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Vibrantly Vegan: oFarm Organic Café

Sure, I’ve eaten at vegetarian places before but never somewhere vegan that is completely dairy free, gluten free, meat free and raw. With all that taken out, what the hell is left, right?! As...
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Top 10 list of the best I’ve eaten in 2009

In celebration of the new year, I thought it would be suitable to look back at all of my best eats in 2009. Here, I've included some of my most frequently visited restaurants as...
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Matcha (Japanese Green Tea) Pound Cake Muffins

I've blabbed on about matcha this and matcha that in my recent Japan blog posts but how many of you really know what matcha is? Matcha (抹茶) is basically finely-milled Japanese green tea. Traditionally used in...
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Summer tastes like Hummingbird Cakes

It's only spring but we're already getting our first taste of summer - juicy golden pineapples, luscious mangoes and sweet and tangy passionfruits. A recipe which combines all of these summer flavours is this irresistible...

Julie and Julia: Mastering the Art of French food blogging Competition plus recipe for...

In celebration of the upcoming release of Julie & Julia, and thanks to Sony Pictures, I have one very exciting competition for JENIUS readers. If you don't know anything about this movie, here's the synopsis: Meryl...
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The world’s best slushee

I don't care what you call it (or how you spell it): slushee, slushy, slushie, slurpee or granita. But this has to be the world's best tasting and looking slush. Served on large martini glasses,...

A Staycation at QT Gold Coast

Until this trip to the Gold Coast, the words ‘hotel’ and ‘resort’ were pretty interchangeable in my mind. A night at the QT Gold Coast, however, and you'll quickly realise that a resort like...

The Waterfront General Store & Café

Hidden away in the secluded inlets of Pittwater’s Church Point, The Waterfront General Store and Café is certainly a destination restaurant. Situated in the heart of the Northern Beaches, it’s surrounded by nature -...
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Homemade Tofu Fa

A dish which I never fail to order at yum cha is the tofu dessert (豆腐花, pronounced as dòufu huā). It is essentially a sweet beancurd pudding/jelly that is irresistibly silky soft. The syrup that...

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz London

One thing synonymous with High Tea is the world famous Ritz Hotel in London. As a young girl of 14, I remember visiting London with my grandmother, absolutely entranced by the city with its...

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