Happy place. Tarrawarra love.


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There aren’t many places that you can continuously go back to and receive top notch service, deliciously scrumptious food and brilliant vino. Enter, Tarrawarra. My happy place.

My lovely husband took me to Tarrawarra for the first time a couple of years ago and I instantly fell for the scenery. It is an incredibly picturesque area and if you are yet to venture there, please go, now.


Summer dreamin’.

Since my first encounter with my happy place, we have been there a couple of times for both events and random occasions. I enjoy making up occasions as an excuse to go and eat copious amounts of food. Celebrating the birthday of my imaginary friend, international talk like a pirate day, international donut day, Maxie the puggle’s birthday (when we don’t actually take Maxie)…you get the drift. I get creative. Nothing wrong with that.

For this particular outing, we had recently been insane and sold our house and bought a new one within the space of one hour. So naturally I found the need to go celebrate this event at the ever amazing Tarrawarra Winery.


Wind in the willows.

We were greeted by the charming Darren and seated at window overlooking the wind in the willows deckspace and rolling hills of the winery and rest of the valley. The Deck is something in itself. I have dreams of summer afternoons and a glass (or seven) of the delectable Blanc de blanc. Bliss.

I sound like I am writing a love letter to a winery. Do I have issues? Well you go check it out and then let me know if you think my love is unwarranted.


iPlease send palette to casa di JP.

It was like the good folk of Tarrawarra read my mind, as as soon as we were seated, we were brought a bottle of my favourite 2010 Vintage Blanc de Blanc. The sparkling has an almost creamy texture to it and ah it’s just divine. No I don’t ‘know’ wine, but I know when I love it.


All the things.


All the bread. Is there anything better?

Whilst sipping and perusing and people watching, we enjoyed some starters with all the trimmings. The olives reminded me of a story my dad told me about his mate sitting at a bar one night, eating what he thought were nuts….He was soon informed by the barman that they were olive pips…someone else’s olive pips. Mm. Safe to say he didn’t go back to that bar.


Tasmania kicking goals. 

Husband was in a seafood mood and went with half a dozen Tasmanian oysters. The big fellas arrived and they looked fantastic. So fresh and meaty and they were gone almost before I put my camera down. Husband and I continuously bond over our ability to make food disappear in front of your eyes. Tadaaa.

I had umm’d and ahh’d over the menu (as usual) and I am oh so happy with my choice. This is definitely one of the best dishes I have had in Melbourne.


Air dried venison. No further notes required.

It was just so pretty. From the moment it was placed on the table I knew I was going to love it. Air dried venison and beetroot with all the trimmings. The textures and flavours. Gah drooling now. This was spectacular and props to the chef for creating such a brilliant dish from the property’s produce.

The restaurant was buzzing on that Saturday afternoon and people watching was at an all time high. There was a potential first date over in the corner near the fire which was spectacularly awkward and they seemed to save the date whilst admiring each dish and swirling wine. If conversation fails always talk food. Or weather. Ha, we loved it.


Shank you very, very much.

Husbo (we’re trying out new nicknames) was immediately drawn to the veal shank on the menu and, you guessed it, it didn’t disapoint. Veal Shank with roast vegetables and creamy mash goodness. For the cool weather outside, the fire burning inside, this dish was a match made in heaven. Great serving size too which is always high on husband’s list. He’s one of those people that will go out for a banquet of 1453895 courses and still require a big mac on the way home. We really are soul mates.


Hey there, Skippy.

Pretty as a picture. My main choice was torn between well every menu option and after discussing choices with the waitress, I decided on the dukkah crusted kangaroo (la roo la roo) with tahini yoghurt and spinach sautéed with lemon and harissa. Ultimate party in your mouth. The roo was cooked perfectly as well, needs to be rare in my opinion and it was perfecto.


Local sprouts and BACON.


Dem chippies.

