How to Make this Rich and Spicy Beef Rendang

  It is a long weekend in Jakarta; why not use this extra day to include a new local recipe in your repertoire? Beef Rendang! This is the perfect opportunity to visit your neighbourhood mobile grocer to buy fresh Indonesian spices which are the essence of authentic Rendang. Better still, bring the kids along with you to share in the experience. Continue Reading

Best Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta #1

Almost a year ago our friendship began. We were introduced by a mutual friend, who I recall presented me with a convincing argument as to why Liz and I should meet and would no doubt become very good friends. Although I can't remember all of the points given, I do recall the following: Liz and I are both teachers, we both have children of a similar age, we Continue Reading

A morning with daring Jakarta creative – Ayu Larasati

Have you met someone in recent times who is daring and courageous? Today we share the story of Ayu Larasati; local Ceramicist, Educator and Mum. It will come as no surprise to those of you who follow us, that we are BIG fans of Ayu, and that there is nothing more inspiring than 'meeting the maker'. So we did...We visited Ayu at her Bekasi studio in Continue Reading

Loving right Now – Local EDIT

Loving Local, Buying Local and Supporting Local is a philosophy that has started to gain momentum in Jakarta, with social media being at the forefront of this message. Studies show that communities who support local, 'encourage the uniqueness of communities, reduce environmental impact, create jobs, promote a sense of community and encourage local Continue Reading