No-bake Biscuit Cake

After every Easter, I’m faced with a sight like this. And these bits and pieces of chocolate seem to hang around my cupboards all year. It’s a first world problem, a happy problem… but a problem nevertheless. Because it means that … Continue reading

A Shank or Two and a BBQ

Most of us aspire to be masters of the BBQ during Summer – we are in Australia after all. But personally, I find most of Summer… well… just too hot to stand around a hotplate cooking heavy, meaty meals. Autumn and … Continue reading

When a donut falls in love with a croissant

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

Cubby House Inspiration

So it’s 2015, four weeks after I’ve just had our second baby and… I’m itching for a new project. Sure, said children should be project enough. However toddlers go to Preschool and newborns sleep a lot. So while all conditions are … Continue reading

Quick tips on making 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

Hello world: exploring Malawi

Flanked by the borders of Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania in Southern Africa, the tiny nation of Malawi is often overlooked by travellers in favour of its neighbouring giants of the African safari and overland tour circuits. However, during a recent … Continue reading

Authentic Chinese with a modern twist 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 in … Continue reading

Happiness is… keep calm and carry on

Have you wandered passed the self help section in a bookstore and noticed how many books there are on happiness? I’m always so fascinated as to how many different things make us happy. So what is happiness? Happiness is showing … Continue reading

Bring back tea time

I don’t mean to get all ‘ye olde worlde’ on you, but I’ve joined the mission to bring back tea time. And I don’t mean a hasty soy-mocha-frappa-wappa-cinno while on the go… I’m talking a much more civilised and soulful … Continue reading