My love of bacon is no secret. I think people I haven’t even met yet would know of my love for the pig. So obviously, when local sprouts are offered with pancetta, lentils and parmesan. You order it and decide you will have this in your food pyramid. What I love about Tarrawarra is that so much of their menu is sourced from their own garden and the care and freshness shows in each dish.

And chips. Well, everyone wants them. You can’t not order chips. Unless you have a disastrous potato allergy. What a dilemma that would be. Hand cut chips with barrel aged red wine vinegar and cumin salt. I have decided that I am going to put barrel aged red wine vinegar all over evrrythang. Even my muesli. Yep, it’s happening.


I forgot-o how much I love affogato.


Sa pretty I used as my header. 

I love food. So dessert is always a requirement. I’m usually a cheese over chocolate kinda lady but there was choices galore on the dessert menu so I had to go with a sweet option. Husband was encouraged to get an affogato even though he didn’t feel like dessert (crazy man) and it was, as expected, delicious. Super creamy gelato that complimented the frangelico and coffee so well.

 I’ve said it before, and you guessed it, I will say it again, I’ve never been the biggest fan of salted caramel. I know, I’m strange. I love salt, i love caramel but I think it’s sometimes way too rich and not balanced with the right accompaniments. Enter, Tarrawarra. I was a bit sceptical about this choice, but you really can’t go wrong with Dark Chocolate. Delicious. Chocolate, salted caramel and poached pear perfection. I am running out of adjectives. The pear was a great match with the salted caramel.


My buddy, Pedro.

I felt like a vino to finish off my meal and asked Darren to recommend something to complement my dessert. He knew what to do. Pedro Ximenez was delivered to the table and my day was complete. Not a fan of dessert wine, I was initially sceptical when I first tried ol’ Pedro but it is a fantastic accompaniment to a dessert such as mine and I definitely could have taken another glass and had a nap under the trees in the vineyard.


Attempting to blend into the wall so husbo would leave me behind.

What can I say? It’s my favourite of the Yarra Valley for very good reason. You could never fault the service, the view is always a stunner, the food, well my photography doesn’t do it justice, and the wine, oh the wine. Roll up and have a taste of a range of vinos and have a chat to the staff about their spectacular venue. My favourite of the wines is definitely the 2013 K Block Merlot, the 2013 Reserve Pinot Noir (both of which I purchased that day), and of course, the aforementioned Blanc de Blanc. Some of the best wines in the entire region. And there’s a few to choose from. I promise to try them all for you.

I will be back oh so soon and cannot wait. If you are venturing to our beautiful Yarra Valley, book in and experience the experience. Standing ovation. Dear Tarrawarra, you’re swell. Love, JP.

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Pastry Heaven. Rustica Canteen.


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Oh, Melbs. You know I love you dearly. Working in the CBD is a blessing and a curse. Because you get to be in the hustle and bustle and all the goodness….but you are also THAT much closer to the pastries and donuts of Guildford Lane. Ok, ok, I don’t mind it. First we had Shortstop enter our lives and I found out that I am obsessed with Maple Walnuts on top of glazed donuts. And then my friends, along came Rustica Canteen.

I thought I had distanced myself far away enough from their flagship store over on Brunswick St. I’m a freak when near pastry and now they’ve hit up the CBD, they better be ready for me. I’m JP and I have an addiction to gluten. I had a ‘scare’ early this year when my doc informed me I needed to try the glutard diet for health reasons. Thank GAWD that did not solve anything and I was back on the donut wagon soon enough.

Back to the purpose of this post. Rustica Sourdough. I ventured down the cobblestone lane with Cmac a week ago to check out the new joint that was filling up my instafeed with Choux bombs, cronuts and donuts, oh my. Love the fit out of the space. It gives you a hipster embrace as soon as you walk in.


Ice, Ice Baby.

