Dining Out: Persimmon, NGV Melbourne

August 13, 2010

Persimmon Ground Level, NGV International 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne (03) 8620 2434 To give you an idea of how behind I am in my blogging, this lunch actually took place on the day of Melbourne’s hailstorm back at the start of March! Actually, I am further behind than that because I didn’t finish all […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 38 Spice theme round up

August 10, 2010

Find out more about the Cookbook Challenge here. Read more round ups here. Here is a list of everyone’s recipes in order of posting. Julie from Gourmet Getaways – White chocolate chai crème brulee Rizka from ini, itu – Aromatic Chicken Pilau with Cinnamon, Tomato and Nutmeg Leigh from Chit Chat Chomp – Lemon glazed […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 37 Hearty theme round up

August 10, 2010

Find out more about the Cookbook Challenge here. Read more round ups here. Here is a list of everyone’s recipes in order of posting. Ange from Vicious Ange – Sri Lankan chicken curry Bri from Bri Eats – Steak, Guinness & cheese pie with puff pastry lid Julie from Gourmet Getaways – Thai pumpkin soup […]

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Win 1 of 5 double passes to Taste of Melbourne 2010

August 8, 2010

Images courtesy of Taste of Melbourne Taste of Melbourne is back again for 2010 with 14 top Melbourne restaurants and over 90 food and wine exhibitors. The event runs for 6 sessions over 4 days at the Royal Exhibition building at the end of August. I went last year and loved it! It was a […]

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Recipe: Blueberry almond slice – The Cookbook Challenge Week 29 ‘Blue’ theme

August 7, 2010

Theme: Blue Cookbook: The Essential Baking Cookbook There were a number of ‘blue’ things I could have made for blue theme week, but all I could think of was blueberries! I had almond meal to use up and frozen blueberries in the freezer so this was the perfect recipe for me to make. I bought […]

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Recipe: Baked eggs with bacon & cheese – The Cookbook Challenge Week 28 ‘Breakfast’ theme

August 5, 2010

Theme: Breakfast Cookbook: Huey’s Bloody Good Recipes by Iain Hewitson Good ole Huey brings me back to my University days, sitting in front of the TV on a weekday afternoon watching Huey’s Cooking Adventures! I remember really enjoying watching the jovial man with a moustache cooking delicious but simple and homely dishes. He cooked food […]

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Recipe: Butterfly cupcakes – The Cookbook Challenge Week 27 ‘Insect’ theme

August 3, 2010

Theme: Insect Cookbook: Australian Women’s Weekly Bake I think everyone struggled with ‘insect’ theme week. Kat contributed this theme to the Challenge but I am thinking of vetoing next year if the Cookbook Challenge runs again (sorry Kat!). The only thing I could think of was butterfly cupcakes so I went through my cookbooks to […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 36 Comfort theme round up

July 28, 2010

Find out more about the Cookbook Challenge here. Read more round ups here. Here is a list of everyone’s recipes in order of posting. Bri from Bri Eats – Sausages & mash with red wine, cumin & onion gravy Ange from Vicious Ange – Little golden syrup puddings; Slow roasted pork shoulder with cumin & […]

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Recipe: Pandan sponge cake – The Cookbook Challenge Week 26 ‘Green’ theme

July 27, 2010

Theme: Green Cookbook: The Real Taste of Indonesia The first thing that came to mind for ‘green’ week was a pandan cake so I looked through my cookbooks for a recipe. I only had one pandan cake recipe in all my cookbooks, but one was all I needed. Pandan chiffon cake brings me back to […]

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Recipe: Coconut crème caramel (Banh Gan) – The Cookbook Challenge Week 25 ‘Silky’ theme

July 23, 2010

Theme: Silky Cookbook: Secrets of the Red Lantern by Pauline Nguyen When I was writing the title for this post, I was quite shocked to realise that I am now more than 10 weeks behind in the Cookbook Challenge!! We are currently in the middle of Week 36. Gee, it gets harder and harder to […]

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