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…

To Deconstruct Sweetness

I had never been really a huge fan of marshmallows until that day. I remember the day when my Sister came home with a small bag of treats – mini marshmallows in various pretty pastel colours, sealed in the most adorable little bag with carry handles, emblazoned with the silver label “Sweetness the Patisserie”. It…

Cookies & Cream Cheesecake

I don’t usually talk about myself too much in my blog posts. I do reveal snippets of myself and my obsession with food – that, of course, is required without saying – my opinions on fine dining and service, my changing sense of taste as I have aged, my progression in the kitchen from a…

Banoffee Pie

When I was stocking up on homewares at Kmart for my new place, one of the things I picked up was a big fruit bowl for the kitchen. I’m unfortunately one of those absent-minded people who’s rather “out of sight, out of mind”; if I don’t see you regularly enough I tend to forget about…

Date & Walnut Blondies

I miss summer dearly. The cooler weather has made me a little more antisocial, choosing to spend my time at home inhaling the steaming vapours of fragrant curries, or spreading my freezing hands over the hot oven while my muffins rise and bake. As a result of this, I haven’t visited any new restaurants or…

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,…

Vanilla Pear Tart

The photo on the top left of the header was a Vanilla Nectarine Tart I baked over one and a half years ago, and it had to be one of the first truly amazing food photos I had ever taken. It made me realise how important food-styling is – even if your dish tastes amazing,…

Baby Carrot Cakes

This year for Mother’s Day, mum didn’t ask for anything that was too difficult: ” Just bake me a carrot cake.” Well, I could do that easily! I had recently had a bit of an online shopping splurge and had indulged in purchasing a couple of new cookbooks – something I haven’t done in a…

N2 Extreme Gelato

The early evening was starting to get a bit nippy as I followed a new friend down towards Chinatown. Upon discovering that I was a food blogger, he asked if I had visited N2 Extreme Gelato, and when I responded in the negative, he immediately grabbed my hand and began hauling me all the way…

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…

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…