Well well well! Yet again it’s been a busy week and it’s been a bit of a strange week making curtains, screens and popcorn. Yep I’ve been helping Seb (my other half who’s one third of the design studio Open Season) with his passion project – Deja View Cinema. He’s had this idea to set up his own little pop up cinema for a while now but he’s always so busy with work, he just hasn’t had the time. Over the past couple of weeks Seb has managed to put

I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaack! It’s been a while since I posted here – over a month – and I’m sorry for such a long break but so much has happened in those 5 little weeks. I’ve been so busy lately, even this post was a bit of a rush (hence why I haven’t written much) but I figure you’re all here to see the pretty pictures and read the recipes anyway. Right? One of the projects that’s been keeping me busy has been a very special wintery dinner party which I hope

I had the best ‘work’ day ever on Friday. Our first port of call was to the ACMI to see the Hollywood Costumes exhibit. This is a must-see for anyone who loves movies, costume design or fashion. Tim Burton’s Catwoman costume, the Marilyn Monroe dress (you know, THE dress) and the period costumes were amongst my faves… BUT it’s not just for the girls; Seb’s ears pricked up when I told him about the costumes from The Big Lebowski, Terminator and Batman. Definitely worth checking out. It’s open until August 18th 2013 and you

This weekend we dog-sat our friends beautiful puppy Olive. She is so ridiculously cute, she’s a long legged dachshund (sausage dog) rescue puppy. You can see some photos on my instagram feed along with all my other dog snaps (including Seb’s ‘step brother’ Bowzer).  It’s amazing how friendly people are when you have a dog. Everybody wants to stop you for a chat, it’s nice. Makes me want a dog even more :) Last week we made a good ol’ Sunday roast. It’s becoming a ritual when ever we have a

Hazelnut Brownies

It’s a bakers sin, I’ll admit it, but I’ve never made brownies before. Everybody loves a brownie but they’re not too high on my sweet-tooth list so I’ve never bothered. Seb and I had been invited to a last minute BBQ on Anzac Day to watch the big football game (which is quite unusual for us) and we had nothing to take. I knew I had 100g butter in the fridge and some leftover chocolate and hazelnuts from these biscuits I made last week, however I didn’t check to make

It’s getting quite late so I thought I’d keep it short and sweet – much like these biscuits! This week we remember the ANZACS, so I thought (as I do each year) I’d make a batch of the famous ANZAC bikkies… but this time with a twist. Last year I baked the traditional recipe for the blog (found over here) but these, I have to say, take it to a whole new level. I’ve tweaked the recipe a little bit to make them softer and much smaller – bite size

I’ve been so busy with work lately, I feel like I’ve been neglecting the blog! I feel so bad if I don’t post at 6am on a Tuesday morning. It’s quite silly the pressure I put on myself, which surprises me as I’m not usually this organised. The only reason why I’ve kept it up (the only thing I can put it down to) is the fact that I love doing it. It’s hard finding the motivation (especially on the weekend when all I want to do is relax) but

Saturday was a very busy day for me. I was lucky enough to be invited to go cook, photograph and eat Afghan food. Never eaten Afghan food? Me neither but I can tell you it’s delicious. A friend has started a cultural event which uses food to help bring different communities together. Their inaugural event is  starting with Melbourne’s Afghan community and trying to show people the wonderful aspects of this country. He needed some promotional food shots for the event and so arranged for us to go Dr Nouria

This recipe is perfect for those warm summer afternoons. It’s great for those nights when you have a few people around. Throw in some fresh fruit, white wine, ginger ale and schnapps and you’re good to go!

Has everybody else’s March been crazy-busy? My week has been non-stop. Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the new exhibit ‘Afghanistan’ at the Melbourne Museum. Filled with fascinating treasures discovered on an archaeological dig in Afghanistan in the early 70’s (right as they were descending into war). All the gold and jewels were quickly hidden away, and later believed to be lost or stolen. Only some 20 years later were they rediscovered.  If you have a chance, go see it – it was

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