Unbelievably, we’re on to Week 41 of the Cookbook Challenge, and the theme this week is: celebration. I don’t have a specific occasion to celebrate this weekend, but here are some things that I’d like to celebrate:
I won tickets to go to Taste of Melbourne from My Food Trail, and I used them to attend tonight’s session at the Royal Exhibition building. Isn’t the Royal Exhibition building gorgeous? I love this building! Naturally, I planned what we were going to eat well before I arrived. Here’s what we ate!
When Penny from [Addictive and Consuming] asked me to cook a recipe using olive oil, I jumped at the opportunity and made an apple and olive oil pudding. Check out her blog and enter the competition to win one of eight bottles of Manzanillo Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Good luck!
After the success of the previous International Incident Parties, this month we have scones to celebrate the birthdays of Cherrie and Anh. Happy birthday! When I was in primary school back in NZ, we used to have lessons that we called “‘manual’ – where we learnt cooking, sewing, and woodworking. My favourite was the cooking [...]
Cookbook Challenge: Week 40 Theme: Apple Recipe: “Crunchy top” apple & pear muffins From: Bill Granger’s Holiday You know when you’ve been baking for a while, you start to get the jist of recipes. Most baked goods follow a similar method – for example, with many cakes you cream the butter and sugar first, and [...]
Disclosure: We visited and sampled items courtesy of Harvey Publicity & Parisian Patisserie. Last Saturday, Alastair and I headed up to Essendon to check out Parisian Patisserie. Parisian Patisserie has only been open for 12 weeks, and seem to have already amassed a loyal following for their fantastic baked goods.
Chinese chicken parcels From: Jamie’s Kitchen The theme for this week’s Cookbook Challenge is “TV Chef”. Weeks like this are great because they’re so easy! I could have gone with Rick Stein, Maggie Beer, Bill Granger…. but in the end I decided to go with the Naked Chef himself, Jamie Oliver. Time for a bit [...]
I know that I’m not the only food blogger who struggles with this. Basically, I eat more than I blog, which means I have a rather large amount of photos accumulated. In order to get through some of them, I’m going to cram several places into a couple of posts. After that maybe I’ll tackle [...]
Tea spiced pears From: Lighten Up It’s spice week for the Cookbook Challenge and I had SO MANY IDEAS. But guess what else I had a lot of? PEARS. FRIGGIN PEARS. After a brief break from them in my fruit and vegetable delivery box – they reappeared in this week’s box. So a recipe that [...]
It’s the third birthday of my wee blog, and I’ve decided that it’s time I moved it to a new home. So – welcome! Please update all links, bookmarks and RSS feeds, and if you see something looking a bit strange, please let me know! I must say a big thanks to Alastair for helping [...]keep looking »