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…

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…

Mojito Macarons

I always love reading cocktail menus. The combinations of flavours and fruits is so alluring, and the unique names never fail to make one giggle. However there is always my one favourite I go back to: the Mojito. The combination of nasal-clearing mint, zesty lime and the crunch of raw sugar is something that never…

Chocolate Créme Caramel & Hazelnut Praline

So last week I made all of you a promise. I promised you the recipe for the luscious Chocolate Créme Caramel with Hazelnut Praline that I gave you a sneak peek of when I posted up the Classic Créme Caramel. Now I will say that most of the time I prefer things in their pure,…

Classic Créme Caramel

I can’t help but find it incredibly funny nowadays that the reason why my attempts at panna cotta and créme caramel always went wrong was because I used the wrong sort of cream – thickened instead of pouring. I always got terribly confused with the names that recipes used – double, thickened, single, pouring, pure,…

Chocolate Mousse & Minted Sugar

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I hate wastage. I particularly hate wastage in the form of eggs, so when it comes to recipes that require strictly only egg yolks or egg white and don’t provide a means to use the other half in any other part of the recipe, I get a little annoyed….

Sweetness the Patisserie

It’s about time that I finished up my Christmas shopping, and with the majority of it done, I just had to buy the ‘finishing touches’, so to speak. I was due for a visit to Sweetness the Patisserie. Sweetness the Patisserie has been on Epping’s Oxford Street for at least a couple of years, founded…

Basil Pesto

Not many people know this, but back when I was in high school, I was a kitchen hand for a week as part of work experience. Granted, it was a short week, but it sealed my fate in that I decided that I never ever wanted to be a commercial kitchen chef. On day one,…

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…

Paprika Chicken with Quinoa Tabbouleh

So I am currently experiencing the manic excitement that comes with having… NO PARENTS IN THE HOUSE. Which essentially means cooking for yourself. While I’d say that my culinary skills are slightly better than the average Josephine, I will admit that I rarely do any ‘cooking, cooking’ at home. The reason for this is that…

The Dip @ GoodGod Small Club

Thursday night had finally rolled around and for the motley posse that I shall dub ‘L-Crew’, we had all finished our law exams for the year (if not for our university lives)! Being the only one with really any form of organisational skills when it comes to planning events, I thought that it was an…

Twelve

‘Sure, I can do that night. Where do you want to go, by the way?’ ….. ‘Why don’t YOU choose? I’m in the mood for pizza and/or tapas. You find a place.’ This conversation probably requires some background. This was a brief Facebook post that occurred between myself and girlfriend Blondie on the weekend, where we had…