The Best Apple Crumble

Its been so long since I posted!! I know, I know – I still have to post about Bennelong AND Japan as well…and for those of you who don’t follow my other social media outlets – I got engaged in Japan! Wearing a rock on my finger has taken some getting used to, but with…

Fig & Hazelnut Tart, and a new Noritake Dinner Set from Everten

I had the pleasure of recently catching up with my friend Kulinary Adventures of Kath, when she invited me to attend The School of Life’s talk at the Enmore Theatre with special guest Nigella Lawson. If – like me  you have never heard of The School of Life, it’s a global organisation dedicated to developing emotional intelligence;…

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,…

Fig & Persimmon Almond Yoghurt Cake

When I meet someone new and they discover that I practice as a solicitor, the usual question that will usually come up in conversation is: “What made you want to do law?” My running joke is that I thought at the time that law looked cool thanks to that iconic movie, Legally Blonde – which always gets…

Galettes: Black Star Pastry X Delicious Masterclass

It used to be that if you wanted to learn how to make artisan cakes and pastries, your options were to either enroll in Le Cordon Bleu or a TAFE course. But what about those of us who don’t intend to really look at doing it as a career, but rather want to take on…

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…

Fig & Mascarpone Crepes

Happy New Year, lovelies! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful break – whether you enjoyed it with loved ones and friends or simply in your own company, I trust you would have had a couple of days after the chaos of Christmas to recharge your batteries and prepare yourself for the year ahead. Do…

Banoffee Pie

When I was stocking up on homewares at Kmart for my new place, one of the things I picked up was a big fruit bowl for the kitchen. I’m unfortunately one of those absent-minded people who’s rather “out of sight, out of mind”; if I don’t see you regularly enough I tend to forget about…

Nutella Banana Bread

For almost all of summer, I had treated myself to the express breakfast smoothie – a scoop of protein powder, half a frozen banana, a handful of frozen berries, a little shredded coconut, chia seeds, and a combination of almond milk and coconut water. With the weather tending to be a little cooler as of…

Vanilla Pear Tart

The photo on the top left of the header was a Vanilla Nectarine Tart I baked over one and a half years ago, and it had to be one of the first truly amazing food photos I had ever taken. It made me realise how important food-styling is – even if your dish tastes amazing,…

Strawberry Ricotta Tart

For those who have been following me for a while, you’ll be familiar with the scale of the parties we throw in the office, whether it be for a birthday or a farewell. On this occasion, it was not only the birthday but also the farewell of a much-loved character in our office, as well…

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…