Bill Granger’s Coconut Bread

One of my little projects this year is going back through fifteen years of blog archives and updating some of my very favourite recipes. I started my blog as a graphic design college student back in 2007. I was just getting into baking, blogging and photography and never imagined that I would still be doing all these things so many … Read More

Veal and Chorizo Sausage Roll

A long time ago, in (what feels like) a galaxy far, far away, I was a designer for a hospitality group in Sydney. My favourite venue was Gazebo Wine Garden in Elizabeth Bay. I loved the vibe and almost everything on the menu was phenomenal. There were a few dishes that I have always wanted to try my hand at … Read More

French Earl Grey Lemon Delicious Pudding

I love desserts – that much is common knowledge around here. But I especially love desserts that have evocative and descriptive names, that really make you feel something. Red Velvet. Persian Love Cake. Black Forest. Bombe Alaska. Lemon Delicious. Even Cherry Pie – the most literal name ever, but just hearing the words paint pictures of old school Americana and … Read More

Vanilla Slice with Pomegranate Glaze

My Mum is one of the most thoughtful and kind humans I know, and one of my favourite people to bake for. She has a sweet tooth (it must be genetic) so I love making desserts for her. She is always sending me links to recipes I might like to try. One of her favourite desserts ever is the Vanilla … Read More

Lamington Tres Leches Cake

Sometimes I think about my imaginary restaurant. You know, the one I own in my dreams. Of course this is something that will probably never happen in reality – but  a girl can always fantasise. The dining room is filled with great light and pretty patterns and plants. The tables all have great surfaces for photography. If you liked the homemade … Read More

Lamington Pavlova

Australia Day is one of my favourite occasions to bake for. It’s a great chance to get creative and have fun with some Aussie-inspired desserts. And we get a day off work too! In past years I’ve made Lamington Doughnuts and Pavlova Ice Cream, and this year I decided to combine these two classics into one epic dessert: the Lamington … Read More

Simple Dinners 11 / Prawn Sliders with Lemon Fennel Slaw

I think there’s something so Australian about a beach picnic to make the most of our gorgeous summer days. It’s no surprise that I love picnics. I’m not sure what it is, but eating outdoors in a new place (or a favourite place) is really special. Sydney – you gorgeous city, you – is rich in beautiful picnic spots, though … Read More

Simple Dinners 08 / Lamb, Pea, Mint & Fetta Salad

While I love making elaborate meals when friends come over for dinner, when I’m cooking for myself I like to keep things super simple and relatively healthy. I love writing this Simple Dinners column every month, because it allows me to either try brand new things in search of easy weeknight meals, or to share dishes that have become my favourites over … Read More

Pavlova Ice Cream Smash

I think I got a bit prematurely excited when I thought that with the cruisy freelance lifestyle I’ve adopted, that I might actually get to enjoy a Sydney summer for a change. Well, life and work have conspired to be non-stop busy since the new year began and I spent 17 hours yesterday looking at my computer screen. But as I … Read More