Well things have progressed slowly with the wedding plans, although I’ve still got a lot of the essential things that need doing. You know, just things like caterers, buses and accommodation… but THE dress has been bought! It’s amazing and I love it. Yes! Unfortunately you’re all going to have to wait until March to see it. Don’t worry, I’m sure it’s going to come around really soon. Gulp. So much to do! Righto, as you may (or may not be aware) today is the MELBOURNE CUP! It’s the race
We’re now officially in December so it’s time to start thinking about presents people. Why not make some delicious homemade limoncello? You’ll need at least 10 days for it to sit and let the lemons infuse so get your skates on. My dad LOVES limoncello and has been harping on about how his mates have made their own. Dad – you were my inspirations and this now proves that I do listen to you! Decorate the bottles up with some ribbon, a small Christmas decoration or a little tag and
It’s Pickle Club time again but this time with a twist! If you’re not sure what P.C is, you can read a bit more about it here. This time round Madame Brussels is collaborating with the Pickles Lovers Association of Melbourne (aka Pickle Club). Madame Brussels presents “Get Pickled on Pickles!” with special guest bartender Shane Byrne from Gin Palace. Shane will be mixing up a whole range of delicious cocktails with our pickled/preserved goodies. I decided to make a fruit syrup to go with my designated cocktail
Recently I decided to make a batch of wonderfully spicy, winter-warming mulled wine. My friend has been talking about mulled wine for the past few weeks which inspired me to make some for myself! And with the end of winter just around the corner (THANK GOODNESS!) I thought I’d better get a wriggle on. I think this tastes delicious, of course it goes without saying, if it doesn’t have enough ‘zing’ for your liking, add a few more spices to taste.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY! I hope you all had a fun filled festive season and ate lots of fabulous feasts (I know I filled my quota). As I mentioned in my previous post, I took two weeks off work and went down to Tassie for the holidays. Every year I forget just how fantastic Hobart is over the Christmas and New Year period. There’s the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race (which was a nail biter this year) and of course the ever popular Taste Festival which had a revamp this year. My favourites