The Sweet Swap

Often following the one recipe for cupcakes or cookies produces way too much for me alone to eat. For this reason I’ve got fellow foodie work colleagues, friends and family who are more than willing to be my culinary guinea pigs. But about a few months ago, I received an email from Sara of Belly…

Just Pure Bistro

With great power comes responsibility. And with my brand-spanking-new Entertainment Book for 2013-2014, it was time to break it in a little with an upcoming craving for something a little bit fancy a bit later during the working week. I had heard some good things about Just Pure Bistro (JPB) in Market Street’s Swissotel, and…

Salted Caramel Popcorn

While the folks were away, The Sister and I would usually discuss at the beginning of the week what our plans were for the next seven days and what nights we would be at home. We did this so we knew how much grocery shopping we needed to do, in order so that we could…

Berry, Honey & Mascarpone Tarts

Happy New Year’s Day, all! I can’t think of more beautiful weather to kick off 2013. Following the Chinese Lunar Calendar it’s the Year of the Snake – my year – so let’s bring it on! I’m starting this year’s first blog post with a lovely treat that would be a downright hit at any…

‘Addictive’ Peanut Butter & Choc Chip Cookies

Until this year, the last taste I had of peanut butter was when I was the age of about eight. With the rise of peanut allergies, many schools and workplaces have now banned peanut butter and peanut products outright, and for that reason I’ve not really gotten into the peanut butter fad until recently. My…

Raspberry Tea & Honey Macarons

I always get excited when I have leftover egg whites in the fridge, and you all know what that means….. macarons! Originally, because I was a bit short on time last week, I was just going to whip up a giant pavlova to farewell my sister before she heads off to the States for a…

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…

Honey Orange Roasted Duck with Paris Mash, Candied Hazelnuts and Salad

Now this is unusual, you must be saying. Cath NOT making a dessert?? The idea for this dish came after watching Masterchef Australia, where I saw Ben making the Paris mash for his dish in the Guillaume at Bennelong challenge. Surprisingly, I’ve never made mash before, not having any sort of masher, and I figured…