Chicken Meatballs with Sushi Rice

If I was to choose one electronic appliance to have in the kitchen, it would be a tough choice between the rice cooker, hand mixer and blender but I think I would choose the rice cooker. I have had my $20.00 Kambrook rice cooker forever, I can't recall when it came to be in my kitchen. This chicken meatball recipe is quite easy to whip up with a rice cooker and gives me great comfort ...

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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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My best loves for July

My favourite discoveries for July! Enjoy! This stunning kitchen renovation and knowing what Sneh means by working on a single bench overflowing with kitchen tools. Falling in love with furniture made from the wood of old boats. Reading an Aussie blogger's story of travelling from Tokyo to Moscow on a ferry and the tran-siberian solo. Amazing! Secured some tickets to Perth's Secret Cake Club next month. Excited! Mr Spock and Captain Kirk eating cake. I am watching season one of ...

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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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The Grand Budapest Hotel Themed Morning Tea

The Grand Budapest Hotel, what a great movie! Thanks to a special Yelp Elite event I was able to see the movie for free! Ann Hornaday from the Washington Post compares the movie 'to a compulsively arranged sacher torte, an elegant mousetrap of stories-within-stories that invokes history with a temperament ranging from winsome to deeply mournful'. The reference to a sacher torte leaves me smiling. The 1832 created Viennese chocolate ...

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