We were seated at a high table, and I soon noticed in the pastry cabinet that all the cronuts were already gone. Sad face. Angst face. Devastation. I must confess, I have never had a cronut. I know, I am shocked too. I have had a croissant and a donut. And a croissant right before a donut. So technically, I have had a cronut of sorts. But I will return soon to Rustica to find out what all the fuss was about all that time ago when the Cronut was the bees knees.

We were both content with our waters until a young hipster kid on our table was provided with the coolest looking iced coffee I have seen in a while. So naturally, we both had to order one. Complete with awesome stripey straw. Delicious coffee with rather nutty notes. So much so, I had to ask the quirky waiter whether it was in fact almond milk. Not so. Just delicious cawfee.


High arty shot.

I knew I would be taking away at least one pastry so I decided to go with the salad. A meaty, cheesey delcious salad of honey roasted pumpkin, vitelotte (purple…people eater) potatoes, lentils, greens, persian fetta and of course, I had to add pulled lamb for $4. Definitely worth it. Good solid serve of salad and brilliant for those of us with portion control issues who order a salad and expect a feast.


Sandwich specials. Always delicious.

Cmac had just come from a ridiculously large pre grand final morning tea at work (tough gig…morning tea then lunch….jealous) so he wanted to go with something small. Yes his portion control issues are why we are friends. The daily special of a massive sanga filled with chorizo is his idea of small. Good boy, Cmac. He demolished it. I was lucky to grab a big bite before it disappeared (research of course) and I can vouch for it’s awesomeness.

His impatience to eat is evident through his finger sneaking into the above shot. Couldn’t even wait for me to take the 3479 shot of his lunch. Pfft.

Have to add, LOVED the tunes crankin’ in the place. Big props to the music man. Chilled vibe, old schools songs and then Pony comes on. Which of course is awesome. Weow weow weow.

The waiter also let us know that was the first day they had starting serving the iced cawfees so with the heat wave we are experiencing set to settle in, get to Rustica, drink ten of them. We hear there’s going to be a salted caramel version and maybe even marshmallow. So get in there, grab a pastry, grab a coffee and then grab another pastry.

I of course got an almond croissant takeaway. This was meant to last until about 4pm when I needed a sugar hit. It lasted until I got about half way back to work. So it lasted about 500m. Delicious flakey pastry with rich almond meal throughout. If only pastry was good for you. I be the new age Michelle Bridges-Kayla Itsines combo.

Rustica has got it goin’ on. Can’t wait to get my paws on a cronut. See you soon, friends.

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Hubba Hobba.

I’m always keen for burger. I think I’ve made that pretty obvious. That cheesey, bacon, pattie deliciousness just makes my knees go weak and just watch me try and avoid ordering one when they are on a menu. I try to be healthy, I really do. But that is usually overpowered by my urge to eat all the things.

I had wanted to hit up Hobba for a while now and so took the opportunity before heading to the hairdresser a couple of weeks ago. Once again, was lucky enough to have a stunner of day and sat in the window with the sun streaming in. Bloody glorious. It also provides great lighting for awesome shots of your coffee cup.


Cawfee. The strong stuff.

Must admit, I had massive venue love after stepping inside. Fantastic high ceilings, lots of wooden panels, and lots of greenery. It’s like the best nursery ever. Except instead of the local footy team coles sausage bbq, you have a menu full of ridiculously tasty food. Yes that was a ramble, my bad. I’m trying.

I perused over the menu for a couple of minutes but I was already drooling over the burger that had landed on the table next to me so my decision was made twice over. The Hobba Burger. Eep. Why do I write when I’m hungry? It’s like grocery shopping when you’re hungry. Always a bad idea.


One of the best. Drool. Amazing.


Just take my money.

My stomach is currently growling looking at this bad boy. This big fella was a grass-fed beef patty, with pickles, cheddar, caramelised onion, lettuce and tomato with a side of those brilliant looking beer battered chips. I do seem to say this alot but this was one of the best burgers I’ve had in Melbs. Look at that spectacular tower of deliciousness. I want one now.

