kids sushi recipe

Turning Japanoise // salmon sushi

I often wonder if the crazy kids at Casa Conception (the IVF clinic responsible for the existence of both my beautiful babies) didn’t add a drop or two of some random international DNA in the embryonic cocktail shaker. You know, for shits and giggles. That’s the only explanation I can come up for my four-year […] Read more…

latkes with salmon recipe

Living la vida latke

“Mama, what is a dreidel?” asks Raffles, a little belatedly given that he’s been singing The Dreidel Song on loop for the last several days. Good question, little man, and great timing too as it’s the most dreidelest time of the year. But first a little background. Just like Christmas, Hanukkah – The Jewish Festival […] Read more…

Bodhi Day Sweet Sticky Rice

Bodhi Day traditions and foods

While our family aren’t actively practising Buddhists, we are what I would call Buddhist-curious. My own interest is down to my admiration for the philosophy behind Buddhism – showing compassion for other human beings and living in moderation, as well as in the moment. For the children, there’s something about Buddha that they have always […] Read more…

all tied up in knots over our wedding day.

There’s a hole in my bucket list

“Mama, what’s a bucket list?” asked Raffles after hearing someone drop the ubiquitous phrase in conversation. Which is how I found myself introducing Raffles to the concept of a “Bucket List” without sharing its more morbid connotations (something I’m not even remotely equipped to explain away to a four-year old).   To save myself from THAT […] Read more…

Life preserver cookies

Life Preserver Cookies

Watching our old friend Voyager of the Seas as she enters Sydney Harbour for the very first time brings back fond memories but one thing we’d forgotten was just how big she is! So big that she blocked our view of the city with her impressive girth as she cruised by. Even at third sight we’re stunned by her […] Read more…

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

Hearing suspicious whispering and giggling coming from the tiny travellers bedroom this morning I approached with some trepidation, half expecting to find my beloved babies recreating Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles on the floor or building a scale model of Hiroshima. Needless to say I was somewhat surprised, and mightily relieved, at the surreal sight of […] Read more…

Little boy with a snowball. Thredbo with kids

Thredbo with kids: Ice Magic

“Mama, snow is cold”  declares Raffles  as we reach Thredbo. The boy is a genius. We’ve arrived at Thredbo Village just as tiny white flakes of snow start to fall from the sky. Perfect. Timing. It’s our first time in Thredbo with kids, and my first time in two decades, and we are all mesmerised […] Read more…

Whole lotta fun in Thredbo

Thredbo: Breaking the ice

Athletic is a word that I’m almost certain has never been used in a sentence that also contains my name. You see, I have all the sporting prowess of lichen and the agility of the average barnacle. Can I catch a ball? Not if the future of mankind depended on it. Swimming, you ask? I’m […] Read more…

Ships Galley

Voyager of the Seas: Kitchen Ahoy!

My kitchen is quite small. And when I say ‘small’ I mean that if it belonged to a guy he’d be buying a monster truck to compensate… if you catch my drift. I’ve always said it’s not the size that matters, it’s what you do with it that counts. Of course, I’ve usually been lying. […] Read more…

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Hey, I’m Aleney! A mum, award-winning travel writer, magazine editor and gallivanting glutton. He’s Raff, the “boy” in boyeatsworld, and a fearless foodie, adventurer and eco-warrior. Along with his all-singing, all-dancing, all-adventurous sister, Sugarpuff, we’re exploring the world’s colour, culture and cuisine on a food safari for the junior set.

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