Sydney Dining Out: Red Lantern, Surry Hills

March 3, 2010

Red Lantern 545 Crown Street, Surry Hills NSW (02) 9698 4355 http://www.redlantern.com.au/ Cuisine: Vietnamese BYO: No Prices: Entrées $16-$25, mains $22-$38, desserts $15, tasting menu $55 or $65 plus $10 additional for dessert Outside & inside Red Lantern Red Lantern is a small, cozy upmarket Vietnamese restaurant owned by Luke Nguyen, his sister Pauline and […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 15 Muffins recipe – Cheese & spring onion muffins

March 1, 2010

Theme: Muffins Cookbook: The Australian Women’s Weekly Bake At a recent Australian Day BBQ where I brought along Oreo cupcakes, a few of us were discussing the difference between muffins and cupcakes. They seem to be interchangeable terms with the paper wrappers and look relatively similar, especially when muffins have wrappers. After some Googling, we […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 14 Japanese theme round up

March 1, 2010

Find out more about the Cookbook Challenge here. Read more round ups here. This week’s Cookbook Challenge theme was Japanese and it was quite funny to see a lot of us love eating Japanese but don’t actually own a Japanese cookbook! Not to worry, we all got by and made some delicious and healthy recipes. […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 14 Japanese recipe – Teriyaki Salmon

February 19, 2010

Theme: Japanese Cookbook: delicious. quick smart cook by Valli Little I absolutely love Japanese food, but don’t actually own one single Japanese cookbook! There aren’t many Japanese only cookbooks available for sale at department stores and the ones I have seen don’t really appeal to me. I know how to make sushi and sashimi and […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 13 Love theme round up

February 18, 2010

Find out more about the Cookbook Challenge here. Read more round ups here. Week 13 of the Cookbook Challenge has come and gone, signalling the quarter-way mark of the 52 week challenge. This week’s theme was “love”, perfect for Valentine’s Day on 14 February. I hope everyone felt some love in one way or another […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 13 Love recipe – Rick Katz’s brownies for Julia

February 17, 2010

Theme: Love Cookbook: Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan Love was an appropriate theme for this week’s Cookbook Challenge with Valentine’s Day this week. Valentine’s Day this year also happens to fall on the same day as Chinese New Year’s Day so it was a busy weekend for us! I wanted to […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 12 Eggs theme round up

February 14, 2010

Find out more about the Cookbook Challenge here. Read more round ups here. This week’s theme was eggs. Eggs are such a common and versatile ingredient so we had a lot of different recipes this week. Some let the eggs be the centre ingredient and others made recipes that contained egg. Here is a list […]

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Dining Out: Araliya, Hawthorn

February 9, 2010

Araliya 629 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn VIC (03) 9818 5120 http://www.araliya.com.au/ Cuisine: Sri Lankan BYO: No, but reasonably priced wine list Prices: Entrées $15-$23, mains $24-$36 Parking: Along Glenferrie Road Inside Araliya Araliya is located on Glenferrie Road, not far from the corner of Burwood Road. It is one of those places in our area that […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 12 Eggs recipe – Sweet potato frittata

February 7, 2010

Theme: Eggs Cookbook: The Cook’s Companion by Stephanie Alexander This week should be an easy week to find a recipe because eggs in recipes are so common. The hard part was picking just one recipe to make! I made an absolutely heavenly rich chocolate ice cream, cooked custard style but it didn’t photograph well, so […]

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USA here I come!!

February 5, 2010

I have been so busy with work and things outside work that I have been pretty quiet here on the blog and on Twitter! One of the other reasons that I have been busy is because I have been planning a trip to America and reading up as much as I can! It was a […]

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