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May 18, 2010

Yikes, I have just realised it has been almost a month since I last posted so I thought I better put up a post saying I made it back safely from the USA and blog posts will be coming soon! Have been partly distracted with other things and partly lazy but I am still here […]

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Recipe: Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting – The Cookbook Challenge Week 22 ‘Red’ theme

April 22, 2010

Theme: Red Cookbook: The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook by Tarek Malouf Things might be quiet around here as I’m currently on holiday in the US. I had grand plans to complete and post the Cookbook Challenge weeks I would be missing before I left and while I managed to finish the cooking, I didn’t finish the […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 21 Thai theme round up

April 17, 2010

Find out more about the Cookbook Challenge here. Read more round ups here. This week’s theme was Thai. There are so many fantastic Thai recipes out there, I think everyone had a hard time choosing! The most popular choice was curry. We also got an education from Kat on the secrets to a really good […]

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Recipe: Tom Yum Soup – The Cookbook Challenge Week 21 ‘Thai’ theme

April 15, 2010

Theme: Thai Cookbook: In the Kitchen by Allan Campion & Michele Curtis I don’t have any dedicated Thai cookbooks so I had to think about which cookbook to look through for a Thai theme recipe. I’ve had the ‘In the Kitchen’ cookbook for a while but haven’t used it yet so I decided my Thai […]

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Sydney Quick Lunch Review: Plan B by Becasse, Sydney

April 12, 2010

Plan B by Becasse 204 Clarence Street, Sydney (02) 9283 3450 http://www.becasse.com.au/planb.php The next stop on our Sydney food itinerary was Plan B. Situated next to the more fancy Becasse restaurant, it is a small ‘hole in the wall’ café, with a counter, a couple of bar type seats inside and about 4 tables outside. […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 20 Tangy theme round up

April 11, 2010

Find out more about the Cookbook Challenge here. Read more round ups here. Orange was a popular ingredient for this week’s tangy theme. I was also introduced to finger limes in Jo’s recipe and Shellie deserves a special mention for making a chocolate cake with mayonnaise in it! Here is a list of everyone’s recipes […]

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Recipe: Tamarind Pork (Babi asam) – The Cookbook Challenge Week 20 ‘Tangy’ theme

April 6, 2010

Theme: Tangy Cookbook: The New Mrs Lee’s Cookbook: Nonya Cuisine by Mrs Lee Chin Koon A few years ago, I got hubby cooking classes with Tony Tan for his birthday. My boss thought it was hilarious that I was buying hubby a present that was actually benefitting me, but he failed to understand that hubby […]

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Sydney Dining Out: Waqu, Crows Nest

April 4, 2010

WAQU 308 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest NSW (02) 9906 7736 http://www.waqu.com.au/home.html Cuisine: Modern Japanense BYO: Yes, $5 per person Prices: $55 for 5 courses, $68 for 6 courses Outside Waqu On the same day that we went to Ripples for lunch and Adriano Zumbo patisserie for afternoon tea, we also had a dinner booking at […]

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Sydney Dining Out: Adriano Zumbo Patisserie, Balmain

April 2, 2010

Adriano Zumbo Patisserie 296 Darling Street, Balmain NSW (02) 9810 7318 http://adrianozumbo.com/ The beautiful cakes on display I never got around to finishing my Sydney posts from my visit in February, but better late than never! After seeing Adriano Zumbo’s beautiful creations on Masterchef, reading about all the cakes at his patisserie on Bel’s blog […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 19 Rice recipe – Fried radish cake (chai tao kueh)

April 1, 2010

Theme: Rice Cookbook: Everyday Favourites by Mrs Leong Yee Soo The obvious choice for rice theme week would have been fried rice or risotto, but I’ve strayed away from using the rice grain and used rice flour for my Cookbook Challenge recipe this week. Fried radish cake is better known as fried carrot cake or […]

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