Apple Cinnamon Scrolls

Winter: it’s the season for aromatic, slow-cooked stews and casseroles, and the fragrance of spices, cocoa and burnt butter emanating from the oven. The biggest bonus is that with the weather being so chilly; standing in front of a stove or oven is hardly a trial unlike in summer where you prefer to be away…

Cinnamon Pancakes w/ Whipped Maple Butter & Candied Walnuts

I’m still adjusting to having so much time to myself. After working part-time, studying full-time, maintaining a blog and hitting up the gym four times a week for a period of six years, it’s a little hard to get out of the habit of knowing you have something to do or catch up on in…

Sticky Cinnamon Buns

Oh, the joys of apartment living. Moving into a very old apartment, it seemed to be a given that there would be a plethora of problems in our first couple of weeks. The gas-heated fireplace in my friend’s room turns on by itself randomly, the toilet liked to randomly flush on its own, my bedroom…

Churros with Chocolate Sauce

I’ve been sorting through the mess of paper and books on my bookshelf in the last week or two, and came across an unmarked manilla folder into which was stuffed about a hundred random bits of paper. Print-outs, pages ripped out of magazines, recipe cards collected from fruit grocers… It was a completely disorganised disarray;…

Danish Apple Cake + Blog Turns 1!

As the nights become longer and darker, and the air becomes crisper, I tend to find solace in spending more time in the kitchen; absorbing the sweet-scented heat from the toasty oven or inhaling savoury aromas from plumes of steaming pots. While I’m always sad when the stone fruits of summer gradually fade, there is always…

French Toast

Happy International Bacon Day! I woke up this morning to discover with delight that it was the first day of spring and also a little day called International Bacon Day… as an enthusiastic carnivore, I must say that this is one of my favourite days of the year 😉 While International Bacon Day is an…

Apple Cinnamon Tea Loaves

So I recently have been craving apple and cinnamon teacake and I did a search on Taste.com.au to look up some recipes. I found it quite funny that for one of the recipes, it stated to stew some apple slices, then arrange it on a pre-bought teacake! What an absolute laugh. Now I’m all for…

Cinnamon & Nut Scrolls (with Kapai Puku seeds)

I made these scrolls a while ago on a whim one morning, and not only were they easy to make and very tasty, but my mum loved it! With Mother’s Day just tomorrow, I asked her if there was anything in particular that she wanted, and she said that all she wanted was for me…