Meal to Share: South African

It’s Meal to Share time! My monthly collaboration with Penny and Celeste where we each cook a course based on a set theme. This month’s theme is “South African” and I was allocated the main course. I made bobotie, which is a baked curried mince dish, with a milk and egg topping.

Chocolate Brownies

Cookbook Challenge 2011: Fortnight 6 Theme: American Recipe: Chocolate Brownies Cookbook: The Kitchen Diaries The next theme for the Cookbook Challenge is “American” and so I asked my brother, the American food expert in this house, for ideas. He gave me TONS of great ideas, which I then disregarded so I could make brownies. Sorry [...]

Chillipadi Mamak Kopitiam

How many Malaysian style restaurants can Flemington support? Judging by Laksa King, Chef Lagenda and newcomer on the block – Chillipadi Mamak Kopitiam – at least three seems to be a reasonable answer! Though Penny says that Chillipadi does Tamil Muslim style Malaysian food, so it is a little different from the other two restaurants [...]

Mini lamb pies

Cookbook Challenge 2011: Fortnight 5 Theme: Outdoors Recipe: Mini lamb pies From: Arabesque Oh no! I’m late for last fortnight’s Cookbook Challenge theme, which was “outdoors”. I cooked my dish, which we took to the Avalon Airshow, but ran out of time to write the post and edit photos. Still, here I am – better [...]

Paper lined sponge cakes

The theme for the latest International Incident Party (hosted as always, by the lovely Penny) is nostalgia, and I love it! It’s such a great theme and sent me down memory lane trying to think of a dish to make.

Nelson, NZ

Some pictures from our trip to Nelson over Australia Day (as mentioned briefly in the Cafe Vue post). Only a little bit of food content here folks, but there is a cute cat photo. That doesn’t grab your fancy? Well, there’s also numerous shots of beer. Is that better? Alastair and I had a lovely, [...]

Macaron making session

Are macarons the new cupcake? They’ve been sweeping the foodie world over the past year and I must admit that the fad has mostly passed me by. But then I freely admit that I’m late to a lot of trends! While I would class myself as a fairly confident baker, I’d never attempted baking macarons. [...]

The Premises 2

Alastair and I are quite different, but we have a really good relationship. Part of that is because despite our differences, we have the important things in common. We hold similar political views, are non-religious, and most importantly – neither of us are morning people! Even though we’re not morning people, we’ve recently started getting [...]

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