Classic Ricotta Cheesecake

One of my favourite hypotheticals that I like to ask people when wanting to learn more about them is: “If you were on death row, what would your last meal request be?” My answer does change from time to time depending on my mood and cravings, but it has been fairly consistent as of late:…

Mushroom, Quinoa & Thyme Risotto

“Have you made risotto before?” (Awkward cough) “Errrrr…from a packet.” HEY it’s called Star Risotto and The Sister even knows Italians who use it, okay? But sure, I’m a food blogger and foodie and so I should know how to make risotto. I’ve made paella before and surely it can’t be much harder than that,…

Lemon ‘Ménage à trois’ Cupcakes Round 2

Happy weekend, all! I had a packed Sunday today – starting off with lunch with a friend I haven’t seen about a year, who’s agreed to help me out with my blog. He had said jokingly, that in exchange, I should bake him a batch of cupcakes, and so I decided to pull out my…

‘Smurf-Blue’ Earl Grey & Lemon Macarons

Love is in the air… Well, not quite. See, my mother is very much into the whole feng shui thing and has been somewhat concerned about my lack of a love life for the last few years, and so has started placing arrangements of red roses on my bedhead to ‘introduce romance into my life.’ I always roll my eyes…

Lemon & Poppyseed Syrup Cake

I hope you’re having a good weekend, lovers! It’s a grey and dreary day today, it’s disappointing that winter is officially here at last… But the good thing about winter? Boots, winter coats, hot chocolate and baking! Now that’s got to perk up any cold rainy day 🙂 I actually made macarons today, which turned…

DIY aioli (arm not included)

I made my own aioli today!!! So happy, I’ve been wanting to try and make my own mayo or aioli, but I’ve been terrified it would split or something heinous – and today seemed like the day to take the plunge! Part of the reason why I love blogging so much is that it gives me a…

Lemon ‘Ménage à trois’ Cupcakes

Oh come on. With all the food hype going around, I KNOW that you’ve heard the phrase ‘food porn’ floating around on the wind. (In a sing song voice)… You know what I’m talking about! You know what it means; food that is so luscious, so decadent, so positively sinful that its heady, engulfing effect…