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Cienna Sangria

Aplomb with fruit, spices and a taste of summer, Sangria is the drink of choice for many on a balmy evening or during long lazy lunches. However, while for many Sangria is reminiscent of...

Tefal’s Triply Range + Guillaume Brahimi’s recipe for Nougat Glacé Crepes!

Most of us probably know that quality cookware makes a difference, but do you really ever know why? Mothers and grandmothers pass down cookware that someone somewhere got gifted for a wedding - cookware...
Mussel-and-Clam-Gratin

Mussel and Clam Gratin

I thought I would interrupt my series of Japanese blog posts with a short and sweet recipe which I've just cooked and adored. I know that all lovers of shellfish will be delighted with...

Smooth Festival of Chocolate + Raw Chocolate Orange Tart Recipe

We all know long weekends are all about indulging, and what better indulgence is there than chocolate?  That's right, pretty much none. The Smooth Festival of Chocolate hit The Rocks over the weekend, with hundreds...
Teochew-Peach-shaped-Kueh

Teochew Peach-shaped Kueh (红桃粿)

Also commonly referred to as "p'ng (rice) kueh" or "Teochew red kueh", the Teochew Peach-shaped Kueh is traditionally known as "红桃粿", pronounced as "ung toh kway" in Teochew (a dialect of Chinese) which means...
Salted caramel

Salted Caramel Recipe + 5 easy uses

I’ve always been more of a chocolate girl than a caramel lover. Milkshakes, ice cream toppings, whatever. I mean, come on, it’s chocolate! What could beat it? I’ve overlooked caramel for too long; it is...
Christmas-at-home

Christmas at home

Welcome back! I hope ya'll had many delicious moments during the break. To kick off a new year of blogging, I thought it would only make sense to firstly conclude 2008 with my family Christmas...
Autumn-salad-of-pomegranate,-duck-and-beetroot

Autumn salad of pomegranate, duck and beetroot

Just because it's getting cold, it doesn't mean you need to stop eating salads. Yes, soups warm you up instantly and are nice with a crusty piece of bread but salads are lively, crunchy...

Mexico’s Independence Day: Pollo en Mole Poblano

Ever since those earlier seasons of Masterchef when all the cool dudes started plating up tacos using handmade tortillas, Australia’s love affair with Mexican cuisine hit another level. A host of eateries offering Tex-Mex,...
Meat-Free-Week-and-Arras-Too’s-Zucchini,-Olive-and-Bocconcini-Muffins

Meat Free Week and Arras Too’s Zucchini, Olive and Bocconcini Muffins

They say you should never trust a skinny cook/critic... But those that follow me on Twitter/Instagram/RunKeeper will know that I've been on a mission to get fit since late last year. It's less about...

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