The rich breakfast menu looks uber tempting as well and I can’t wait to get back there to try all the food. And believe me, I will try all the food. I also feel like I need to host a function and eat all that food too. Can you tell they made a good impression?

See you soon, burger. Love you.

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Scar(velli). Not the lion.

Breakfast is just one of those happy times. When you wake up and get so damn excited because it’s time to eat again! No? Just me? I’m sure there are many, many breakfast lovers out there.

I must admit I have found a few emails I have received of late thoroughly entertaining. Just to remind those playing at home, ‘Melbs’ is in fact not an individual but our fine city, Melbourne. I had one instance recently (not Scarvelli), that asked whether I would like to bring Melbs with me…. hm. Now husband has taken to being called Melbs for this exact moment. But come on people, work with me here!

Anyhoo, rambles there. Back to the food.

Taken me forever to get back to ze blog so I do apologise to those who continuously refresh their emails to see if there’s a new post from JP & Melbs (hi mum). Actually I’m not even sure my mother does it….


Arty shot of scarvelli bags. Oh JP, such an artist.

Enter Scarvelli Cafe in Balwyn. Whitehorse road is turning into a bit of a mecca for some epic cafes, and with a competitor like Snow Pony, these guys need to be on their A game. They are, by the way. I was invited with my lovely other half, Husband not Melbs, to enjoy some of the fare of Scarvelli a few weeks back. WIth the sun shining, we grabbed a spot outside which was awesome and probably the first day we’ve been able to dine outside since Summer. It’s getting warmer. Get excited.

Big fan of the paddock to plate philosophy going on at Scarvelli. Always sourcing fresh, seasonal produce for their dishes. This deliciousness, paired with friendly staff and Industry Beans is a match made in foodie heaven. I wanted to embrace the warm weather (probably, maybe, almost hit 20 degrees) and ordered a cold drip coffee and Husband, also embracing the sunshine, ordered an iced cawfee.



This was possibly the best looking cold drip when it was brought out to me. Styled to perfection and worked oh so well for insta. Once I took a million photos of the same thing (yep, I do that), I actually got to drink it and that was a sensational experience too. Industry beans have got it in the bag (of beans) and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Unfortunately the iced coffee was more icecream than coffee. Husband enjoyed the rich icecream but there definitely wasn’t enough coming from the coffee side of the relationship. Will definitely ask for an extra shot in that bad boy next time we visit.


All the things.

Husband and I found out very quickly that we were two peas in a pod when we met and the food element is no different. He too shares my ridiculous portion control issues. Hence why we found the need to order three dishes between the two of us.

Top right is his delicious omelette full of vege goodness. He did ask for additional bacon (standard activity) but unfortunately that didn’t make it to the table. For a carnivorous carnivore, he really enjoyed the omelette. Not dry or overcooked and the goats cheese was a great addition. Personally, goats cheese is a great addition to just about everything. Drool.


Steak for breakfast? Such a thing.

Admittedly, the entire menu sounded delicious. The dukkah eggs were super tempting, but I wasn’t sure they would live up to the heavenly experience I had with them at Servery and Spoon a while back. After umming and ahhhing (the usual), I went with the Good Life bowl. Yes I eat donuts every other day, so the good life bowl was a welcome change.

It was brilliant and something I would definitely order again. Sauteed silverbeet, crispy kale and chickpeas, brocollini, baby spinach (all the greens), lots of grains, a perfectly poached egg and a seared minute steak. What a way to start a morning.


My B.a.e.

Because we both don’t understand the concept of ‘being full’ we had to order the brekky bun as I side nibble. Mhm. Look at that eggie. Filled with lotsa bacon, egg, spinach, aioli and avocado, piled onto a brioche bun, this is something that will be very hard to turn down next time as well.

Must admit a couple of the staff members seemed a bit scattered and got a couple of bits and pieces muddled up but aside from that, Scarvelli is running a tight ship.

