Cookbook Challenge: Week 28, Breakfast

Recipe: CrepesFrom: Stephanie Alexander’s The Cook’s Companion The theme for this week’s Cookbook Challenge is breakfast – fortunately a much easier theme than last week’s! The only problem with the theme this week were all the options – I had visions of omelettes, baked eggs, pancakes, French toast and bacon circulating in my head. But [...]

Montalto: Anniversary picnic

Isn’t it interesting how the older you get, the faster time goes by? Three years ago in March, Alastair and I were married (AWWW) but sometimes it feels like it was just yesterday. Should I write something embarrassingly gushy about love and all that jazz? No, I’ll spare you! Be thankful! Since March is always [...]

Carrot cupcakes

Cookbook Challenge: Week 27 Theme: Insect Recipe: Carrot cupcakesFrom: The Australian Women’s Weekly “Bake” The theme for this week’s Cookbook Challenge is the most challenging one we’ve had yet – insect. YES INSECT! I racked my brain the whole week, trying to decide what to make. In the end, I decided to bake something and [...]

Cutler & Co: Puntastic

We went to Cutler & Co for a leisurely Sunday lunch recently with Maria and Daz from The Gourmet Challenge. On Sundays Cutler & Co have a set menu for $65, which we thought was a great opportunity to try them out. The fit out of the restaurant is quite stunning, the long room kitted [...]

Cookbook Challenge: Week 26, Green

Cookbook Challenge: Week 26 Theme: Green Recipe: Pandan Cupcakes & Green tea cupcakesAdapted from: Primrose Bakery’s Cupcakes Wow, it’s week 26 of the Cookbook Challenge – and you know what that means, don’t you? We’re half way through the challenge! The theme for this week is “green” and I really like these kind of themes [...]

International Dumpling Incident Party

It’s time for another International Incident Party hosted by Penny from Addictive and Consuming, and this time we’re bringing dumplings to the table. When I started thinking about what I was going to make, I immediately thought of the mother of all dumplings (imho) – Shanghai soup dumplings / xiao long bao. But after a [...]

Cookbook Challenge: Week 25, Silky

Recipe: Pumpkin soup with a twistFrom: Neil Perry’s Good Food The theme for week 25 of the Cookbook Challenge is “silky”. I had a number of things in mind for this week. I ended up doing a lot of cooking this weekend – egg fu yung, chicken stock, waffles with poached pears, ox cheek stew, [...]

Nobu Melbourne

The other month, we headed to lunch at Nobu. Truthfully, I had heard so many mixed reviews about Nobu, combined with reports about how expensive it is, that I had never been that keen to go. But when I found out that they do a deal at lunch time for $57, which includes an entrée, [...]

Spicy chocolate cookies

Cookbook Challenge: Week 24 Theme: Chocolate Recipe: Spicy chocolate cookiesFrom: The Golden Book of Chocolate Second recipe: Mexican chicken moleFrom: The Golden Book of Chocolate We’re on week 24 of the Cookbook Challenge and the theme this week is chocolate. I decided to crack open a book that Bro gave me a while ago – [...]

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