Thanks to Be @ Home for featuring me in one of their Best of the Web posts! As mentioned in a couple of previous posts, I was on a boat! Bro and I spent 10 nights on a cruise to New Caledonia with mum and dad – ooh first family holiday in… 10? 15 years? (Yes, [...]

Cupcake Central

Disclosure: I attended the cupcake masterclass and received cupcakes courtesy of Cupcake Central. I love the story behind how Cupcake Central came to be. Owner Sheryl Thai was made redundant from her job a couple of years ago and that potentially negative experience kick started her dream of owning a cupcake bakery. Fast forward a [...]

Simon’s Peiking Duck

The Melbourne King of Peking duck, Simon Lay, is well known for his ducky antics. He used to be at Old Kingdom, which I never got around to visiting, and late last year he opened up his own restaurant in Box Hill South – Simon’s Peiking Duck Restaurant (extra i on purpose). Duck isn’t a [...]

Station Hotel 2

PS: Today is my 4th blog birthday!!!1!!1 (Inappropriate use of exclamation marks justified in this situation.) Unlike last year I don’t have cake or candles, but happy blog birthday to me anyway! The day after our excessive cider consumption at Campari House, Bro, Maria and I wisely booked a day off. We took the opportunity [...]

Warm apple cake with brandy butterscotch sauce

Cookbook Challenge 2011: Fortnight 13, Dessert Recipe: Warm apple cake with brandy butterscotch sauce Cookbook: AWW Bake How on earth did it become August already? June and July passed by in a blur, and I didn’t spend much (any) time cooking or baking anything blog worthy. Unfortunately, August will be the same – my parents [...]

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