Because the weather gods are always looking to mix it up in Melbourne town, the clouds soon rolled in and we decided to gobble and go prior to requiring an ark to escape.

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On our way out we were provided with some delicious take home treaties. Ok, let’s be honest, they made it to the car, and were demolished before we got home. So let’s call them ‘take-outside-of-Scarvelli’ treaties. The coconut macaroon (not to be mistaken for the macaron) with lime curd was my favourite and was light enough to compliment the rest of the truckload of food we had devoured that morning.

Overall a lovely morning with my lovely man and we will definitely be back to Scarvelli soon. Ciao!

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Hashtag Hash.

Lunch time. The favourite time of the working day. Especially when based in the CBD. It is a dangerous time for us food lovers as you just want to eat all the food. One of my bestest buds Cmac has finally returned from London town and we were off on another lunch outing.


THE dish and THE hashtag.

I had seen the giant hashtag on Hardware street and had never ventured in. Hash Specialty Coffee & Roasters has it all going on. With some of the best cawfee in Melbs and a spankin’ good menu, I will definitely be venturing back oh so soon.

First up, love the decor and fit out. Big fan of the black and white tiling on the main bar. Gastro pub/french bistro kinda feel I think. I could be way off with that comment as I know nothing about interiors, but hey, i’m trying. The wooden surfaces are also a favourite of mine. So yes, Hash, you had me at hello.


Warm day. Cold brew.

You’ve probably witnessed the epic Mork Chocolate/Fairy floss hot chocolate overtaking Instagram at the moment and although it was tempting, I wanted to take advantage of the rare warm day and went with their cold drip. Smooth as coffee. So good. Gotta love good presentation as well.

Three words for you. All day breakfast. It needs to be on more menus. Because, bacon at night time. Think about it. I could have devoured most of the menu on our visit, especially the cripsy corn arepas which sounded diiviiiine. I umm’d and ahh’d as per usual, was distracted by numerous random conversation topics, and eventually settled on the Chorizo, Scallops & egg dish. Omg. New favourite thing in the whole wide world. Ok maybe slight exaggeration…sorry husband.


What’s not to love?

This dish. I swear. Drool. All the yums. Chorizo and seared scallops on white beans with a fried egg and chili. So much deliciousness. Perfect match of flavours, textures, all the things. I will always choose chorizo dishes and I will always choose scallops, so this was a deal for me. Lock it in, Eddie. It will be so hard not to order this again. Brilliance. I stand and clap you, Hash. Hashtag ermagherd. Really enjoyed the white bean smash too. Seasoned so well and loved how it added to the main proteins.

Cmac is slowly getting used to waiting for me to take photos of his food, but I still have to put up with the million and four photos of his hand making signs in front of his plate before I get the money shot. He’ll learn eventually.


All the sauce.

The dish was demolished in record time so I think it’s safe to say he thought it was swell. Smoked trout rillettes with poached eggs and bearnaise sauce. I’ve never been a fan of hollandaise sauce so I was definitely approving this one. The trout looked delicious.

Overall, a brilliant outing filled with our usual ridiculous banter and damn fine food and coffee. I will definitely be back for oh so much more coffee and freakin fantastic food.

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Archie’s. All Day. Err’ day.

JP’s first world problem, number 38573984729. Going to food events and they serve hardly any food. That’s why we need places like Archie’s in our lives.


After leaving an event recently, my lovely J (Jessica’s all good things) and I were after some good food to fill the void. I was in hangry mode and therefore contributed no suggestions on eating destinations, but she was on it. To Archie’s All Day we went.

The day after I was due to undertake a juice cleanse. Aka cleansing and not eating food for 24 hours. First world problem number 3824246. So I knew what I needed. I needed a burger. And J was being the healthy J for the evening and went with the fish dish.



Take a moment to appreciate.

