SF Eats – Swah’s Best Places to Eat in San Francisco

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I LOVE San Francisco and would move there in a heartbeat (anyone want to give me a visa?). The beautiful architecture, fascinating history, rolling hills and sprawling parks make San Francisco a traveller’s paradise, and the sheer quality and selection of food is second to none. ♥ Tartine Bakery – 600 Guerrero St Prepare to queue, but it’s [...]

Strawberry and Coconut Cake Pops

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This is my first foray into the world of Cake Pops, which are cake crumbled and mixed with icing, rolled into balls and then dipped in melted chocolate. I hate to waste food, and I had a lot of left over cake and icing from my Strawberry and Coconut Ombre Cakes. So cake pops were [...]

Coconut, Berry and Chia Porridge

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Cold winter mornings equals porridge in my books – it’s like a big warm hug. I’ve been making this coconut, berry and chia porridge religiously for the past 2 months and I’m still not sick of it! Using coconut milk instead of cow’s milk not only gives it a great coconutty flavour, but means it’s [...]

Typo’s new homewares range The Hall

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I was super excited to find out that Typo, part of the Cotton On group, has just released their new affordable homewares collection entitled “The Hall“. Full of pastel crockery, brightly patterned pillows and and array of pots, I’ve already started writing a shopping list. Some of my favourites include: 1. Textured Mug – $6.95 2. [...]

Salted Caramel and Tim Tam Cheesecake

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This decadent cake combines three of my favourite things – salted caramel, Tim Tams and cheesecake. And unsurprisingly, they each complement each other perfectly. However, you just might need a lie down after eating a slice. This cheesecake is simple to make and just requires a bit of patience to allow each layer to set. [...]

Dairy-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

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I’m usually rather heavy-handed with the butter and milk in my baking, so when I was asked by a client to bake some dairy-free cupcakes for an upcoming hens party, I must admit I was a little nervous. After a lot of research on dairy alternatives and testing some recipes in the kitchen, I was [...]

Banana and Nutella Swirl Muffins

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As much as I love whipping up grand triple-layered cakes and carefully piping buttercream roses, sometimes it’s nice to just bake something easy and comforting. No fancy decorations, no heavy machinery required – just a bowl, a spoon and a mixing hand at the ready. I had a few overripe bananas in the freezer that [...]