Brekkie Time in Jakarta

These early morning starts, which are typical in Jakarta, are a killer on the appetite. Who feels like eating a hearty breakfast at 5.30am? I recall our first week in Jakarta, feeling almost panicked at the realisation that 5.30am was my new wake up time. With kids catching a school bus at 6.35am (I could have rounded to 6.30am but that extra 5 minutes means Continue Reading

How to Make our Healthy Green Jakarta Smoothie

  Is it too late for a New Year's Resolution?... a smoothie or a green juice each day! In this case it's a smoothie. The ingredients are blended which technically makes it a smoothie. Living in this tropical fruit paradise makes the search for that perfect morning drink a cinch, and it couldn't be easier to source ingredients in Continue Reading

The Canelé Taste-Off

  Yesterday I got chatting to a lady who has children at the same school as me. After a bit of conversation we realised that we actually live a few streets apart from each other (not such an unusual coincidence in Jakarta, as many of us expats seem to dwell in just a handful of suburbs). Anyway, we then got to talking about why we chose our Continue Reading