The Lighthouse Marina Resort – Subic Bay

The Lighthouse Marina Resort – Subic Bay

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A DeLIGHTful Stay at The Lighthouse Marina Resort, Subic Bay. Story & Pics by Alesah Subic Bay is on the west coast of the Philippines just 2 to 3 hours from Manila making it a great spot for a Gourmet Getaway.  The area is known for its water sports, shipwreck diving and Eco-tourism. Continue reading

Chocolate Caramel Ombre Cake

Chocolate Caramel Ombre Cake

Chocolate Ombre Cake

I am starting to notice a theme in my desserts.  The dominant flavour is the chocolate and caramel combination. So when the Sweet Adventures Blog Hop announced the theme as Ombre, I knew I wanted to make and ombre cake using these flavours. What is ombre? It the effect you get when you Continue reading

Mad Max Mexican -Coffs Harbour

Mad Max Mexican -Coffs Harbour

The Mad Max Mexican Restaurant

Where do you go in Coffs Harbour for something cheap and cheery? There have been a few options appearing lately but Mad Max Mexican is giving them all a run for their money. Located in the Coffs Hotel this themed taco joint is full of sombreros, kitch little nick nacks and a colourful Continue reading

Fairy Wand Cookies

Fairy Wand Cookies

Fairy Wand Cookies

Having a little princess in the family means that we are often planning fairy tea parties for visiting fairies, aka friends.  Fairy wand cookies are the perfect magical, sugary treat for such gatherings. Little girls have huge imaginations, these fairy wand cookies transported them all the to Continue reading

Lamb Souvlaki & Greek Salad

Lamb Souvlaki & Greek Salad

A Greek Slimmers Meal

Do you ever have days... or weeks when the bathroom scales ARE NOT YOUR FRIEND??? Hmm, well the scales and I are not on speaking terms at the moment. Since this estranged relationship is not very conducive to a svelte figure, I have decided I need to share a few recipes that are not so Continue reading

Celadon Thai -Contemporary Thai Manila

Celadon Thai -Contemporary Thai Manila

Celadon Thai - Pad Thai

Today's restaurant review is written by Alesah.  My wonderful marketing manager has also been able to secure a fantastic giveaway for the Gourmet Getaways audience. So enjoy the Celadon Thai review, and good luck with the competition at the end of the story. Celadon Thai- Contemporary Thai Continue reading

Mexican Chilli Chicken Dip

Mexican Chilli Chicken Dip

Chicken Tonight Chilli Dip

I have a confession to make. I get a little lazy in the winter. The cooler weather puts me into hibernation mode and I struggle to find my motivation.  I tend to take advantage of shortcuts in the kitchen, and if I could put off grocery shopping until summer, I probably would. One way I Continue reading

Charlie Bar & Bistro Bali

Charlie Bar & Bistro Bali

Charlie Bar Bali - Main Bar

Gourmet Getaway's readers would know that I love spending time enjoying the vibrant Balinese bar and dining scene. Charlie Bar & Bistro is located in the heart of Seminyak, a popular beachside location. The bar opened in August 2013 and already Charlie Bar has earned a reputation as being the Continue reading

2014 Sawtell Chilli Festival

2014 Sawtell Chilli Festival

Sawtell Chilli Festival 2014

Nothing brings the Coffs Coast residents out like a good food festival. The Sawtell Chilli Festival just celebrated it's 16th year and was bigger and better than ever! There was something for everyone on Sawtell's main street yesterday. The Chilli Festival is a real family affair, with rides for Continue reading

Happy 4th of July America!

Happy 4th of July America!

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To all our lovely American readers, "Happy 4th of July!" I hope you are waking up to a wonderful day celebrating with friends and family. Recipe Girl - Cheesecake Pops I have put together a few quick recipe ideas from fellow bloggers to help you get started on your Independence Day Continue reading