The Langham: Christmas in July pudding making workshop

Disclosure: I attended this event courtesy of The Langham and Media Moguls. So it’s July, and you know what that means, don’t you? Time to think about Christmas! Okay, perhaps it’s not quite time to plan for Christmas, but it will be right about the corner before you know it. Isn’t that a scary thought? […]

Lemon delicious puddings

Cookbook Challenge: Week 36 Theme: Comfort Food Recipe: Lemon delicious puddings From: AWW Bake The theme for this week’s Cookbook Challenge is “comfort food”. After a rather busy week, this weekend has been incredibly lazy so something comforting and puddingish sounded good to me. I have rather a lot of lemons (due to Maria giving […]

Campari House: a toast to Campari House roasts

As part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival June roast dinner series, the Boys and I headed to Campari House with Maria and Daz, where we were treated to five grazing courses accompanied by five wines. When we arrived, all the glasses had been lined up on the table, and we were advised that […]

International Tacos Incident Party

Welcome to the tacos edition of the International Incident Party. We had noodles, we had dumplings, we had pizza pie, we had gnocchi, and now it’s time to taco it up.

Andalusian spiced oxtail casserole & Catalan lemon tart

Hola! Welcome, welcome! Come in, take a seat, and get comfy. I would feed you all if I could, but unfortunately because technology hasn’t quite progressed to that point, you’ll just have to read all about the following lunch, and wish you had been there! The theme for Week 35′s Cookbook Challenge is Spanish, and […]

The Langham: Chocolate High Tea at the Aria Bar

Disclosure: I attended the Chocolate High Tea courtesy of The Langham and Nuffnang. Last month I was invited to a food and fashion bloggers’ chocolate morning tea at the Langham, organised by Nuffnang. I don’t normally stuff myself with cakes and chocolates for breakfast – but you know what they say about not turning down […]

Cookbook Challenge: Week 34, Soup

Recipe: Spicy tomato soup with chorizoFrom: Soups This week’s Cookbook Challenge theme is “soup”. Last winter I made a lot of soup – pretty much every Sunday for a couple of months – see the Soup Sunday posts. This winter, I’ve barely cooked any soup, most likely because I’m busy cooking up the various themes […]

Cookbook Challenge: Week 33, Seafood

Recipe: Sardine TagraFrom: Rick Stein’s Mediterranean Escapes Occasionally I’ve made things for this blog that seemed like a good idea at the time. And then afterwards, I’ve thought, “What on EARTH was I thinking??” See recent examples: hand pulled noodles, xiao long bao, ladybird cupcakes, to name just a few. I suspect this recipe will […]

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