Backyard Brunching

With one more month of glorious Summer left, I want to get the most out of the BBQ before the cooler weather sets in… and following on from my previous ‘ode to the BBQ‘, I’ve got some brunch ideas for … Continue reading

Over Charcoal

With Australia day tomorrow, I thought I’d pay homage to the great Aussie tradition of BBQing with three courses of my favourite multicultural recipes to cook over the coals. Getting started I much prefer cooking over coals for that authentic, … Continue reading

Cloud9 Parties

Have you seen our newest party hire packages? Take a look at our easy to set up themed packages. Instead of using disposable items which create so much landfill, use our hire packages for an instant pop-up party. The Cloud9 … Continue reading

High Tea Styling Tips

A fancy high tea doesn’t have to mean complicated and fiddly. We have some quick tips on creating the perfect high tea table-scape. Try candles in soft, floral scents like jasmine and gardenia and pop them into simple glass jars. If … Continue reading

No-bake Biscuit Cake

After every Easter, I’m faced with a sight like this – many pieces of chocolate which we can’t possibly consume even as a family of four. So I’m starting a new post-Easter tradition: The No-Bake Biscuit Cake It is essentially condensing … Continue reading

BBQ Shanks

This Autumn, I’ve stumbled upon a pretty fab gadget to add to my BBQ toolkit. It is helping us get much more use out of our BBQ throughout the seasons – the Heat Beads® BBQ Chimney Booster. This gadget is very new to the market … Continue reading

Cronuts

What happens when a donut falls in love with a croissant? They make a blissful union and the most beautiful of babies. And so was born one of my favourite weekly treats. Behold… The Cronut. There are a few cafes serving … Continue reading

The Edible Garden

Decided to get a little fancy for hosting cheese and wine night and serve up an edible Spring garden. The spread may look complicated, but it’s easier than you think to put together. The “Dirt” Melt good quality butter over low … Continue reading

Make your own chocolate treats

Last weekend, I went to The Sydney Chocolate School  with some girlfriends to attend their introductory course on hand tempering chocolate. It turns out, it’s pretty easy to do… and the end result is definitely worth the effort. First let … Continue reading

Modern Chinese at China Republic

World Square is nestled within a shopping, business and impressive high rise residential pocket in Sydney’s CBD. A relatively new space to Sydney but it’s already housing an impressive list of great restaurants, one of which serves up delectable modern Chinese cuisine glamorous … Continue reading