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…

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…

Bread & Circus Wholefoods Canteen

“And from your legs in tabletop, extend one leg out away from your body, flexing and pointing your toe and lower it slowly towards the floor.” Teeth gritted, my hands behind my head, upper torso off the floor, with an “Oh my goooood” running through my mind as I did as the instructor asked. I…

Totally Unicorn Beetroot Cake

I’ve made Red Velvet Cupcakes only on one occasion, about two years ago. I dutifully followed a Nigella Lawson recipe, where the lady said to put in all of one of those little tubs of red food colouring gel. I thought nothing much of it at the time – mixing it smoothly into the batter,…

New Shanghai (Chatswood)

As a general rule I’m not a huge fan of Chinese food. The reason for this is because my mum makes the traditional dishes so often at home that I’m not going to go out and order the exact same thing. I go out and eat for something different, and Chinese food isn’t something I…

The Butcher’s Block

Kulinary Adventures of Kath had recommended to me some time ago a new cafe in her part of town, called The Butcher’s Block. I was a little taken aback by the slightly morbid-sounding name and made some inquiries, to be reassured by her that it was previously a butcher’s shop from 1882 that had been transformed…

T2 Tea Blossom

Last night was a night I had been greatly anticipating for some time – a night out with the Zumba girls from my gym. The usual group of friends that I head out with are the type who refuse to get on the dance floor until they have had at least six or so drinks…

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…

T2 Tea House Macquarie

With my sensitive disposition towards coffee, over my lifetime I’ve developed a severe addiction to tea. Of any blend, of any flavour. A light, fruity iced sensation in the warmer months, or a hot, fortifying and steaming cuppa when the winter chill bites. With milk or without, I love the variety of different teas that…

Apple Cinnamon Tea Loaves

So I recently have been craving apple and cinnamon teacake and I did a search on Taste.com.au to look up some recipes. I found it quite funny that for one of the recipes, it stated to stew some apple slices, then arrange it on a pre-bought teacake! What an absolute laugh. Now I’m all for…