Chocolate Confessions

For someone who proclaims that they aren’t a chocaholic, I sure seem to post a lot of chocolate recipes! Am I just in denial? Perhaps somewhere under this hardened exterior lies a sweet, gooey, intense rush of chocolate love? Maybe I should just take a deep breath, step forward and admit it – my name […]

Father’s Day indulgence

Whew – what a long day! To be honest…it does serve me right for leaving the baking of our father’s day cake to the very last minute… In Australia, we celebrate father’s day on the first Sunday in September every year, and though I always remember it, for some reason I always persist in leaving […]

Sweet Strawberry Shortcakes

Sorry I’ve been so absent folks – between work and taking care of my family, I’m so exhausted that I feel pretty drained of the will to live…UGH! Okay, so that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but the honest truth is that spare time to blog is a bit of a rare commodity at the […]

Silky soft baked bittersweet mousse

There is something about the chocolate mousse that makes it irresistible. Rich, fluffy clouds of chocolate which melt away on your tongue – it truly is one of the sexier desserts. However, the cold that is required to set most chocolate mousses means you have a muted chocolate flavour, unfortunate as chocolate really does taste […]

Dreamily Creamy – coffee panna cotta with rasperry puree

Forgive me – I *know* I said that japchae would be my next post but I’ve got a backlog of about 6 recipes that I need to blog otherwise they are going to sit FOREVER in draft form, never being presented to the world! Which, quite frankly, would be a damn shame, especially since they […]

Is there such a thing as too much pizza?

Cooking, like anything else, requires a number of things. The ability to plan ahead, patience in order to take things slowly, a careful and considered approach, and not least, an ability to focus and keep ones mind on the job. All things considered, its a wonder that I’ve actually managed to survive and not electrocute/burn/maim […]

I love London…again!

No, I’m not going to London – I WISH! Unfortunately, it’s just a repost of this humble but exquisite baked London cheesecake, courtesy of Nigella Lawson. I have been making this particular cake ever since I first purchased this cookbook a few years ago, its the cheesecake which convinced my family that cheesecake could actually […]

Berry berry marvellous

Those soft, delicate curves, the rich ruby skin paired with the vibrant green corsage, the seductive scent that smells like warmth and sunlight, the very first bite that results in the almost indecent explosion of sweet juice and tender flesh, filling every corner of your mouth with the taste of summer. Don’t worry, I’m not […]

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