The Flynn

According to the wise words of Wikipedia, Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn was an Australian actor, known for his romantic swashbuckler-style roles in Hollywood films and his playboy lifestyle. In 1935 he was married to French-born actress Lili Damita (who was one very stunningly gorgeous lady; look her up if you have the time), before they…

Revolver

If I had a dollar every time someone recommended that I visit a cafe in the Inner West, my piggy bank would have combusted with a high-pitched squeal a very long time ago. Sure, I have caught myself drooling over the menus of these Inner West cafes more than once, however living all the way…

Akaneya

A craving for Japanese food and a positive response from Lara Croft had me frantically searching Urbanspoon for a restaurant around the main CBD one Tuesday evening after work. I try to visit somewhere new each time I eat out, despite my human instincts to go back to regular and tried favourite establishments. We arrived just before…

NQN’s Lumberjack Cake

Kulinary Adventures of Kath and I share a mutual love of baking, and about a month or so ago she presented me with a beautiful slab (at the gym, of all places) of what I would later learn was called ‘Lumberjack cake’. This recipe is an original recipe from Lorraine Elliot’s blog Not Quite Nigella, and she was…

Choc Chunk Brownies

I really thought things couldn’t get much better than the Dulce de Leche Brownies I made last year. I thought I had perfected that fudgy, decadent indulgence which lies right between well-done chocolate cake and raw cake batter. But an office birthday is a calling for me to roll up my sleeves to get my bake…

The Best Carbonara

Would I really call this The Best Carbonara? Well apparently this is, according to taste.com.au, where this Valli Little recipe originally appeared in the Delicious magazine. I like this recipe as it’s easy on the cream. Original, traditional carbonara recipes actually use no cream at all, however with the risk of your hot pasta turning the sauce…

Hyde Park Barracks Cafe

Its been over a month in my job so far, and for all our hard work our boss decided to treat us with breakfast before work one morning. He sent around an all-staff email (grand total of eight of us) requesting suggestions and there were a few joking calls for McDonald’s. Of course, I was…

Apple & Blueberry Shortcake Pie

This recipe is from taste.com.au, sourced from Good Taste magazine. I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for quite some time, and with the influx of fresh apples into local supermarkets as the weather begins to cool, I found an opportunity to make it one afternoon. Sadly, with the end of daylight saving it meant that by baking later…

Corn Fritters, Bacon & Salsa

With food being my biggest passion, it would be extremely difficult to have a non-food-related conversation with me. I was chatting to one male acquaintance of mine  a while back about desserts, and he named his favourite dessert to be the pavlova. ‘But pavlovas are so easy to make,’ I protested. ‘Ah ha,’ he said, ‘But the…

Grill’d (Chatswood)

I get cravings, just like any other normal person. While most people who read my blog and follow my food photos will think that my cravings will be for sweets, my dominant craving is not for sweets – but for red meat. I love nothing more than a good burger, and luckily over the past…

New Shanghai (Chatswood)

As a general rule I’m not a huge fan of Chinese food. The reason for this is because my mum makes the traditional dishes so often at home that I’m not going to go out and order the exact same thing. I go out and eat for something different, and Chinese food isn’t something I…

Strawberry & White Chocolate Mousse

Sometime I don’t get to really choose what my main ingredient is to be. It, shall I say, chooses me. This is oft the case when it comes to dinner (what can I make out of what’s left in the fridge??), but very rarely when it comes to desserts  as there is no pressure to…