I’d never ventured to Archie’s before and will definitely be heading back soon for some Juicy Lucy loving. This has gotta be one of the best burgers in Melbourne. Brilliant combo of Wagyu patty, jalapeno Monterrey Jack cheese, lettuce, ketchup, mustard and of course pickles. The whole shebangalang. That burger bun. Oh it is glorious. Shoestring fries aren’t too shabby either. Ah I want one right now.

I noticed after the fact that you can add bacon. So I will obviously have to return soon to add bacon to Lucy and see how she goes. I’m sure it will be off the chizang.




Healthy J went with the steamed barramundi, gai lan, mirin, ginger sesame with soy and pippies. It looked delicious on the plate and she thought (and I quote) really rich and well balanced. Barramundi has always been a favourite of mine so I would have definitely chosen that had I not only had eyes for the burger variety of foods.



Close up required.

Archie’s all day seems to be my spirit animal and I can’t believe it’s taken this long for me to venture there. You can have an espresso martini at breakfast. You can have fluffy scrambled eggs at 3pm. You can have a freakin’ Messina icecream sandwich for dessert without having to wait in that queue. Oh the deliciousness of it all.

I’ve also heard through the grapevine that they make a mean negroni, so I will of course have to add this to the bacon Lucy on my next visit.
Archies. All day. Err’day. Hyundai. (Couldn’t help myself)

Disclaimer. Archie’s All Day has absolutely no affiliation with Hyundai. That’s just how JP’s brain works. Tangent. Tangent. Catchy Jiggle. Boom. Spoken by JP. Food Blogger, Melbourne.



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The day I drank juice.

So it starts. Another instance where I think I just need to give the bod a break from donuts and burgers and all the yums (mmm burger), and embark on a juice cleanse. Only one day. Geez couldn’t do more. I love you, bacon. I’ll miss you.

I kicked off this morning with an epic Step class at the newww Aquanation in Ringwood. What a gym. Uber impressive and love new shiny things. It was a brilliant start to the day and I was ready to take on the juices.

Kept a few notes along the way to allow you to ‘experience’ the cleanse. Overall, yes I would recommend it over the other ones out there. Delicious juices to be honest, and although I complained about food throughout the day, I was never hungry! Shock, horror. I know. So below, enjoy my rambles throughout the day that JP said goodbye to food.


All the juice.

8.32am. Juices arrived at work. Yippee. Super pretty box and it’s ‘made with love’ so that’s always a good sign. Secured the juice in the work fridge. Name plastered all over said pretty box to ensure juice remains in said pretty box and not in random person’s belly. Not saying that happens at my work, but Green St are popular, they can make people do strange things. Oh lordy, I’m going off on tangents already and it’s not even 9am.


Numero Uno.

First up, Enlightening liberty. Yum! Awesome way to start a day I reckon and I will definitely be getting me some more enlightenment.

9.50am. Feeling good! Loved that first juice so excited to see what else is in store. Next up is a 95 Greene aka Pure Heart. I have my moments with green juices so let’s see how this goes….


Not bad at all! This is packed with green vegies like lettuce, celery, cucumber, kale and apple and lemon, ginger, mint, parsley and dandelion is thrown in too. A lot of celery came through on the initial sip which I wasn’t ca-razy about, but overall it’s a good one.

11am. On the dot. First tummy rumble. Quite loud. Probably because I checked Instagram and there’s lot of food on Instagram. Rookie error, JP. Limited Instagram checking will be in force until tomorrow morning or we are going to struggle today.

12.15pm I held out for a while for the next juice so I could go and enjoy the sunshine with my jooos. And it was glorious outside! What a day. The sun is actually giving off heat, birds are chirping, people are smiling, and everyone seems to be eating delicious treaties. Whilst I have my juice.


Feel like I’m the Fresh Prince of Bel-air…for some reason.

Admittedly, this juice is probably my favourite so far. They call it the Bronx, so I naturally had to go to the Bronx of the CBD whilst drinking it. Aka. King St. Ok I walked about 10m along King st, but hey, I’m now tougher.

