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I was just about to say, it feels like an age since I last posted but that’s because it has been! Three whole months since the Amsterdam Gingerbread House I made… golly! I’m so sorry it’s been so long but unfortunately, planning a wedding takes up a lot of time. It’s even more time consuming when you plan on making and crafting everything yourself (with the help of some good friends of course). Yes I had quite a few crafternoons with some very creative friends who helped me cut, sew,

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!

Last week was topped off with some (well deserved) Friday night fun at Moonlight Cinema.  I quickly rushed home from work, Seb and I made a super-quick picnic basket, jam packed with all sorts of antipasto goodness and made our way to the Melbourne Botanical Gardens. We busted out the blankets, pillows (and warm clothes) and settled in for a slice of classic outdoor cinema – such a good night out. What an amazing setting, aaaand dogs are allowed, so our friends took their super cute dog Olive. If you

I’ve discovered there are quite a few people in this world who don’t  like Christmas cake. I can’t believe it! Christmas cake would have to be one of my favourite treats out there (as long as I have a corner slice with marzipan and icing – that’s the best part). Like it of loath it, this is my version of the famous seasonal cake (with a little extra this and that, soaked in booze) and I love it! x e.   Traditional Christmas Cake Inspired by Delia Smith (I love

I love baking and cupcakes are so simple to whip up for any last minute occasion. This is my little Christmas tweak to the usual vanilla flavour I normally bake. They’re deliciously spiced boozy plum pudding cupcakes! The boozy flavour comes from from the icing but if you like an extra hit, brush a little brandy over the top! Phowar! This recipe along with others are available for download in the FREE Christmas PDF I’ve put together which is download able here. Go on, try these these this weekend! Enjoy

Good golly miss molly! Firstly apologies for not posting last week. In the end I decided I wouldn’t put myself through the stress of trying to knock something together whilst away for my birthday celebrations. Did I mention I had a big milestone birthday this year? My birthday is only 9 days after Seb’s (who is also born in the some year). A few months ago we decided that we should send off our 20s in style and indeed we did! We thought we’d celebrate it with one massive Halloween

A few weeks ago I picked up the latest book from the Gourmet Farmer (Matthew Evans & friends) and instantly fell in love with it’s recipes. I must admit I haven’t seen many episodes of the TV show (my brother LOVES it) but I’ve always enjoyed those that I saw. What’s not to love? It shows Tassie from an amazing perspective, inspiring foodies to make the most of their surroundings.     Anyway, the new book is all about getting back to absolute basics and enjoying simple food in its

I had a delightful ‘date day’ with Seb on Saturday :) We had a lovely lunch on Lygon st (dodging the rain) then popped across to the IMAX to see Batman (which was, I have to say, awesome). I’m not really a superhero kinda gal, but I’ve always been a big fan of Batman. As a little kid I’d always race home from school to watch Batman (the cartoon) on TV, whilst devouring Promite on toast.  Anyway, after the flicks we popped into a sweet little bar called Southpaw on Gertrude

Just a little quickie this week. It’s been such a hectic week I haven’t had time to scratch myself! The parentals were up from Hobart this weekend so I’ve been busy playing host over the last couple of days. On Saturday we went for a very quick day trip up to Daylesford. Unfortunately the weather was pretty wet and cold so we escaped to the warm of Wombat Hill House and ate some delicious pizzas (they even have gluten free). If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen

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

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