The Deli


I awoke initially somewhere around 3:30am. I wrote a sweet piece about the perils of parenthood and then I accidentally deleted it. The story was full of pretty words and I lost it. Devo. 

My brother contacted me the other day to see if I wanted to partner up with him to write reviews. Him, a talented chef on the words. Me, an apparent airhead on the photos. Sounds like fun. 

I needed some fresh work, so whilst a little exhausted, I dragged my husband and youngest daughter to The Deli on George Street in Thebarton. 

The Deli has changed over the last few years. I have fond memories of Sunday sessions in the courtyard and skateboarding in the back alley. The place has a little bit of my heart.   

The Deli’s modern incarnation is slick. It’s a beautiful layout, with indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor area is dog friendly (how cool is that!?). 

Today, I ordered the Corn & Zucchini Fritters with a side of mushrooms. Initially I was apprehensive. I’m a firm believer that fritters should be crispy. These fritters were not crispy. They were light and airy and topped with some serious flavour intensity. The colours were gorgeous. The eggplant melted in my mouth. So yum. 

My husband ordered the burritos and mumbled something about it being amazing whilst taking mere minutes to inhale the entire meal. 

The coffee was 5/5 stars. Coffee is important. 

Finally, the staff were easy to talk to and really friendly. They treated all their customers like old pals. I could really tell they liked their jobs. Friendly, fun staff is something important to me. I’m easily intimidated by people who are too cool for school and would much rather spend my hard earned bucks somewhere like The Deli where I feel comfortable and at ease. 

The Deli hits a lot of marks on the head. Great food. Great coffee. Great atmosphere. Great people. 

Keep it up, kids.  

The Deli

Getting Creative at the Adelaide Art Society. 


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 Last night, I went to a life drawing session at the Adelaide Art Society. It’s been a while and I’m pretty damn rusty, but the meditative process of getting the shapes and shades and tones- man, there’s nothing like it.   

The group was small, about 8 people in total. As soon as I walked in I was made to feel at home, being shown where everything was and being introduced to the group.  

All skill levels were present. It’s beautiful to see so many different interpretations of the same subject, all looking alike but remarkably different. 

Wednesday nights- Margaret St. North Adelaide from 7:30-10. $10 members $14 non-members. 

Getting Creative at the Adelaide Art Society. 

Nature’s Providore- Duthy Street, Malvern. 


It was a day without my one year old. A day for just me where I wasn’t nervous that something bad would happen to my daughter without me with her. I could breath and relax without being climbed all over and repeatedly asked ‘What’s that?’ A gentle day to remember myself. 

The day before, Veronica had messaged me and Anna to see if we were free for lunch. She suggested Nature’s Provadore as she had been there once before and she follows them on instagram. 

I picked up Anna from her house with the intention of meeting Veronica there. The sky was blue and the air was warm- Spring is well and truely here after the intense storms we’ve been experiencing here in Adelaide. 

Anna and I chatted all the way to Duthy Street, mostly with excitement about Anna’s recent holiday. I don’t mind a bit of armchair travel. Once we got to the street we were both enchanted by the little rows of shopfronts, which have obviously stood there for decades upon decades. An art supplies store, a vintage shop, bakeries, cafes- such style and beauty. 

We parked the car and wandered in to Nature’s Providore, initially being hit with the smell of something delicious cooking and the sights of cool and unique health foods for sale. 

We took our seat, and made our orders. I ordered spicy beans with cashew cheese and bread with olive oil. Anna ordered poached eggs on sautéed greens and Veronica ordered a spelt and ricotta tart. 

The menu caters for vegans, vegetarians, those who eat chicken and those who are gluten free. 

The meals were delicious. They were beautifully presented and the serving sizes were huge. 

The coffee was delicious, too, and for dessert Anna and I split a lemon tart and a salted caramel tart which I didn’t need, but certainly wanted.

We sat in the window at a huge table and chatted about what had been going on in our lives. Our relationships, new and old. Our directions in life, professionally and personally. Of holidays that have happened and that are about to. 

It was perfect.

Here’s to good food, good friends and beautiful rays of sunlight. 

Nature’s Providore- Duthy Street, Malvern. 

Spring in Adelaide.

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A new blog. A new start as things have changed. My whole identity has shifted and I’m not entirely sure what that means, but as I sit here alone for what might just be the first time in months, I’m slowly remembering all the little things that make me happy. The pottering, the cups of warm beverages and the ability to get dressed and do my hair and think about nothing else at the same time.

I love my daughter. I love my husband. They’re the family I have always wanted. But somewhere in there, whilst trying to make everything perfect, I’ve forgotten myself. Things have slipped. Here is what I need to feel normal again. A feed of constant creativity, even if no one reads it.

Spring has sprung and damn, it’s time to roll it out, Sunshine.

Welcome to Wanderer Wonderer. Here, you can expect to find a fair bit of photography, some existential thoughts about crap that doesn’t really matter, a whole lot of family love and probably some cooking. I promise not to over use words and phrases like “Amazing! Awesome! -Or- Trust me!” Nothing I make will ever be “The best (insert whatever it is here) EVER!” because I’ve read and written that too many times myself to ever believe it ever again.

Here, you’ll find realism and I’ll try to make it beautiful.

Here is a song that I am absolutely in love with today.

That’s one thing I need to do more of- dance!

Happy Sunshine Day.

 

Spring in Adelaide.