I guess this post will come to you all a little late in the day (I really need to get my act together) but HAPPY AUSTRALIA day to all my fellow Australians. It’s been a while since I posted but I thought Australia day would be a good time to get back into the swing of things. This year has been busy so far as we’ve just recently moved house. Yes, unfortunately we had to vacate the first house we moved into when we arrived in Melbourne. We loved our sweet little
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
Chilli Chocolate Popcorn, Cinnamon & Coconut Popcorn, Paprika & Garlic Savoury Popcorn – a special post for Deja-View Cinema!
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
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
It’s been so incredibly hot in Melbourne this past week. It’s not too bad during the weekdays when I’m at work (in the safety of the air con with a cardigan on!). I can bare with it on my way to work, during lunch and after work when it’s cooled down slightly. This weekend however, for me, was a killer. We don’t have air con at home and it… is… hard. Hard to cook, hard to clean, hard to get comfortable – hard to do anything! BUT the good thing
This week I thought I’d make something traditionally Australian for the upcoming national holiday – The Lamington. Oh goodness they’re amazing. If you’re reading this post in some exotic country and have never heard of lamingtons, well then you’ll HAVE to try this recipe – there’s no two ways around it. They’re small squares of sponge cake, dipped in chocolate and covered in coconut (and sometimes with a strawberry/raspberry jam filling). Whilst brainstorming for this weeks Australia Day post I came up with the brilliant idea of Nutella Lamingtons –
On Thursday Seb and I caught up with some friends to check out the latest exhibition at Compound Interest and grab a bite to eat. Over dinner it came up in conversation that I hadn’t decided on this week’s post, then out of nowhere someone mentioned coconut crumpets! Apparently there’s a cafe in Thornbury that makes them and they’re sensational (sorry the cafe name escapes me). I knew I had a recipe for crumpets in one of my Rachael Allen books and I’ve been meaning to make them for ages.
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
A bit of a short (and sweeeeet) post this week. It feels like forever since I’ve baked a treat, so I’m very happy to be baking a lovely little sweetie for this weeks post. Nothing makes me happier than baking and sharing it with people (and I think my work mates quite like it too). I decided to cook something delicious from one of my favourite baking books, The Hummingbird Cookbook. The Hummingbird Bakery is a beautiful little shop that specialises in delicious cupcakes, slices and cakes. I think they now
On our way home from London (over a year ago now – eip!) we swung past Thailand for one last cheeky little holiday! One of our ‘things to do’ whilst there was to do a Thai cooking course. I looked forward to learning how to cook some of their a-mazing food so we found a little cooking school right on the beach in a quiet coastal part of Koh Lanta. We were able to choose 5 different dishes to cook including a red curry paste and the age old favourite