Easiest-ever Scones

One of the first recipes that we made in Home Economics in high school was scones. I didn’t see the allure of them back then in my younger years – I enjoyed the heavier, sweeter flavours of chocolate and the like; I had not yet experienced my first high tea, the joy in the ritual…

Vaucluse House Tearooms

I can’t believe its been a month since my last post! Moving last month certainly took a toll on my energy and creativity levels – not to mention my wallet. Prior to starting the nightmare task of packing, my brother-in-law – also a fellow culinary enthusiast – hazarded a guess that I would have more…

Afternoon Tea @ Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La Sydney

If you are a follower of me on Facebook or Instagram, you probably would have heard the news by now: I have been shortlisted for MasterChef Australia Series 8 Top 50! I will have to wait until close to the end of September to determine if I go through to the next round – the…

Cranberry & Dark Chocolate Scones

I adore high tea. The whole process of dressing up for the occasion, the elaborate tier when it comes out, stacked with the dainty sandwiches, warm scones and various delicate treats, and the whole procedure of pouring your tea through the strainer and the adding of milk while stirring with your little spoon. Scones is…

The Victoria Room Tea Salon

Scones, cakes, sandwiches, tea. I suppose when you think about it, the food at a high tea is essentially quite easy to make for anyone culinary inclined, but it truly is the whole atmosphere of it that really gives it its novelty – the awe at the tier when it’s brought to your table, how…

Cafe Madeleine

As a foodie, you can imagine I read a lot of restaurant reviews. Not necessarily with the intention of visiting, but also just to read about the food trends going around, the state of service nowadays, what is hot and what is not. And now and again I’ll pop by a review of a place…