The Bronx is a gorgeous purple colour with the prime ingredient of Beets mmm beetroot. On a burger. With an egg. And bacon. Gawd dammit, it always comes back to the bacon.

Pay attention JPizzle. There was also carrot, lemon, ginger, flaxseed oil, rosemary and burdock root. With their powers combined, they create (Captainnn Planet, he’s our hero), Juice. They create juice.

1.50pm. Free muffins were just offered to me. Free. Berry. Muffins. Sad face. Yes I stayed strong, and quickly escaped to get my next juice before the warm muffin smell got to me. Next up was Thanksgiving. I have never had a sweet potato drink before so I was looking forward to trying it. Overall, I really liked the flavour of it, the sweet potato added a slight creaminess. What I didn’t particular enjoy were the cinnamon floaties. All for the cinnamon (donuts) but didn’t really like that component.

Thrown into Thanksgiving was sweet potato, cinnamon, carrot, apple, lemon and flaxseed oil.

Still feeling good though. I have now been to the bathroom about 398420 times today.


In New Yorrrrrk, concrete jungle where dreams are made offff….

3.45pm Oooh this one’s a goodie. Empire state. Picturing Alicia Keys slamming on the piano keys and now I am pretending to be Jay Z. Just go with it.

Empire state is a combo of carrot (I’m going to turn into bugs bunny soon), green apple and, wait for it, my favourite ingredient of the day, Astragalus. Where you put the emPHAsis is unknown so feel free to go with whatever you come up with. It’s an organic herbal extract for those playing at home.

Could be my favourite. Empire State currently trumping the Bronx.

5pm. Back to the Bronx. I really like this one so I was glad I had two of them! Beetie, lemony, ginger goodness. All for the Bronx. I feel I need to sing ‘I’m still Jenny from the block…’ when drinking this. Now I’m dancing. I might be going a little cray cray now after this many hours sans food.

Now is the tricky part of the day. Returning home. Where the pantry is full. And dinner will smell really good. And I know there’s cheese in the fridge. Next to the Freddos. Below the leftover cake. Engaging Willpower. Bring it on, Fridge. I can take you.

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Yes I’m just taking photos of the bottles around the house….

6.30pm It’s not easy being green. Especially when you’re a drink. Ah yep, I’m rambling way too much due to lack of food. I can now smell dinner cooking and my tummy is growling at me. My thrilling meal was the Greene St Classic. Hate to say it, but this was my least favourite of the 8. Overpowering taste of celery.

The classic has cos lettuce, celery, cucumber, kale, lemon, apple, ginger, mint, parsley and dandelion herb extract.


Last one. Yum yum.

8.30pm Husband is eating chocolate. Inside my personal space. Usually this is ok as I would steal said chocolate. However, tonight, it hurts. It HURTS. I want food. I also just completed the world’s greatest accomplishment of making lunches for work with a warm roast chicken and did not sample any. So proud. That smell. Ah I want some!

Lucky I have the West Village to get me through until tomorrow. This was a delicious juice and one I would definitely buy again. Love the almond and coconut flavours. Didn’t taste alot of mint but didn’t mind, it didn’t need much more in my opinion!

West village was made up of alkaline water (…fancy water), activated almonds (Pete Evans wuz here), coconut flesh, medjool dates, chia seeds, milk thistle and mint.

Each juice you take comes with it’s very own mantra and although I am usually the first to laugh at such things, I really enjoyed these throughout the day. For West Village the mantra was ‘All is well in my world’. Yes. Yes it is.

I would really recommend the Greene St Cleanse for anyone looking to press the reset button. I didn’t do it for weight loss reasons or any reason really, I just wanted to see how my body reacted. Yes you want solid food, that’s a given. But I slept like a log the night following the cleanse so I would do it in future for that reason alone! Brilliant flavours and so many to mix and match. Try it!

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