Foodie Secret Santa + Biscotti Recipe

When an email arrived from the lovely Claire behind the website, Claire K Creations, I jumped at the chance to join in on the Foodie Secret Santa. It was kind of nice to have an excuse to take a break from work and the hectic rush before Christmas, especially when the said excuse entails baking in the kitchen. As part of the secret santa, I was asked to send a little ...

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Book Review: Food Sake Tokyo

Travelling to Tokyo I wanted to extend and incorporate as many food experiences my budget would possibly allow. This lead me to purchase the book Food Sake Tokyo. Chef and Baker author,Yukari Sakamoto breaks down the complexity of Japan's food scene in an honest and detailed guide book. The Tokyo focused book covers Eating out, Food, Beverages, Places to Eat and Culinary Itinerary suggestions in five chapters. If you do not speak Japanese, ...

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Book Review: Snowflakes and Schnapps

Snowflakes and Schnapps by Jane Lawson is a collection of comforting winter recipes, drawn from a combination of curiosity in discovering her family roots and European travels. Jane shares recipes covering regions of an alpine Europe - Estonia, Russia, Scandinavia, Germany, Austria and France. Delicious hearty rich meals to consume on a chilly evening by the wood fire or in my case the gas heater! The styled book is easy on the eye, beautiful ...

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Creative workshops and cooking classes in Perth

Do you know how to sew? Make white stock? Build a wood stool? Crochet? Knit? Funnily enough these are all skills our parents or grandparents could do without instruction and they learnt these skills from previous generations. I did home economics back school but somehow along the way I lost those skills. Was it my day job behind a computer? The internet, I do spend too much time on it. Maybe the convenience of ...

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Secret Cake Club Perth – Oh My!

Imagine a get together of people who love to bake and also those who love to eat, where you bring along a dish to match the monthly theme and share each others. Then, if there is spare you are encouraged to take a selection home. The city of Perth is far from boring these days and this exchange of delectable foods is called the Secret Cake Club Perth. Last Sunday afternoon, myself ...

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Peanut Butter Cups

Who loves Reece's peanut butter cups? I do! I really do, so much so I had to make them at home. This is a super easy recipe adapted from the New York Cult Recipes cookbook. Thankyou @shopgirlinprint for the recommendation! The peanut butter cups were ready to eat in a couple of minutes after making. 1 tablespoon coconut oil 280g dark chocolate, chopped into very small pieces for melting (I love dark chocolate however you can ...

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Cinnamon crème brûlée

Gifts can introduce you to something new, up until the moment I received a set of Chasseur ramekins and a blowtorch I never knew the taste of a crème brûlée  nor had I even made one at home. Chilled custard, creamy soft in texture and covered in a crispy hard carmelised layer of sugar, THIS is a crème brûlée. Instantly hooked, I have been making this dessert again and again since Christmas! Taking this ...

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Slow Cooked Sausage + Chasseur French Oven Review

When I found this recipe to slow cook sausages I was pleasantly surprise. I have been so used to cooking them on the BBQ (an Australian tradition) it had never occurred to me that I could also slow cook them! Let me tell you slow cooked sausages are amazing, so soft and the delicious flavour. Combine them with mashed potato and it becomes a great winter meal. After this revelation ...

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Book Review – My Darling Lemon Thyme

Browsing my local Dymocks store I spotted Emma's book and having heard her speak at last year's Eat Drink Blog Conference I picked it up for a quick curiosity driven flick through. It is a beautifully strung together book and I ended up buying My Darling Lemon Thyme then and there. Over a dozen recipes looked enticing and I knew it would be a great addition to my growing collection of food ...

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