Saturday, 18 October 2014

A LA FOLIE

589 Chapel St, South Yarra - ph: (03) 9827 3337

We made a special 'breakfast family trip' to A la folie last Saturday to try their macarons and petits choux.



Saturday, 11 October 2014

NIEUW AMSTERDAM

106–112 Hardware St, Melbourne - ph: (03) 9602 2111

Just visited Nieuw Amsterdam for the first time for dinner. I was looking for something  a bit different for our anniversary celebration this year and liked the idea of a restaurant/ cocktail bar.

Nieuw Amsterdam is spread across two levels - a basement cocktail bar and a bright open space dining area on the first level.




Sunday, 5 October 2014

SUPER NORMAL

180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Hi everyone!

It's been a while since we last posted on the blog, it's bad... Reality is, with 2 little ones and day jobs that keep getting more demanding there just isn't enough time to dedicate to writing.

When the babies were first born, we actually didn't have much to blog about - going out for nice dinners became a distant memory. Now that they are over 1, we've been venturing out more (many times with kids in tow - they are getting spoiled) but I'm still struggling to have time to actually sit down and write.


Anyhow, it's 6.30am on a Sunday morning and I might get half an hour if I'm lucky :)

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

BANANA & CHOCOLATE MUFFINS RECIPE

I love this recipe. This banana cake/muffin recipe actually comes from my mum.  She has been making this since I was young, so you know this has been tried and tested.  Whenever I have too many ripe bananas, I seem to always make a batch of these.


Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups plain flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups caster sugar
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
3 small ripe bananas or 2 large bananas
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
250g dark chocolate chips

Makes 18 large muffins

AROUND THE WORLD AT HIGHPOINT - CONVERSATION WITH DANIEL WILSON

We were invited again by Mango to attend the latest edition of Highpoint's Around the World seasonal food program.


This month's guest chef was Daniel Wilson (read Huxtable & Huxtaburger), showcasing seasonal ingredients apple, beetroot and sage via cooking demonstrations.

I also got a chance to chat to Daniel about all things food, from his culinary background in New Zealand - he started as kitchen hand as a 16 yo - to his experience work with the Daniel Bouloud at his eponymous NY restaurant.

Chef Daniel Wilson


Monday, 12 May 2014

PHUOC THAN

206 Victoria St, Richmond - 03 9429 5952

I love Vietnamese pork salad rolls (Banh Mi).  I've tried so many over the years from different Vietnamese bakeries across Melbourne and I have to say, I haven't found any better than Phoc Thanh on Victoria Street. I've been loving these rolls for so long that I remember when they were just $2.50 each!