Fig & Hazelnut Tart, and a new Noritake Dinner Set from Everten

I had the pleasure of recently catching up with my friend Kulinary Adventures of Kath, when she invited me to attend The School of Life’s talk at the Enmore Theatre with special guest Nigella Lawson. If – like me  you have never heard of The School of Life, it’s a global organisation dedicated to developing emotional intelligence;…

Snickers Tart

Goodness, it really does feel great to be back online. My apologies for being briefly missing-in-action. Since last weekend I haven’t had any internet access from home, and then last Monday in an attempt to change mobile phone network providers I got shut out entirely which meant that all of Monday I had no internet…

Peanut Butter Tart

The Lunar New Year is the most extravagant occasion on the Asian calender…and it’s widely known that it all centres around food. There’s meanings behind the dishes that are traditionally consumed: long noodles are symbolic of longevity, dumplings and wontons of gold ingots. The act itself of making the dumplings is an activity of reunion; believed…

Rhubarb, Mascarpone & Hazelnut Tarts

I love the zoo. From being taken to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo as a five year old by The Sister to wandering around Singapore Zoo on my own at the end of last year, I’m always held captivated by the animals. Seeing the giraffes with their gracefully arched necks delicately step around one another to feed,…

Ginger Brûlée Tarts

I feel rather horrible about admitting this, but I don’t have a lot of time to browse other food bloggers’ websites. While some members of the Sydney Food Bloggers community are simply lovely (I’m looking at you, Tina) and go around to everyone’s blogs to add comments and likes, I find it hard enough with…

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,…

Strawberry Ricotta Tart

For those who have been following me for a while, you’ll be familiar with the scale of the parties we throw in the office, whether it be for a birthday or a farewell. On this occasion, it was not only the birthday but also the farewell of a much-loved character in our office, as well…

Apple & Blueberry Shortcake Pie

This recipe is from taste.com.au, sourced from Good Taste magazine. I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for quite some time, and with the influx of fresh apples into local supermarkets as the weather begins to cool, I found an opportunity to make it one afternoon. Sadly, with the end of daylight saving it meant that by baking later…

Mascarpone Fig Tarts

Aaaaand it’s weekly recipe post time! You will be getting more recipes soon as now with the folks back I now have enough mouths to feed and so can give my inner baking beast a bit of a longer leash 😉 Last week as I finished my visit to The Butcher’s Block and was walking…

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…

Raspberry Tarts with Frangelico Cream

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Christmas with this much rain before in a very long time. While the mercury soared up to 30 with bright blue skies yesterday, a gusty change overnight and some very spooky fog hovering over the roads on midnight, Christmas Eve has brought in a constant precipitation, with the…

Strawberry Custard Tarts

A recipe to herald what (hopefully) looks like the early arrival of spring. With strawberries selling at five punnets for $10 at the moment, how could you possibly resist? I’ve been wanting to make some form of a strawberry tart or another after seeing the number of juicy red strawberries rolling out into the shops…