Redskin Macarons

Does anyone still remember those Pick & Mixes you could get at variety stores? Where you chose what size of cup you wanted before staring in awe at the whole selection of lollies and sweets, sherbets and gummy bears, loading up your cup and reverently taking it to the checkout before devouring it at home….

Passionfruit Vanilla Macarons

Has anyone ever seen that strange phenomenon outside where there’s a breeze going from a steady direction, but at some spot on the pavement there’s a random tightly-knit swirling circle of leaves and dust; seeming to go at its own pace? There’s probably some sort of scientific or meteorological explanation for this, but I’d much…

Passionfruit Rekorderlig Macarons

As those who follow me regularly know, I’ve made macarons for quite some time – trying different recipes and combinations, doing my research and knowing that making macarons in humid conditions is an absolute no-no, and that leaving the sandwiched macarons to rest in the fridge overnight will allow the flavours to infuse to greater,…

Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Macarons

I had attempted to make some Portugese Tarts. My prior failure with my Exploding Custard Tarts last year haunted me still, but when my friend Kulinary Adventures of Kath pronounced she had found a fail-safe recipe, I was encouraged and tried it, only to have them fail yet again. This time, at least they didn’t explode, but…

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…

End of Exams Carousing

Having your exams finish early is always a joy, but there are also the downsides. Less time to study being one… the other being that there’s no one to celebrate the end of exams with! Luckily this semester I didn’t have to wait long. Girlfriend Lara Croft also had her last exam for her degree this week,…

Strawberry & Cream ‘Swan’ Macarons

Yay for the Sydney Swans! 🙂 Actually to be honest I’m not an AFL watcher in the slightest, but with the big kerfuffle going on about Grand Finals today, and considering I was going to be making macarons anyway, I decided to give them a theme. I made plain almond macaron shells based on 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…

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Raspberry Jelly Macarons

Macarons and I, we have this love-hate relationship. Some days it’s all hearts and flowers, everything is fine and dandy, beautiful and wondrous. Other days we have hissy fits, hiccups, tears and tantrums. But I have to say, the making up is always worth it 😉 I can never resist. No matter the drama, I…

Girls’ Day Out: Martin Place Bar + Baroque Bistro & Patisserie

A girlfriend of mine has finally finished her exams, and we decided that a day out combined with good food was in order. She was easy as to where we went, and after realising last week that Ryo’s Noodles in Crows Nest is currently on break, I suggested we hit the city for some retail…

Spiced Chai and Salted Caramel Macarons

There are some moments in your life when the planets seem to align, so when you’re doing a particular task that usually doesn’t turn out as well as you’d like and it turns out perfectly…. It is truly an OH MY GOSH moment. This happened to me today, when my Chai macarons turned out amazing. When…

Green Tea Macarons

Good morning, lovers! And once again, for yet ANOTHER day, we have more Sydney rain. I was deceived by the sunny morning today and decided to do my laundry as I’ve run out of clean underwear, but as soon as I hung up all of the laundry, it started to rain again! Looks like I’ll…