Sensational spaghetti yields professional “shiny water” at a bargain price

 Jamie Oliver is a bit of a hero of the camel. Sure there’s the usual hype, but unlike the “usual’ suspects, Jamie’s food is as delicious as your first ripe peach after a week of no sugar (try it..amazing) Continue reading


O Organic – “would you like love with that?”

          I know what you’re thinking…an egg and bacon burger at an organic cafe? This place is a real find. Yes, they have the gluten-free tofutti mung-bean pastie, but they have a huge range of real food breakfast and full lunch dishes, all day…plenty for carnivores and those other people too..and spectacularly friendly service

Gnome cafe, Surry Hills – counter-intuitively happy

 Camel’s love gnomes…we barely know they’re there. This place is similarly low-key. But the coffee and right-on-the-money meals bely its size. Probably the best of its type in Surry Hills, which has more opportunities than 12yo Rhodes Scholar.

Everleigh markets – Redfern’s all grown up now.



Once upon a time, Redfern was as safe as pig in a salami factory. Now it’s as safe as a pig in a Synagogue. These are food markets with more organic content than a Nimbin farm. Saturdays 8am-1pm



Set for organic Yogurt

Back to the supermarket with the Camel…this stuff ticks all the boxes. It tastes incredible…it’s organic (does that mean I can knit it into a versatile winter shawl?) , and the fat free one doesn’t taste fat free…for breakfast add it to fresh fruit and grains (the camel gets his giant incisors around rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and a touch of vanilla essence). Then off to a long day crossing the Nullabor, evading poachers….

Dinner party – you can do this!

This is a great dinner party dish, as most of the work is done in advance, leaving you to spend time with your guests, and still look like a complete hero. The ingredients are interchangeable with anything in season, so this technique will show you infinite possibilities. Continue reading

Longrain – new Bar, another reason to return

 Camels are creatures of habit.

Returning to Longrain is not exactly hard work. More than the great food, there is such a brilliant attitude pervading throughout.

This place is friendlier than a politician on a fund raiser.

The bar is exactly what you would expect. Decor,  music, bar menu, and more candy than the easter show.

You can now book tables of 6 or more in the restaurant.