Posted on | December 4, 2013 | No Comments
Chiffon cakes are the best cakes.
They are, seriously.
They’re light, they’re fluffy, they’re not too sweet, and (unlike sponge cakes) I can actually bake them. They’re so lovely and have the nicest texture.
Posted on | December 1, 2013 | 1 Comment
Disclosure: I attended the event courtesy of Appliances Online.
Why have cake that looks like a cake when you can have a cake that looks like a blender? How cool is this?
(Also, how many times can I say cake in a sentence? Cake cake cake cake cake.)
The other week I attended a cake decorating class at Let Them Eat Cake to help celebrate Appliances Online’s 8th birthday. You might be wondering what cake has to do with appliances – well, AO have launched a cake decorating competition to find their official birthday cake. Entrants have to create an appliance themed cake and can win one of eight Sunbeam food processors (see end of this post for details).
Do you want to see the process behind this blender cake? Of course you do.
Posted on | November 28, 2013 | 2 Comments
There’s something nice about getting out of Melbourne for a drive and lunch – even if it’s only down to the Mornington Peninsula or to the Yarra Valley.
When you go with friends it’s even better: you can sing along to cheesy songs (stop right now, thank you very much / the vengabus is coming / we are titaniuuuuuuuuum) and do some llama llama llama! spotting.
A wee while ago, Shellie organised a group of us on a trip to the Yarra Valley with lunch at Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company. Hargreaves Hill is a micro brewery, and the restaurant is in a very attractive former National Bank building.
Posted on | November 25, 2013 | 3 Comments
So… if you had a big bunch of watercress, what would you do with it?
Having never bought watercress before (remembering that I couldn’t even identify it…) the first thing that came to mind was soup. But soup – although it has its place – is a bit boring to blog.
I had too much watercress just to use it as a garnish but thankfully pesto came to mind.
Posted on | November 23, 2013 | 1 Comment
Who likes champagne and French food? Hands up.
(My hand is up.)
There’s a dinner being held next Monday 25 November at Bistro Guillaume. It’s one of Good Food Month’s highlight events and is four courses matched with champagne. Oooh weeee.
Have a look at the menu:
Posted on | November 21, 2013 | 4 Comments
Disclosure: My month trial of weekly produce boxes was courtesy of Kelly Bros.
Last month, I woke up on Thursdays to a box of fruit and vegetables sitting by the front door, thanks to Kelly Bros. No hauling fruit and veg home from the market – it just showed up like magic for a month.
Kelly Bros are a family owned and managed business, who have been farming in Victoria for six generations (!). They farm, they harvest, and they deliver, with three options for home delivered fruit and vegie boxes.
A small box (that I received) is $28 and is good for 1-2 people, weighing about 6-7kg.
A medium box costs $38, suits 3 people or small families, weighing about 10-12kg.
The last and largest box is $45, weighs about 12-15kg and is about right for 4 people or larger families.
All boxes normally contain 3 types of fruit and 10 types of vegetables, with the prices include delivery. Boxes are delivered before 7AM, 6 days a week – the day is determined on which zone your address is located in.
Posted on | November 18, 2013 | 6 Comments
Oh wow hi. It’s been a month since I last did one of these posts.
Posted on | November 15, 2013 | 5 Comments
Disclosure: Alastair and I received entry courtesy of Taste of Melbourne and Hothouse Media. We purchased our own crowns.
Taste of Melbourne has returned for another year, and like last year it’s at Pelican Lawn in Albert Park Lake. Alastair and I headed down for a couple of hours tonight to check it out.
As for all previous Taste of Melbournes, you have to buy Crowns as your currency to spend at the event. $1 = 1 Crown. One thing is different this year – they’ve done away with the paper vouchers and you now get a rechargeable card. We found most places told us the balance remaining on our card whenever we bought something, which helped me keep track of how much we were spending.
Posted on | November 13, 2013 | 11 Comments
Hannah is sweet.
This Hannah is probably the sweetest Hannah of all Hannahs in the entire world (sorry to all other Hannahs, it’s truth) but unfortunately she’s on the other side of the world. Much closer to me is cafe Hannah, located down the St Kilda end of Chapel Street. It’s not quite as sweet, but sweet enough.
Posted on | October 31, 2013 | 26 Comments
Disclosure: I attended courtesy of Taste of Melbourne, B&P and Hothouse Media.
Hello and happy end of October! November is rolling in quickly.
November means (hopefully) – warmer weather, more sunlight and also Taste of Melbourne, which is returning to Albert Park on Thursday 14 November – Sunday 17 November. The other week I headed to Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio for a preview event.keep looking »