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It has been an AGE since any activity has taken place on this blog. I managed to keep it up for 2 years straight, week in week out, but I’m afraid I have let it slip over the last year. To be honest, I’ve still been keeping very busy with food photography. But lately it’s been for a client, not for the blog and there’s not enough time in the day for both, so unfortunately it’s been the blog that’s suffered. so I hope to FINALLY share some of these

Such a lot has been going on behind the scenes lately (so I apologise for the sporadic posts). Over the last few months I’ve been lucky enough to go on not one, but two holidays… lucky duck. As you may remember from a couple of posts ago, my last trip was to New Zealand (pics here). However in late May we went to Bali. I haven’t shared these photos yet so I thought I’d share them here today! I didn’t take many as our holiday mainly consisted of sitting next to the

The weeks are flying by waaaay too quickly these days. So much to do with the Deja-View cinema, constant tweaking of the blog and trying to sneak in a catchup with friends. BTW – did anybody notice the blog has had a little facelift? All photos now are a super big 700px wide (instead of only 500px) and they look soo much better (if I do say so myself!). Making these small tweaks has been on my list of ‘things to do’ for about a year now and thanks to

After making a good batch of limoncello, I just had to make some delicious concoction from them! This cocktail is super simple and refreshing, which makes it perfect for the Christmas/holiday season, in both hemispheres. I whipped these up, photographed them after work and served it to Seb when he arrived home after a hard day in the office. Yeah, I totally felt like I was in Mad Men. Betty Draper inspired. :) x e.     Limoncello & Prosecco Cocktail Limoncello Prosecco Lemon zest Lemon juice 1.  Add one shot

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

I have had the BEST weekend – ever!  On Friday I drove up to the beautiful snow capped Mt Hotham (5.5hrs drive out of Melbourne) where I learnt to ski for the very first time. Why hasn’t anybody ever told me how much fun this is?? It was a big group trip, organised by one of our friends. Everyone in our group had varying experience skiing/snowboarding, and there were a few of us that were complete beginners like myself.  Saturday was a perfect ‘blue bird’ day (a bit of ski

Last week my lovely friend Amber was busy cooking up a storm in her kitchen and made me all sorts of delicious treats, including a jar of lemon curd! Augh my goodness, this is the sort of stuff that makes me go weak at the knees! It’s edible gold! I introduced her to it earlier in the year when we went to our family shack over the new year break. I scored a jar at our christmas ‘pickle club’ meet but it had be used within two weeks, so I

Well how was everybodys’ weekend? I don’t know about you but mine was great! First of all I had two pieces of good news on Friday afternoon… 1. I found out I got a new job (wooohoooo!) It was a three month process from the first interview, but it was worth the wait. Good things really do come to those who… well, you know ; ) 2. The second bit of good news was that I won a competition from The Design Files blog! The new book by ‘The Little

Cypriot Grain Salad

Cypriot Grain Salad-3

A couple of weeks ago we went to George Calombaris’ restaurant Hellenic Republic and had one of the tastiest meals in a while. I haven’t tried a lot of Greek food, apart from the odd souvalaki here or there, so it was exciting to see what would come out. We tried the tasting menu and this Cypriot Grain salad was definitely the winner of the night (crispy salmon came a close second). I think the best way to describe it is almost like a super charged tabouli salad, but with way

The very first tagine I had was in Marrakesh in a small restaurant just off Jamaa el Fna, the main square. It was stinking hot and me and my friends were starving after flying in that morning on a 6am flight…from Stanstead. This was the first time I’d ever been to a Muslim country and I was loving every minute of it. Everything from the busy markets, the food, the smells from the spice markets :) and tannery :( , the riad style houses, the noises (calling to prayer) –