Mr & Mrs Howell

On a particularly gloomy Friday night in Melbourne, the boyfriend and I decided to venture into the heart of Brunswick’s Sydney Road eager to discover yet another dining gem. Newcomer, ‘Mr & Mrs Howell’ have impressed the surrounding community at large with their...

Sinful Pear Crumble

Earlier today we’d been laying about watching Desperate Housewives, for those of you acquainted with the show ‘Bree’ had just finished preparing an elegant meal, and as her usual pedantic self was ensuring that everything was nothing less than.. perfect. As it ever so...

Red Spice Road

Let me have you know, securing a booking at a restaurant of quality just days before Valentine’s Day is no easy feat. Whilst scouring the depths of Urbanspoon, I happened to stumble across Red Spice Road – a unique South East Asian-style dining experience in the heart of Melbourne. And whilst boundless amounts of food and find dining seem to appear on opposite sides of the spectrum; it was refreshing to observe true value for money in a fine establishment. Upon arriving 15 minutes late due to Melbourne CBD’s alarming Valentine’s Day traffic, we were promptly greeted to our seat. Eager to begin our dining experience...

Thai Green Chicken C...

We learnt how to cook this traditional Thai Green Chicken Curry whilst we were on a beautiful island in Thailand! And What can I say? They love their curry… HOT. I mean, 15 small green chillies hot. Now that’s hot! The key to a good curry is the curry paste; it marks the base of...

Thin and Crispy Pizza Nov11

Thin and Crispy Pizz...

Thin. Check. Crispy. Check. Pizza. Check. We like pizza. BUT. We’ve been eating it out a lot lately so we decided to make some ourselves! And GUESS WHAT! Daniel’s family has a pizza oven! Isn’t that just so exciting? I mean – I’m a pastry chef, I go crazy over...

Thai Beef Salad Nov08

Thai Beef Salad

Thai Beef Salad, or as the Thai natives would say; Yam Nuea Yang. We learnt how to cook this delicious meal in Thailand at The Paradise Koh Yao Boutique Beach Resort & Spa.       You know those cooking shows when they’re cooking outside with a beautiful...

Best Brownies

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Chocolate is just one of those things that you crave from time to time. If you don’t crave it… are you even human? These brownies are TO DIE FOR. I promise you. I’ve been living on these miracles for the past 2 days. They have a beautiful...

Fresh Ricotta Raviol...

Before our trip to Thailand we decided to give homemade pasta a go – it was messy, and took the better part of a day – but boy was it worth it! Once you get use to making fresh pasta, you will never go back to the dry product. It’s worthwhile to buy a pasta machine –...

Crème

Crème is a funky modern establishment that caught our eye as we were driving past so, knowing us, we dropped in for a bite to eat. Staff were very friendly and attentive, we were greeted and seated as soon as we walked in the door. Our eyes feasted on the menu and what really caught our eyes...

One Ingredient Ice-c...

Now, I must say, summer’s coming and I’m trying to ease my ice-cream addiction. Well, I tried to find an alternative at least! Not only is this banana ice-cream guilt free but it also contains no dairy, egg or sugar! And the beauty of it is, well, it’s only one ingredient!...

Fondant Flower Baske...

  I’m a very hands on person. I love picturing something in my mind and then bringing it to life; it’s incredible what you can do with a ball of fondant.  Obviously, the theme I chose for this showpiece is roses. Roses are one of the simplest things to mould, however,...

Perfect Spaghetti Bo...

Spaghetti Bolognese – The first dish we ever cooked together and we have turned it into the most perfect bolognese you will ever have! This is our favourite food to eat together, besides ice-cream that you will soon discover we are crazy about! With one tiny secret ingredient, it...

Gourmet Omelette Jul18

Gourmet Omelette

You know, having been brought up in a Maltese and Italian family respectively, we’ve learnt a few things. Predominantly, watch your manners or you’re likely to be paid a visit by the wrong end of a wooden spoon; and European food tends to go well with.. EVERYTHING. Sun dried...

Hellenic Republic

GUESS WHAT!? Guess where we’re off to?! THAILAND! A couple months back we came across a Scoopon with a fantastic deal to Thailand including flights and accommodation SO.. We booked! – We’ve definitely become Scoopon addicts! We’re staying for 10 nights; the first 5...

Prawn Risotto

We’ve had an obsession with prawns lately. We put prawns in everything.. pasta, sushi, curry, cake.. hmm, maybe.. or am I going too far? But seriously, how can’t you just sit back and marvel at these perfect creatures? Have fun marveling, whilst I’m indulging.. ha! This time...

Macaron Secrets

Macarons. I know. They scare me too! Aren’t they Macaroons? I thought the same thing at first. But, no, they are Macarons. A Macaroon is a small coconut meringue cake that is dipped in chocolate. A Macaron is a  biscuit made from egg whites, icing sugar and almond meal,...

Perfect Sushi Jun24

Perfect Sushi

We’re fans of sushi We freakin’ love the stuff! Whilst sushi making remains a skilled profession, an art in Japanese culture consisting of closely guarded secret ingredients and methods, requiring years of labor experience prior to even being offered the opportunity to create...

Banana Ice Cream

Ice cream, ice cream, ice cream.  We’d eat it all day if we could.. oh wait.. we do!  So, so, so many tubs of helpless ice cream.  We’ll have to invest in ice cream machine.. homemade cookies and cream, chocolate, rum and raisin, FIG and HONEY. Oh my, soon.. very...

Citrus Blueberry Che...

Tangy, sweet and gorgeous – citrus and blueberry cheesecake.. irresistible? You better believe it! Mmmm mouth watering cheesecake.. argghhhhh We usually prefer cold set cheesecakes as baked ones sometimes have that dreadful crumbly texture; this one turned out brilliantly; so...

Cupcakes as Gifts Jun16

Cupcakes as Gifts

I made these five little gems for my friends 18th birthday. I think baking for your loved ones is a great gift, it’s something that truly comes from the heart and they will appreciate it! It doesn’t have to be cupcakes, they will love anything! Cakes, cheesecakes, brownies,...