Macabella Cupcakes

I’ve been sitting here at my kitchen table “desk” this morning doing a bit of online window shopping.  My handbag zipper isn’t working anymore – when I zip it closed, the zipper behind it remains open.  I found a few pretty bags but I’d have to have them posted to me from the US, which… 

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Espresso Granola With Clover Honey Ice Cream

Early last year, my husband had to visit Paris, France for a business trip.  Most of our children couldn’t care less that daddy was leaving for a week, except for one 6-year-old child who follows his father around like a shadow.  He was very upset and cried often in the last few days before daddy… 

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Dirty Chai Kulfi

Enter below for your chance to win a signed copy of Chef Kumar Mahadevan’s beautiful cookbook, From India: Food, Family & Tradition (giveaway open to Australians only)! Have you ever been asked to do something that’s a little out of your comfort zone?  You think you kind of want to go ahead and jump in,… 

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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cupcakes

If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Twitter, you’ll know that we have a new (temporary) addition to our family.  We have chosen to raise a Guide Dog puppy for 14 months.


How To: Froth Milk Without Fancy Machines

When it comes to coffee, I’m a snob.  I spend up to 30 minutes every day making coffee in my coffee press and frothy milk in my manual milk frother (I usually have up to 3 coffees per day, and spend about 10 minutes each time preparing it).  I don’t even use water that has… 

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Peanut Butter Spelt Cookies

A funny thing has happened to me recently.  You may have even noticed this, if you’ve been following my blog for some time.


Homemade Mocha Frappuccino

I remember the first time I ever stepped foot inside of a coffee house.  It was Starbucks at Circular Quay, here in Sydney.  Many years ago, my husband and I had arrived early to meet some friends, so he took me into Starbucks while we waited.


Homemade Chocolate Sauce

I’ve discovered a new thing.  Homemade chocolate sauce.  Sure, I grew up dousing my ice cream in Hershey’s syrup, but recently when I was about ready to walk into one of the only shops in Sydney to stock Hershey’s syrup and buy a bottle of it, I stopped.


Strawberry Lychee Sorbet

I’m not going to lie; I have a love/hate relationship with Donna Hay.  I’ve followed her recipes countless times, and more often than not, they end up in disaster.


Watermelon Milkshakes

Throughout the history of cooking, there has been one essential tool in the hand of every chef – the knife.  Without it, we couldn’t cut through meat or vegetables to get them down to the right size for cooking and eating.


No-Bake Espresso Walnut Brownies

Valentine’s Day isn’t really very special in our family; it’s just any other ordinary day.  My daughter made everyone a heart-shaped card this morning, though, and I stuffed heart-shaped watermelon pieces and heart-shaped sandwiches into my kids’ lunch boxes for school today.


Chili-Lime Popcorn

Did you know that popcorn has been around since 4700 BCE?  Popcorn sure has a long history, with the knowledge of it having spread north from Guatemala to the Native Americans, who then taught the practice of making popcorn to the English in the 16th century.

Nutella-Stuffed Browned Butter & Sea Salt Chocolate Chunk Cookies

It’s that special day of the year again, when people around the world unite to share their love for Nutella – that’s right, it’s World Nutella Day!