cake, recipe from taste.com. Usually a Persian love cake is made ...
Recipe Scene: Weet Bix Breakfast Bikkies

Recipe Scene: Weet Bix Breakfast Bikkies

No one in my household ever wants to eat the crushed Weet bix in the bottom of the box – ...
Recipe Scene: Kourabeithes

Recipe Scene: Kourabeithes

These Greek almond shortbreads, drenched in icing sugar, are one of my favourites. The recipe is very straightforward, however they ...
Recipe Scene: Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Recipe Scene: Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

I found this recipe on David Lebovitz's blog. He has many delicious-looking recipes there, but this is the only one I've ...
Recipe Scene: Honey Joys

Recipe Scene: Honey Joys

I think probably pretty much every Australian kid had honey joys at their birthday parties. Even though my boys are well ...
Recipe Scene: Cherry Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Recipe Scene: Cherry Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I hadn't made this for ages, then I was invited to a 70's themed do and felt this would be the ...
Recap Scene: The Block Gatwick All In Recap

Recap Scene: The Block Gatwick All In Recap

What Could Possibly Go Wrong Off the back of the Tempanyucki* station highlight of the terrace reveals, where we are ...
Recipe Scene: Foccacia

Recipe Scene: Foccacia

I feel that focaccia has gone a bit out of vogue, people seem to be replacing it with Turkish bread. While ...
Recap Scene: The Block Gatwick Final Week

Recap Scene: The Block Gatwick Final Week

Aloha and Mahalo Long time no blog! My apologies but my paid gig whisked me off on location to Hawaii ...
Recipe Scene: Flourless Cashew and Chocolate Cake

Recipe Scene: Flourless Cashew and Chocolate Cake

This cake is a cracker - really easy to make, works every time, and I'm yet to meet someone who didn't ...
Recipe Scene: Blueberry Scrolls

Recipe Scene: Blueberry Scrolls

Who doesn't love a sweet fresh scroll, warm from the oven. Yum. I've filled this batch with a blueberry almond filling, ...
Recap Scene: The Block Gatwick Episode 36

Recap Scene: The Block Gatwick Episode 36

Get To The Chopper Challenge day and they’re all off on a helicopter to Phillip Island so they can fang ...
Recap Scene: The Block Gatwick Episode 34

Recap Scene: The Block Gatwick Episode 34

It’s Bad, Really Bad Not sure what Jess is referring to in the opening with that statement, but I’m excited! ...
Recap Scene: The Block Gatwick Second Guest Room Reveals

Recap Scene: The Block Gatwick Second Guest Room Reveals

Back on Track What a crazy week it’s been with two footy Grand Finals and a slew of public holidays ...
Recipe Scene: Oatmeal Ganache Biscuits

Recipe Scene: Oatmeal Ganache Biscuits

I hope Arnott's don't have a go at me for using their biscuit name here, but these taste remarkably like Kingstons ...
Recipe Scene: Cherry Danishes

Recipe Scene: Cherry Danishes

This is an easy, cheats version of a cherry Danish. To make proper Danishes takes quite some time - all that ...
Recap Scene: The Block Gatwick Episode 29

Recap Scene: The Block Gatwick Episode 29

To Me That Looks Like A Garage Sale Oh gosh, who could Dapper Neale be referring to with that line? ...
Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 28

Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 28

Last night it was dodgy accounting, or something, that Scotty harangued B&C over (they just said yep, whatevs, make it ...
Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 27

Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 27

Dad Keith is off to a flier, ordering all the kiddies to clean their rooms. Sara takes it exceptionally well, ...
Recipe Scene: Spiced Blueberry Cake

Recipe Scene: Spiced Blueberry Cake

I found this recipe in the Australian women's Weekly Simply Bread cookbook. I've copied the recipe as is except I renamed ...
Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 26

Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 26

Not sure if any of you caught the must-see-tv of A Current Affair between the News and The Block tonight ...
Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 25

Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 25

There’s been a number of opportunities this week to take a gander at The Gatwick in all its completed glory ...
Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 23

Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 23

Jess FM is back and she’s going to have Courtney and Hans on the show and is determined to get ...
Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 22

Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 22

Walking home earlier today past the next Block and looks like the previous tenants have left a bike for Scotty ...
Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton - Episode 16

Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 16

The Block Gatwick Episode 16 AUGUST 29, 2018 Hogan's Heroes Jess and Norm are happy, they won $5000 yesterday; Kerrie ...
Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 21

Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 21

Where art imitates life, or something. I wasn't able to watch or dissect the last episode THE episode reportedly that ...
Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton - Episode 15

Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 15

The Block Gatwick Episode 15 AUGUST 28, 2018 Sara and ShaynnaBlaze toe-to-toe Before we kick off for tonight, did everyone ...
Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 19

Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 19

A walk out is promised tonight kids! Yasss it's Jess FM! That's a ridiculously fancy desk for a narrow broadcast ...
Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton - Episode 14

Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 14

The Block Gatwick Is Sara Staying Or Going AUGUST 27, 2018 Still fresh in our memories, but a quick recap: ...
Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 18

Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 18

Aw come alive! Yeah! It's Suzi Q to open up tonight's episode, the bass playing babe has been a regular ...
Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 17

Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 17

Will anyone lose their proverbial tonight with the judge's comments? Scotty tells us it's a 33 degree day, we see ...
Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton - Episode 13 "More Brass Than Ass"

Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 13 “More Brass Than Ass”

The Block Gatwick Master Bathroom Reveal AUGUST 26, 2018 More Brass than Ass Ok friends, it's crunch time. Guess what!? ...
Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton - Episode 12

Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 12

The Gatwick Block Police Visit AUGUST 24, 2018 Kerrie and Spence won the Kids Under Cover pod challenge, and even ...
Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton - Episode 10 & 11

Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 10 & 11

The Block Gatwick Episode Ten and Eleven AUGUST 21, 2018 Ensuite Tout Suite After promise after hissy fit after threat after ...
Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton - Episode 9

Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 9

The Block Gatwick Guest Bedroom Reveal AUGUST 19, 2018 You Say Guest I Say Spare Confused and tetchy is how ...
Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton - Episode 8

Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 8

The Block Gatwick Episode Eight AUGUST 15, 2018 There's No i In Team Back at the beautiful Middle Park Mansion ...
Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton - Episode 7

Recap Scene: Watch The BLOCK with Rosemary Walton – Episode 7

The Block Gatwick Episode Seven AUGUST 14, 2018 Roof Dwellers v Blockheads Scotty the pied piper Where is Scotty taking them ...