The Cookbook Challenge: Week 2 Recipe – Chicken Tikka

December 1, 2009

Theme: Indian Cookbook: The Complete Chicken Cookbook Apologies to everyone who was wondering whether I had abandoned the Cookbook Challenge only one week in!! I probably should have posted that I was going to be without internet access for a while! I have been in Adelaide since the middle of last week for hubby’s cousin’s […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 1 Citrus theme wrap up

November 23, 2009

Read more round ups here. Thanks to everyone who has since joined the Cookbook Challenge. We started off with 4 people and at the time of writing, it has now grown to 15 people! Good on everyone for utilising their cookbooks more! I had a great time reading everyone’s creations and drooling over all the […]

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The Cookbook Challenge: Week 1 Recipe – Lemon white chocolate mud cake with coconut white chocolate ganache

November 22, 2009

Theme: Citrus Cookbook: The Australian Women’s Weekly Bake Week 1 of the Cookbook Challenge is almost at an end and hopefully all participants got their recipes completed! It is still not too late for new people to join. You can find more details here. The theme for Week 1 was citrus. I think it actually […]

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And the winner of the Jamie Oliver flavour shaker is…

November 19, 2009

Thanks to everyone for your lovely comments on my 100th post and to everyone who entered my Jamie Oliver Flavour Shaker giveaway! I have done the traditional method (I can see you rolling your eyes Kat!!) and wrote the names down on pieces of paper and picked one out. The lucky winner is… Anita from […]

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Helpful baking hints & tips for beginners

November 18, 2009

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I hardly baked anything prior to starting this blog. Since then, 6 months on, I have learnt a whole lot more about baking and thought I would share those tips with other beginner bakers. Clockwise from top left: POM Wonderful juice cupcakes with POM Wonderful pink frosting, Gluten […]

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Church St Enoteca ‘Tour of the Obscure’ dinner

November 16, 2009

Church St Enoteca 527 Church St, Richmond VIC (03) 9428 7898 Hubby and I have been meaning to go to Church St Enoteca for some time but never got around to it. I follow Church St Enoteca’s Executive Chef Ron O’Bryan on Twitter and from his tweets, it is obvious that he is passionate about […]

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The Cookbook Challenge starts next week 16/11/09

November 12, 2009

Many thanks to Iron Chef Shellie for designing the logo! Thanks to everyone who responded to my Cookbook Challenge post. In collaboration with Kat from spatulaspoonandsaturday, Iron Chef Shellie and Agnes from offthespork we have decided to formalise the Cookbook Challenge into a structured project with 52 different themes over the next 52 weeks. We […]

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My Food Trail’s 100th blog post & a giveaway

November 11, 2009

This post marks my 100th blog post! Wow, what a journey it has been! I really never thought I would last this long (my ideas are normally short lived) but over the last 6 months, I have discovered a love of baking, been to a few foodie events, met a bunch of fabulous fellow food […]

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Dining Out: Treasure Restaurant, Forest Hill

November 10, 2009

Treasure Restaurant 482 Springvale Road, Forest Hill VIC (03) 9803 2388 Cuisine: Chinese BYO: Yes Prices (yum cha): $4 standard, $5 super, $6 deluxe, tea $1.20 per person Parking: Free on-site parking Thanks to Iron Chef Shellie’s comment on my Imperial Kingdom post I was reminded of Treasure Restaurant in Forest Hill as a yum […]

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The Cookbook Challenge – at least one new cookbook recipe a week

November 8, 2009

I made a resolution a few months ago that I would not purchase any more cookbooks until I used my existing ones more. I don’t have that many cookbooks as I just started getting interested in cooking recently but they are all sitting in my bookshelf in my kitchen unused (or hardly used). What was […]

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