Passionfruit and Mango Pavlova

What are you thankful for from 2017? In 2017 I looked back and was thankful for my job and the education that my parents funded for me. The income I’ve earned from my job allows me to pay rent in a wonderful part of Sydney, pay for my food, social activities with friends and family,…

Alfajores

I am not a hipster – never have been, and never will be – by any stretch of the imagination. I’ve never been the one who joins in on the frenzy to try a new craze – waiting until over a year to try infamous – near Sydney celebrity status – creations such as the Black…

Salted Caramel Meringues

A couple of weeks ago I had been invited to attend the launch of Valli Little’s new book under the Delicious series: Love to Eat at The Grounds of Alexandria’s Potting Shed. It was a sumptuously beautiful rustic location, with hanging pots from the ceiling trailing vines down over our heads, and huge fresh pomegranates, bunches of…

Smoky Pulled Pork

I remember when pulled pork first started coming out on menus, I found it quite funny. Because “pulled’ just means shredded, yet it seems to be a verb restricted only to pork. You don’t have pulled chicken, pulled lamb, or pulled beef do you? No, you have shredded chicken, slow-cooked lamb, and slow-cooked beef. It’s…

Sticky Mocha Pudding

My colleagues at work have it tough. With my continued cooking and baking experiments at home for this blog, I often make way more than I can eat myself (or want to eat myself), and so end up packing it up and taking it into work, where they (with great suffering) will endeavour to help…

Cherry & Raspberry Trifle

Is there ever a better combination than cake, freshly whipped cream and fresh fruit? With the Christmas lead-up in full swing and a quiet morning at work, I decided to make my first ever trifle in the office. I even bought a new glass bowl from Victoria’s Basement, as I’ve been looking for a large…

Gingerbread Maple Cupcakes

Having been born and grown up in a Western environment, you really can’t pass by a year without noticing the big kerfuffle about Christmas. No matter if you’re religious or not, Australians take it as a great excuse to gather together friends and family for sessions of excess eating and sharing…and then there’s always the…

Xmas Baking Class – Gingerbread Cookies

All right, biggest news first. I have officially finished my double law degree!! The results came out this afternoon and I’m thrilled to have passed everything. Five years law school complete – now onto the next stage of my life, wherever that may take me 🙂 Now onto other exciting recent events. As some of…

Prawn, Avocado & Quinoa Salad

And so continues the quinoa ‘health’ trend. I tried my hand at quinoa last week for the first time, to great success (see here), but at the time I hadn’t thought that a single cup of quinoa grain would make me close to four cups worth of the stuff. While I had used as much…

Roman Strawberries & Cream, Balsamic, Orange Sugar

Okay, so I know in my last post I said I was going to be baking something this afternoon, but with the weather a little muggy today, the thought of turning an oven on already exhausts me. With a punnet of beautiful, fresh strawberries in the fridge that I had bought earlier this week, it…

Christmas Biscotti

We haven’t had a full house for this long in a while – The Sister, Mum & Dad. And with Mum and Dad home all day doing chores and patching up various parts of the house, what would happen to all the freshly baked cookies and cakes I make on the weekend? That’s right, they…

Glutton’s Rocky Road

Why hello there. You know you want me… As I’ve been told before, I’m a terrible tease and I’m sure I’ve teased you more than long enough about my Glutton’s Version of Rocky Road. This really is something else entirely, and SO SIMPLE. And sneaky. And sinful. And delicious. You can honestly chuck in anything…